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Owen Hargreaves Is Absolutely Crushing It In Fantasy Football This Year

Owen Hargreaves Is Absolutely Crushing It In Fantasy Football This Year
By Mikey Traynor

By April, most of us have totally given up on Fantasy Football, telling our friends and colleagues that are trying to gloat about being higher in the private league than us that we have simply lost the love of the game, and that this might be our final year.

In reality, we were just crap and forgot to do our teams for a few weeks so the whole season went out the window, but we'll be back picking our teams in July and altering it 1000 times before the new season kicks off.

There are, however, some players out there who are still competitive and for them it's title run-in time. Incredibly, former Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder turned BT Sport pundit Owen Hargreaves is one of those people.

Actually, he's not just good and in the running for his private leagues, he's absolutely crushing it and is in with a chance of winning the whole thing.

And yes, his fantasy team name is 'WhenTheOwenGetsTough'...

With nine gameweeks left in the season, Hargreaves is currently sitting at 229th in the world... That's out of roughly 4.4 million fantasy managers.

His total points are 1757, so that chance of catching the #1 overall player on 1878 is actually very slim.

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But that's still an incredible return.

Here is the team he picked for the last gameweek before the international break, captaining Romelu Lukaku and having Tom Heaton between the sticks being the key decisions.

The true beauty of Fantasy Premier League is that if you find someone on the leaderboards, you can dig deeper and creep around their private leagues. This is how we know that Hargreaves is a member of a private Premier League pundits league, which he is comfortably on course to win.

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Some other names in the list include Ireland internationals Matt Holland and Andy Townsend, as well as the likes of Phil Neville, Ian Wright, and Peter Schmeichel, who is dead last and is that bloke who picks a team at the start of the season because he doesn't want to be left out of the fun and then never looks at it again.

Match Of The Day even made a video tribute to his fantasy exploits, although why they used that shocking training-montage footage we'll never know.

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There you have it. Owen Hargreaves, fantasy football monster.

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