Matchweek 10 is now in the books and it was largely a re-establishing of the top six clubs.
In fact, the only team from the top six last season that lost this weekend was Tottenham who fell to another top six club (Manchester United), so if you see a lot of familiar names in our Goal Team of the Week you’ll know why. So, without further ado, let’s reintroduce you to many former Fantasy stalwarts… and Nick Pope.
GK: Nick Pope - Burnley - 1 Game, 5 Saves, 1 Clean Sheet = 9 Points
DF: Sead Kolasinac - Arsenal - 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Assist, 1 Goal Conceded = 11 Points
Kolasinac has been a fantastic signing for both Arsenal and any Fantasy owners who have taken a chance on the Bosnian international. He has been the second highest scoring defender in October (18 points) and has now creeped his way into the top 10 on the season. His attacking prowess and Arsenal’s improving defence should make Kolasinac a very worthwhile own throughout the season.
DF: James Milner - Liverpool - 1 Game, 1 Assist, 1 Clean Sheet = 10 Points
DF: Christian Fuchs - Leicester City - 1 Game, 1 Assist, 1 Clean Sheet = 10 Points
MF: Leroy Sane - Manchester City - 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Assist = 11 Points
After starting the season as a bench option, Leroy Sane has rounded into ridiculous form. Sane was already tops in midfielder points coming into this week and now boasts six goals and five assists in just six starts. Obviously rotation is a bit of a concern with Champions League football midweek but, as we saw with Sterling, an half hour from a Manchester City sub can be as good as a full 90 for other players.
MF: Fernandinho - Manchester City - 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Assist = 11 Points
MF: Eden Hazard - Chelsea - 1 Game, 1 Goal = 8 Points
That’s now two consecutive weeks that Hazard has been in the points in the Goal game. He has averaged four chances created per match since his return to the starting line up, which should start translating into assists soon. Obviously the Manchester United match is a daunting one but after that, Chelsea have a very kind run through the new year.
MF: Aaron Ramsey - Arsenal - 1 Game, 1 Goal = 8 Points
MF: Raheem Sterling - Manchester City - 1 Game, 1 Goal = 8 Points
FWD: Jamie Vardy - Leicester City - 1 Game, 1 Goal = 7 Points
After a futile three week stretch, Vardy finally got back on the score sheet on Sunday against Everton from a very well-worked team goal with a classic Mahrez ball into the Englishman. It’s difficult to glean much from Leicester’s stats as their counter-attacking style reduces the amount of total chances, but the fact remains that Vardy could find the net in just about any match he plays.
FWD: Roberto Firmino - Liverpool - 1 Game, 1 Goal = 7 Points