SCT Manager of the Round: Stavro Yako, TheUsualSuspects1415: 75 points
SCT League Leader: Adam Brady, Awkward Science: 43rd overall
There was only one keeper below £5.0m to claim a clean sheet this week and that was Steve Harper (£4.5m) of Hull. Hugo Lloris (£5.6m) shoots to the top of the overall tally with his first real contribution since GW2. David De Gea (£5.4m) made a few heroic saves in the dying embers of the match against Everton to claim the win. He looks to be in some terrific form and his efforts on the weekend including a penalty save will do his confidence the world of good heading into a tough run of games that could lead to plenty of save points.
Branislav Ivanovic (£7.3m) marches clear as the number one defender in the game at 44 points already. The win over Arsenal saw him claim bonus points for the third time this season. The cut-price Andrew Robinson (£4.5m) might interest a few after collecting three bonus to go with his assist and clean sheet this week, until they look at the fixture list that is. In the next 7 weeks it’d be just the trip to Burnley in GW11 that give Hull any sort of confidence at a clean sheet. Leighton Baines (£7.0m) is much more attractive now that Everton’s tough opening to the season has passed. Had he scored the penalty that was saved, he’d have been looking at a third double-figure haul in four weeks.
Angel Di Maria (£10.1m) continues to accumulate the points with another goal and assist, making him the most in-form player in the competition fantasy-wise. There were eight midfielders to score 10+ points this week, including Sigurdsson (£6.7m) who still looks a must-have player at that price. He’s still the highest scoring midfielder in the competition and sits 2nd in assists behind Cesc Fabregas. Nacer Chadli (£6.3m) continues his good form, looking like decent value for money as a Spurs mid. The often maligned Stewart Downing (£5.6m) snagged another assist to make it three in the last month for him, taking his tally to 37 points.
Another game, another goal for Diego Costa (£11.1m). That takes him up to nine goals already this season. It was the week for budget forwards though, with the top 5 strikers in GW7 coming in at less than £6.0m. Fletcher, Cisse, Wickham, Naismith and Sakho all defied their price-tags. Keep an eye on Sergio Aguero (£12.2) as well, who is also quietly accumulating points in nearly every game and could be set to explode at any given moment.
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