Yesterday the Performance Buzz was back in town and Naby Keita (£1.42) stole the title of best overall performer on the day. True there may not have been quite so much competition yesterday, but Keita’s points total of 221 was very impressive for a midfielder. Although Keita got a goal to his name (along with Timo Werner!) the Guinean midfielder offers so much more than just goals. Keita’s all round gameplay is excellent; he provides great attacking play with decisive attacking passes, whilst also covering lots of ground and not being shy getting in amongst the tackles. All in all, Liverpool really have got themselves a gem of a player come next season and he looks like the sort of player who will flourish in the English game!
Although Germany’s new found hero Timo Werner (£1.28) also got on the scoresheet during Leipzig’s 2-0 win over Hamburg, this wasn’t enough to secure him top spot for the striker dividend. This position was stolen by PSG’s latest recruit Kylian Mbappe (£3.54)! It was a great start to life in Paris for Mbappe as he grabbed a goal and an assist during an impressive debut. By the way did anyone see Mbappe’s outside of the boot cross for Edinson Cavani? If you haven’t seen it yet, what a ball! It’s just a shame the Uruguayan couldn’t finish off the brilliant ball!
Although Neymar also managed a goal and assist during PSG’s 5-1 rout of Metz, he wasn’t able to dislodge Mbappe from top spot and this proved a little costly for the Brazilian. Following the result, Neymar futures saw a 17p drop leaving the Brazilian available for £5.21. In fairness, I can still see Neymar dominating the French League and I still feel he’s a valuable asset from both the Performance and Media Buzz point of views.
With regards to the defensive dividend Thiago Silva once again scooped the award for best defender despite the fact he wasn’t playing! Despite both Dani Alves and Silva on the bench (and not being subbed on!) Thiago Silva (£1.39) won the dividend with a lowly 18 points! This may also go to reason as to why Dani Alves (£1.67) also experienced a relatively sharp drop in value of 16p as a result.
Although we saw plenty of excitement yesterday, it doesn’t stop there. Today’s a treble Performance day, so there’s sure to be plenty more action to get stuck into!