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Best XI

Best XI: Week 22

by Galin Dragiev
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

We have a very high number of familiar faces in this week’s Best XI and we are at the point where some players have been on this list in over 18% of the weeks. That’s a pretty high success rate to be in best possible lineup and those players should be owned in as many fantasy teams as possible. Find out who they are below.

 

Best XI

 

Only Santi Cazorla missed out due to price issues this week as he was replaced by the cheaper Marouane Fellaini.  Fellaini came off the bench to score for Manchester United this weekend in a short but impressive performance. In terms of familiar faces, the big ones were Diego Costa and Kieran Trippier, who both make their fifth appearances of the year.

 

Points

We had a pretty high point total this week at 239, which is certainly above average.  A high scoring week in both real life and fantasy.

 

 

Cost

This week the BEST XI cost £ 95.04M*.  The new price of our Best XI (if you were to try to create this team now after the price changes) is £ 131.83M.  That’s a 38.7% increase in price.  Once again, the Best XI is almost impossible to own the following week.  Discounts continue to be key.

*Keep in mind the cost does NOT include any substitutes and is thus 96M instead of 100M.

 

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MVP

This week the MVP was Dwight Gayle, who had another fantastic performance under new manager Alan Pardew. Pardew seems to have inspired Dwight Gayle and is bringing out the best of him.  Gayle has now been in the Best XI two weeks in a row and should be considered again next week when they face Southampton.

 

Formation

3-4-3 again.

 

Formation Count

3-4-3

13

4-4-2

3

3-5-2

1

4-3-3

3

 

Repeat Offenders

As I mentioned above, Kieran Trippier and Diego Costa have now joined Alexis Sanchez at the top.  All three players have been consistent throughout the season and should continue to be owned by all managers, especially if they are currently owned at a discount.

 

A. Sanchez

5

K. Trippier

5

D. Costa

5

S. Berahino

4

R. Shawcross

3

A. Di Maria

3

M. Diame

3

M. Jedinak

3

G. Clichy

3

P. Cisse

3

R. van Persie

3

C. Pantilimon

3

H. Kane

3

John Terry

3

S. Downing

3

S. Larsson

3

 

 

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Team Rankings

Arsenal retain the first spot but Diego Costa is keeping Chelsea in the chase for first.  Manchester City, just like in real life, are falling behind after a bad performance.

 

Arsenal

18

Chelsea

17

Southampton

16

Manchester City

15

Tottenham

13

Manchester United

13

Newcastle

12

Hull City

12

Crystal Palace

12

Stoke City

11

Sunderland

11

Burnley

11

West Brom

10

QPR

9

Swansea City

8

West Ham

7

Everton

7

Leicester City

7

Liverpool

7

Aston Villa

4

 

How many points did your team put up this week?

Galin Dragiev
Galin Dragiev is a Rotoworld contributor that focuses on Daily Fantasy Soccer and contributes for a number of outlets in the industry. You can find him on Twitter at @GalinDragiev.