Sead Kolasinac and Leroy Sane lead Sky Sports Fantasy Football team of the week
By Matt Temple-Marsh
Last Updated: 31/10/17 11:57am
We look at which players made the Sky Sports Fantasy Football XI at the weekend, after the majority of popular picks failed to deliver.
None of the league's 35 most popular players make the line-up, with Leroy Sane, in 7.21 per cent of sides, representing the most selected player to make it into the team.
Here's a look at the best performers of the week...
Joe Hart (£7.3m) - nine points
The England international has been subjected to criticism since the beginning of the season, but produced a fantastic display against Crystal Palace despite conceding twice. He produced a weekend high of seven saves and earned the Sky Sports man-of-the-match award against the Eagles, although it was not enough to see West Ham hold on for the win.
Alberto Moreno (£7.2m) - 12 points
After Huddersfield shocked Manchester United, the pressure was on Liverpool to not slip up, and Moreno helped make sure of that with an assured display at left-back. The Spaniard earned bonus points for tackling (two successful tackles) and passing (79 completed passes) as they eased to a 3-0 win.
Joe Gomez (£6.5m) - 10 points
Gomez was another key defender in Liverpool's victory as he continued to cement his place in Jurgen Klopp's backline. The 20-year-old earned bonuses for 102 completed passes and a clean sheet. It was also the fourth time he has hit double figures for Sky Sports Fantasy Football points in a game, although all of his successful performances have come at Anfield, with just five points earned away from home.
Ryan Shawcross (7.2m) - 12 points
Stoke stunned high-flying Watford with a 1-0 victory and Shawcross was at the heart of their performance. The 30-year-old played a key role in the centre of the Potters' back three, and earned the man-of-the-match award for his part in just their second clean sheet of the season.
Sead Kolasinac (£8.3m) - 20 points
The Bosnian provided the 6.51 per cent of Sky Sports Fantasy Football bosses who selected him with a stellar display, becoming the player of the weekend with 20 points. Kolasinac equalised for Arsenal and then assisted Aaron Ramsey's winner, while also earning a passing bonus and inevitably the Sky Sports man-of-the-match award.
Eden Hazard (£11.8m) - 13 points
After an injury-blighted start to the season, Hazard is finally showing the form he is capable of. The Belgian scored the only goal of the game with a tidy finish against Bournemouth, securing the man-of-the-match award in the process. The 26-year-old also made seven key passes in the game but was not rewarded with an assist as his team-mates failed to add to his effort.
James Milner (£9m) - 15 points
Liverpool's utility man pretty much ticked every box with his performance on Saturday, racking up bonus points for tackles and passes, while providing an assist as well. That saw him secure the Sky Sports man-of-the-match award, doubling his tally for the season in the process.
Demarai Gray (£7.8m) - 13 points
Gray stole the show against Everton, collecting the ball in his own half, producing a mazy run up the pitch that allowed Riyad Mahrez to assist Jamie Vardy for the opener. The 21-year-old then found the back of the net, thanks in large part to a calamitous mistake from Jonjoe Kenny, to make sure of the victory.
Fernandinho (£8.7m) - 19 points
Manchester City continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-2 victory over West Brom, and Fernandinho was right at the heart of it. The Brazilian made 114 successful passes, assisted Leroy Sane on the opening goal and got on the scoresheet himself. The tenacious midfielder collected the man-of-the-match award to cap off a brilliant performance.
Leroy Sane (£10.3m) - 11 points
Leroy Sane is arguably one of the in-form players in the Premier League right now, scoring four goals in his last five games. He has also provided five assists, scoring 52 Sky Sports Fantasy Football points in that time. The German has become a regular under Pep Guardiola, and he continued to show his class against West Brom, scoring the opener and assisting Fernandinho's strike.
Jay Rodriguez (£10.7m) - seven points
In what was a poor week for strikers in Sky Sports Fantasy Football, Jay Rodriguez makes the team of the week courtesy of his modest valuation. The West Brom forward was joint with four other strikers: Jamie Vardy (£11.2m), Daniel Sturridge (£11.1m), Roberto Firmino (£10.6m) and Javier Hernandez (£10.7m). All five scored a goal but were still outscored by six goalkeepers in a weekend where strikers were goal-shy.