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Best XI

Best XI: Week 25

by Galin Dragiev
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

This is probably the most interesting Best XI we’ve had this season.  First of all, it only cost £ 82.53M, the cheapest we’ve seen since week 9.  Second of all, it featured a lot of players from poor teams.  An incredible seven of the eleven players this week came from team in the bottom five of Premier League.  QPR had three representatives, Burnley had two, and Leicester City and Hull City had one each.  Take a look below to see who made it.

 

Best XI

 

Points

This week was the second week in a row where we’ve had a very low scoring Best XI.  Only 212 points this week.

 

 

Cost

This week the BEST XI cost £ 82.53M*.  The new price of our Best XI (if you were to try to create this team now after the price changes) is £ 114.55M.  That’s a 38.8% increase in price.

*Keep in mind the cost does NOT include any substitutes and is thus 96M instead of 100M, which assumes one might have four £ 1M substitutes.

 

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MVP

This week MVP was the extremely unlikely Chris Smalling.  Smalling started out on the bench but came on to replace the injured Jones on the sixth minute mark and scored with his first touch!  He later added a second goal to make it a brace and end up as the highest fantasy scorer of the matchweek.

 

Formation

Another 3-4-3 this week.

 

Formation Count

3-4-3

14

4-3-3

4

4-4-2

3

3-5-2

2

 

 

Repeat Offenders

A lot is happening in this list this week!  Kieran Trippier took sole possession of the lead with six appearances while Leroy Fer, Danny Ings Nathaniel Clyne, and Robert Green all joined the list. 

 

K. Trippier

6

A. Sanchez

5

D. Costa

5

S. Berahino

4

H. Kane

4

R. Shawcross

3

A. Di Maria

3

M. Diame

3

M. Jedinak

3

G. Clichy

3

P. Cisse

3

R. van Persie

3

C. Pantilimon

3

John Terry

3

S. Downing

3

S. Larsson

3

S. Cazorla

3

S. Mane

3

R. Green

3

N. Clyne

3

D. Ings

3

L. Fer

3

 

 

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Team Rankings

Arsenal remain on top while we see QPR make up ground on the top six with three additions this week.

 

Arsenal

22

Southampton

19

Chelsea

18

Manchester City

17

Newcastle

15

Crystal Palace

15

Tottenham

14

Manchester United

14

Sunderland

13

Hull City

13

Burnley

13

Stoke City

12

QPR

12

West Brom

11

Everton

9

Swansea City

8

West Ham

8

Leicester City

8

Liverpool

7

Aston Villa

5

 

Galin Dragiev
Galin Dragiev is a Rotoworld contributor that focuses on Daily Fantasy Soccer and contributes for a number of outlets in the industry. You can find him on Twitter at @GalinDragiev.