Man United's Jones, Liverpool's Salah among top 10 FPL assets

Brendon Netto 12/11/2017

With Fantasy Premier League on pause during the international break, it's a good time to step back and assess the players who have been the best picks so far this season.

After 11 Gameweeks, we now have enough data to judge some of the top FPL assets.

Here are our top 10 FPL performers this season based on points scored, value and consistency.

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10. ROMELU LUKAKU | MANCHESTER UNITED | 11.5M | 64PTS

Despite his failure to score in the last four Gameweeks, Romelu Lukaku is still one of the most consistent players in the game. With seven goals and three assists so far, the Belgian has only blanked in three outings, registering an assist at the very least in every other performance.

9. TAMMY ABRAHAM | SWANSEA CITY | 5.9M

When it comes to budget third strikers, you can't do any better than Tammy Abraham. While Swansea haven't been altogether impressive, the striker has proved to be great value for money, scoring more points than Liverpool's Roberto Firmino (8.5m) and Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette (10.3m).

8. STEPHEN WARD | BURNLEY | 4.9M | 56PTS

One that has flown a little bit under the radar is Stephen Ward. Ranking as the fourth highest-scoring defender in the game so far this season, has played all but 10 minutes of Burnley's league campaign and racked up five clean sheets. His goal in the first week gave him an early boost while he's picked up seven bonus points along the way.

7. DAVID SILVA | MANCHESTER CITY | 8.5M | 61PTS

David Silva is an affordable way into a high-scoring Manchester City midfield. The 31-year-old has surprisingly started every Premier League game this season and is just a point behind Raheem Sterling (8.5m) who is far more susceptible to rotation moving forward and only three behind Kevin de Bruyne (10.1m) who is far more expensive. With a league-high seven assists, he's never too far from the points.

6. PASCAL GROSS | BRIGHTON | 5.9M | 58PTS

There are few players in the league that make the whole team tick and Pascal Gross is one of them. Given that he created 98 chances in the Bundesliga with Ingolstadt last season though, that shouldn't come as a surprise. With five assists already, those chances are being converted which makes him a slightly cheaper option than Richarlison although the Watford man should end up with more points.

5. RICHARLISON | WATFORD | 6.4M | 58PTS

The Brazilian is basically the Riyad Mahrez of season before last in FPL terms. Richarlison has emerged as a prime attacking force and certainly one of the most threatening players around with 39 shots already, second only to Harry Kane (12.8m) who is literally twice his price. He also leads the way with big chances missed (6) along with Alvaro Morata (10.3m) and Mohamed Salah (9.4m) but at least that means that he consistently gets into goal-scoring position.

4. PHIL JONES | MANCHESTER UNITED | 5.5M | 59PTS

No one expected Phil Jones to be the rock on which Jose Mourinho would build his defence this season but the centre-back has started every game and been integral to United with the team conceding just three times in the 893 minutes he's spent on the pitch. With eight clean sheets and eight bonus points along the way, he's been an absolute bargain for his price.

3. JONAS LOSSL | HUDDERSFIELD | 4.6M | 56PTS

Jonas Lossl has made three or more saves in six of his 11 appearances this season while keeping five clean sheets. He's ninth in terms of saves but that's a good balance between saves and clean sheets. While Rob Elliot (4.2m) is the cheapest option, Lossl is 16 points ahead of the Newcastle United custodian and only nine behind leader David de Gea (5.7m).

2. LEROY SANE | MANCHESTER CITY | 8.9M | 73PTS

After starting just once in the first five Gameweeks, Leroy Sane has rocketed up the points board to become the highest-scoring player at this point. His returns have been quite remarkable, managing five double figure hauls so far. The only reason he misses out on top spot in our countdown is because he's still not safe from Pep Guardiola's rotation policy given the wealth of attacking talent at City's disposal.

1. MOHAMED SALAH | LIVERPOOL | 9.4M | 72PTS

Consistent, reasonably priced and capable of huge hauls; Mohamed Salah is so far the best FPL asset this season. With plenty of shots and touches inside the opposition's penalty area, he's always among the goals while he's started all but one of Liverpool's league games this season.

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Man United bottom for distance covered in the Premier League, Tottenham rank third

Sport360 staff 11/11/2017

Jose Mourinho prides himself on instilling a high work rate among all his players. Or so we thought.

As it so happens, his Manchester United side covers the least ground among all Premier League sides, according to stats for distance covered so far this season reported by Sky Sports.

Of course, that doesn't mean much - they're still second in the league, while the side that covers the most distance, Bournemouth, is 17th, only one point above the relegation zone.

Along with United, the other top six side that doesn't crack the top 10 in this list is Liverpool, which, given their intense pressing style, is somewhat of a surprise. The Reds are in 11th, just below a side with a similar playing style, Huddersfield. Check out the gallery above for the complete rundown of the 20 Premier League sides.

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Is Eric Bailly Man United's best defender?

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Eric Bailly has become an integral figure at Manchester United squad this season.

The Ivorian international has put in impressive performances whenever named by Jose Mourinho in the team to eventually become a solid centre-back in their setup.

It therefore doesn’t come as a surprise that at the age of 23, Bailly is already being regarded as one of the top defenders in the Premier League.

While Bailly has played his role in Manchester United conceding the fewest goals this season so far, the video (below) from uMAXit Football‘s YouTube channel takes a look at his individual performances and tactical usage.

Is he Man United’s best defender?

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