Chelsea v Liverpool: Analysis of Elite Player options
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By Billy Lumsden
Last Updated: 27/09/18 4:50pm
Saturday’s Sky Sports Six-a-Side match-up sees Chelsea host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool have won all six of their top-flight matches, with Chelsea winning five and drawing the other, which means it's first versus second in west London.
Which of these Elite Players will bring in the Fantasy points? Take a look at the contenders and pick your Sky Sports Six-a-Side team.
Hazard is the top scorer among Elite Players with 456 points and is first in the current Sky Sports Six-a-Side standings too. The Belgian - who has five goals and two assists to his name already - is 15 points ahead of his nearest challenger, Aymeric Laporte.
He came off the bench and made the difference when these two met in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, capping off a superb move with a thumping finish, which the Chelsea faithful will be hoping for once more on Saturday.
The Chelsea playmaker is the frontrunner in comparison to the other three Elite Player options, with 48.6 per cent of Sky Sports Six-a-Side players recruiting his services.
The Spaniard has chipped in with a goal and made five others so far, already bettering his two assists last year by a hefty margin.
As much as Alonso poses an attacking threat going forward, he also provides something the other three Elite Players cannot - the potential for clean-sheet points. His three in six games have earned him 75 points.
He boasts an impressive 355 successful passes and 13 successful aerial duels, which is more than any other Elite Player in both respective categories, so if he can perform in these areas then that could put you ahead of the back, especially as he has the lowest selection percentage currently.
The Premier League Golden Boot winner has started in fine form, scoring three goals as well as creating two, and he has not even hit top gear yet.
Salah has created 16 chances this season, four more than closest Elite Player option Hazard, which has accumulated the Egyptian 112 points over the course of the season thus far.
His point-pulling power can be highlighted through the 32 goals and 11 assists he recorded last season, which made him the highest scoring player in Sky Sports Six-a-Side by some distance.
Mane has also started in great fashion, netting four goals in six games as Liverpool top the Premier League with a perfect record. Creating nine chances has also added extra points to Mane's armoury.
The Senegalese has registered six shots on target so far, which is only bettered by team-mate Salah, but can also reiterate how emphatic he has been in front of goal.
In a star-studded round, 28.9 per cent of Sky Sports Six-a-Side players have backed Mane for another good performance, and with his average of 55.75 points per game, why bet against the man to perform once more?