Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dream Team World Cup: 94% of managers are missing out on a potential Golden Boot winner

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Dream Team World Cup: 94% of managers are missing out on a potential Golden Boot winner

You lot don’t fancy winning your mini-leagues then?

We only ask because our stats tell us that 94% of Dream Team World Cup managers are currently ignoring a potential Golden Boot winner.

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Time for a quick run through the many benefits of selecting Edinson Cavani.

Let’s start with the fact he’s coming off the back of a 40-goal season for PSG.

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“Anyone can score in a farmers league,” we hear you mutter.

Okay, how about the fact he scored seven goals in eight games in the Champions League, a competition generally considered to be free of agricultural workers?

His international record is more relevant though right?

You’ll be pleased to hear he was the top scorer in South American qualifying.

Ten goals put him comfortably ahead of Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez, Gabriel Jesus and the rest.

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Forget the past, let’s look to the immediate future.

Uruguay have been gifted about as easy of a group as you could hope for at a World Cup.

They play Egypt first, who are likely to be without the recovering Mohamed Salah, before facing Saudi Arabia and a hopeless Russia side.

Cavani could plunder five goals in the group stages alone.

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Some of you are probably hesitant to put him in your team because of doubts about how he can co-exist with Luis Suarez.

It’s a fair point.

In the past, Cavani has been made to play out left to accommodate the Barcelona goal machine.

These days however, the two form a lethal striker partnership.

If anything, Cavani is the man tasked with providing the finishing touch.

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And finally… at £5.0m he’s very affordable.

Robert Lewandowski, Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero are all priced higher than El Matador and face tougher opponents in the group stages.

To summarise, we’ve got an in-form forward, playing in his preferred position, for a team who are heavy favourites to top their group.

And at £1.0m cheaper than his equals to boot.

Got to be worth a punt, surely?

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