“I just made my whole team Man City players.”
Ryan (via Twitter) is not wrong. To wit, I find myself aligned with him in GW6 rankings. The best selections in defense, midfield, and attack are incontrovertibly City players. Over their last three games, City boast the following ranks in productivity: Forwards: #1 (Aguero) and #3 (Jesus), Midfielders: #2 (KDB) and #7 (D-Silva), and Defenders: #3 (Mendy), #5 (Walker), and #9 (Otamendi).
Add Ederson, Sterling, Sane, and Stones to the above and you’d have a terrifying concoction, especially with Crystal Palace coming to the Etihad for a bare-bottom spanking.
But enough about City. Let’s get started.
- Postscript from last week: Shaqiri was indeed brilliant, Cabaye was a Big Bag of Blah and Lossl had his first true stinker. Meanwhile, the Burnley centre backs stood around casually smoking cigarettes while Liverpool took 30 bad shots, 19 of which came from outside the area. Oh, and Gabbiadini was benched. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- Studs: Wenger will have selection nightmares with Alexis and Ozil now fit. Bellerin, Kolasinac and Koscielny should find healthy output vs. an inept Baggies attack. Shifting north, Gylfi has yet to look comfortable, let alone good in an Everton shirt, but with Dominic Calvert-Lewin / Oumar Niasse giving him something to aim at, I like his chances at finding gaps – and his first assist – against Bournemouth’s shaky defense.
- Duds: Slaven Bilic, who can’t help himself with emo outburts, gently crapped on Hammers dreams when calling his strikers’ partnership “almost impossible.” I’m steering clear of West Ham until Bilic changes meds or gets sacked. And back to Liverpool, not one those defenders can be trusted. Between squad rotation and poor play, Liverpool have nobody inside the top 25. Joe Gomez, ranked #27 in Togga, hasn’t featured since GW3. Leicester are coming off successive wins vs. the Reds.
|1||Lukasz Fabianski||Benjamin Mendy||Kevin De Bruyne||Sergio Aguero|
|2||Fraser Forster||Sead Kolasinac||Christian Eriksen||Harry Kane|
|3||Petr Cech||Marcos Alonso||Henrikh Mkhitaryan||Romelu Lukaku|
|4||David De Gea||Antonio Valencia||Eden Hazard||Alexis Sanchez|
|5||Nick Pope||Ben Davies||David Silva||Gabriel Jesus|
|6||Ederson||Kyle Walker||Gylfi Sigurdsson||Roberto Firmino|
|7||Rob Elliot||Daley Blind||Philippe Coutinho||Alvaro Morata|
|8||Hugo Lloris||Nicolas Otamendi||Dele Alli||Alexander Lacazette|
|9||Heurelho Gomes||Serge Aurier||N'Golo Kante||Jamie Vardy|
|10||Jack Butland||Hector Bellerin||Matt Ritchie||Mohamed Salah|
|11||Thibau Courtois||Kyle Naughton||Riyad Mahrez||Chris Wood|
|12||Jordan Pickford||Laurent Koscielny||Robbie Brady||Joselu|
|13||Ben Foster||Jamaal Lascelles||Aaron Mooy||Raheem Sterling|
|14||Asmir Begovic||César Azpilicueta||Mesut Ozil||Marcus Rashford|
|15||Simon Mignolet||Eric Bailly||Pascal Gross||Wayne Rooney|
|16||Jonas Lossl||Phil Jones||Xherdan Shaqiri||Dominic Calvert-Lewin|
|17||Kasper Schmeichel||Ryan Bertrand||Andros Townsend||Manolo Gabbiadini|
|18||Joe Hart||Shkodran Mustafi||Willian||Tammy Abraham|
|19||Mat Ryan||John Stones||Cesc Fabregas||Daniel Sturridge|
|20||Wayne Hennessey||Victor Moses||Emre Can||Joshua King|
|21||Leighton Baines||Leroy Sane||Andre Gray|
|22||Stephen Ward||Aaron Ramsey||Anthony Martial|
|23||Cedric Soares||Granit Xhaka||Jesé|
|24||Matthew Lowton||Michail Antonio||Chicharito|
|25||Charlie Daniels||Nathan Redmond||Richarlison|
|26||Harry Maguire||Dusan Tadic|
|27||Chancel Mbemba||Juan Mata|
|28||Craig Dawson||Steven Davis|
|29||Toby Alderweireld||Nemanja Matic|
|30||Jan Vertonghen||Marouane Fellaini|
|31||Maya Yoshida||Christian Atsu|
|32||Ashley Williams||Solly March|
|33||Shane Duffy||Matt Phillips|
|34||Ben Mee||Tom Carroll|
|35||James Tarkowski||Renato Sanches|
|36||Ahmed Hegazi||Ander Herrera|
|38||Federico Fernandez||Leroy Fer|
|39||Jose Fonte||Jordon Ibe|
|40||Nacho Monreal||Bernardo Silva|
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.