The highest scorers of the Fantasy Premier League missing from the England squad

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Will their presence be missed?

You might have a few questions about the selection (Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport and Anthony Devlin/EMPICS Sport)

Gareth Southgate has announced England’s 23-man World Cup squad, but if you’re a fantasy football manager you might have a few questions about the selection.

Here are the top scoring English players in the Fantasy Premier League this season who didn’t make it on the plane – will Southgate regret leaving some of them behind?

Chris Smalling, 123 points

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United – Premier League – AMEX Stadium
(John Walton/EMPICS Sport)

With 11 clean sheets and nine bonus points – awarded based on a player’s performance – the 28-year-old centre back has excelled this season despite missing nine fixtures.

Ben Foster, 123 points

West Bromwich Albion v Burnley – Premier League – The Hawthorns
(David Davies/PA)

The Baggies’ relegation could have played against the 35-year-old, who has eight England caps, but the selected Jack Butland, who scored 125 points, also went down with Stoke.


Andros Townsend, 121 points

Crystal Palace v Arsenal – Premier League – Selhurst Park
(Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)

He was once a star for Palace manager Roy Hodgson’s England team, with spectacular strikes against Italy and Montenegro, but he spent this season in the shadow of teammate Wilfried Zaha.

Aaron Cresswell, 118 points


West Ham United v Manchester City – Premier League – London Stadium
(John Walton/EMPICS Sport)

He has surpassed this total points score twice before, but has been overlooked regularly and at 28 has just three England caps.

Jamaal Lascelles, 116 points

Newcastle United v Burnley – Premier League – St James’ Park
(Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport)

At 24 he has years of top football ahead of him, but has yet to be given a senior England call up, having played at youth level.

Wayne Rooney, 113 points

Wayne Rooney File photo
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Rooney, 32, scored 10 goals and made three assists, but most significantly he earned a whopping 20 bonus points for his performances despite missing several games.

Alfie Mawson, 112 points

Manchester United v Swansea City – Premier League – Old Trafford
(Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport)

After playing every minute this season, Mawson’s hopes of making the England squad were ended after his club announced he had surgery for a knee problem he has been carrying.

Jay Rodriguez, 109 points

AFC Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion – Premier League – Vitality Stadium
(Mark Kerton/PA)

It’s the 28-year-old’s second most successful season in the Fantasy Premier League, after his score of 152 for Southampton in the 2013/14 season.

Marc Albrighton, 107 points

Fleetwood Town v Leicester City – FA Cup – Third Round – Highbury Stadium
(Anthony Devlin/EMPICS Sport)

The 28-year-old also got 12 bonus points, but still doesn’t have a single England cap.

The England squad’s top points scorers

Everton v Manchester City – Premier League – Goodison Park
(Nigel French/EMPICS Sport)

Harry Kane, 217 points

Jamie Vardy, 183 points

Dele Alli, 175 points

Nick Pope, 152 points

The England squad’s lowest scorers

AFC Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League – Vitality Stadium
(John Walton/PA)

Fabian Delph, 55 points

John Stones, 70 points

Danny Welbeck, 70 points

Gary Cahill, 74 points

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