I title this review 'the week of the super strikers' because this gameweek it was goals galore, with goals coming from usual sources. At last, a conventional FPL gameweek, though there were stumbling blocks to avoid. We can see a shift in where the points are coming from for various reasons.
However, Hazard's teammate Diego Costa, although didn't score, managed to assist in Chelsea's 2-1 home win to Spurs on Saturday. Costa is a much better value option if you need Chelsea cover. Costa, Ibrahimovic, Aguero and Alexis Sanchez, who is playing as an out of position (OOP) striker, came up trumps while midfielders failed to deliver. Other strikers who deserve a mention this week are Alvaro Negredo, who hit a brace past the champions, Islam Slimani, who staked a claim for a regular starting berth with a goal on Saturday in a cameo appearance, Christian Benteke, scoring and assisting in the 5-4 thriller at the Liberty, a game in which another centre forward Fernando Llorente scored a brace and made an assist after a slow start to life in South Wales. Sakho was back in the West Ham team with an equaliser at Old Trafford and Charlie Austin scored the winner vs Everton, while Callum Wilson reminded FPL managers that he is rightly the Bournemouth penalty taker.
Austin Shows Signs of Things To Come
Even at this stage of the season with 13 gameweeks played out there are still no must-have strikers yet. The next few weekends might change that however.
by Kyle Norbury
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