Defender nets 39% of his points total this season – in just FOUR days! Liberty Fantasy Review

Catch up with the latest Official A-Leagues Fantasy talking points from the weekend, brought to you by Liberty.

Another brilliant weekend of Official A-Leagues Fantasy action has been and gone and several high-scorers caught the eye, creating the big talking points at the end of Round 19 in the Liberty A-League and Round 20 of the Isuzu UTE A-League.


Souprayen goes off in remarkable gameweek

Ahead of Round 20, Melbourne City defender Samuel Souprayen had just 68 fantasy points to his name, accrued across 13 games in his debut Isuzu UTE A-League season. 

Four games and two games later, the veteran Frenchman had taken his season tally to 112, with a goal and two clean sheets in City’s double gameweek netting a whopping 44 points for Souprayen – the most of any player in Round 20, and almost 40% of his season points tally.

Souprayen wasn’t the only City player to score big in Round 20, with Saturday’s 1-0 win over league-leaders Wellington backed up by a 7-0 shellacking of Western Sydney Wanderers as City broke back into the top six in style.

Ten of the top 15 scorers in Round 20 were City players, with eight of City’s starters breaking into the Fantasy Team of the Week.

Delightful Doka continues ridiculous form as price skyrockets

For 10 rounds of the 2023-24 Isuzu UTE A-League season, Central Coast defender Mikael Doka had the lowest possible fantasy value ($150,700k) of any player in the game. 

That stretch lasted until Round 13; seven rounds later, the Brazilian is now valued at $634k after a ludicrous scoring streak.

Doka hadn’t scored more than five points in a single round before Round 14, but has since scored 129 points in his last six game weeks at an average of 21.5 points per game.

Doka notched two assists and contributed to a clean sheet in the Mariners’ 3-0 win over Macarthur FC in Round 20 to add 30 more points to his name and solidify his status as the most dangerous fantasy asset in the game at present time, with a league-high three-game average of 22.3 points per game.

Doka made this week’s Fantasy Team of the Week as one of three players not from Melbourne City, joining teammate Josh Nisbet and Western United star Daniel Penha in the XI.

Immense three-game stretch for Matildas star roaring into form

No player in the Liberty A-League can hold a candle to Melbourne Victory striker Emily Gielnik of late.

The Matildas forward scored her first hat-trick of the season on Sunday evening in Victory’s destruction of Adelaide United, and her resulting 34-point fantasy haul was the best of any player in the league in Round 19. 

Gielnik has now put up three-consecutive scores of 20 or more and her three-round average of 26.3 is far and away the best in the Liberty A-League to date. 

The 31-year-old is no longer an affordable asset in fantasy with her price rising from $235k after Round 1t5 to $562k at the end of Round 19. But if you’re looking for a late-season differential to get you over the line in your league between friends, or to help you climb up the overall leaderboard, Gielnik is in just 4% of teams heading into the final three rounds of the campaign.

All-Matildas frontline in Liberty A-League Fantasy Team of the Week

This week’s Fantasy Team of the Week presented the kind of attack you might see in green and gold: Cortnee Vine on one wing, Emily Gielnik on the other, and Michelle Heyman up top.

The Matildas trio combined for 80 fantasy points in Round 19 to lead a three-pronged attack in the highest scoring fantasy team of the weekend, with a midfield four headlined by Western Sydney star Holly Casprs who shone in the absence of teammate Sophie Harding with a brace and an assist in the final game of the fantasy round on Wednesday night.