This week, the boys examine the aftermath of GW22 in the Premier League. Who from the week’s dream team should be in your FPL lineup? Who should Harry Kane’s replacement be? What do we make of Leicester City? Did Lee Mason break David Wagner? Find out our answers to these and other questions on this week’s pod!
After 22 gameweeks, it felt like a good time to calculate points per pound for the top players in FPL. The first rules of FPL is that points are points. You want as many points as you can get.
However, you have a limited budget, which means that you need to find as many points as possible within the amount of your team value. Maximizing, therefore, your points per pound is key to success.
Below we have calculated the points per pound for all of the top scorers at each position. The results may surprise you — and make some changes to your lineup.
Please note that this is a snapshot of this metric. The true, scientific value of points per pound requires a calculation of each gameweek’s points at the player’s price for that same gameweek. This is simply looking at overall points divided by current value after GW22.
Alisson (LIV) - 18.13
Neil Etheridge (CAR) - 21.52
Kepa (CHE) - 16.25
Alisson has earned the most points so far, but if you have ridden out the highs and the lows with Neil Etheridge, you would be getting much more for your money. Will it continue? Alisson owners should feel pretty safe.
Andy Robertson (LIV) - 18.78
Marcos Alonso (CHE) - 17.76
Virgil van Dijk (LIV) - 17.65
David Luiz (CHE) - 17.79
Ricardo Pereira (LEI) - 18.11
Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) - 17.88
Antonio Rudiger (CHE) - 15.33
Andy Robertson is not only the best defender in overall points; he’s also the best value at the position. For your money, Ricardo Pereira and TAA come in second and third. As Alonso continues to struggle, he has become the second-best option for his own club, with David Luiz’ value soaring.
Mo Salah (LIV) - 12.08
Eden Hazard (CHE) - 12.97
Raheem Sterling (MCI) - 11.76
Ryan Fraser (BOU) - 18.19
Sadio Mane (LIV) - 11.36
Felipe Anderson (WHU) - 14.79
Leroy Sane (MCI) - 11.97
Son (TOT) - 12.04
Paul Pogba (MUN) - 14.88
Gylfi Sigurdsson (EVE) - 13.97
Roberto Pereyra (WAT) - 15.87
Richarlison (EVE) - 14.34
Bernardo Silva (MCI) - 12.89
Ryan Fraser coming in first probably surprises no one who is paying attention. Did you expect Roberto Pereyra to be in second place? Paul Pogba, Felipe Anderson, and Richarlison round out the top five of value. The big three barely make the top 10.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) - 11.75
Harry Kane (TOT) - 10.47
Callum Wilson (BOU) - 15.90
Roberto Firmino (LIV) - 11.30
Sergio Aguero (MCI) - 8.83
Alexandre Lacazette (ARS) - 10.21
Raul Jimenez (WOL) - 15
Price means so much for your forwards. These prices reflect the fact that most of the value has been at the back for most of the season. If it is true, as we have discussed on our podcast, that the value is generally moving forward in your lineup as the second half progresses, then your choice of forward will continue to be interesting. Meanwhile, Callum Wilson and Raul Jimenez continue to be the best values, even as Aubameyang and Kane have scored the most points.
The best possible lineup in terms of value (points per pound) is possible for you to own right now. If you add up the two GKs, five Ds and Ms, and three Fs that have the best value above, the total price comes to 99.7.
Since most of those guys have only increased in value, it has been possible to own this lineup for the entire season so far. If that has been you, you are in a pretty good position for the remainder of the season.
Here’s the thing, though: Will it remain the best possible lineup for the rest of the season? That’s where winning your league will be decided.
This week, the boys put the finishing touches on the festive holiday fixtures by reviewing the Festive Fixture Dream Team (Hint: It's a top-6 heavy 3-4-3). They also play everyone's favorite game -- FPL Stud or Dud -- with some of the holiday season's surprises. Finally, Brian J teaches us all how to say two different people's names. Get ready to brush up on your French and your Norwegian! It's all on this week's podcast!
Brian and David discuss the happenings of the festive fixtures while covering the need/want/desire to use the Wild Card now that it is available again. Dive in with us on the following topics: Which United players are safe to transfer in? Which City players are still safe to have? Should you use your second half wildcard already? Is Mo Salah a diver?
