Peter Crouch Is An Absolute Boss At Fantasy Football
Peter Crouch is a great bloke. From his legendary robot celebration, which he displayed again after scoring his 100th Premier League recently, to his great banter on social media, Crouchy is always good fun.
And it turns out that as well as being a pretty successful footballer on the pitch, he's also very good when it comes to fantasy football.
Managing your fantasy team and making the shrewd, necessary tactical tweaks to change your fortunes at the weekend can be a difficult process but it appears as though Crouch is a master at it and has been on top form this season with his picks.
Not only is he the top dog in the 12-man private league done via head-to-head results that Stoke players have set up, the former Spurs striker has a total of 1,392 points this term and in the overall standings, he is in 34,331st place out of 4,399,020 total players. That means he is in the top one percent in the game this season and when you see the team he has assembled, you can see why.
In a team that has a total value of £101.2 million, he's picked three of his teammates in the form of Lee Grant, Joe Allen and Erik Pieters and has also managed to put together a side packed with goals and assists - which is the key to success in fantasy football.
The likes of Dele Alli, Alexis Sanchez and Adam Lallana have all been on fire this season and feature in Crouch's midfield - supporting a devastating attack of Romelu Lukaku, his old strike partner Jermain Defoe and Diego Costa.
Here is his team:
Burnley reserve goalkeeper Paul Robinson, West Brom's goalscoring defender Gareth McAuley, Bournemouth left-back Brad Smith and Crouch's teammate Joe Allen are all also options in his squad.
He's only 115 points behind the best-performing Stoke supporter in the game and is said to only be around a couple hundred points off the very best fantasy football player in the world
Crouch, now 36, is working towards his coaching badges and though fantasy football is a different kettle of fish to real-life football management, his success this season proves he does have a bit about him as a manager.
If you want some more Peter Crouch goodness, him reading out 'Mean Tweets' a while back.
Credit: BT Sport
His social media activity is always full of great stuff and you can see some of the best tweets he has produced in the following video:
(h/t Stoke Sentinel)