Fantasy Premier League team of the season so far

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Diego Costa may be the top goalscorer in the English top division this season, but that has not been enough to earn the Chelsea striker a place in best Fantasy Premier League XI of the campaign.

Costa has found the net on 14 occasions for the table-toppers, but has not contributed enough points in other areas compared to other centre-forwards in the top-flight.

But who does lead the line in his absence? Here are the players to have garnered the most fantasy points this term...

GK - Fraser Forster, Southampton (Value 5.4, Points 87)

Forster has kept 10 clean sheets in 21 Premier League games and is proving a superb summer signing by the club. Southampton have looked very tough to score against at times this season and part of that strength at the back is in Forster.

He commands his box well, and seems to have a great relationship with the rest of his defenders. If he can keep his good form up, Southampton could be set for a top four spot.

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RB - Nathaniel Clyne, Southampton (Value 5.7, Points 92)

Clyne is slightly behind the top three defenders in terms of total points as he has missed out on a couple of games recently. However he has been extremely impressive this season and it's no surprise that he is the second highest scoring right back in the league behind Branislav Ivanovic.

He has made the most tackles in the Premier League (78) and has been a key part of his club keeping the highest number of clean sheets, as well as scoring two goals and picking up one assist.

CB - Branislav Ivanovic, Chelsea (Value 7.2, Points 102)

Shifted into the CB position where he can play, Ivanovic has been consistently brilliant over the past few seasons. The versatile defender is a threat going forward and is also a very key part of what many would describe as the toughest defence in the league.

The Serbian has two goals and three assists this season, helping his club keep 10 clean sheets so far. He is currently tied with team mate John Terry at the top of the chart for defenders. 

CB - John Terry, Chelsea (Value 6.6, points 102)

What a player, no striker or defence would want to face John Terry. Even aged 34 the Englishman remains one of the toughest defenders to beat in the world.

He is the out-and-out centre-back with the most fantasy points by a distance, some way ahead of the next who is Jose Fonte on 87. Terry has scored three goals this season, and the Chelsea skipper has lead his defensive line to 10 clean sheets.

LB - Ryan Bertrand, Southampton on loan from Chelsea (Value 5.7, Points 101)

Another 'Chelsea' player! Bertrand has played every single of minute football this season for Southampton, other than when he was omitted against Chelsea as per the terms of his loan agreement.

The 25-year-old has played his part in keeping 10 clean sheets, while also bagging two goals along with two assists.

RM - Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal (Value 11.4, Points 141)

The highest scoring player on Fantasy Premier League. The one reason why Arsenal may have a chance at the top four this year, the Chilean has been a sensational signing and, at times, has almost carried his team.

With 12 goals and seven assists so far, Sanchez could feasibly end the season as the league's top scorer, best signing, player of the year and with a spot in the best XI.

CM - Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea (Value 9.1, Points 111)

What a signing. Not sure why Barcelona would let such a talent - who they developed to begin with - go but they have and Chelsea have been the lucky club to have his services.

Fabregas has scored two goals this season and assisted 14 times. An absolutely incredible team player and has made a great addition to the Premier League leaders in their pursuit of a special quadruple this season.

CM - Stewart Downing, West Ham (Value 6.5, Points 105)

Possibly a surprising inclusion for those who don't play the game, but the West Ham midfielder has managed to produce some very impressive stats this season.

Narrowly beating out Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson, the Englishman has found some of his old form and has been on a hot run in recent weeks.

Downing has four goals and seven assists under his belt, and has made West Ham tick during a season in which they have defied expectations.

LM - Eden Hazard, Chelsea (Value 10.7, Points 128)

Arguably the most talented player in the Premier League, Eden Hazard is setting England's top flight alight. Hazard is toying with the league's best defences at will, and has scored numerous outstanding goals this season.

The Belgian has shown a bit more aggression this year and he will be a key part for Chelsea's title push. The winger has scored eight times and picked up five assists, no wonder Chelsea are desperate to tie him down for many years to come.

ST - Sergio Aguero, Manchester City (Value 12.4, Points 106)

Aguero has been one of the campaign's stand out performers so far. The 26-year-old has hit the back of the net 14 times this season, while also setting up three goals for his team mates.

He may well have more points than anyone were it not for persistent injury problems. But he is almost back, and this man will be a danger all season long.

ST - Charlie Austin, QPR (Value 6.4, Points 107)

It's hard to keep Diego Costa out of anyone's fantasy team at the moment, the Spaniard has been on hot form. But Austin's importance to QPR has ensured that bonus points are plentiful for him.

Austin has 13 goals and theee assists, and is silently challenging Costa and Aguero to be the top scorer in England's top flight. QPR are in a race against relegation, and if they have any chance of staying up, it'll be through this man.

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