Match week 22 saw our first double game week of the season with both Tottenham and West Ham playing twice. Understandably, those two teams account for the majority of our Team of the Week, but owners will be disappointed that no players, from either team, landed in the points in both matches.
Harry Kane, who was a heavy captain favourite, will be the biggest let down as he only started in one match and failed to score in either. People may not start shipping Kane out of their teams based on just 120 minutes of football, but might pause before giving him the arm band against Everton in his next match.
GK: Karl Darlow – Newcastle, 1 Game, 4 Saves, 1 Clean Sheet = 9 Points
DF: Davinson Sanchez - Tottenham, 2 Games, 1 Goal Conceded, 1 Clean Sheet = 8 Points
This is the Colombian’s first time in our Team of the Week. His performances have been very good and he looks a centre back far beyond his years, but Tottenham’s clean sheet struggles definitely hamper his ownability. Sanchez is a speculative add for now though he does looks good in the air which may lead to goals at some point this season.
DF: Ragnar Klavan - Liverpool, 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Goal Conceded = 8 Points
DF: Jan Vertonghen – Tottenham, 2 Games, 1 Goal Conceded, 1 Clean Sheet = 8 Points
DF: Ben Davies - Tottenham, 2 Games, 1 Goal Conceded, 1 Clean Sheet = 8 Points
MF: Riyad Mahrez - Leicester City – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Assist = 11 Points
Mahrez continues to rise from the ashes of his 2016/17 campaign with performance after sparkling performance. The Algerian talisman has blanked just twice in the last 10 matches and, costing just £7.7m, is absolutely a must own right now. Leicester will face three bottom 10 defences over the next five matches so get out there and buy, buy, buy.
MF: Marc Albrighton - Leicester City – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Assist = 11 Points
MF: Heung-Min Son – Tottenham, 2 Games, 1 Goal = 10 Points
Don’t look now, but the Korean has now started nine of the last 10 matches. He has earned those minutes as well having notched five goals and four assists since reclaiming his spot in Tottenham’s XI. Son currently sits as a top 10 midfielder in the Goal Fantasy game and ahead of superstars like Hazard, Ozil, Coutinho. You can’t own every midfielder, but Son is definitely worth a look.
MF: Dele Alli - Tottenham, 2 Games, 1 Goal = 10 Points
MF: Pedro Obiang – West Ham, 2 Games, 1 Goal = 10 Points
FWD: Andy Carroll – West Ham, 1 Game, 1 Substitute Appearance, 2 Goals = 13 Points
Andy Carroll’s match winning brace against West Brom was certainly impressive, but people should be a little hesitant before rushing to add him to their line ups. Those two goals were his first of the season and he has scored in consecutive matches just once in the last two seasons. West Ham do have some kind fixtures on the horizon, but it’s probably best to wait and see on the big English striker.