Having seen so many screenshots recently of various league tables throughout Toggaland, one thing is clear: it’s squeaky bum times for managers and point differential will be a factor for plenty of league champions. No pressure for your friendly ranker! Injuries, fatigue, context, and derbies have rendered this a particularly tricky week for setting ranks. To wit, I did not rank Salah because I find it incredibly unlikely that he’ll be risked against Everton even if his groin / butt cheek / thigh are generally intact. Additionally, I’ve ranked both Liverpool and City as though Klopp and Guardiola respectively will play their best available players. The reality, however, is that neither will do that. Guardiola, in particular, has literally nothing to gain from this fixture except an opportunity to rub Mourinho’s face in feces. But bear in mind, Pep’s ego can never be underestimated and with Mourinho being involved, could you blame him for going medieval?

Let’s get started.

  • Postscript from GW32: I kinda nailed it with predictions for Aubameyang, Wilson, King, Defoe, and Zouma. I missed on Mkhitaryan.
  • Studs: It feels equal parts overdue and gratifying to recognize the consistent run of form from Sadio Mane in 2018. 162 points in his last 12 starts, 13.5 PPM. Now think of his GW33 opposition. Poor, poor, Everton Football Club, the slowest gaggle of dullards in the premiership. To make matters worse for the Toffees, team selection and instructions are being issued by an enormous pile of mediocrity masquerading as a football manager. Good luck to Schneiderlin, Rooney, Baines, et al.
  • Duds: With a heavy heart, I have to jump from the Shaqiri Train with Spurs rolling into town this week. He’s only managed double digits against a Top 6 side twice, both times against Manchester United. Chances are, you don’t have better options available, but if you do, consider using them.
 GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
1Petr CechBen DaviesKevin De BruyneHarry Kane
2Nick PopeMarcos AlonsoHeung-Min SonP.E. Aubameyang
3Lukasz FabianskiSerge AurierSadio ManeRoberto Firmino
4Hugo LlorisNacho MonrealChristian EriksenAlvaro Morata
5Thibaut CourtoisAndrew RobertsonRiyad MahrezJamie Vardy
6Loris KariusCesar AzpilicuetaWillianAlexis Sanchez
7Martin DubravkaTrent Alexander-ArnoldMesut OzilGabriel Jesus
8Kasper SchmeichelJan VertonghenEden HazardRomelu Lukaku
9Wayne HennesseyShkodran MustafiDele AlliJoshua King
10David De GeaJames MilnerDavid SilvaRaheem Sterling
11Mat RyanHarry MaguireWilfried ZahaMarko Arnautovic
12EdersonKyle WalkerOxlade-ChamberlainGlenn Murray
13Ben FosterVictor MosesLeroy SaneAshley Barnes
14Jack ButlandHector BellerinAndros TownsendTroy Deeney
15Orestis KarnezisJose HolebasPaul PogbaSalomon Rondon
16Jonas LosslStephen WardAaron RamseyChris Wood
17Asmir BegovicBen ChilwellCesc FabregasDwight Gayle
18Jordan PickfordVirgil Van DijkPascal GrossSteve Mounie
19Alex McCarthyJames TarkowskiMatt RitchieTammy Abraham
20Joe HartAntonio ValenciaAbdoulaye DoucoureJay Rodriguez
21Nicolas OtamendiN'Golo KanteOlivier Giroud
22Patrick Van AanholtMarc AlbrightonCallum Wilson
23Christopher SchindlerJordon IbeCenk Tosun
24Matthew LowtonWill HughesKenedy
25Laurent KoscielnyAaron MooyRicharlison
26Shane DuffyLuka Milivojevic
27Jamaal LascellesVicente Iborra
28Charlie DanielsXherdan Shaqiri
29Dejan LovrenFernandinho
30Christopher SmallingJesse Lingard
31Steve CookRyan Fraser
32Nathan AkeChris Brunt
33Mamadou SakhoGranit Xhaka
34Jonny EvansYohan Cabaye
35Kyle NaughtonJoao Mario
36Davinson SanchezAaron Lennon
37Antonio RudigerMathew Phillips
38Kiko FemeniaKi Sung-yueng
39DeAndre YedlinLewis Cook
40Mike Van der HoornAaron Wan-Bissaka

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: .