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Best XI

Best XI: Week 24

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

The theme of this weekend was “one goal”.  12 of the 20 teams in action scored exactly one goal this weekend while only four kept a clean sheet.  Four teams scored two goals each as well.  Overall, it was an extremely low scoring weekend and that resulted in a very low scoring Best XI.  In fact, this was the lowest scoring Best XI of the season!  Let’s how find out who made the cut and how many points were scored.

 

Best XI

 

Harry Kane featured another fine performance as he single handedly beat Arsenal.  Jores Okore’s goal was enough to bring him in for the first time, and Sadio Mane proved his fantasy prowess once again.  Overall, there was nothing spectacular, and as you can see, no one beat 24 points.  Just a poor, poor weekend in terms of scoring.

 

Points

Like I said earlier, this was the lowest scoring Best XI of the season and it came at 206 points.  It almost matched the last lowest score, which was 207 points in Week 12. 

 

 

Cost

This week the BEST XI cost £ 94.05M*.  The new price of our Best XI (if you were to try to create this team now after the price changes) is £ 126.05M.  That’s a 34.0% increase in price.

*Keep in mind the cost does NOT include any substitutes and is thus 96M instead of 100M, which assumes one might have four £ 1M substitutes.

 

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MVP

This week the MVP was Harry Kane.  Kane scored two extremely important goals, beating Arsenal 2-1 single handedly.  Those were three huge points for Tottenham, who are now a point ahead of their North London rivals and sit in fifth place.  It is bound to be a fantastic race for spots three through six, with a few teams possibly even challenging Manchester City for the second spot.

 

Formation

Like I said, there weren’t many goals this weekend so we saw a lot of midfielders in the Best XI, giving us a 3-5-2 formation.

 

Formation Count

3-4-3

13

4-3-3

4

4-4-2

3

3-5-2

2

 

 

Repeat Offenders

The newcomer this week is Sadio Mane.  Mane has been spectacular in terms of fantasy output this season and has made this list three times despite only playing 16 games so far.  The 22-year old youngster is a phantom points all-star, so he doesn’t have to rely on goals to produce fantasy points.  On the season, he has 45 points from shots on target, 42 from goals, 39 from fouls won, 18 from winning tackles, and 12 from corners won among other stats.  The result has been great – an average of 10 fantasy points per match.  Those are extremely sustainable stats, so keep utilizing him as you have so far.

 

A. Sanchez

5

K. Trippier

5

D. Costa

5

S. Berahino

4

H. Kane

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

John Terry

3

S. Downing

3

S. Larsson

3

S. Cazorla

3

S. Mane

3

 

 

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Team Rankings

Arsenal remain on top of Southampton catch up a bit with two more Best XI additions.  Crystal Palace have moved up in the standings by getting three players in this week.

 

Arsenal

22

Southampton

18

Chelsea

17

Manchester City

16

Newcastle

15

Crystal Palace

15

Tottenham

14

Manchester United

13

Sunderland

13

Hull City

12

Stoke City

12

Burnley

11

West Brom

11

QPR

9

Everton

9

Swansea City

8

West Ham

8

Leicester City

7

Liverpool

7

Aston Villa

5

 

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.