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Sanchez and Alli lead 2016/17 EA SPORTS FPL awards

30 May 2017

Arsenal and Spurs midfielders among five players honoured with 2016/17 accolades

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Alexis Sanchez and Dele Alli have been rewarded for exceptional seasons for Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur respectively by being recognised in the EA SPORTS Fantasy Premier League 2016/17 awards.

Midfielder Sanchez won the Top Points Scorer award with an unrivalled total of 264 points, helped by 24 goals, 11 assists and 32 bonus points.

See: 2016/17 top points scorers

Alli claimed the Best Under-21 Player award after playing a pivotal role in helping Spurs finish second in the Premier League for the first time.

The 21-year-old was the sixth-highest goalscorer in the division with 18 goals, and he also produced 11 assists. Only Sanchez accumulated more FPL points than his 225.

The Fan Favourite award went to Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, who averaged a 37.4% ownership across the season and totalled 136 points, while fellow goalkeeper Tom Heaton of Burnley was also honoured for making a FPL high 142 saves.

Romelu Lukaku's (£10.1m) outstanding performances for Everton earned him the Biggest Price Increase award, the Belgian striker netting 25 goals to gain £1.1m in value after starting the season priced £9.0m. 

EA SPORTS 2016/17 Fantasy Premier League Awards

Highest Points Scorer

Alexis Sanchez (MID, Arsenal) 264pts

Best Under-21 Player

Dele Alli (MID, Tottenham Hotspur) 225pts

Fan Favourite

David De Gea (GKP, Manchester United) 37.4%

Biggest Price Increase

Romelu Lukaku (FWD, Everton) £1.1m+

Most Saves

Tom Heaton (GKP, Burnley) 142 saves

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