View from the BaDMaN Boot Room - GW 10Saturday, October 27 2018
Short and sharp this week, real life has come a-knocking – so Fantasy business will have to be brief.
Here are the finest movers and shakers of the season so far…
Goalkeeper Pts GW 9
Ederson (MC) 49pts 6pts
Marcos Alonso (CHE) 61pts 1pts
Andrew Robertson (LIV) 57pts 8pts
Kieran Tripper (TOT) 52pts 6pts
Matt Doherty (WOL) 50pts 1pt
Eden Hazard (CHE) 75pts 1pt
Ryan Fraser (BOU) 51pts 3pts
Mo Salah (LIV) 50pts 8pts
Raheem Sterling (MC) 50pts 0pts
Sergio Aguero (MC) 52pts 9pts
Aubameyang (AFC) 55pts 12pts
Alright at the back…?
No change in nets. A fifth clean sheet on the spin keeps the familiar – if slightly troubling to look at – face of Ederson (MC) in the No 1 number spot. The much more handsome Alisson (LIV) is keeping the pressure on though, like his Liverpool team mates.
Same same at the back too. Just a 1pt showing from Doherty and Alonso didn’t affect their ranking, but Tippier’s 8pts (TOT) allowed him to leapfrog Robertson (LIV) who only managed the 6pts.
Man City’s Laporte continues to hover and his let-hand man Mendy refuses to go away.
Mo moves in…
Mo Salah edges out his Liverpool mucker Sadio Mane to join last week’s top trio. Hazard (CHE) and Sterling (MC) only mustered 1pt between them, but still stay miles out front and hanging on in there, respectively.
Ryan Fraser (BOU) only bothered to rack up 3pts too. But stays the bargain of the season thus far.
Double-barrel strike from the Gunners…
Sergio (MC) remains the man up top, with a standard nine pointer against Burnley. But he is joined in the Top Three by Arsenal’s twin-gunners Aubameyang and Lacazette. They’ve notched eight between them in the last four matches and look set to stay in and around our Team of the Week for a bit.
With big hitters Kane (TOT) and Lukaku (MU) looking a little leggy and two-left footy of late, Callum Wilson (BOU) and relegation threatened mad Alex Mitrovic (FUL) have been carrying the fight. And that can’t be right.
On the Watch list…
In summary, these are the bad boys the BaDMan recommends should be on your radar:
GK: Patricio (WOL) and Alisson (LIV) are your men.
DEF: Laporte (MC) is a cheaper option than Walker and Mendy.
MID: Maddison (LEI), Mane (LIV) and Sigurdsson (EVE) are worth a look.
FOR: Lacazette (ARS) is almost stride for stride with his partner in crime.
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