This week’s rankings are more of the subtle yet deadly variety.  Why?  Because of the elite fixture that lies ahead this weekend between Liverpool and City.  It is tough to have tons of faith in two teams that are both FPL stalwarts like they are.  They basically neutralize each other on both ends of the pitch.  Liverpool has the best home defense is the league, and City just score anywhere.  City are a top 5 defensive team on the road and Liverpool score more at home.  It is like one hand washing the other this week.  All are still startable options this week as the money, ownership and transfer fees associated with making a one week move based on match-up just doesn’t make too much sense to this guy.  So be heady this week, don’t compound the DGW fiasco from last game week and make it worse and bury yourself further down the well.  So happy transferring this week and enjoy the next two weeks of transfer rumors.  Here are the week 23 rankings for the FPL. Cheers!


  1. David de Gea, Man United
  2. Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea
  3. Hugo Lloris, Spurs
  4. Petr Cech, Arsenal
  5. Nick Pope, Burnley
  6. Karl Darlow, Newcastle
  7. Ben Foster, West Brom
  8. Adrian, West Ham
  9. Heurelho Gomes, Watford
  10. Julian Speroni, Crystal Palace
  11. Lukasz Fabianski, Swansea


  1. Marcos Alonso, Chelsea
  2. Phil Jones, Man United
  3. Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea
  4. Ben Davies, Spurs
  5. Hector Bellerin, Arsenal
  6. Kieran Trippier, Spurs
  7. Gary Cahill, Chelsea
  8. Chris Smalling, Man United
  9. Zanka, Huddersfield
  10. Shkodran Mustafi, Arsenal
  11. Jan Vertonghen, Spurs
  12. Martin Olsson, Swansea
  13. Nicolas Otamendi, Man City
  14. Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool
  15. Ben Mee, Burnley
  16. Christopher Schindler, Huddersfield
  17. Kyle Walker, Man City
  18. Ciaran Clark, Newcastle
  19. Victor Moses, Chelsea
  20. Arthur Masuaku, West Ham


  1. Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal
  2. Eden Hazard, Chelsea
  3. Paul Pogba, Man United
  4. Kevin de Bruyne, Man City
  5. Christian Eriksen, Spurs
  6. Mo Salah, Liverpool
  7. Jesse Lingard, man United
  8. Raheem Sterling, Man City
  9. Willian, Chelsea
  10. Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace
  11. Heung-Min Son, Spurs
  12. Manuel Lanzini, West Ham
  13. Dele Alli, Spurs
  14. Sadio mane, Liverpool
  15. Richarlison, Watford
  16. David Silva, Man City
  17. Riyad Mahrez, Leicester
  18. Jack Wilshere, Arsenal
  19. Adam Lallana, Liverpool
  20. Chris Brunt, West Brom



  1. Harry Kane, Spurs
  2. Alvaro Morata, Chelsea
  3. Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal
  4. Sergio Aguero, Man City
  5. Romelu Lukaku, Man United
  6. Roberto Firmino, Liverpool
  7. Andy Carroll, West Ham
  8. Cenk Tosun, Everton
  9. Salomon Rondon, West Brom
  10. Joselu, Newcastle
  11. Christian Benteke, Crystal Palace


  1. Von Hayes says:

    Glad to have you back on the regular again Smokey, always enjoy your content. What happened over the festive period? You disappeared quicker than Everton’s summer signings. Speaking of whom I’m curbing my enthusiasm on Mr. Tosun, super pumped at potentially having a legit striker but I’ve been hurt before.

    • Cafuné

      Cafuné says:

      @Von Hayes: Please hold Smokey accountable for his inactions.

      Any questions for this upcoming GW Von Hayes?

      I like Tosun too, but will wait and see. Might be hard for me to get to Kane + Aguero, so an expensive FWD plus Tosun or Carroll (if healthy) is my current thinking for the upcoming GWs. I´d love it to be the Turk, would be nice to see him play well with Siggy and form some attacking partnership!

      Firmino is a wait and see also, at least until next game week after Man shitty

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:

      @Von Hayes: glad to be back on a regular scheduled program here for awhile. Holiday season games, one day in between is so hard to get content up before the games kickoff that plus holiday drinking….I’m not 100% on Tosun being the dude right out the gate, but dude is going to play 80% if the games for them moving forward. Everton have the creative pieces around him if he can get on the right side of a cross and create space for himself. I’ll even be so bold in remaining 15 games he scores 6 and has 2 assists.

      • Von Hayes says:

        @Smokey: Yeah I was just messin, very quick turnarounds indeed during that stretch. And thanks @Cafune, My big concerns this week were having Mo and Marko yellow cautions but it looks like they’re gonna go, I’m sitting with Kane and Morata right now but would love to figure out how to get Kun back in and maybe Alonso, but that’s a tall order, I will have 2 transfers next week though. Definitely want to see Tosun play well for a few weeks before I bring him in, thanks for the responses fellas.

        • Smokey

          Smokey says:

          @Von Hayes: aguero upcoming is clutch. Thanks for reading.

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