Plotlines from the group stage of the Champions League continue to draw gasps and the implications for #EPL are many. Real Madrid were undone by Spurs, suffering their worst European defeat in nearly a decade; Guardiola and Sarri swapped spit some more but City’s players wore the pants at Stadio San Paolo; German clubs can’t do anything right, nevermind their good fortune in Glasgow; and for all of Conte’s stability in one competition last year, Chelsea’s recent lineup volatility combined with rampant positional indiscipline finds the Blues looking vulnerable with Mourinho readying his dullest daggers.

Let’s get started.

  • Postscript from GW10: Pascal Gross notched a couple completed crosses to complement yet another assist and Robbie Brady actually managed a very serviceable FPL performance despite failing to assist or score a goal. He’s away to Southampton this weekend so he’s still on thin ice!
  • Studs: As a nod to Togga’s scoring format, my top 20 midfielders now include four box-to-box and/or central holding midfielders with plenty of defensive guile and exceptional work rates. Fernandinho, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Aarons Ramsey & Mooy: take a bow. And don’t make me look bad in GW11.
  • Duds: Thus far, Choupo-Moting had one remarkable and one fairly decent performance. The rest of his season’s points output, in descending order: 9, 8.5, 6, 4, 3.5, 3.5, 3, 2. I can’t imagine any league with 10 or more teams where there aren’t far better free agent options available. E.g. Tom Cleverley, Yohan Cabaye, Steven Davis.
1David de GeaBen DaviesChristian EriksenHarry Kane
2Nick PopeSerge AurierKevin De BruyneSergio Aguero
3Lukasz FabianskiSead KolasinacLeroy SaneMohamed Salah
4Michel VormKyle WalkerDele AlliAlexis Sanchez
5Fraser ForsterStephen WardEden HazardRomelu Lukaku
6Jonas LosslJames MilnerMesut OzilRoberto Firmino
7Mat RyanMarcos AlonsoDavid SilvaAlvaro Morata
8Rob ElliotAntonio ValenciaRiyad MahrezRicharlison
9Kasper SchmeichelChristian FuchsAaron RamseyJamie Vardy
10Asmir BegovicDavide ZappacostaWilfried ZahaRaheem Sterling
11Thibaut CourtoisBen MeePascal GrossGabriel Jesus
12Petr CechVirgil Van DijkSon Heung-MinAlexander Lacazette
13EdersonNicolas OtamendiCesc FabregasMarcus Rashford
14Simon MignoletNacho MonrealXherdan ShaqiriManolo Gabbiadini
15Jordan PickfordCesar AzpilicuetaFernandinhoMame Biram Diouf
16Heurelho GomesShane DuffyAaron MooyChicharito
17Jack ButlandPhil JonesTiemoué BakayokoTammy Abraham
18Ben FosterKyle NaughtonJunior StanislasPedro
19Joe HartJan VertonghenAnthony KnockaertWayne Rooney
20Julian SperoniEric BaillyManuel LanziniAndre Ayew
21Harry MaguireMatt RitchieDominic Calvert-Lewin
22Alberto MorenoTom CleverleyAnthony Martial
23Davinson SanchezAndros TownsendJoselu
24Aaron CresswellSofiane BoufalGlenn Murray
25David LuizRobbie BradyJay Rodriguez
26Joseph GomezDemarai Gray
27John StonesAbdoulaye Doucouré
28Ryan BertrandGranit Xhaka
29Kurt ZoumaFabian Delph
30Ben ChilwellDusan Tadic
31Hector BellerinYohan Cabaye
32James TarkowskiBernardo Silva
33Christopher SchindlerJordan Henderson
34Matthew LowtonGrzegorz Krychowiak
35Cedric SoaresAnder Herrera
36Jamaal LascellesDavey Propper
37Chancel MbembaSteven Davis
38Laurent KoscielnyRuben Loftus-Cheek
39Antonio RudigerTom Carroll
40Ahmed HegaziChoupo-Moting

This season, our weekly fantasy Premier League ranks are a one-man affair, with Benji Wade taking over the mantle. You can find him on Twitter: .