Gameweeks 18-21 made up the Festive Fixtures in the Premier League. Hopefully, you kept up with your FPL lineup during that time. If you didn’t, we have a recap of what you missed.
The FPL website provides a Dream Team for each gameweek. Below is the Dream Team for the 4 gameweeks combined. This is the lineup that would have given you the most points over the 4 gameweeks if you didn’t use any transfers during that timeframe.
Goalkeeper - Neil Etheridge (CAR) - 27 - This guy just keeps popping up in dream teams this season. He’s at least a must-have backup and maybe even your #1 keeper.
Defender - Ricardo Pereira (LEI) - 30 - We don’t talk enough about Ricardo. After being the top scoring defender over the festive period, it’s time to fix that.
Defender - Dejan Lovren (LIV) - 26 - Liverpool fans might not love what they saw from him during the City match, but his goal against Newcastle earned him a post on this list.
Defender - Virgil van Dijk (LIV) - 24 - His goal at Wolves, along with the Reds’ consistency until the City match, earned him a spot on this list.
Midfielder - Son (TOT) - 52 - It shouldn’t surprise anyone that he was the highest scorer in all of FPL over this period. Sadly, it comes just as he has to leave for international duty with South Korea.
Midfielder - Paul Pogba (MUN) - 49 - Pogba lovers will say that this is the Pogba that Mourinho was holding down. Pogba haters will say that he put up these points against light competition. The truth is probably somewhere in between.
Midfielder - Mo Salah (LIV) - 38 - Of course he ended up on this list. He just keeps being consistently good and worth owning.
Midfielder - Christian Eriksen (TOT) - 29 - He’s a second half player, so it should be no surprise that he provided some value over the holiday period.
Forward - Harry Kane (TOT) - 39 - Our third Spur on this list was also the highest scoring forward in the entire league. It’s Kane’s time now.
Forward - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) - 32 - Lacazette continues to be an interesting discount option, but Aubameyang is the one putting up the major points. Well worth the money.
Forward - Marcus Rashford (MUN) - 31 - Rashford’s resurgence could easily get lost in the shadow of Pogba’s. However, astute FPL owners are noticing and transferring him in.
Are you like me? Are you already planning to use that second half wildcard as soon as you possibly can? Well, after this weekend’s GW20, it will be available for you to play.
Who should you be considering as you hit the reset button on your Fantasy Premier League lineup? Here’s my (Scott’s) top 10 list:
Mo Salah - M (LIV): Remember all that debating at the start of the season about whether or not he is worth the money? That debate was over several weeks ago. If you have wanted him but haven’t found a way to do it without multiple -4’s you didn’t want to take, this is your chance. Do it now, or you will regret it.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - F (ARS): This one was hard for me. Kane and Aguero are going to have decent second halves, too, I think, but Aubameyang’s ceiling seems to be highest. He should be more consistent than Kane (although Kane is a monster to finish most seasons, so keep an eye on that) and more healthy than Aguero. You need a Tier 1 forward; for now, it’s Auba.
One Spur - Wow, how about Tottenham right now? They have hit their groove. Even if they drop off a little, it’s hard to ignore them. You need to pick one Spur (or two) and ride with them since they share the points from week to week. It’s hard to ignore Son’s scoring at the moment, but Eriksen, Kane, and Dele will all be good plays on various weeks.
Lucas Digne - D (EVE): Yup, I know. He is a roller coaster ride from week to week. You aren’t transferring him in for the clean sheets. You just can’t ignore his offense anymore. His ability to score from outside the box and his free kick goals make him a must-own, especially if you still have Marcos Alonso. You can go down from Alonso to Digne, get 1.7 into your bank, and increase your scoring output until Alonso finds his shooting boots again. I know because I didn’t wait for my wildcard to make this move.
Felipe Anderson - M (WHU): He started the seasons slowly, as many new signings do, but now you must pay attention to him. He is able to score in multiple ways. Plus, West Ham’s schedule is free and clear for months.
Paul Pogba - M (MUN): He probably should be above Felipe Anderson on this list, but Pogba is just starting to come into form. Yes, the managerial change has helped, of course, and he’s free to create, which is something he is world-class at doing. The scores under the new manager speak for themselves. Just pay attention to his mood. As it changes, so do his scores. For now, though, transfer him in.
