One man dominated the fantasy football points scoring in the npower Championship last season, but Rickie Lambert won't be playing in it this time around. The Southampton hit-man plundered 111 points as the Saints secured a second successive promotion thanks to his 27 goals and 15 assists. When you pick your team for the 2012/13 campaign you'll be on the lookout for this season's must have player and the best way to start your search is by studying the leading performers from last term, who are still plying their trade in the division.
Crystal Palace cult hero Julian Speroni has been one of the most consistent goalkeepers at this level for the past few years. The Eagles were difficult to beat last season helping the Argentine to rack up 16 clean sheets and 31 points.
David Marshall led his team all the way to the Play-Offs and finished the fantasy football campaign with 20 points in his glove bag. The veteran stopper recorded 13 shutouts last term in Cardiff City's ultimately unsuccessful promotion push.
Leicester City number one Kasper Schmeichel forced his way into Denmark's Euro 2012 squad after an impressive debut season with the Foxes. The son of one of football's all-time greats kept 14 clean sheets on his way to 19 points after leaving Leeds United.
Hull City narrowly missed out on a Play-Off place in May thanks to one of the npower Championship's finest backlines. Last season only champions Reading boasted a better defensive record than the Tigers, who conceded just 44 goals in 46 games.
Centre-back James Chester was the standout member of the famed Hull defence and scored an impressive total of 50 points after adding two goals and two assists to 18 clean sheets. His fellow defenders Liam Rosenior and Jack Hobbs weighed in with 49 and 46 points respectively.
A defender that adds goals to your points tally will make a massive difference to your Phones 4u Fantasy Football season. Cardiff's influential centre-back Mark Hudson netted five goals, plus four assists, on his way to 43 points. Curtis Davies also scored five goals and registered 40 points in Birmingham blue.
Since the inception of the Football League's fantasy football game, there have been some sensational points scoring displays in midfield. Cardiff playmaker Peter Whittingham was among the points again last time out, clocking 70 for 12 goals and a phenomenal 17 assists.
However, wing wonder Chris Burke matched his former team-mate Whittingham all the way and bagged the same number of goals, assists and most importantly points, as he raced up and down the flanks for Birmingham at St Andrew's. Leeds midfielder Robert Snodgrass was one point back on 69.
Peterborough United were the great entertainers in the npower Championship last term, boasting the seventh best attack, but the second worst defence. Their attacking midfielders Grant McCann and George Boyd were regular contributors going forward and both breached the 40 points mark.
Ross McCormack and Marlon King will be two of the most in-demand strikers in Phones 4u Fantasy Football after they both scored 68 points in 2011/12. Leeds poacher McCormack notched 18 goals and seven assists, but may be on his way out of the club. King bagged 16 goals and 10 assists for Birmingham.
Big things were predicted for ambitious Leicester last year and even though they failed to live up to expectations, David Nugent certainly didn't disappoint. The one-time England international formed a fearsome partnership with Jermaine Beckford and collected 61 points for 18 goals and eight assists.
Championship stalwarts Michael Chopra and Darius Henderson continued to find the back of the net in the second tier, netting 58 and 55 points respectively, while Kevin Phillips certainly hasn't lost his scoring touch. The veteran Blackpool striker struck 16 times for 54 points.
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