Fantasy Football: Paul Pogba and Marcos Alonso lead Premier League Team of the Week

Paul Pogba vs West Ham
Our Fantasy writer looks back on match week two of the Premier League and highlights the players that most stood out across the 10 games

Match week two is in the books and it a disappointing one for most big name players. We saw massive duds from huge Fantasy stars like Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Dele Alli plus Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne.

With many of the more expensive stars failing to shine, here's a look at the top performers over the last few days who eclipsed their more fancied counterparts.


GK: Jack Butland - Stoke - 1 Game, 6 Saves, 1 Clean Sheet = 10 Points

DF: Marcos Alonso - Chelsea - 1 Game, 2 Goals, 1 Goal Conceded = 15 Points

The Spaniard is picking up where he left off last season, as one of, if not the best Fantasy defender. The own goal by Michy Batshuayi took away the Chelsea clean sheet, but Alonso’s two goals and four shots on target make him the league leader for both this week and the season so far among defenders.

DF: Eric Bailly - Manchester United - 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Clean Sheet = 14 Points

Eric Bailly Manchester United Swansea 2017

DF: Harry Maguire - Leicester City - 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Clean Sheet = 14 Points

MF: Paul Pogba - Manchester United - 1 Game, 1 Goal, 2 Assists = 14 Points

After disappointing in his first season, Pogba has had a tremendous start in 2017/18. The addition of Nemanja Matic has allowed the France international to focus on the attacking part of his game to devastating effect. He currently leads the Goal game in total Fantasy points with two goals and two assists and, with kind fixtures on the horizon, is looking like a must own.

MF: Riyad Mahrez - Leicester City - 1 Game, 2 Assists = 8 Points


MF: Sadio Mane - Liverpool - 1 Game, 1 Goal = 8 Points

There were rumours flying around that Mane would be dropped for Saturday’s match against Crystal Palace, but it ended up being Mohamed Salah that wound up on the bench. Fantasy owners may have to deal with a lot of rotation at Liverpool this season, but when he starts the 25-year-old is fantastic and currently leads the league in shots on target.

MF: Dusan Tadic - Southampton - 1 Game, 1 Goal = 8 Points

MF: Aaron Mooy - Huddersfield - 1 Game, 1 Goal = 8 Points

Chicharito TOTW

FW: Chicharito - West Ham - 1 Game, 2 Goals = 12 Points

West Ham will be bitterly disappointed in how they lost against Southampton, but the one clear bright spot was Chicharito. Service was not often present for the Mexican international, only managing three shots, but the two of those that were on target also found the back of the net.

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He could become a Fantasy stud when Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini are both fully up to speed.

FW: Wayne Rooney Everton - 1 Game, 1 Goal = 7 Points