Premier League: Best 11 Players of Week 9

Tottenham are the new league leaders after they beat Manchester City 2-0 at home in a huge game for Jose Mourinho’s team. It was the 4th win in a row for Spurs and they lead on goal difference from Liverpool who overcame Leicester 3-0.

Chelsea are in 3rd place and just 2 points behind Tottenham as they remained undefeated for their 10th game in a row in all competitions and got a 2-0 victory over Newcastle. Everton won for the first time in four games against Fulham and Manchester United have crept up to 10th place after they got a narrow 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. It is a concern to see Manchester City so far down in 13th place though.

After another exciting weekend in the Premier League did any of your players make the team of week 9? Let’s take a look.

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris- Tottenham 7pts

Given that Tottenham were playing Manchester City this was always going to be a busy time for Hugo Lloris and he made some good saves and communicated well with his defence to keep a clean sheet as Tottenham beat City 2-0.

Defender: Andrew Robertson-Liverpool 7pts

Andrew Robertson assisted in Liverpool’s 2nd goal for Jota and then helped to keep a clean sheet as Liverpool won a very important game against Leicester beating them 3-0. Robertson now has 3 assists already for the season.

Defender: Angelo Ogbanna- West Ham 5pts

West Ham have been putting together some impressive results lately and they kept another clean sheet at the weekend by beating Sheffield United 1-0. Angelo Ogbanna had a great game at the back and he has helped to keep four clean sheets this season.

Defender: Eric Dier- Tottenham 5pts

Huge game for Tottenham and Eric Dier shone through with a commanding display at the back as Tottenham beat Manchester City 2-0. Dier earned another 5 points in the process and he is currently the highest ranked defender in the team in the fantasy points.

Defender: Hector Bellerin- Arsenal 5pts

Hector Bellerin arguably put in his best performance of the season in defence as Arsenal head on to a 0-0 draw away to Leeds. Arsenal were under a lot of pressure and Bellerin kept focused throughout the match.

Midfielder: Bruno Fernandes- Manchester United 6pts

Bruno Fernandes keeps being the difference when Manchester United do win games and his cool head to convert the penalty won a narrow game 1-0. Fernandes has scored six goals already this season and has 30 points in the United midfield, 22 more than the 2nd placed player.

Midfielder: Diogo Jota- Liverpool 6pts

Diojo Jota was arguably the best summer transfer in the Premier League, his switch from Wolves to Liverpool has added another layer for the champions. Jota was on hand to score Liverpool’s 2nd goal as they beat Leicester in a crunch encounter 3-0.

Midfielder: Roberto Firmino- Liverpool 6pts

Roberto Firmino rose to the occasion and had more chances in the game than usual possibly owing to the fact that Mohamed Salah was unable to play. Firmino put himself in more attacking options and his hard work paid off as he scored Liverpool’s 3rd goal as they eased to a 3-0 win over Leicester.

Midfielder: Giovani Lo Celso- Tottenham 6pts

Giovani Lo Celso was the unlikely hero as the ex Real Betis player scored Tottenham’s winning goal against Manchester City. That was Lo Celso’s first goal of the season and his value is 7m.

Striker: Dominic Calvert-Lewin- Everton 8pts

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is having the best season of his career so far and scored 2 goals as Everton beat Fulham 3-2. It was an important victory for the club who had lost their previous three games in a row. Calvert-Lewin took his goals well, scoring his first after just 42 seconds and has scored 10 goals this season already.

Striker: Sebastian Haller- West Ham 4pts

Sebastian Haller was the hero for West Ham as he scored the only goal of the game as the Hammers overcame Sheffield United 1-0 away from home. Haller has scored 2 goals in the league and his value is 7.5m.

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Premier League Weekend picks for Matchday 22

As most teams will be preparing for their 22nd game of the season in the Premier League we pick out 11 players from this weekend who could make a difference to your fantasy football points. Some of these players you may already have in your team and others we can suggest to you, maybe it is time to ditch some and transfer some in? Based on the games this weekend we weigh up the players who could make a big difference to your team.

Formation: 4-4-2

Goalkeeper: Kasper Schmeichel- Leicester

Schmeichel has 44 points which is the most in the Premier League and is currently ranked no.1. in the fantasy league standings. He is only 7m to bring in and has already achieved 8 clean sheets. His team Leicester are in 2nd place in the league and are at home to Southampton who are 12th. Possibly another clean sheet is on the horizon?

Defender: Cedric Soares- Southampton

Cedric Soares has already been involved in 3 clean sheets for Southampton, a club who are improving in the league. The Saints have conceded just 3 goals in their last five games with Soares in defence and he can be brought in for just 7m.

Defender: Craig Cathcart-Watford

Watford have been poor this season but their recent form since appointing Nigel Pearson has been brilliant and the club have conceded just 4 goals in their last five games. Cathcart is the clubs leading defender with 15 points and he would cost a bargain 4.5m to bring in for the weekend.

Defender: Harry Maguire- Manchester United

Manchester United seem to go through bouts of good and bad spells which can linger. But the club will be playing Norwich at home and have the quality to win and keep a clean sheet. Maguire is their main man in defence and he is just 7m. He is currently United’s 2nd best defender based on fantasy league points.

Defender: Sokratis- Arsenal

Sokratis only has 8 points but that’s good enough to be Arsenal’s best defender. The club have changed under Mikel Arteta and face Crystal Palace at the weekend would could be a low scoring game, that could work in the defender’s favour. He would cost 6.5m to bring in.

Midfielder: Mesut Ozil- Arsenal

Sticking with the Gunners, Mesut Ozil has looked like a different player since Mikel Arteta took over the reigns at Arsenal. The club play Crystal Palace who have a stubborn defence and the talents of Ozil could well unlock the Eagles tactics. Ozil would cost 8m to bring in.

Midfielder: Theo Walcott- Everton

With some injuries mounting up, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti may rely on Theo Walcott to start Everton’s home match against Brighton. The club will be the favourites to get back to winning ways, and Walcott’s pace could be the difference. He has earned 7 points from 8 starts this season.

Midfielder: Riyad Mahrez- Manchester City

Mahrez is starting to score goals again and Manchester City have looked impressive in attack lately. At the weekend they will face Aston Villa away from home and will be the big favourites. Normally City players would be expensive but for what he brings to the table Mahrez would cost 9.5m which seems like a bargain.

Midfielder: Joao Moutinho- Wolves

Joao Moutinho has been really solid for an impressive Wolves and has earned 20 points already with one goal this season but also 6 assists. He would cost 7.5m to bring in and Wolves will be at home to Newcastle where they should start as the favourites.

Striker: Sebastian Haller- West Ham

Sebastian Haller has struggled this season but with David Moyes now in charge of West Ham he looks like a player full of confidence and has scored since Moyes got re-appointed. West Ham will play Sheffield United away from home and goals could be the order of the day. Haller would cost 9m and has 6 goals so far.

Striker: Moise Kean – Everton

This is our risky choice since Moise Kean has been poor for Everton this season. But new manager Carlo Ancelotti believes in him and he might start the former Juventus player. He would only cost 4.5m to bring in and it is clear he has talent but is lacking some confidence. Everton are at home to Brighton and could score a few goals.

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