There’s another interesting conversation happening on Twitter about free agent darlings. Marvin Zeegelaar: do you rate him? Let us know!
Despite their lackluster pedigree, many serviceable wingbacks have thrived in Togga format. Historically speaking, when you see the likes of Charlie Daniels, George Friend, Aaron Cresswell, and Matt Phillips combine crosses and intermittent clean sheets to put up big fantasy numbers, you’d be foolish to doubt that Zeegelaar could do the same. When playing three at the back, Silva now clearly favors Zeegelaar over Holebas to play in front of Britos on the left of the midfield. He does average a yellow card for every three appearances, so don’t expect him to be a disciplinary upgrade over Holebas (ahem, Mr. Booth). Pick him up and park him for the next two game weeks, but confidently start him for the SIX fixtures after.
Reminder! There are two game weeks in the next six days so be sure to create a few notifications for yourself, as follows:
- Tuesday-Wednesday: GW14
- Thursday: Waivers
- Saturday-Sunday: GW15
Let’s get started.
- Postscript from GW12: Pogba was kept off the score sheet but still managed 13 points, but every time I hate on Dele Alli, it backfires. See also, Pascal Gross. MEA CULPA, Mr. Gross. But, FU, Alli, I still don’t like you.
- Studs: Xherdan Shaqiri – It must an official format thing, but I’ve yet to see my peers rank Shaqiri in the top 10 of midfielders. What’s he done so far in Togga format? Welp, he’s 4th highest scoring midfielder and #12 overall, that’s all. He remains the lone piece of consistent quality available to Mark Hughes with the rapidly regressing Diouf and the erratic Choupo-Moting. Look for Shaqiri to unravel the Liverpool defense at least once since the Reds concede goals for giggles away from Anfield.
- Duds: Virgil Van Dijk – He’s back! Do my eyes deceive me? 13 aerials won, 10 clearances, 15 points and a narrowly missed clean sheet. But now, he takes his soon to be soiled dignity to the Etihad, where I can guarantee aerials won’t be happening and nor will clean sheets. City will keep their onslaught on the floor, and in doing so, put Van Dijk into far less than his 8.84 points per match average. I still doubt Mike P feels good about trading Martial for VvD.
|1||David De Gea||Kyle Walker||Kevin De Bruyne||Sergio Aguero|
|2||Hugo Lloris||Sead Kolasinac||Eden Hazard||Mohamed Salah|
|3||Nick Pope||Marcos Alonso||Christian Eriksen||Harry Kane|
|4||Lukasz Fabianski||Antonio Valencia||Paul Pogba||Alexis Sanchez|
|5||Asmir Begovic||Kieran Trippier||Leroy Sane||Romelu Lukaku|
|6||Thibaut Courtois||Cesar Azpilicueta||Pascal Gross||Raheem Sterling|
|7||Petr Cech||James Milner||Philippe Coutinho||Alvaro Morata|
|8||Mat Ryan||Nicolas Otamendi||Xherdan Shaqiri||Richarlison|
|9||Kasper Schmeichel||Ben Davies||Sadio Mane||Roberto Firmino|
|10||Ederson||Nacho Monreal||Aaron Ramsey||Jamie Vardy|
|11||Simon Mignolet||Davide Zappacosta||Wilfried Zaha||Alexander Lacazette|
|12||Jordan Pickford||Charlie Daniels||Riyad Mahrez||Dominic Calvert-Lewin|
|13||Rob Elliot||Stephen Ward||Dele Alli||Marcus Rashford|
|14||Heurelho Gomes||Jan Vertonghen||Yohan Cabaye||Joshua King|
|15||Jonas Lossl||Shane Duffy||Manuel Lanzini||Christian Benteke|
|16||Joe Hart||Ben Mee||Gylfi Sigurdsson||Andre Gray|
|17||Fraser Forster||Shkodran Mustafi||Cesc Fabregas||Gabriel Jesus|
|18||Lee Grant||Harry Maguire||Andros Townsend||Callum Wilson|
|19||Julian Speroni||Leighton Baines||Choupo-Moting||Anthony Martial|
|20||Ben Foster||Alberto Moreno||Heung-Min Son||Chris Wood|
|21||Chris Smalling||Abdoulaye Doucouré||Joselu|
|22||Nathan Ake||Anthony Knockaert||Charlie Austin|
|23||Laurent Koscielny||N'Golo Kante||Salomon Rondon|
|24||Gary Cahill||Fernandinho||Mame Biram Diouf|
|25||Christian Fuchs||Ashley Young||Glenn Murray|
|26||Virgil Van Dijk||Will Hughes|
|27||Davinson Sanchez||Matt Ritchie|
|28||Mamadou Sakho||Ruben Loftus-Cheek|
|29||Simon Francis||Robbie Brady|
|30||Kurt Zouma||Fabian Delph|
|31||Aaron Cresswell||Aaron Mooy|
|32||Marvin Zeegelaar||Juan Mata|
|33||James Tarkowski||Dusan Tadic|
|34||Kyle Naughton||Granit Xhaka|
|35||Hector Bellerin||Davy Propper|
|36||Pablo Zabaleta||Matt Phillips|
|37||Cedric Soares||Darren Fletcher|
|38||Matthew Lowton||Georginio Wijnaldum|
|39||Joel Matip||Jeff Hendrick|
|40||Andreas Christensen||Andrew Surman|
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: Follow @benjiwade.