Why West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet is the perfect addition to your Fantasy League team

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West Ham's Dimitri Payet would be an astute addition for Fantasy League hopefuls ahead of the upcoming campaign.

Dimitri Payet created more goalscoring chances than any other player in the top five European Leagues in 2014-15, making him the ideal midfielder for Fantasy League managers ahead of the upcoming campaign. 

Valued at £7.5 million for the Official Fantasy League game of the Premier League, the West Ham summer signing - who joined from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille - could prove the perfect choice for managers looking to add some creative quality to their ultimate top-flight midfields. 

The Premier League's most creative player last term, Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas, who fashioned 93 key passes (including 18 assists) last term would cost £1.5 million more than the Frenchman, who recorded 134 key passes (including 17 assists) for Marseille.

Meanwhile, he also notched seven goals for the Ligue 1 side. 

With an assist worth three points, and a goal scored by a midfielder equating to a further five, the 28-year-old will be a regular team of the week contender this season. 

Based on early impressions, he will also be a weekly contender for the increasingly-valuable bonus points. Indeed, regular man of the match awards would make the Frenchman an even more valuable addition. 

Naturally his points haul will rely on the finishing ability of the Hammers' strikers - namely Diafra Sakho, Modibo Maiga, Mauro Zarate, Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll (when the latter duo are fit).

However, if the Frenchman can maintain his chance creation rate, this shouldn't pose a problem.

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