Premier League Gameweek 6: Champs and Chumps

We analyse the very best and worst of the Premier League’s fantasy performers for Gameweek 6.

Champs

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

PlayON Price: £13.0m

PlayON Points: 3250

Absence makes the heart grow fonder and upon his return to the Premier League, Sergio Aguero rewarded those masses of fantasy managers that were longing for his return.

The 28 year old scored a brace in Manchester City’s comprehensive 3-1 win away to Swansea, to make it six league wins on the bounce and ten in total. And that’s despite the forward’s suspension for three of those.

The Argentine has now scored five times this Premier League term and holds an astonishing return of 27 goals in his last 27 league appearances. When fit, firing and eligible there are simply none better in England. Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are next up over the coming Gameweeks and although both sides boast the most stringent defences in the top flight, they could very well be next on Aguero’s hitlist.

 

Son Heung Min (Tottenham Hotspur)

PlayON Price: £10.6m

PlayON Points: 3200

We tipped this man in our article last week and he unquestionably delivered in Gameweek 6.

Harry Kane’s ligament injury caused some mild panic in the lead up, but Son Heung Min was on song to pick up the slack and alleviate some fears at White Hart Lane.

The South Korean international bagged his third and fourth goals in the space of three league games to lead the Kane-less Tottenham to a 2-1 win away to Middlesbrough. Son is now delivering on the promise he showed previously at Leverkusen but struggled to recapture consistently in his debut season. With more goalscoring responsibility on the likes of Janssen, Eriksen and Son in particular, fantasy managers now have increased options to choose from among the Spurs starting XI.

Pochettino’s side—currently sitting second in the league and enjoying the club’s best start in over half a century—stand up as a formidable unit, with or without their talismanic striker.

 

Daley Blind (Manchester United)

PlayON Price: £7.5m

PlayON Points: 1925

Daley Blind is so often used a kind of classy utility man, it’s sometimes hard to pin down what is exactly his best position.

In Gameweek 6, Blind shifted across to left-back to cover for the injured Luke Shaw and put in the outstanding performance of the weekend for a defender, clocking a PlayON points total of 1925 points. One of the most technically accomplished players in this Manchester United set-up, the Dutchman put his left-peg to great use, directly teeing up his teammates, Smalling and Pogba, from corner kicks while playing a definitive part in Rashford’s contribution.
United ran riot as 4-1 winners over champions Leicester City and have put a three game losing streak firmly behind them as a result.
 

Chumps

Robert Huth (Leicester City)

PlayON Price: £6.8m

PlayON Points: -550

Chief among a culpable Leicester City defence, Robert Huth’s complacency in Gameweek 6 was completely uncharacteristic for a centre-half who—along with partner Wes Morgan—was unflappable last season.

The Foxes not only conceded four poorly defended goals, but allowed three of these to be gained from lax marking in set-piece situations. Again, this would have been unthinkable from the champions just a few short months ago. Have Leicester’s centre-halves past their peak? Is this just a run of bad form? Has the competition just caught up? These are all valid and real issues now facing Claudio Ranieri, and with a Champions League campaign to contend with, will he be able rectify his side’s inconsistent form?

With Southampton and Chelsea on the cards next, it’s not going to get easier in a hurry.

 

Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City)

PlayON Price: £6.7m

PlayON Points: -455

As impressive as Liverpool were in their 5-1 demolition job of Hull City, their dominance was aided by the early dismissal of one Ahmed Elmohamady.

After making an early goal-line clearance to keep the score level at 0-0, Hull’s right-back became a root cause of his side’s emphatic loss. The Egyptian international received a straight red, relinquished a penalty, and paved the way for James Milner to double an earlier lead and make it 2-0.
After an impressive start to the Premier League campaign, Hull appear to be regressing to the mean with three defeats in their past four matches.
 

Diego Costa (Chelsea)

PlayON Price: £13.6m

PlayON Points: 275

The Chelsea man hardly got a sniff at the Emirates as Arsenal coasted to a stylish 3-0 win on Saturday.

Costa managed to threaten ex-teammate Petr Cech on at least two occasions, but this performance was remarkable in how effectively Arsenal’s defensive duo of Koscielny and Mustafi subdued the normally bullish forward.

This pairing dished out some of Costa’s own medicine; lunging into hard challenges and showing an overtly physical approach to marking the Spain international. As the scoreline suggests, it worked.

That said, Costa’s relatively quiet performance was aided by a complete lack of service from his midfield players, most notably the likes of Hazard and Willian. Will more teams take this line of defending when they come up against Chelsea? It’s easier said than done, but Arsenal may have provided a template for their contemporaries in Gameweek 7.

 
To add Aguero, Son or Blind to your line-up for Premier League Gameweek 7, go to PlayON.co

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