With nine entertaining, high-octane gameweeks of the 2013/14 English Premier League season now complete, there is a London-centric look to the table's summit: Arsenal top, with Chelsea and Spurs hot on their heels.
However, amongst this quadruplet, Liverpool are proving to be an anomaly. In third place and only two points behind the leaders, the team from the North are disrupting the Southern-oriented tour de force.
Though Arsenal and Liverpool share the unwanted tag of being the league's much-maligned underperforming sides—the former experiencing a barren, trophyless run of eight years, whilst the latter have dramatically degenerated since they finished second five years ago—they have been resurgent this season.
As Arsenal grinded out a functional 2-0 victory away to Crystal Palace last weekend, Liverpool delighted fans and pundits alike with a 4-1 win over West Brom. Congratulations to those who had hat-trick hero Luis Suarez in their fantasy side, and commiserations to the 1.3 percent who were unfortunate to have Arsenal's Mikel Arteta as he scored but was also dismissed.
And so, as Liverpool prepare to travel down the M6 to Arsenal for what looks to be the game of the weekend, let's take a look at those players you should look to recruit and those you should retire.
Football stats from Squawka
Fantasy football stats from Fantasy Premier League