Well that was certainly a Saturday packed full of shock results and blistering goals, headlining the show of course Mr. Sergio Aguero. Anyone who stubbornly held onto the Argentine through his slow start will be pumping their fists they didn't let him go. Even more so if it was on the Official platform, as captain, or dare I say it, the triple captain. Or those astute enough to draft them into their side before the deadline. Sure, one could have envisioned a brace, but 5 goals? I guess in Newcastle's case, when it rains, it pours. This has lead to an insane round of points for Week 8 across all platforms. With Sunday now to give us more potential action, many fantasy managers could find themselves having their career best week.
Liverpool will kick off against Everton at Goodison Park in the fierce Merseyside Derby. Brendan Rodgers will know it is only becoming a matter of time if results don't change. The speculation is rife that the Liverpool hot seat is soon up for grabs. Even if Liverpool manage to turn things around, I don't see Brendan Rodgers as a long term manager moving forward. Everton, conversely, should be relishing their chances against a Liverpool side that conceded twice against a relegation threatened Villa last weekend. Ross Barkley is starting to put together consistent performances on the pitch and in your fantasy squads. Needless to say, the Merseyside Derby never fails to disappoint.
Arsenal then host soaring Manchester United at the Emirates. With the eye opening emergence of Anthony Marital, United have looked dangerous in attack as the young Frenchman has stepped up in Rooney's goal absence. Arsenal have long been plauged by defensive lapses, and it will only take one for Marital to exploit. But Arsenal also have one of their talisman firing again as Alexis Sanchez looks to gain momentum in the scoring charts. Arsenal will need to break out of their United hoodoo to take all 3pts here.
We round off the week with an interesting clash between two teams starting to move in two very different directions. For Swansea CIty, the results have trailed off and the goals from Ayew/Gomis fading. September was not kind to the Welsh club, losing twice and drawing with Everton. Spurs on the other hand, have started to gain real momentum with crucial victories over Manchester City, Crystal Palace and Sunderland. If Gary Monk can't find a way to reinvigorate his side, the Swans may be facing another poor month ahead.
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