West Ham have begun bolstering a team that narrowly missed out on relegation last season with the acquisition of German international Thomas Hitzlsperger. The former Aston Villa man has joined on a free signing a three-year deal.
Chelsea powerhouse Didier Drogba is our final Fantasy League Award winner for 2009/10, taking the top points scoring striker gong. Drogba managed the third highest score by a striker in Fantasy League history this term.
Frank Lampard continues to raise the bar in terms of performance, netting 22 goals and 19 assists to break the 100-point barrier making him the top-scoring midfielder in the game.
To say former England captain John Terry has had a turbulent season would be an understatement but while the Chelsea man has not been at his best on the field, he was still the top-scoring Fantasy League defender.
Energetic defender Patrice Evra has been Manchester United's Mr Consistency this season featuring in all but one league game for the league runners-up. In fact, the Frenchman has played 13 more games than any other United defensive player and was the top-scoring full-back as a result.
Chelsea's glut of goals saw their attacking players take all the plaudits but they have also been pretty miserly at the back. Keeper Petr Cech is largely responsible, picking up 17 clean sheets, and he was the top-scoring goalkeeper this season.
In the first of our awards pieces, that will appear on the site this week, we look at the best team available in Fantasy League Professional this season. This is not necessarily the top-scoring 15 players in the game, but the best team you could have with a 15-man squad size and only two players per club.
Didier Drogba scored the only goal as Chelsea won by a goal to nil in an action-packed FA Cup final which saw two penalties missed at Wembley. Drogba's free-kick sinks Portsmouth to secure Chelsea's first ever league and cup double.
As Fabio Capello's new stat based website 'The Capello Index' threatens to disrupt England's World Cup chances, we highlight the dangers of using stats and stats alone. This is the 30-man training squad that Capello would be taking with him to Austria, ahead of next month's World Cup Finals, if he picked the top-scoring English Fantasy League players from each position.
Chelsea, Manchester United and Burnley feature heavily in the final team of the week after 32 goals were scored on the last day of the season. Chelsea hit eight at home against Wigan with Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba weighing in with big contributions.
Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea were crowned worthy champions after going goal crazy at Stamford Bridge, for the fourth time this season, with an 8-0 demolition of Wigan. The Blues had already hit seven on three separate occasions this term and the eight they managed on Sunday meant they finished the season having scored a record-breaking 103 goals.
A final day hat-trick secured nine points for Didier Drogba as Chelsea pulverised Wigan 8-0 to clinch the Premier League title. The Ivory Coast powerhouse scored his 29th league goal of the season to top the goal charts and the Fantasy League points rankings with a colossal 113 points.