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)!