Not a lot of time was given to digest the deadline day frenzy as the next round of fixtures was already upon us come Saturday, starting with an early kick-off of the Merseyside derby.
8 out of 10 fixtures of the gameweek have been played, so now seems an apt time to analyse everyone’s simultaneous source of joy and frustration: FPL. (You can check out the results of gameweek 6 here)
As usual, the gameweek had controversies, surprises, upsets and most importantly, goals. So let’s get to it.
461,926 managers were left to regret their decision of transferring the Brentford forward out of their teams as Ivan Toney scored a hattrick and bagged 17 points on Saturday.
With a maximum FDR rating of 3 in the next five games, Toney has the potential to score more goals and points in the upcoming matches.
The England and Tottenham forward has now delivered either a goal or an assist in 5 consecutive games. With another goal against Fulham, Kane scored 9 points and took his overall tally to 40 points for the season.
Game after game, regardless of City’s overall performance, Haaland continues to stand out. The striker scored his tenth goal of the season and does not look like stopping anytime soon.
The player also set a record for being the most captained player in a gameweek, taking the crown from Mo Salah.
The Newcastle fullback delivered a solid performance and a clean sheet, resulting in 8 points for his FPL managers. Trippier is already the most transferred-in player for the next week, but with plenty of time left.
Four consecutive goal-scoring games and a very attractive price point. Has Mitrovic made himself a must-have in FPL?
Next gameweek aside (Chelsea), Mitrovic and Fulham do not face a “Big 6” side until Gameweek 15 (Man City). Food for thought for all managers out there.
Chilwell was the only consolation for the Chelsea defence, having played only 18 minutes but recording a goal and an assist.
Liverpool kept a clean sheet, but FPL favourites Trent Alexander-Arnold and Robertson failed to bag the clean sheet points, instead ending with 1 point each, much to the dismay of everyone.
The former was substituted in the 58th minute while the latter was a substitute playing for only 31 minutes (a defender needs to play for at least 60 minutes for clean sheet points).
Another game without a goal for the Egyptian.
This season may really turn out differently for Liverpool if Salah does not find his goal-scoring touch soon. Is the language barrier a reason for this downturn in his performance? Who knows.
Chelsea have failed to keep a clean sheet for five matches in a row and against not too difficult opponents.
It is baffling that Mendy is still owned by 18% of the teams.
With two games to go, including the blockbuster Man Utd vs. Arsenal, let’s see how the gameweek finally turns out for managers around the globe.