The fate of many a Togga manager rests on the outcome of Arsenal’s clash with Spurs at Wembley where they’ll try to repeat their dominant 2-0 display from GW12. While Arsenal’s away form is middling, they’ve enjoyed plenty of recent results at Wembley and the beatdown they served Everton has put the whole of England on notice. Except. Not really. As if Everton aren’t bad enough, Big Sam’s team selection was absurd, asking Schneiderlin and Gueye to provide the sort of service that could have tested Arsenal’s shaky back line. I digress.

If you own any attacking players for this North London derby, profit is likely. Defenders? Davies and Trippier, perhaps, but careful with anyone else.

Before we get started, the Togga family would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to our friend Andrew Laird, recently recognized by the FSWA as Soccer Writer of the Year.

  • Postscript from GW26: the Cherries front three did very little and were bailed out by none other than Joshua King, which cemented my humiliation. Ozil played well, but barely scored in double digits despite Arsenal’s 5 goals. Oh, but Townsend had 1.5 points in his triumphant return!
  • Studs: Danilo, should he start, is a no-doubt-about-it Top 10 choice. No, he’s not a comfortable defender but he won’t be tasked with marking Mahrez and the quality he brings when he links up on runs from the left flank or when he cuts in and cracks it from 20 yards is undeniable. Brighton have scored 6 away goals all year, 2 of them from Glenn Murray penalties, and 3 of which came away at West Ham one week before Slaven Bilic was sacked. That’s why you see 3 Stoke defenders in the Top 25 and with the center half pairing, they’re not exactly clean sheet dependent options.
  • Duds: I own him so this one hurts. I can’t rate Marc Albrighton highly this week. Love the player, hate the matchup. Between the absence of Mahrez and the presence of Kyle Walker, Leicester will be better off working Diabate down the right, but I suspect neither he nor Albrighton will have much success. As the aforementioned Mr. Laird observed, “Mahrez is not Messi.” No, but he’s certainly Leicester’s Messi.
1Lukasz FabianskiMarcos AlonsoKevin De BruyneMohamed Salah
2David De GeaCesar AzpilicuetaEden HazardSergio Aguero
3Thibaut CourtoisKyle WalkerChristian EriksenHarry Kane
4Nick PopeAntonio ValenciaXherdan ShaqiriAlexis Sanchez
5Jonas LosslNicolas OtamendiWillianRoberto Firmino
6Jack ButlandChris SmallingMesut OzilRomelu Lukaku
7EdersonAndrew RobertsonPaul PogbaP.E. Aubameyang
8Jordan PickfordDavide ZappacostaHenrikh MkhitaryanRaheem Sterling
9Hugo LlorisDaniloSadio ManeCallum Wilson
10Petr CechPhil JonesHeung-Min SonChristian Benteke
11Loris KariusVirgil Van DijkJesse LingardAnthony Martial
12Asmir BegovicBen MeeBernardo SilvaChicharito
13AdrianBen DaviesAndros TownsendJoshua King
14Mat RyanAntonio RudigerCesc FabregasJordan Ayew
15Kasper SchmeichelAymeric LaporteOxlade-ChamberlainTheo Walcott
16Alex McCarthyRyan ShawcrossJ. Berg GudmundssonRicharlison
17Wayne HennesseyKurt ZoumaAaron RamseyOlivier Giroud
18Orestis KarnezisShane DuffyAbdoulaye DoucoureGerard Deulofeu
19Ben FosterAaron CresswellJoao MarioGlenn Murray
20Karl DarlowHector BellerinJames Ward-ProwseMame Diouf
21Kieran TrippierDele AlliJay Rodriguez
22Moritz BauerPascal GrossGuido Carrillo
23Matthew LowtonJordon IbeLaurent Depoitre
24Gary CahillGylfi SigurdssonAshley Barnes
25Simon FrancisJunior StanislasDaniel Sturridge
26Shkodran MustafiChoupo-Moting
27Harry MaguireN'Golo Kante
28Kevin LongLuka Milivojevic
29Nacho MonrealEmre Can
30Seamus ColemanMark Noble
31Charlie DanielsBadou Ndiaye
32Christopher SchindlerAaron Mooy
33Alfie MawsonYohan Cabaye
34Jan VertonghenAlex Iwobi
35Patrick Van AanholtFernandinho
36Erik PietersMarc Albrighton
37Nathan AkeMario Lemina
38Cuco MartinaWilfried Ndidi
39Jamaal LascellesMohamed Diamé
40Ahmed HegaziJoe Allen

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