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Now that the Champions League is finished for the week we can jump back on the FPL wagon and take a look at the match-ups that are more pressing in the official game.   Unfortunately rotations are going to be a major factor.  That and the injury to Paul Pogba.  His ownership is too much to look beyond.  My advice for him is this.  If you have owned him from week one then you can bench for the 2 weeks he most likely misses and not lose anything to your accrued team value.  If you only just bought him in the past 2 weeks then you can transfer out and look for some kind of reprieve for fantasy points.  But back to the rotation risks.  All of Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Arsenal and Everton are all at risk and the rankings will shy away from a few players that either played full 90’s or that didn’t see the pitch as much.  So be heady and keep your ear to the gossip for who will sit and who will play before making a atransfer this week in a trivial yet pivotal game week 5.  Enjoy the rankings and good luck.  Cheers!

Keepers:

  1. Ederson, Man City
  2. Hugo Lloris, Spurs
  3. David de Gea, Man United
  4. Ben Foster, West Brom
  5. Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester
  6. Fraser Forster, Southampton
  7. Simon Mignolet, Liverpool
  8. Rob Elliot, Newcastle
  9. Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea
  10. Jack Butland, Stoke
  11. Asmir Begovic, Bournemouth

Defense:

  1. Ben Davies, Spurs
  2. Marcos Alonso, Chelsea
  3. Benjamin Mendy, Man City
  4. Daley Blind, Man United
  5. Ryan Bertrand, Southampton
  6. Danilo, Man City
  7. Toby Alderweireld, Spurs
  8. Cedric, Southampton
  9. Harry Maguire, Leicester
  10. Antonio Valencia, Man United
  11. Nathan Ake, Bournemouth
  12. Eric Bailly, Man United
  13. Allan Nyom, West Brom
  14. Kieran Trippier, Spurs
  15. Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea
  16. Charlie Daniels, Bournemouth
  17. Virgil van Dijk, Southampton
  18. Ciaran Clark, Newcastle
  19. Sead Kolasinac, Arsenal
  20. Jesus Gamez, Newcastle
  • Clean sheets and skill lead the ranks.  Davies, Alonso and Mendy are all too invoolved when on the pitch to not be ranked this high.
  • Bournemouth could have a nice bounce back game versus a struggling to be offensively regular Brighton.  Hold on Ake and Daniels for one more week.
  • The Chelsea/Arsenal match kinda takes some lusyer of the fantasy cube a bit as both teams could score, or Arsenal could just be Arsenal.
  • Love the Magpies this week.  Clark is a set piece darling at a bargain.  Gamez is just a bargain at 4.0, but still useful if he get sthe minutes.
  • VVD played a full 90 on Monday in a club game.  He won’t get any cheaper.

Midfielders:

  1. Christian Eriksen, Spurs
  2. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Man United
  3. Kevin de Bruyne, Man City
  4. Dele Alli, Spurs
  5. Mo Salah, Liverpool
  6. Anthony Martial, Man United
  7. Eden Hazard, Chelsea
  8. Riyad Mahrez, Leicester
  9. Gylfi Sigurdsson, Everton
  10. Dusan Tadic, Southampton
  11. Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool
  12. Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal
  13. David Silva, Man City
  14. Matt Ritchie, Newcastle
  15. Mesut Ozil, Arsenal
  16. Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea
  17. Leroy Sane, Man City
  18. Michail Antonio, West Ham
  19. Matt Phillips, West Brom
  20. Eric Maxim Choupa-Moting, Stoke

Forwards:

  1. Alvaro Morata, Chelsea
  2. Sergio Aguero, Man City
  3. Harry Kane, Spurs
  4. Romelu Lukaku, Man United
  5. Roberto Firmino, Liverpool
  6. Jamie Vardy, Leicester
  7. Gabriel Jesus, Man City
  8. Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal
  9. Manolo Gabbiadini, Southampton
  10. Josh King, Bournemouth
  11. Joselu, Newcastle
  • Morata is number one for me this week.  Didn’t see the pitch on Tuesday in the UCL and will be fresh and ready to devour a tired from Europa match Arsenal defense.
  • Aguero was subbed at 60 minutes, plenty left on the bone their to gnaw on fantasy wise.
  • Firmino missed a PK midweek and it’s something to watch…maybe.
  • I wish I had more balls to put Vardy higher, next 7 games look like a cool glass of iced tea.  No rotation risk and could cruise to be under-owned for the first 2-3 weeks of it.
  • Joselu has a ton of shots and only minimal results to show for it to date, they may be coming against a Stoke team that will look different then last week.