FPL GW13 Review: Budget Midfielders Shine, Foden And Saka Disappoint

It was an interesting week in the Premier League. All Big Six sides dropped points, barring Manchester City, who won 3-1 against Brighton and Hove Albion.

You can check out all scores from the weekend’s PL action here.

In this article, we continue our FPL GW13 coverage with winners and losers from Saturday’s and Sunday’s fixtures.

Before we begin, a moment of silence.

Winners

Budget Midfielders

Alex Iwobi (£5.5), Andreas Pereira (£4.6), Miguel Almiron (£5.4), and Leon Bailey (£4.6) were the pick of the midfield option for the weekend, with all three scoring double-digit hauls.

Alex Iwobi has been in impressive form this season and is outperforming his xA, adding two more to his tally on Saturday. The Nigerian secured 12 points against Palace, thanks to 3 BPs and 1 CS point.

Andreas Pereira achieved his first double-figure haul in FPL this season thanks two a couple of assists and a couple of bonus points, tallying up to 10 points.

The Fulham player has now created 27 chances thus far and is only behind KDB, Bruno Fernandes, and Mo Salah in this aspect.

Miguel Almiron has now scored 5 goals in 5 games. He has scored only one in the previous 7. Talk about a turnaround.

The Paraguayan was too hot to handle and turned Lenglet on multiple occasions, who did not know how to stop him. Two back-to-back 10 points haul for the man in form.

Leon Bailey was simply superb on the left side of the pitch against Brentford.

The winger opened the scoring, before creating another.

One goal, one assist, one clean sheet, and two BPs later, he finished with 13 points, the highest of any player this GW (equal to Haaland).

Erling Haaland

The machine scored two more to take his tally to 17 for the season. That number is more than what any Man City player managed in the whole of last season. Damn.

Haaland has also become the side’s penalty kick taker if last night is anything to go by. He doesn’t need spot kicks to score his goals but it doesn’t hurt. Keep ‘em coming.

Danny Ings

Is this what life after Gerrard would look like or a mere flash in the pan? Aston Villa blew Brentford out of the water with some great passing and finishing.

Danny Ings, who hadn’t scored since GW2, got himself on the scoresheet not once but twice.

Minutes were inconsistent under the ex-manager but if yesterday is anything to go by, Ings would, and should, be playing a lot more going forward.

Owned by only 1% of the teams, the man with 12 points may see his ownership rise up in coming GWs.

Losers

Foden and Saka

The English duo were the top two transfers ahead of the weekend’s deadline. But boy did they disappoint. Each ended with only one point.

Phil Foden did not start the game against BHA and only came on as a substitute. Saka, on the other hand, did play the full 90 but could not affect the game and ended with a yellow card.

Bad game week for the popular pair.

Wilfried Zaha

Most expected Wilf to carry on the momentum he had gained against Wolves into the match against Everton. Alas, that did not happen.

Everton’s defence has been the highlight of their season so far and Zaha first-hand witnessed why that is the case.

Veteran defender Coleman pocketed the Ivorian for most of the match while Coady and Tarkowski mopped up anything and everything else.

A frustrated Zaha may have even escaped a sending-off for leaving his elbow on Gordon, instead getting away with just a caution. Just 1 point for the Palace talisman.

With West Ham v Bournemouth still to go, all eyes would be on the likes of Bowen, Scamacca, and Solanke.

There are points still in play. The misery continues…­