Cheap backup GK - I assume you have Alisson as your starting GK because why wouldn’t you? Liverpool have the most clean sheets in the league, and they are mostly fixture-proof in that way. I don’t care if Arsenal and City are next on the schedule. He’s a “set it and forget it” player in your lineup, which means that you need a cheap backup that you never plan to play, but want to have for your Bench Boost chip. Neil Etheridge (CAR) is my choice. On the right week, he’s perfect for your Bench Boost chip. He’s at 4.5. If you need the extra tenth, consider Jonas Lossl (HUD) at 4.4. He won’t get you the points of Etheridge, but he’s cheaper, and that might be all you need.
Danny Ings - F (SOU): Alongside those big-money guys like Salah and Aubameyang, you need discount guys, guys that bring high value, if you will. Danny Ings is that guy. At 5.6, you will be pleased with his production. There are always injury concerns with this guy, so just make sure you have a second forward between him and your Tier 1 guy.
Roberto Pereyra - M (WAT): I know, I’m surprised, too, that he’s on my own list. Listen, he’s another one of those roller coaster rides in terms of points from week to week, but you can’t ignore his 94 overall points. Transfer him into the back end of your midfield line and forget about him. He will disappoint you some weeks, and on others, he will light up your life.
Nathan Redmond - M (SOU): I’ve always had a soft spot for Nathan Redmond; I don’t know why. He’s like the plucky little player who could. Except that he couldn’t for a long time. Under new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, however, he has come alive. His 5-13-7 line is no coincidence. The competition gets tougher, so you have to watch out if you plan to play your second half WC right away. But he makes for the perfect conclusion to this Top 10 list.
This week, the boys work through the storylines of GW17 in the Premier League, giving you the fun segments and fantasy analysis you have come to know and love. For example, what's with all the top players who produced this week off the bench? How many members of the GW17 Dream Team are worth owning moving forward? How excited should you be about the Festive Fixtures? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this week's pod!
This week, Scott takes a shot at soccer relativists, which is to say lazy football announcers. It all makes sense once you listen.
This week, the boys discuss Gameweek 16's major storylines, both real life and fantasy, while sprinkling in your favorite fun segments along the way. Can you wait to bring in Mo Salah, or do you have to do it now? How important is your bench in your FPL lineup? Should you actually own Lucas Torreira? Just how good are Son and Salomon Rondon? Find out the answers to these questions and much more on this week's pod!
This week, Scott takes a shot at the Premier League over its struggle to implement VAR and asks why we can't have it now.
You know what I hate? I hate it when a forward or midfielder that is really good and that I want to play every week in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is playing against a club that features a really good defender or goalkeeper in my FPL lineup. It’s the worst. You can’t win either way.
For instance, Liverpool travels to Bournemouth tomorrow to kick off Gameweek (GW) 16. I have Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser, Alisson, and Andy Robertson in my squad. What do I do?
I could guess at a result and pick my lineup to fit that result. I could let it ride and just play my best players, regardless if their results offset each other. I could also play my Free Hit to change my squad for one week to avoid the matchups, but this is going to happen again. Plus, it’s usually best to save your Free Hit for when the FA Cup dramatically reduces the Premier League schedule.
For this particular upcoming weekend, there’s a second thing I hate. Man City plays Chelsea, and I own both Raheem Sterling and Marcos Alonso. Different match, same problem.
Oh, and there’s a third thing that I hate. I hate how the FPL Cup works. Why is it that only your GW16 score determines your entry into the knockout competition? I get that it fits the rest of the FPL Cup’s format, but wouldn’t it make more sense to use the cumulative score over the first 16 gameweeks instead to get the best participants into the tournament?
Maybe that’s just my insecurities over the fixtures and how they don’t fit in with my lineup this weekend.
In case you’re interested in what I personally decided to do, check out the picture above. That’s my lineup so far. Sitting Alonso is never easy, but Chelsea’s defense has not been great. As for Bournemouth-Liverpool, I took a different approach — the play-your-best-players-and-let-it-ride approach. Well, mostly. It is equally hard to sit Alisson, but I trust Wayne Hennessey.
Here’s to hoping my recent good form in FPL continues. I’ll hate it if it doesn’t.
