After each weekend we will take a look at the value picks that had standout performances over the weekend. These players will be likely to still be available in your draft league to waiver in, and we will evaluate how we think they are going to perform over the next few weeks.
Watford 1-3 West Ham
Gray (Hughes), Noble (Lanzini), Haller  (Felipe Anderson, Antonio)
It was an impressive display from Lanzini again who won the penalty for West Ham’s first goal. (And could have had another assist but for Anderson’s header hitting the post)!
We are not sold on Noble as an FPL asset yet, he is definitely nailed on for penalties when he’s on the pitch but we would like to see a few more weeks data as to whether he is a starter.
Andre Gray is deputising in the absence of Deeney and looks good. We have always rated him as a player and fantasy player if it looks likely he’ll play – over last 2 seasons has averaged more than 5 points per 90 minutes played and despite some tricky fixtures is somebody I’d definitely be looking to waiver in.
Haller looked very settled up front for West Ham and starting to pay the managers that took a punt on him on draft day – and an in form Haller means more points for the guys playing behind!
Felipe Anderson and Lanzini look like nailed on starters, with the final spot being fought over by Fornals, Antonio and Yarmolenko who played just under 60 minutes and looked OK on his way back from injury. Yarmolenko only managed 5 games last season before getting injured and managed 2 goals and an assist (27 points).
Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal
Matip (TAA), Salah  (Fabinho), Torreira (Auba)
Van Dijk continues to look a handful in the box and is nailed on starter if fit. Matip looks the most comfortable CB partner and it seems in the big games (like the Super Cup, and possibly the majority of league games), he’ll play over Gomez. Got the goal and defensively rock solid.
Joe Gomez could be decent trade bait if you have him and are looking to beef up in other areas, as there is a chance he will play in a fantastic Liverpool side, but also is now a rotation risk.
Arsenal are already seeing the full repertoire of what David Luiz brings to your defence with the brain-dead shirt pull to concede the penalty. Salah then embarrassed Luiz again with the second goal – that’s no slight on Luiz, Salah embarrasses plenty of good defenders.
Trent Alexander–Arnold was at fault for giving the ball away for Arsenal’s goal. He still has a long way to go defensively but looks set to finish as the top scoring defender in FPL if he continues to get the minutes. Alexander–Arnold and Robertson collectively managed 18 crosses from open play – both getting in advanced areas together, meaning there will be plenty of attacking returns expected over the season.
Bournemouth 1-3 Man City
H.Wilson (C.Wilson), Aguero  (KDB, Dilva), Sterling (Dilva)
A routine and comprehensive performance from Man City. With key men Aguero and Sterling scoring, with De Bruyne and David Silva doing their job with the assists.
Bournemouth had chances to score more which is encouraging from the south coast side, and they ended up scoring from the more unlikely chance.
David Silva looked good and was generally involved when Man City were carving up the Bournemouth defence, and was unlucky not to get a third assist when VAR denied him a penalty that looked fairly cut and dry to us.
Spurs 0-1 Newcastle
This was definitely the shock result of the weekend, especially after posting out those clean sheet odds from last weekend (Newcastle 9% chance to keep a clean sheet).
Joelinton took his chance very well but the defending by Spurs was woeful to allow such a simple dinked pass to find him in space. Danny Rose was aware of all the Newcastle players around him should have spotted Joelinton drifiting into acres of space and get across. The general intensity of the Spurs team leading up to the goal was akin to table football.
Usually there is nothing wrong with the system 4-2-3-1 at home to weak opposition, but the problem was Lamela being asked to provide the creativity that Eriksen or Dele Alli usually bring to the team. The nature of the game was such that if Spurs went a goal down, they’d be facing 10 players in a rigid parked-bus formation. Lamela is not able to pick a lock like Erisken and so attacks were broadly unimaginative, using wide play and crosses that Newcastle were generally able to deal with.
Wolves 1-1 Burnely
Jiminez, Barnes (McNeil)
We have only seen highlights of the goals from the game but our research tells us that Burnely were unlucky not to take advantage of Wolves’ Europa League hangover. We will have to monitor Wolves’ form post-European games