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Fantasy AnalysisWhile Amartey tallied an assist, the goal came off a fully individual effort from Demarai Gray. This was Amartey's first assist for Leicester after arriving from FC Københaven in January, but has struggled to find consistent playing time before this season. However, he's started each of Leicester's last four Premier League matches, playing the full-90 minutes in a holding role.
Fantasy AnalysisDavid de Gea is not an easy keeper to beat, particularly from distance, but Gray scored one of the goals of the year to help save face a bit for the Foxes. Fighting off two United defenders from outside the box, Gray turned inside, took a lovely touch to settle the ball and cleanly struck the ball to open Leicester's account for the match. Since arriving from Birmingham City last January, this was Gray's first goal for the Foxes in 20 appearances. With how poorly the squad played in the first half, it wouldn't be surprising to see Gray in the starting XI for at least one of Leicester's two matches this week.
Fantasy AnalysisThings spiraled out of control quickly for the Foxes, conceding in the 37th, 40th and 42nd minutes to watch the deficit grow from one to four in a five-minute span. After a clean sheet in his first Premier League start, Zieler looked over-matched by a locked-in United squad. The Foxes face visits from Porto in the Champions League and Southampton in the Premier League over the weekend where they'll look to quickly right the ship.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 23-year-old centre-half isn't much of a goal scorer, but was able to out-muscle the extremely strong Victor Wayanama for a wonderful individual effort to cut the deficit in half, but it wasn't enough to salvage a point for Boro. Gibson had just two goals in 119 matches coming into this one for Boro and one shouldn't expect too many goals from the Nunthorpe native.
Fantasy AnalysisDown two within the opening half-hour, Downing slid the ball over to Ben Gibson, who had a nice individual effort to beat Hugo Lloris for Boro's only goal of the match. After a promising start where they didn't lose in their opening three matches, Boro's dropped each of their past three and slid into 15th on the table. The well-traveled midfielder who's spent stints at four different Premier League clubs has two assists in his past three matches after scoring three goals and adding five assists in 45 matches in the Championship last season.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter being passed over in favor of Brad Guzan for two of Middlesbrough's first three matches, Valdes has returned for the last three; however, things have gone south for Boro. In the three matches Valdes has started in a row—granted against stiffer competition than Sunderland and West Brom—Valdes has conceded seven goals and they haven't secured as much as a point from nine. Valdes should still be in the starting XI next Saturday against West Ham, but manager Aitor Karanka will certainly have decisions to make.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter scoring twice in the opening half-hour, Spurs seemed to take their foot off the gas pedal a bit and eventually conceded in the 65th minute to Ben Gibson. After missing a pair of matches thanks to a hamstring injury, the Spurs skipper has conceded just once in the three matches since he returned. Lloris faces a tough week upcoming, with a trip to Russia to take on CSKA Moscow in the Champions League mid-week before a visit from the dangerous Man City on Sunday in the Premier League.
Fantasy AnalysisThe high-priced import from AZ Alkmaar this summer built off his mid-week success where he scored his first goal and tallied his first assist against Gillingham in the EFL Cup. With Harry Kane sidelined for the foreseeable future, Janssen will need to be the focal point of the attack, but with Heung-Min Son off to his left, he certainly won't have to do it alone.
Fantasy AnalysisWhile Spurs will certainly miss their talisman, Harry Kane, Son looks more than fit to carry the load, at least in the short-term. Making his third-consecutive start, Son potted his second brace of the young season, bringing him to four goals and an assist in the Premier League. A talented goal-scorer in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg, the 24-year-old is building off the success he found at the end of last season, having scored in four of his last six Premier League matches.
Fantasy AnalysisLukaku had four goals and one assist in his previous two matches, but was unable to sustain his great form against Bournemouth. Lukaku was unable to find any great opportunities against a Bournemouth defense that played well, containing the Toffees’ attack. Lukaku’s next match is Friday against Crystal Palace.