This week, the boys make up for lost time by covering a potpourri of segments, storylines, and fantasy analysis. Is it time for Eriksen? Will you fall behind if you don’t own Aubameyang? Who is the lowest overall FPL scorer so far this season? Learn these answers and much, much more on this pod!
Here is a full rundown of what you will hear:
Dave’s Arsenal Moment
Do you need a Tier 1 forward (Auba/Kane/Aguero) to keep up in FPL, or can you still get away with Tier 2/3 forwards?
LIVEVE and the spectacular finish
Why Burnley has sucked
Should you transfer in Andros Townsend?
Stuart Armstrong and how he is affected by the Saints’ manager change
Fulham Defender Scoring Update
When to use your first wildcard if you haven’t yet
Should you already have Christian Eriksen?
Dunk, Duffy, and March — Brighton’s intriguing FPL options
Why Wolves have sucked
Summer signings have shown up (i.e. Armstrong, Anderson, Torreira, Digne/Mina, etc.)
Scott takes a shot at knee slide celebrations. It is as random as it sounds.
This past gameweek’s dream team is fascinating. This post will look at all of the players who made it onto the dream team and interpret what this should mean for you moving forward to GW14 and beyond. Along the way, we will add some additional players that require further analysis. Here we go!
Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (CRY) - Hennessey continues to be impressive. His scoring is a bit up-and-down from one week to the next, which is expected from a Crystal Palace keeper. If you have kept the faith on him as your backup (or even as your starter), you continue to feel rewarded.
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV), Ciaran Clark (NEW), Erik Durm (HUD) - 3 defenders made the GW13 dream team. For Clark and Durm, this is a surprise and not worth discussing further.
TAA continues to ask questions of FPL owners. He is the second-highest scoring Liverpool defender. He only scored 6 total points between GW7 and GW11 has had 25 in the past 2 weeks. You aren’t counting on a stylish free kick goal every week, but when he plays, he will always be a threat to score fantasy points.
Lewis Dunk for Brighton is worth mentioning. He only scored 3 points, but it could have been more. His last 6 scores are 6-8-5-6-9-3. You’d take that, wouldn’t you? With the Seagulls at Huddersfield this coming weekend, you should at least be thinking about it.
Midfielders: Leroy Sane (MCI), Raheem Sterling (MCI), Aaron Mooy (HUD), Stuart Armstrong (SOU), Dele Alli (TOT) - Sterling is a given. It’s good to see Dele back here, too. Sane is a head scratcher — otherwise known as a typical City player for FPL purposes. He has been very good when he has played, but look at these last 6 scores: 1-7-0-14-1-19. Like with all City players, if you transferred him in after GW4 and now plan to keep him, that’s fine. No one in their right mind would criticize you.
Mooy and Armstrong are always capable of this kind of performance against lower-table clubs, but you don’t expect it. In my (Scott’s) opinion, Armstrong has the higher ceiling among the two. Not sure if you should act on that fact, though…
If you have Eden Hazard, you feel like you are falling behind everyone else right now. He has had 5 poor weeks (he was injured for one of them). Time to upgrade to a City player.
If Dele is not suitable to you, maybe you are thinking about Eriksen or Son. It’s too bad style points aren’t a thing in FPL, just bonus points. If there were style points, Son would have gotten them all against Chelsea. Regardless, this match has to make you think that he’s back and ready for your consideration. Time to consider those Spurs again!
There is no doubt that FPL owners will be seduced by this past weekend’s performance by Ryan Sessegnon. He looked good, he had a great assist, he has a new manager, and he’s English. What’s not to love? For me, I will need to see more before I transfer him in.
Forwards: Aleksandar Mitrovic (FUL) and Roberto Firmino (LIV) - Welcome back, boys! We missed you. It’s not about me, but I’m glad to see them show up on the dream team just after I transferred both of them out. Sigh. It’s been that kind of year. Anyway…
Josh King wasted no time upon his return showing up on the scoresheet. The King-Wilson debate is back. As for Glenn Murray, he was due for a goal. 1 week on, 2 weeks off seems to be the formula for him.
That’s your dream team (with a few other names sprinkled in along the way)!
It's starting to feel like we are the Southampton of fantasy soccer (football) podcasts. It's been a struggle to get content published in our pod feed when you need it most. And now, we have a computer that has crashed.
