Review and preview all the latest action in the ESA fantasy football league
The English Premier League has already thrown up some thrills and spills so far this season, and we are still only half way through October. From an exciting title race, to a nail biting relegation scrap, the 2018/19 season looks like this year will be as dramatic as ever, and so will the ESA Fantasy League.
Currently Oli Robinson's Dislecksick United is leading the way with the score of 542. He is already proving hard to catch, as he is building on his first two good months with a solid showing in October. BertieStrikesAgain is the leading scorer for this current month but finds himself off the pace in 27th. So the race is fully underway to try catch our leader, and September's highest scorer, who has a lead of 32 points from second-placed Matthew Parker.
The rest of the month provides us some mouth watering action to savour over and some tinkering decisions for the gaffers. Chelsea vs Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City & Arsenal vs Liverpool are all coming up in the next three weeks challenging teams and their choices. With Oli out in-front, it will interesting to see if he slips up first or the chasing packs' efforts fade away.
Ross Barkley is our first ESA ones-to-watch in the coming weeks. The Chelsea player impressed in his last performance against Southampton with a goal and an assist and, on top of this,was a big success whilst on international duty with England. Available at £5.7m, Ross is a great budget option for midfield and has impressive average rating of 7.23 over his last three games.
Second of our ones-to-watch is Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has shone under Marco Silva this campaign. The attacking midfielder boasts a seasonal average of 7.52, the 5th highest in the Premier League and has already taken his goals tally to 4. The Everton player has already scored 42 points, the 5th highest for a midfielder in the game, and is good squad option at only £7.4m.
Our last ones-to-watch is Benjamin Mendy, who was outstanding before an injury kept him out from gameweeks 5-8. Racking up 32 points before injury, the Manchester City full-back added another 5 points against Liverpool and can pick up where he left off over the next few games. 4 assists and a rating of 7.46 makes French-man the 7th best rated player in the league but will come at a £6.2m cost.