Premier League resumed this weekend after a short break, bringing back with it all the drama, emotions and excitement.
Five of the seven matches of the cut-short weekend were played (scores here) on Saturday, meaning we can do the first part of our weekly FPL analysis.
Here’s the round-up of the FPL winners and losers of the gameweek 8 so far.
Manchester City must-haves
Haaland continued his rich vein of form, scoring against Wolves and getting his total up to 11 for the season. 85% teams captained the Norwegian, who ended up with 6 points.
Kevin de Bruyne, the most transferred midfielder this GW, too got valuable points for his team with two assists.
With 10 points scored, KDB is now the highest-scoring midfielder in FPL.
Foden and Bernardo Silva, City’s budget midfielders, scored a goal and an assist respectively to make sure no FPL manager went to bed unhappy.
And finally, Joao Cancelo, owned by more than half the teams in the world, ended up with a clean sheet and 3 bonus points, ending the game with 9 points.
All in all, Man City are the form team, and all managers should triple up on them in any combination possible.
Spurs attacking duo turning back time
Harry Kane and Son, Tottenham’s two talismanic forwards, were the source of a lot of fun, goals and points last season.
However, the two have been somewhat ignored this year. The former because of Haaland, and the latter because of his lack of goals.
This all changed this week, with both players getting on the scoresheet.
Kane was our recommended captain this week and did he deliver!
He outscored Haaland with a goal and an assist, getting 10 points.
The England international has now avoided a blank in 6 consecutive gameweeks.
Captaining Kane over Haaland and going against 85% FPL teams was a risk which rewarded.
While Kane owners were rewarded with a goal as early as in the 8th minute, Son Heung-min owners had to wait till the hour mark for the player to even be on the pitch.
Dropped from the starting line-up, Son’s ended his goal drought in an emphatic fashion with one of the most beautiful hattricks I can remember.
And for some unexplainable reason, this stat also exists:
We don’t know why they did it. All we know is if they are damn well happy for it.
Trippier was one of the most transferred player this week and compensated for his lack of clean sheet with an assist, ending with 5 points.
The fullback also hit the post once, stopping him from getting even higher points.
Trippier is almost certain to get a price rise, so managers should look at adding him as early as possible.
We mentioned that Maddison’s form needs an upturn if Leicester wants to turn things around.
While the player did score a goal, he could not carry his team to victory, who were ultimately beaten 6-2.
Regardless, with easy fixtures coming up, Maddison sends out a timely reminder to FPL-ers out there about his talents.
Aleksandar Mitrovic and Andreas Pereira
Fulham put three past NFO and somehow, Mitrovic and Pereria failed to get involved in any of the goals. Pereira even earned a yellow card, meaning the £4.6M midfielder finished with just a point.
In a week where striking rival Isak scored a goal, albeit from a penalty, and he didn’t, Mitrovic’s TSB% could see a drop come next GW.
Perisic, like Trippier, earned an assist but could not keep a clean sheet.
But unlike his Newcastle counterpart, Perisic ended with only 2 points.
The fullback was subbed out at the 54th minute and then got a yellow AFTER BEING SUBBED, much to the agony of managers.
With only one more day of Premier League action left before the international break rolls in, we can all take a much-needed break from the stress and frustrations of the game.
Just kidding, scrap the international break, we want FPL EVERY WEEK!