Before the FPL Draft ranks, some notes from GW12. I can’t fathom the pain of supporting West Ham United. Moyes thought he’d inculcate the faithful with a clean sheet 0-0 draw and managed neither. As such, Lanzini remains the only outfield player worthy of a rank, discounted to Ashley Young / Matt Ritchie territory.

Meanwhile, Paul Pogba single-handedly dragged United back from The Upside Down, making it clear Mourinho’s fortunes are tethered almost entirely upon the Frenchman’s auteurist invention. Welcome back, Zlatan, but Pogba is the true lion. For GW13, the tastiest Thanksgiving leftovers are Chelsea traveling to Anfield. Alonso and Zappacosta should have room to operate but make no mistake, this is going to be a Togga format smorgasbord of opportunity for every attacking player on the pitch. Start ’em if you got ’em!

There are three game weeks in the next 10 days, be sure to create a few notifications for yourself, as follows:

  • Friday – Sunday: GW13
  • Tuesday: Waivers
  • Tuesday-Wednesday: GW14
  • Thursday: Waivers
  • Saturday-Sunday: GW15

Let’s get started.

  • Postscript from GW12: I recently spent time in an opium den and as a result, ranked Daley Blind in the top ten last week. lols / WTFs, abound. Richarlison scored 20 points, most of it in the second half, and Gabbiadini started the game staring hatefully at Shane Long from the bench before putting in a meaningless 11 minute shift to end Southampton’s profoundly miserable day.
  • Studs: POGBAAAAAA! Pogba. POGBA! Pogba? P.O.G.B.A.!
  • Duds: I debated Dele Allie vs. Philippe Coutinho back in September and I was on the very wrong end of the debate. Alli is the 4th most dispossessed player in the EPL, just below Jordan Ayew, Andros Townsend, and Joshua King. The problem for Alli is that Townsend leads the EPL in successful take-ons with 39 and Dele Alli is 37th with 14. Alli enjoyed some herd immunity in scoring 20 points when Spurs thrashed Liverpool, but that output was surrounded by 2 vs. Arsenal, 4 vs. United, 5 vs. Bournemouth, and 6 vs. Huddersfield Town. Come at me, Chuck.
 GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
1Nick PopeKyle WalkerChristian EriksenHarry Kane
2David De GeaAntonio ValenciaPaul PogbaRomelu Lukaku
3Lukasz FabianskiBen DaviesKevin De BruyneMohamed Salah
4Asmir BegovicMarcos AlonsoDavid SilvaSergio Aguero
5Hugo LlorisKieran TrippierEden HazardAlvaro Morata
6Petr CechSead KolasinacSadio ManeAlexis Sanchez
7Fraser ForsterCesar AzpilicuetaLeroy SaneRicharlison
8EdersonChris SmallingPhilippe CoutinhoRaheem Sterling
9Kasper SchmeichelNacho MonrealMesut OzilAlexander Lacazette
10Rob ElliotNicolas OtamendiRiyad MahrezRoberto Firmino
11Jordan PickfordDavide ZappacostaWilfried ZahaJamie Vardy
12Thibaut CourtoisJan VertonghenCesc FabregasGabriel Jesus
13Heurelho GomesCharlie DanielsXherdan ShaqiriChristian Benteke
14Joe HartLeighton BainesAaron RamseyCallum Wilson
15Jonas LosslHarry MaguireN'Golo KanteDominic Calvert-Lewin
16Simon MignoletLaurent KoscielnyChoupo-MotingAnthony Martial
17Julian SperoniVirgil Van DijkYohan CabayeJoshua King
18Lee GrantDavinson SanchezFernandinhoMarcus Rashford
19Ben FosterChristian FuchsAbdoulaye DoucoureAndre Gray
20Mat RyanKyle NaughtonDele AlliAndy Carroll
21Pablo ZabaletaRuben Loftus-CheekTammy Abraham
22Marcos RojoGylfi SigurdssonDwight Gayle
23Ryan BertrandJuan MataMame Biram Diouf
24Shane DuffyPascal GrossChris Wood
25Kurt ZoumaAshley YoungManolo Gabbiadini
26Alberto MorenoManuel Lanzini
27Hector BellerinMatt Ritchie
28Jonjoe KennyHenrikh Mkhitaryan
29Ben MeeFabian Delph
30Steve CookWill Hughes
31Nathan AkeJordan Henderson
32Stephen WardAndros Townsend
33DeAndre YedlinTiemoué Bakayoko
34Marvin ZeegelaarWilfried Ndidi
35Matthew LowtonDavy Propper
36Cedric SoaresNathan Redmond
37Jose HolebasJeff Hendrick
38David LuizAnthony Knockaert
39Martin OlssonGeorginio Wijnaldum
40James TarkowskiTom Cleverley

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: .