We are working on an update so that we can resume podcasting ASAP. In the meantime, we are definitely cancelling one of our pods this week. Stay tuned on our social media channels or our website for more information throughout the week.
Meanwhile, here are my (Scott’s) thoughts on the matches from GW 13 in the Premier League:
Tottenham 3-1 Chelsea was one of those post-international break results that was shocking as it was happening but can easily be explained. Chelsea just weren’t ready to play. Meanwhile, Spurs had one of those passionate displays. The result? A 3-1 scoreline.
Harry Kane may soon become the Kane of old, but the real story here is Son’s run. The run that led to his goal was a thing of beauty. Simply stunning.
Mauricio Sarri, when evaluating his squad in this match, provided the Manager Quote of the Week. He said, "Today I did not like anybody.” Even the stars — Hazard and Alonso — have been absent now for far too long.
We were told at the start of the season that Chelsea were 1-2 years away from contending under Sarri. It was hard to believe in late September. Not so much in late November.
Manchester City just can’t help but win big. The 0-4 result over West Ham should be no surprise. I planned to ask Dave and Brian about that fourth goal (Sane’s second) in stoppage time. Was it wrong for them to do that? Were they basically running up the score?
My answer is no. When goal difference is your first tiebreaker, you have to keep scoring when you have the chance, no matter what the individual match scoreline might be. Plus, all of these players are professionals. They are going to be fine.
There’s nothing new to say about the City goal scorers, so let’s just say this about West Ham. If Marko and Michail Antonio can play together (healthily) in the same way as they did for glimpses of time here, the Hammers will improve.
Liverpool almost kept up with City by winning at Watford 0-3. TAA’s free kick was a thing of beauty. And with Shaqiri starting alongside the front three, this may have finally been the week that he was freed.
Lastly, you have the feeling that Jordan Henderson’s double yellow sending off might have more impact on Hendo himself than on the club. He has struggled for playing time, and now he will watch a little more.
Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal made it 17 matches in a row without a loss for the Gunners. Jefferson Lerma had himself a day. His was the own goal of all own goals. If only his blast off the post could have balanced his scoring. The goal of the match belongs to Josh King. His shot taken from a corner angle was another work of art.
Everton 1-0 Cardiff was the right result. Everton is flying right now, sitting in 6th ahead of Manchester United, who drew 0-0 at home against Crystal Palace. United also put in a lackluster performance after an international break. Who knows what you will get from one week to the next with them?
Murray and Vardy scored the goals in Brighton 1-1 Leicester, but the story on our Slack workspace was all about James Maddison’s sending off. Both yellows were warranted, including the one where he “anticipated” contact when going down inside the box. Remember, it’s not about whether or not Maddison’s intent was to dive; it’s about the fact that he actually dove.
Fulham 3-2 Southampton was fun, wasn’t it? Mitrovic and Schurrle, with some impressive moments from Sessegnon showed us what the Fulham attack is capable of. However, don’t get too excited, Fulham fans. This defense is still just as bad as it has been all season.
On the Southampton side, I had predicted Stuart Armstrong to have a decent season and help the Saints along the way. This brace showed how good he can be, but time will tell if he becomes a one-match wonder.
Speaking of braces, where did Aaron Mooy’s come from? That Wolves 0-2 Huddersfield scoreline was crazy. The Terriers have had some bad luck this season; you knew that had to change at some point. In this match, it finally did.
Wolves looked like a bad Championship side here. Let’s put that top-seven talk to bed, okay?
Burnley 1-2 Newcastle was the Monday match. I have nothing to say since I didn’t watch it and don’t plan to. I didn’t miss much, did I?
There is something beautiful about the Premier League schedule. Its ability to be divided up into bite-sized segments allows for easy viewing and following.
It begins with three four-week segments, each ending in an international break. This past week saw us suffer through the third of this fall’s three international breaks, which means that Segment 4 of the Premier League/FPL season is about to begin this coming weekend.
Segment 4 also spans a four week period of time and features a couple of new wrinkles for this season:
GW13: 11/24-11/26 (Saturday-Monday) - The first gameweek after an international break is sure to include a few squad selection surprises and interesting results.
GW14: 11/30-12/2 (Friday-Sunday) - With the Champions League and Europa League group stage matches in the midweek between GW13 and GW14, there might be some difficulty avoiding squad rotation choices with the top clubs.
