Those lucky enough to have put Callum Wilson in their Fantasy Football teams will be enjoying a bumper haul of points this season as the Bournemouth striker has set the Premier League alight this campaign.
Fully injury free for the first time in his top-flight career, Wilson’s astronomical performances in a Cherries shirt are one of the main reasons why Bournemouth currently sit sixth in the table having won 50% of their games.
Six Premier League goals and four assists is the reason why Wilson is being lauded so and also the reasons why he is a fantasy footballer’s dream right now.
The centre-forward is also just two behind the eight goals he managed in the league last term with his best Premier League return almost a guarantee.
It has also given the side a platform to build upon as outside contenders for a European spot with punters looking for some outside betting value latching onto the Cherries bright start.
All of this has culminated in Wilson earning his first ever England call-up with the former non-league star set to feature in the upcoming friendly with the USA and possibly against Croatia in the Nations League.
The comparisons with Jamie Vardy are understandable as Wilson spent time plying his trade in the non-league ranks in a bid to get his career firing.
So, where did is all begin?
Wilson is from Coventry by birth and was picked up by his home town club as a youth and made his debut for the senior team in the League Cup game against Hartlepool in 2009.
The following season Wilson was sent on loan to Kettering Town of the Conference Premier for the second half of the campaign but struggled to make a huge impact with just one goal in 17 seasons.
After returning to Coventry and making no appearances during the first half of the 2011/12 season, Wilson found himself back in non-league on loan at Tamworth for initially a one-month deal.
After scoring in his second game for Tamworth things were looking good until a fractured foot in his third game ended his season.
However, things soon took off for Wilson in 2013/14 with Coventry in League One.
21 goals in 37 games showed what the Englishman can do when injury-free and earned him his move to at the time Championship outfit Bournemouth.
The next season Wilson was once again on song and help fire the Cherries to the Premier League with 20 goals in 45 games.
The Premier League beckoned but injury once again set Wilson back as he ruptured his interior cruciate ligament against Stoke despite netting a hat-trick against West Ham just prior.
Injuries have blighted Wilson’s career but every time he has remained away from the treatment table it is safe to use the word prolific when describing the 26-year-old.
This season is once again proof of that and if Bournemouth can keep Wilson fit, then they have a twenty goal a season man on their hands for the bargain price of just £3 million they paid Coventry.
Wilson’s stock is rising but for those who spied a Fantasy football bargain at the start of the season, you must be laughing your head off.