It was odds-on that Manchester City would provide the most fantasy points at home to a weak Watford side on Saturday and so it proved to be. The betting odds that Watford would inflict another surprise defeat on Man City, after City’s loss to Norwich the previous week, were extremely high and not many punters such as those at betting.com were gambling on that event which was a big hint to fantasy managers to invest heavily in Man City players.
Most FPL managers had captained (and vice-captained) at least one Manchester City player with the most popular Sterling, Aguero or Kevin de Bruyne and with Man City 5-0 up after 18 minutes and 8-0 at the final whistle this was a sensible decision. Even those who had captained Sterling would have been happy with him staying on the bench throughout the match meaning their vice-captain (such as KDB) took the armband.
A hat-trick from Bernado Silva (19 points), a goal and assist from Aguero (9 points), a goal and 2 assists from KDB (17 points), a goal, assist and clean sheet from Otamendi (15 points), a goal and assist from David Silva (11 points) and a goal and 2 assists from Marhez (15 points) meant these City players were highly prized assets in GW6 and racked up 76 points between them in just one match. Zinchenko owners would have been disappointed though to see his place taken by Mendy and Zinchenko given the day off.
Elsewhere on Friday and Saturday the big points scorers were Chris Wood of Burnley (13 points) whose 2 goals gave Burnley a 2-0 home win against Norwich and John Lundstrum (12 points), the misclassified defender for Sheffield United, who had a surprise 2-0 win away to Everton. Lundstrum not only collected 4 points for a clean sheet (despite playing in midfield) he had an assist and 3 bonus points. Those FPL managers who put Lundstrum on their bench will be hoping players in their 1st XI do not get on the pitch thus elevating Lundstrum’s 12 points into their active team. James Maddison also picked up 10 points (including 3 bonus points) after his winner against Spurs although picked up an ankle injury during the match.
Sunday’s matches saw Man United’s inconsistent run continue with a loss away to West Ham (and also losing their star striker, Rashford, to injury meaning they had to play with an attacking midfielder as a lone striker), Arsenal recover from a goal, and one man, deficit (Maitland-Niles red card after 41 minutes) to run out 3-2 winners at home to Villa and Liverpool extend their winning streak with a 2-1 win away to Chelsea mainly thanks to contributions from their attacking full-backs.