Although Gameweek 24 turned out to be one of the more mellow points-scoring weeks, it wasn’t short on action. Let’s delve into the talking points straight away.
1) The Willian show
Although Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta are the most popular Chelsea FPL assets at the moment, there is one man who caught our eye because of the impact he’s made in the previous few weeks – Willian Borges da Silva.
A goal, an assist and a clean sheet against Brighton on Saturday do not do his performance against Brighton any justice. An ownership of less than 10% comes as a surprise to us, considering he’s entered double figures 3 times in the 5 games in which he’s played more than 70 minutes. Brazilian impact.
2) The return of the Forgotten men
Most of the big-name players delivered nominal fantasy returns this week with two players, in particular, standing out. Hattrick hero Sergio Aguero from Manchester City and Belgian winger Eden Hazard from Chelsea. The fantasy stalwarts smashed FPL templates en route to 17 (Aguero) and 16 (Hazard) point hauls that served a timely reminder to managers who overlooked the explosive duo.
3) Spot the differentials
Jay Rodriguez and Luka Milivojevic once again caught our eye as they both got on the scoresheet for their respective clubs this week. The former scored West Brom’s sole goal while the latter grabbed a consolation goal for Palace against Arsenal. Their low ownership and price make them intriguing options for our FPL teams going forward.
4) Liverpool still not over the Man City hangover
The Reds went into snooze mode on Monday night as they succumbed to an embarrassing 1-0 defeat to cellar dwellers Swansea City. This defeat came barely a week after they delivered one of their best performances of the season against Manchester City. Lacklustre finishing and tepid buildup play meant that the usually reliable Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino couldn’t fetch any fantasy returns much to the dismay of most FPL managers. Klopp, Liverpool fans and fantasy managers hope that the Reds can get back to their usual swashbuckling best when they travel to Huddersfield next Tuesday night.