POWER RANKINGS 2018/19: The Aftermath of FPL Gameweek 11
After the dust has settled in a round of Premier League fixtures, we here at The Hype Train provide a post-mortem in the shape of our Power Rankings. We highlight the five key performers for FPL players in each position (GK/DEF/MID/FOR), with our selections based off of our own opinion of in-game performance and the end result with Fantasy points on the board. All aboard.
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GW11 POWER RANKINGS: Goalkeeper Picks
New entries: Martin Dubravka (NEW)
Falling out: Ben Foster (WAT)
Gameweek 11 wasn't kind for defensive players, with just two clean sheets from Newcastle (at home to Watford) and Leicester (away at Cardiff). With 18 of the 20 Premier League teams conceding this week, our Power Rankings are at a status quo ahead of Gameweek 12.
Ederson and Alisson remain unchallenged, whilst middle of the pack options in Mat Ryan and Jordan Pickford both eliminated their clean sheets at the weekend in Everton's 3-1 home win against Brighton at the weekend.
With Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel at the forefront of media attention this week after the death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Dane gets a special mention, but in the act of fairness to their FPL form, Kasper unfortunately misses out as he has only kept 2 clean sheets in the last 9 Gameweek's.
The only addition is Slovakian shot-stopper Martin Dubravka, with the Newcastle keeper managing back-to-back clean sheets. 9 points against Southampton, and the standard 6 points for a clean sheet against Watford, was enough to surpass Ben Foster from contention this week.
GW11 POWER RANKINGS: Defender Picks
New entries: None
Falling out: None
As stated above, Gameweek 11 was rough viewing for defensive assets, with the top 26 defenders failing to keep a clean sheet this past weekend - which means the runaway Power Rankings picks all keep their places as other contenders just haven't gathered enough momentum or points to dethrone one of Alonso, Laporte, Robertson, Mendy or Trippier.
The only returns this week came in the form of assists, with Marcos Alonso and Kieran Trippier both turning providers in their respective victories against Crystal Palace and Wolves.
Ben Chilwell is the closest outsider to breaking the Top 5, with a clean sheet and 2 assists from his last 4 appearances. Another return for the England international might prove enough to break into the spotlight.
GW11 POWER RANKINGS: Midfielder Picks
New entries: Anthony Martial (MUN)
Falling out: Ross Barkley (CHE)
The deck has been shuffled after Gameweek 11, with the trio of hot property midfielders all finding themselves in contrasting positions last weekend. Mohamed Salah, was went top of our Power Rankings after a first double-digit return of the season against Cardiff, though the Egyptian was ineffective against Arsenal and managed a 5th blank from 11 fixtures.
Man City's Raheem Sterling managed the single biggest FPL return of the season with 21 points in a 6-1 home victory over Southampton. A brace of goals and assists is enough to see the City midfielder at the top of the rankings, whilst Eden Hazard's cameo assist against Crystal Palace is enough to move up to second - with Gylfi Sigurdsson also maintaining 4th spot after another assist in Everton's 3-1 win over Brighton.
Anthony Martial finally earns a spot in our Rankings after managing 46 points from the last 4 Gameweek's. Martial has 3 double-digit returns from the 4 matches and impressed again in Man United's win at Bournemouth. It appears that the Frenchman is finally living up to the billing and hype after a few years of inconsistent form and playing time.
GW11 POWER RANKINGS: Forward Picks
New entries: Marko Arnautovic (WHU)
Falling out: Glenn Murray (BHA)
Another week, another FPL return from Callum Wilson. The Englishman, who has managed 13 attacking returns from 11 fixtures, must be on the cusp of an England call up with his great form this season. Wilson has only blanked in 2 fixtures this week, and even though he is struggling to gather bonus points despite his form, he is a must-have essential that is proving his worth in every fixture.
Sergio Aguero, likewise to Wilson, is finding himself in a green patch of form and managed a second double-digit home return of the season when he scored and assisted twice against Southampton.
After 2 weeks of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stealing the spotlight from Alexandre Lacazette, the spotlight turned to the latter this week as the Frenchman scored from a brilliantly angled strike against Liverpool, and with Wolves up next is a prime attacking target this weekend.
Marko Arnautovic, who was on the injury table last week, becomes the latest hot property Forward as his goal and assist against Burnley highlights his explosive and essential nature when in form. Fixtures are also in West Ham's favour so there's a good chance that the Austrian might be a mainstay leading up to the Xmas period.
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