Here’s our dream team world cup tips article where we rank the midfielders in the Sun Dream Team format based on their stats, fixtures and whoscored ratings
Dream Team World Cup Tips – midfield player rankings
I’ve factored in 4 different elements:
Total bookies odds to win games in the group stage. This gives an indication of how good the fixtures are
The appearances and goals in qualification – This is to give some indication on recent form
Club stats – This is to give an indication of how prolific their club output is
Whoscored ratings – You’ll see from my rules and initial draft team article that player ratings (which are done by whoscored) are an important part of the points process. So I’ve included the whoscored rating from their domestic league campaign. Now obviously James Rodriguez for Bayern compared to James Rodriguez for Colombia isn’t like for like but it gives you an indication of whether they, as a player, are liked or not by the who scored ratings system.
Grp W odds – This is an amalgamation of the odds to win each game within the Group. It is to give an indication of the fixture difficulty for each team within their Group. The lower the odds the better obviously.
A in Q – Appearances in qualifying matches
Gls in Q – Goals in qualifying matches
Club starts and sub – The starts in League matches only for the 17/18 season for their clubs plus sub appearances.
Goals and assists – The Goals in those league matches only.
Mins G/A – The minutes it took in League for a goal or assist to happen.
WSCD – The whoscored.com rating. See approach above for a further explanation.
The schedule maybe hard to read on a phone so here’s the link to the google spreadsheet. You can copy and paste it and then amend as you wish.
So a couple of things firstly. If you’re wondering where Ozil is then he seems to be an injury doubt. It’s a shame as he’s not too pricey and whoscored love him.
Also the Willian has been removed. I’ve become nervous over gametime between him and Coutinho. It even affected my Coutinho rating.
You can see that the ability to pick up points just by turning up via the rating system in Sun Dream Team does affect their ranking. Whoscored love De Bruyne, Hazard and Rodriguez or at least the version that plays for the clubs
Hopefully that’s given you some food for thought
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