We have to say, this is perhaps our least favourite team-of-the-week line-up so far. We’re lacking pace on the wings and will be relying a little more on industry than creativity in midfield; with that said, our back line is particularly solid and we have goals from all over the pitch.
Gameweek 7 threw up a few funny results but that feels less worth commenting on with each week that passes. We saw the best of James Ward-Prowse (76p) in the 4-3 thriller at Villa Park, as he notched two goals and an assist before half time. Jack Grealish (77p) left it late to show what he’s capable of, as he assisted with half an hour to go and then won a penalty and scored a goal of his own in stoppage time. Tyrone Mings (59p) did his job well at centre back for Villa and scored their first goal although they fell short in the fight back.
The weekend’s blockbuster fixture ended up a real damp squib as Arsenal took a 1-0 victory from Old Trafford. Thomas Partey (62p) won SuperStack in that game with a fantastic 37p base score and he features next to JWP here. Chelsea won convincingly against Burnley, and that was in no small part due to a monstrous CB performance from Thiago Silva (70p). Ashley Barnes (7p) suffered at the hands of the Chelsea defence, with an awful -9p base payout.
The weekend’s best performer was Youri Tielemans who scored two goals, including a penalty, at Leicester trounced Leeds 4-1 at Elland Road. Aaron Ramsdale (75p) put on a similarly impressive display as he held Manchester City to just one goal when they visited Bramall Lane. Kyle Walker (70p) was City’s goalscorer and continued his fine run of form with a 30p base payout. Callum Wilson (68p) grabbed a brace as Newcastle beat a tired Everton team 2-1, and Wolves debutant Rayan Ait Nouri played the role of marauding left-back, opening the scoring as his side comprehensively beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on Friday night.
Aaron Ramsdale – total payout 75p; base payout 55p
Rayan Ait Nouri – total payout 68p; base payout 28p; 1 goal
Tyrone Mings – total payout 59p; base payout 39p; 1 goal
Thiago Silva – total payout 70p; base payout 45p
Kyle Walker – total payout 70p; base payout 30p; 1 goal
James Ward-Prowse – total payout 76p; base payout 20p; 2 goals, 1 assist
Thomas Partey – total payout 62p; base payout 37p
Jack Grealish – total payout 77p; base payout 39p; 1 goal, 1 assist
Youri Tielemans – total payout 80p; base payout 28p; 2 goals
Ashley Barnes – total payout 7p; base payout -9p
Callum Wilson – total payout 68p; base payout 13p; 2 goals