9 Premier League teams failed to score a goal in Gameweek 5. There just aren’t enough Sergio Aguero‘s to go round. The Argentine has scored 175 goals for Manchester City and is just 3 strikes away from becoming the clubs all time record goalscorer. He’s so relaxed about reaching the milestone he even let Raheem Sterling take a late penalty against Watford. Next up for the goal crazy Citizens? At home to Crystal Palace on Saturday. No wonder he’s relaxed…
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Anyone who took our advice and picked up Lukasz Fabiański: we highlighted Swansea’s Polish goalkeeper before Gameweek 4 citing his excellent points scoring record, his clubs improvement under Paul Clement and Swansea’s favourable fixture list over the next few months. If you took our advice and put him in your squad you would have been rewarded with 4pts in GW4 followed by a huge 11pts this weekend away at Tottenham. Fabiański is now the highest scoring goalkeeper in the Premier League this so far this season. He’s still a great keeper to pick up and you can read our article here
Jermain Defoe: after scoring 15 goals for a relegated Sunderland last term Defoe was yet to hit the mark on his return to Bournemouth, who he played for on loan way back in 2000/2001. But even with his 35th birthday around the corner the man showed his everlasting class to tuck away the winner against Brighton on Friday night. A massive relief to the diminutive forward and also to the draft managers who had held onto him through his early season barren spell. Also a shout out to Jordon Ibe who stepped off the bench to turn the game with 2 assists, which is already 2 more than he recorded in the whole of 2016/17.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: everyone’s favourite Armenian (seriously if he’s not your favourite who is?!) initially struggled to adapt to English football following his move from Borussia Dortmund. His performances so far this season haven’t got the headlines they deserve and he’s been overshadowed at United by the all singing all dancing Pogba & Lukaku show. In case you’re not aware “Miki” has 5 assists in 5 games and topped it off with a first goal of the campaign against Everton and now stands alone atop the Midfielder rankings. With an average draft position of 32.8 he’s proof there is value to be found even amongst the early rounds.
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Paul Pogba: the arrival of Nemanja Matic at Old Trafford has seen the former worlds most expensive player unleashed this season and given licence to get forward in attack. Pogba looks a different animal in this role and bagged 2 goals & 3 assists over the first 4 games. Rumours of him being sidelined for up to 3 months give Draft managers a headache. Can you really afford to bench him for 10 Gameweeks or is now the time to find a willing trade partner and make a short term gain? Unless someone makes you an offer you can’t refuse I’d sit tight for now until the length of his spell on the sidelines is confirmed.
Smug Ben Davies owners: Don’t get me wrong I like Ben Davies and this isn’t just some sour grapes that I didn’t draft him, with the injury to Danny Rose he was a smart pick for the early part of the season. But the noise as he stormed to the top of the point scoring charts was like they had found Michu Mark II 🙄. The best bit about Davies getting benched this week wasn’t even the inevitable Spurs clean sheet, it was the fact he was dropped for (rotated is probably more accurate) Draft fantasy football Kryptonite Heung-Min Son at left wing back. The South Korean bounced around my league last year as he flipped from bench warmer to goal machine and back again. Nice to see he’s still frustrating in 2017/18.
Crystal Palace (again): 5 games in and still no goals and with trips to Manchester City and United in Gameweeks 6 + 7 Palace are in danger of being cut adrift already. One positive is the return to training of the excellent Wilfried Zaha who may be one to pick up off the waiver wire over the next few weeks.
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