|1||Golden Boys||Stephanie Cripps||55||1,214|
|2||Your Ad Here||Matthew Hopkins||73||1,205|
|3||FC Caligula||Ajay Supeda||74||1,203|
|4||4 Lime Jellies||Ian Williams||57||1,178|
|5||Atlético Chappers||Richard Chapman||77||1,157|
|6||Game of Throw ins||Darren Lavelle||62||1,155|
|9||Rocky Ba Bauer||P Hawkins||71||1,150|
|10||Walking with Memphis||Noel Driver||47||1,148|
|11||Shoelace Untied||Caroline Strong||56||1,145|
|13||Sergio Five O||DEAN CRIPPS||51||1,144|
|14||The Kolarov Mané||Trevor Gordon||71||1,144|
|15||Pretty Schitty City||Alex Michaluk||56||1,142|
|18||Grievous AngelRangel||Andrew Swift||75||1,131|
|19||SS3 FC||Paul Murray||46||1,131|
|20||Hedgehog Corpse FC||Nick Smith||54||1,131|
|22||Init fc||Mustafa khan||67||1,121|
|23||Romeo’s Honda Van||Rob Hewer||71||1,120|
|24||Below Par||Paul Bentz||60||1,103|
|26||The Craggy Islanders||Adrian Roche||63||1,097|
|27||Rip Roaring Reds||Sean Whyton||41||1,094|
|28||Uriah Rennie 2nd XI||Neil Greenwood||72||1,087|
|29||Panza Grande XI||Stuart Baker||57||1,085|
|30||Neil Madrid||Neil Strong||49||1,082|
|31||Bermie Utd||Glen Davies||40||1,075|
|32||Upper Bullens||Andy Taylor||49||1,057|
|33||The Mindless Morons||John Seacroft||21||1,053|
|34||The Hardy Boys||Alan Hardy||66||1,022|
|35||RICO UNITED||JASON REACHER||44||1,021|
|36||Go Buffoons Go!!!||Jitesh Lakhani||46||1,019|
|38||Release The Hounds||Paul Mitchell||64||994|
|39||Baker Bum Boys||Lewis Baker||39||970|
|40||Crazy Legs XI||David Caldicott||45||962|
|41||Bish Bosh Goal||Simon Purnell||38||933|
|42||Sweet Cherry Pie||Jason Earwicker||41||933|
|43||REAL JORVIK||Simon Brown||51||858|
Atletico Chappers score 77 points this week to claim the manager of the week prize. They were 18th only a fortnight ago, but have now risen to 5th, which goes to show that with a couple of good scores under your belt there are still opportunities to climb this league. Chappers sit at the top of that congested middle order which sees just 37 points separate 19 places. Chappers brought in Sergio Aguero in gameweek 20 to replace Romelu Lukaku, which was a brave move, given Lukaku’s form up until that point. Aguero has since scored 26 points to Lukaku’s nine. An inspired transfer.
On Sunday evening we had new leaders. Golden Boys have had a poor month, sitting only 33rd in the January table. After the Sunday games both Your Ad Here and FC Caligula had overtaken them at the top of the table. Not for the first time this season Ashley Williams added vital points to Golden Boys’ score to reclaim their place at the summit. Williams’ goal, clean sheet and bonuses totalled 15 points. Williams scored three consecutive 9 point scores in December with similar effect. The gap at the top was 27 points last week. It’s now down to nine. Could it be time for the Golden Boys to finally play a wildcard?
It was another week in which the old reliables of the first half of the season failed to deliver. Best epitomised by Riyad Mahrez, who missed his second penalty of the season. It’s five weeks of nothingness now from the Algerian. But whereas Leicester are still maintaining a title challenge of sorts, Watford’s bubble may have burst. And with it the scoring run of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo. We appear to be in the middle of a changing of the guard as far as form players are concerned. And it’s happened pretty much as the first half of the season has finished and the second half has started. Only Mesut Ozil, of those previous big hitters, occupies a place on the first page of form players. Maybe we’ll all be playing those wildcards a lot sooner than we thought.
Player of the week – Charlie Daniels – 18 points. Bournemouth’s full backs are definitely worth a look at the moment.
Bargain of the week – Matt Targett – 11 points. From nowhere. Two consecutive double figure scores. And for £3.7 million.
Donkey of the week – Scott Dann – 0 points. Another bubble burst?
Goal of the week – Ayoze Perez.