There was no shortage of drama in the last fantasy gameweek, although those of us who had filled up on Manchester City players in their double-game week were mostly rewarded. Sergio Aguero, triple-captained all over the place, racked up 19 points over the two games – although even he was outdone by the 20 accumulated by Aymeric Laporte. We finished the weekend smug at our identifying Joao Moutinho as a good signing – he registered a fifth assist in three games in Wolves’ win at Everton.
Loads to look forward to this weekend, with Liverpool’s game against Bournemouth on Saturday giving them an opportunity to grab top spot from Manchester City before Pep Guardiola’s men host Chelsea on Sunday. Tottenham host Leicester, while Champions League contenders Manchester United and Arsenal travel to relegation favourites Fulham and Huddersfield respectively. Southampton host Cardiff in a proper six-pointer, while Burnley go to Brighton and Newcastle travel to Wolves on Monday night.
Crystal Palace’s home game against West Ham is a London derby of sorts, but there is no doubting the real grudge match of the weekend: that would be at Vicarage Road, where Watford ‘welcome’ back Marco Silva and Everton.