If we’re going by the sheer intensity of soap opera narratives, by the time Alexis Sanchez and Henrink Mkhitaryan swap places, the January 2018 transfer window will prove to be the most memorable in recent memory. In the meantime, players like Georges Kevin Nkoudou, Terence Kongolo, Moritz Bauer, and last but not least, Alex Pritchard, may have the biggest impact to their respective clubs because of overwhelming need.
Let’s get started.
- Postscript from GW23: Luke Shaw has continued his stable climb toward the top of the left fullback pecking order and with Ashley Young returning from suspension, all eyes are on Mourinho. Otamendi didn’t cover himself in glory against Liverpool, but the Argentinian defender’s contract was extended through 2022. And he was certainly better than John Stones.
- Studs: 116 points in his last 5 games from 5 goals, 3 assists, 12 key passes, and 15 successful dribbles. TAKE A BOW, MARKO ARNAUTOVIC! Great matchup in GW24 and as such, Sharko has earned his first top 10 rank of the season.
- Duds: I simply can’t recall the last time I saw Alvaro Morata look confident with the ball at his feet. The truth is, you can’t either. Start him and pray that he stops sucking or that Cesar delivers a cross directly to his dome. That’s all you can do at this point.
Editor’s note: Morata was suspended after these ranks were drafted. The enmity remains, but you can safely put him on your bench now.
|1||David De Gea||Marcos Alonso||Kevin De Bruyne||Sergio Aguero|
|2||Ederson||Cesar Azpilicueta||Christian Eriksen||Harry Kane|
|3||Jordan Pickford||Nicolas Otamendi||Paul Pogba||Mohamed Salah|
|4||Jonas Lossl||Antonio Valencia||Eden Hazard||Raheem Sterling|
|5||Kasper Schmeichel||Kyle Walker||Riyad Mahrez||Roberto Firmino|
|6||Hugo Lloris||Ben Davies||Leroy Sane||Romelu Lukaku|
|7||Petr Cech||Virgil Van Dijk||Heung-Min Son||Alexander Lacazette|
|8||Thibaut Courtois||Harry Maguire||Sadio Mane||Marko Arnautovic|
|9||Loris Karius||Kieran Trippier||Mesut Ozil||Jamie Vardy|
|10||Nick Pope||Hector Bellerin||Wilfried Zaha||Cenk Tosun|
|11||Lukasz Fabianski||Joseph Gomez||Manuel Lanzini||Callum Wilson|
|12||Jack Butland||Jan Vertonghen||Willian||Wayne Rooney|
|13||Adrian||Shkodran Mustafi||Dele Alli||Christian Benteke|
|14||Heurelho Gomes||Victor Moses||David Silva||Richarlison|
|15||Alex McCarthy||Phil Jones||Cesc Fabregas||Michy Batshuayi|
|16||Wayne Hennessey||Danilo||Jesse Lingard||Jay Rodriguez|
|17||Mat Ryan||Sead Kolasinac||Gylfi Sigurdsson||Anthony Martial|
|18||Asmir Begovic||Aaron Cresswell||Xherdan Shaqiri||Andre Gray|
|19||Ben Foster||John Stones||Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain||Danny Welbeck|
|20||Karl Darlow||Jonjoe Kenny||Aaron Mooy||Laurent Depoitre|
|21||Simon Francis||Marc Albrighton||Jordan Ayew|
|22||Davinson Sanchez||Choupo-Moting||Peter Crouch|
|23||Christopher Schindler||Jack Wilshere||Ayoze Perez|
|24||Luke Shaw||Abdoulaye Doucoure||Ashley Barnes|
|25||Andrew Robertson||J. Berg Gudmundsson||Shinji Okazaki|
|26||Arthur Masuaku||N'Golo Kante|
|27||Cuco Martina||Pascal Gross|
|29||Christian Fuchs||Alex Iwobi|
|30||Shane Duffy||Dusan Tadic|
|31||Ben Mee||Matt Ritchie|
|32||Antonio Rudiger||Ryan Fraser|
|33||Kurt Zouma||Emre Can|
|35||James Tarkowski||Jordon Ibe|
|36||Craig Dawson||Steven Defour|
|37||Andreas Christensen||Wilfried Ndidi|
|38||Steve Cook||Nemanja Matic|
|39||Angelo Ogbonna||James Ward-Prowse|
|40||Patrick Van Aanholt||Eric Dier|
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.