Game-week 8 was a high scoring one, and one which saw Diego Costa take a break, meaning that people’s vice captains turned out to be even more important! We also saw a huge score as Southampton battered Sunderland 8-0! Anyway, here is how the Dream Team XI looked after game-week 8:
This week Joe Hart makes the Dream Team, as he managed to save one of the four penalties at the Etihad stadium as Manchester City went onto beat Tottenham 4-1. Joe managed to keep Soldado out, and make 6 saves giving him a grand total of 9 points.
This week’s Dream Team see’s a 3 man defence, all consisting of Everton players! To start this off, we have Leighton Baines who scored a massive 15 points after he set up 2 of Everton’s goals and kept a clean sheet against Aston Villa. In addition to his 2 assists, he created 4 other chances and maintained an 85% pass completion rate.
Our second defender and second Everton player is Phil Jagielka, who made up his 14 points through 1 goal, a clean sheet and 2 bonus points. His pass completion rate was very high at 94% and he was successful in all of his clearances, interceptions, take-ons and aerial battles.
Finally, we have Seamus Coleman who scored his massive 13 points through a goal, a clean sheet and a bonus point. His pass completion rate was also a commendable figure of 88%.
This week’s star man is Dusan Tadic, who was influential in Southampton’s 8-0 hammering of Sunderland. The Serbian midfielder tallied up 4 assists and 1 goal, rightly earning himself the 3 bonus points too. This gave him a grand total of 23 points, and at under 4% ownership he was a cracking differential! In addition to him matching the record of the most assists in a Premier League match (4), he also created 3 other chances for his team-mates. His pass completion rate wasn’t as impressive though as he managed to successfully complete less than 3 quarters of his passes (74%).
Alexis Sanchez also makes this week’s team as he helped Arsenal to a 2-2 draw with Hull as he picked up an assist and a goal in the second half. This along with the 3 bonus points gave him a grand total of 13 points, giving him a well deserved place in the game-week 8 Dream Team.
Emboaba Oscar is the third player of a four man midfield this week, after the Brazilian notched up 13 points after scoring a blinding free-kick and assisting Chelsea’s second in their 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. This also gave him 2 bonus points and a total of 13 points.
This week Gabriel Obertan, yes Obertan, is in the Dream Team after he picked up 11 points. The Newcastle midfielder scored the only goal in Newcastle’s 1-0 win over Leicester City, giving the Frenchman the all important 3 bonus points.
This week’s early kick-off saw Sergio Aguero score all 4 of Manchester City’s goals as they went on to defeat Tottenham 4-1. The Argentine could of had more, if he didn’t miss one of his penalties, but still managed a total of 19 points after he scored the 4 and rightly stole all 3 bonus points.
Graziano Pelle took 2 bonus points, only to be outshone in the fixture against Sunderland by team-mate Tadic. Pelle achieved an assist and 2 goals in the 8-0 mauling. According to the stats, he didn’t seem to be too involved in the game with only 17 attempts at passes, most of them short range. When in front of goal, most of his shots ended up off-target (5) as he managed 4 on-target.
Diafra Sakho is the final player in this week’s Dream Team, as the West Ham striker continued his hot form and has now scored in his last 4 games. Sakho also managed to pick up an assist against Burnley, and stole all three bonus points, bringing his total points in game-week 8 to 12!