In the final week of fantasy football before the international break, SBC’s Andrew McCarron and Dafabet’s John Cruces both hit high scores to pile the pressure on early pacesetter, James Birch.
Despite having a relatively low scoring week, Birch’s lead at the top remained at eight points, much to the credit of his vice captain Mohamed Salah, who bagged a goal and an assist in Liverpool’s thumping of Arenal.
Fantasybet’s Viktor Enoksen remained in third spot, boasting the highest scoring back three in the league, with Ciaran Clark, Eric Bailly and Maya Yoshida combining to make 27 of his 48 points.
Unsurprisingly, after heavy wins, both Liverpool and Newcastle players featured prominently in the week’s list of highest scorers.
A goal and a clean sheet ensured that Newcastle defender, Ciaran Clark was the week’s unlikely most valuable player.
Alvaro Morata and Roberto Firmino have both started the season in great form, both scored and got an assist this weekend to get 12 points each and make it into the team of the week.
Looking ahead, managers who included Spurs’ Harry Kane in their side face a dilemma after the international break, as Kane’s unwanted August drought continued will managers keep faith in the England international to score in September?