This weeks best team was rather blue. Alarvo Morata continued to show his class racking up 17 points as Cesar Azpilicueta continued to set him up. Then came the sky blue contingent with Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and David Silva hitting double figures in another Manchester City attacking master class.
Elsewhere Harry Kane continues to be back on form with 13 points and Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette also hit 13 points with his brace. It does seem to be a season where three top strikers could be the way forward, with Kane being the most expensive option and Lacazette being a mid range player.
Philippe Coutinho is showing his old class despite his move to Barcelona falling through, I think it is safe to expect his ownership to pick up. Another Huddersfield Town and Manchester United clean sheet meant they once again had defensive players amongst the best team.
Moving into the LOVS league it was #prayforbolton, which will likely be too little too late for the record, who led the way with an impressive 92 points.
Captain Sergio Aguero gained 22 points with Romelu Lukaku scoring again and Brighton’s Tomer Hemed bagging a controversial winner. David Silva, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen also bagged good points in the midfield.
Silva seems to be the most consistent starter of Man City’s attacking midfielders making him a decent bet. Alli and Eriksen are continuing to do their thing, with Eriksen’s improved form this season being particularly notable so far.
In defence team of the week members Phil Jones and Christopher Schindler gained 9 points each. While Thibaut Courtios kept a clean sheet away at Stoke City. All three are part of impressive early defences.
At the other end of the spectrum was Barnestables FC with an actually not bad score of 42.
Captain Lukaku returned a good total of 14 with Alli the next best scorer on 8. The other attacking talent though failed to deliver with Henrik Mkhitaryan, Kevin De Bruyne, Wayne Rooney and Roberto Firmino all failing to pick up points beyond those for turning up.
The weakness for Mkhitaryan would be that United tend to let loose in the last ten minutes, this is quite a small window of time, so will not always bear fruit, especially in games where they come under pressure. Rooney, despite his good start, was always in my mind unlikely to score tonnes of goals this season for Everton. The other two you would expect to have weeks where they don’t pick up points and this is just one of those.
Another let down is former Wanderer Marcus Alonso. After his exploits in week two against Tottenham Hotspur you would be forgiven for thinking he was set for another big season. Maybe he still is, but being subbed before the clean sheet points were awarded and on a yellow card was not good for his many owners, especially with £7.1 million tied up in him.