Here’s a Sky Sports Fantasy Football article from Sky Pundit Ameé Ruszkai on the players banking the most bonus points this season
Sky Sports Fantasy Football – the bonus bankers
The fine margins mean everything in football, and the same applies for Sky Sports Fantasy Football, making the game’s bonus awards very important.
With extra points available for tackles, passes, saves and shots, as well as Sky Sports man of the match award, there are many players who score big without getting on the scoresheet.
Heading into game week 16, here are the bonus kings for each category, with some expected and some less so…
Mohamed Salah has enjoyed an incredible start to his Liverpool career, with it coming at little surprise that he’s received the most shots bonuses in Sky Sports Fantasy Football so far this season.
The Egypt international is tied with Harry Kane for tier one bonuses, credited after three shots on target, but is then among just two players – the other, incidentally, being Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey – to secure a tier two bonus for five or more.
Added to these bonuses, and his nine goals and three assists, are four man of the match awards which have helped Salah move way ahead of the pack in the game’s points-scoring charts – sitting pretty at the top and having a 12-point cushion to Kevin de Bruyne.
Harry Kane has swayed between his predatory peak and a frustrated figure for Tottenham this season, bagging braces on four occasions but firing blanks in his seven other games.
Each of those doubles have been followed by Sky Sports man of the match awards, with the four five-point bonuses putting him top of the strikers’ pile for points scored, ahead of Alvaro Morata, Romelu Lukaku and Sergio Aguero.
With four tier one shots bonuses also earned, it’s no surprise to see one of the division’s most outstanding talents right up there across the board.
Nick Pope‘s performances this season have been completely unprecedented, with the Burnley man second to only David de Gea in Sky Sports Fantasy Football’s goalkeeping rankings.
In the absence of the injured Tom Heaton, Pope has scored two tier one (five saves) and two tier two (seven saves) bonuses – matched only by Swansea’s Lukasz Fabianski.
However, Pope has racked up five clean sheets to Fabianski’s four, with his efforts in between the sticks key to Burnley’s rise to seventh in the table.
Only Fernandinho (86.4) is averaging more passes per game than Nicholas Otamendi (84.7) this season, with the Argentine boasting a better pass accuracy of 92% to his team-mate’s 90.4%.
Despite missing last week’s clash with Leicester through suspension, Otamendi still leads the way in tier two pass bonuses too, with him having completed more than 70 passes in a game eight times this season.
And six clean sheets on top of that mean the Argentine edges midfielder Fernandino out for Sky Sports Fantasy Football points this season, having scored 87 to the Brazilian’s 80.
Southampton may not be living up to many people’s expectations so far this season, but midfielder Oriol Romeu hasn’t disappointed and leads the way for Sky Sports Fantasy Football tackle bonuses.
Three times this season the Spaniard has won five or more tackles in a single game, earning a tier two bonus, while he’s also secured three tier one bonuses for three or more tackles.
With five pass bonuses as well (one tier one, four tier two), Romeu is scoring at a steady rate in this year’s game.
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