Kevin de Bruyne, Alexis Sánchez, Etienne Capoue, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho lead the way
Kevin de Bruyne, Alexis Sánchez, Etienne Capoue, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho are the currently the five best point scorers in fantasy football.
It’s not all good news for De Bruyne – he might be leading the way with 49 points, after scoring 10 more at the weekend, but he got injured during Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Swansea.
He has joined Belgian teammate on a trip to Barcelona to meet with top surgeon Dr Ramon Cugat – it’s understood that the attacking midfielder could miss up to four weeks and is going to struggle to be fit for the Champions League tie Barcelona.
After a lukewarm start to the season Sánchez is now back on form! The Chilean has picked up 46 points in total and is always a threat in front of goal.
After Saturday’s 3-0 win over Chelsea ex-Gunner Martin Keown stated that Sánchez is the club’s best forward since Thierry Henry – in fact he almost matched Henry’s 100-game total.
The Gunners’ star man now has four goals this season and three assists. It is
It’s now key that Arsene Wenger sits him and his agent down and gets him to sign a new contract to ensure that they don’t lose their asset.
The season’s surprise Capoue only scored two points this week as his Watford team lost 2-0 to promoted Burnley – after beating Manchester United last week, for the first time in 30 years, the Hornets would have been looking to build on that! This result will be a real disappointment to Italian coach Walter Mazzarri.
Sterling is on 44 points and has been selected by 24.8% of people – in his first season he disappointed everyone. There was huge pressure on him after moving from Liverpool in a deal that has the potential to be worth £49 million but this year it’s different!
It has to be said the big difference is Pep Guardiola – under the Spaniard Sterling has more than doubled the distance he sprints per game – before if he lost the ball he would rarely chase it but now he is like a terrier chasing a bone!
During Saturday’s win against Swansea the England international ran 530 metres at top speed and his 82 sprints were more than any other player in the Premier League – compare that to the last time he played a full 90 minutes under former boss Manuel Pellegrini when he only covered 220 metres at his top pace.
Finally it’s Liverpool’s Coutinho with 41 points – with him only costing £8.2 million he has been selected by 31% of people.
The Brazilian star has helped his team to beat three of last year’s top four and not to mentions the last two Premier League winners.
Against Hull he had five shots and scored one of them, created four chances of which one was an assist and had a 100% record when taking on opponents – he is really starting to look like a world class player.
- John Terry to leave Chelsea at the end of the season
- Marcus Rashford is Manchester United’s home-grown talent but he must make the most of his limited chances
- Pep Guardiola needs to overhaul Manchester City’s defence with John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala not living up to their price tag
- Rudy Gestede has joined Middlesbrough