GW15: 12/4-12/5 (Tuesday-Wednesday) - This is our first midweek gameweek of the season. While it is great for being able to watch and enjoy more football, it is torture for FPL. Are you certain your players are rotation-proof?
GW16: 12/8-12/10 (Saturday-Monday) - The third Premier League match in just over a week could continue to present challenges.
GW17: 12/15-12/16 (Saturday-Sunday) - With the final group stage matchday between GW16 and GW17, your top clubs are going to be awfully tired by the end of this gameweek. For FPL enthusiasts, this gameweek also features the start of the FPL Cup.
There is plenty here to be excited about, but there are also many landmines to be avoided. If you lose your focus during this segment of the season, you might find yourself in some trouble. After all, the halfway point of the season comes right after this segment ends.
Time to get serious.
This week, the boys examine Gameweek 12's FPL dream team and ask themselves a very important question: Is this the worst FPL "dream team" of all time? Seriously, though, what should we make of Joe Hart? Or Lewis Dunk? Or Callum Paterson? Or Salomon Rondon? Find out when you listen to this episode! (By the way, we discuss all the really important people, too.)
This week, the boys discuss all the major storylines coming out of Gameweek 12. Just how good is Juan Foyth? Is Sol Bamba invisible? Was Simon Hooper right or wrong to call Charlie Austin's goal offside? And is there an alternative pronunciation to Kieran Trippier's name? Find out all the answers on this podcast!
In this brief episode, Scott takes a shot at the Cardiff medical team over its handling of Sean Morrison and asks whether more can be done to protect Premier League players with head injuries.
This coming weekend marks the final gameweek before the third international break of the season. After this gameweek, we start to look ahead to the winter months, which are highlighted by the “festive holiday period.”
The idea for this week’s post came from the idea that the Premier League has a “Big 6.” As you probably know already, these are the 6 clubs that almost always finish at the top of the Premier League — at least it’s been that way for the last several years.
If you only consider players from the top 6 clubs, what would an All-Big 6 squad (using a standard 4-4-2 formation) look like? Would it reflect the form of the clubs themselves? How many City players would make the cut?
Let’s find out, shall we?
GOALKEEPERS: Ederson (MCI) - The highest scoring keeper is Ederson, thanks to all the clean sheets lately. Only Alisson is anywhere close at the moment.
DEFENDERS: Marcos Alonso (CHE), Andy Robertson (LIV), Kieran Trippier (TOT), Aymeric Laporte (MCI) - His owners are not thrilled with the recent form, but Alonso easily makes the squad. Robertson’s season has followed a similar track. Trippier’s form has been just the opposite; after being in a rotation with Serge Aurier (until Aurier’s injury), Trippier has dominated, rewarded the owners who transferred him in early. Laporte’s presence is the biggest shock of the squad, but it just goes to show how important it is to have someone who plays every week.
MIDFIELDERS: Eden Hazard (CHE), Raheem Sterling (MCI), Mo Salah (LIV), Sadio Mane (LIV) - Despite his recent injury, Hazard is still the top overall scorer in FPL. He might get caught soon, though, by a blazing hot Sterling. The price for Salah is highest, which makes his third place standing right now hard to swallow; his owners, however, have noticed his uptick in results. Right behind him is Mane, which is what keeps the Salah vs. Mane debate raging.
FORWARDS: Sergio Aguero (MCI), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) - Sergio Aguero continues to be one of the top forwards in the league. Early in his first full PL season, Aubameyang has joined him.
If we give this squad a bench, it would consist of Alisson (LIV), Benjamin Mendy (MCI), Lucas Moura (TOT), and Alexandre Lacazette (ARS).
The biggest surprise has to be the inclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Our podcast has been guilty of writing him off, but maybe it’s time to take a second look.
As expected, the starting squad has the most players from Manchester City (4 - 1 at each position). If you have found the right ones to transfer in, you have benefited. 3 Liverpool players made the cut, along with the 2 you expect from Chelsea. Finally, there is 1 from Arsenal and Tottenham. No Manchester United players make our squad.
Of course, you can’t go back and get points from the points already scored (profound, huh?). You have to do your best to predict future form. Something tells me, though, that if you have as many of these players as possible, you are going to do all right.