Ezri Konsa & Cole Palmer feature in Gameweek 14's best XI – one Dream Team manager now £100 richer! | The Sun

IMAGINE if Dream Team paid for your Christmas shopping.

That's the reality for Dylan Plichta right now after his XI racked up 236 points in Gameweek 14 to earn him £100.

Let's take a closer look at how he achieved such a massive score…

As is usually the case, the Gameweek's outright best gaffer made effective use of the Park the Bus Booster, which doubles the points of every defender in one's team.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.6m) stole the show with a 24-point haul (doubled to 48!) via two assists, a goal and a clean sheet.

Liverpool's No66 was ever so close to an even greater return as it initially looked as if he had scored an inch-perfect free-kick against Fulham before replays revealed it to be a Bern Leno (£2.6m) own goal.

Even so, the defender-cum-midfielder exhibited his attacking talent across his two fixtures to finish as the best performer of Gameweek 14.

Kieran Trippier (£5.2m) was a guilty of a rare error at Goodison Park on Thursday night, two errors in fact.

However, the Newcastle right-back had already provided the goods in the form of a 14-point haul against Manchester United on Saturday.

Even when Trippier has a bad night he somehow still comes out of the Gameweek with more points than 99.9% of defenders – what an asset.

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Dylan's heroesCredit: Dream Team

Dylan's true masterstroke was the confidence he had in Aston Villa's Lucas Digne (£2.8m) and Ezri Konsa (£3m).

Gameweek 14 didn't necessarily scream big points for Unai Emery's men on paper as they faced a trip to a resurgent Bournemouth before hosting the mighty Manchester City.

As it happens, the Cherries gave the Villains a tougher time than the treble winners.

In midweek, Villa totally outplayed Pep Guardiola's side and were thoroughly deserving of their clean sheet – Digne and Konsa combined for 17 points to add to the eight than earned on the south coast.

It's worth noting that the latter is level with Bukayo Saka (£6.6m) and James Ward Prowse (£4.5m) on 28 bonus points this season – the trio are joint-leaders in the metric.

Levi Colwill (£2.5m) completed Dylan's back five and compensated for four conceded goals across fixtures against Brighton and Manchester United with a goal against the Seagulls.

All told, Dylan's defence notched 75 points, doubled to 150 by Park the Bus!

Elsewhere, Bernd Leno (£2.6m) registered eight points thanks predominantly to Fulham's comfortable 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

Although, the German goalkeeper is just the tenth-best performer in his position in terms of overall season points so he may not be the best option long term.

Erling Haaland (£8.1m), Mohamed Salah (£6.8m) and the aforementioned Saka almost go without saying these days when discussing Team of the Week.

They are the three best players this term with a staggering combined tally of 522 points.

Arsenal's No7 shone brightest among the elite crop in Gameweek 14 with a 22-point return at the expense of Wolves and Luton.

Jarrod Bowen (£5.3m) played his role in West Ham's smash-and-grab at Tottenham on Thursday night.

The Hammers' leading man scored his tenth goal of the season in all competitions as his side came from behind to beat Spurs 2-1 – only Salah and Haaland have more goals to their name in 2023/24.

Last but not least, Cole Palmer (£3.2m) did his best to keep things respectable as Chelsea capitulated at Old Trafford in midweek.

The former Man City youngster produced a clever finish amid what was a poor performance from his team as a whole.

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Palmer only played 24 minutes against Brighton last weekend so his Gameweek return of 11 points has to be considered a noble effort.

Superb work, Dylan – good luck to you and all other gaffers ahead of Gameweek 15.

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