Yesterday we announced the Ultimate Fan team of the season, however, it was a team full of gold cards, so now we’ll look at the best performing silver cards throughout the season.
*Disclaimer: Overall points include points gained during the two European gameweek competitions.
Firstly, the silver team of the season is Tottenham Hotspur, who ended the season very strongly to get into the top four.
Hugo Lloris played a big part in Spurs becoming the third-best team card in Ultimate Fan, making an impressive 97 saves.
Of course, they have the goalscoring threat of Harry Kane and Heung Min Son to add to that, helping their side reach 69 goals for the season.
With that, Tottenham picked up a massive 284 points, seeing them finish higher than the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal.
The first defender is the first card in both teams of the season, that plays for a club that didn’t finish in the top half of the Premier League.
That man is Aston Villa’s Matty Cash, who hauled in a very impressive 162 points after finishing the season with a goal.
The right-back stepped up his game with the arrival of Steven Gerrard and showed how important tackle points are in Ultimate Fan, winning 51 challenges, only Joao Cancelo winning more in the top 12 defenders.
He also contributed when going forward, with the goal against Manchester City his fourth of the season, whilst he also registered three assists.
In defence with Cash, we have our first non-full-back in a team of the season as Joel Matip’s 146 points sees him make an appearance.
Unlike Cash, Matip only won 35 tackles, but he helped keep 17 clean sheets at the heart of the Liverpool defence.
Matip was also dangerous when attacking the ball, scoring with three of his nine shots on target, while also setting up a teammate on three occasions.
Bukayo Saka made the team of the season, but we have another Hale End graduate making the silver team of the season.
Emile Smith Rowe proved to be a very fruitful card, picking up 181 points, despite starting just 55% of Arsenal’s league games.
It wasn’t the tackles won (9) that put him in this team, but his impressive goal contribution tally.
In fact, he managed to claim three assists and from the 25 shots on target Smith Rowe took, he scored with 11 of them.
Next up we have a player who started the season very well and was Manchester City’s highest-scoring player for a while.
That man is Bernardo Silva, who finished the campaign just two points behind Smith Rowe, with 179.
Between November and December, the Portuguese midfielder scored five goals in as many games.
He only scored three more outside of that period, but he also managed six assists. It wasn’t just his offensive game, though, as he also won 33 tackles.
Mohamed Salah stole the headlines this campaign while also being the second-highest scoring card in Ultimate Fan.
It’s his Liverpool teammate who was the joint-highest scoring silver card to make this team of the season, in Diogo Jota.
With 250 points, no other silver player scored higher, thanks to his impressive 15 goals and four assists from just 26 starts.
However, West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen also managed to accumulate 250 points after his fantastic season which has earned him an England call up.
He contributed to more goals than Jota, scoring 12 and setting a further 10 up, but it’s Jota’s three extra goals that sees them level on points.