Gameweek 33 results

April 9, 2019

1  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
85 2086
2  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
77 2066
3  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
78 2052
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
90 2018
5  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
69 1974
6  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
70 1958
7  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
64 1930
8  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
72 1913
9  up FTM
Stu Smith
72 1895
10  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
60 1888
11  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
49 1886
12  same Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
60 1861
13  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
75 1858
14  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
42 1842
15  same Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
46 1835
16  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
20 1825
17  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
59 1813
18  up King raggg
Steven Darling
61 1801
19  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
73 1800
20  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
41 1793
21  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
51 1787
22  up Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
88 1780
23  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
47 1780
24  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
14 1773
25  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
87 1762
26  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
51 1744
27  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
34 1740
28  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
8 1738
29  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
62 1737
30  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
29 1736
31  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
64 1726
32  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
74 1726
33  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
25 1715
34  same Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
59 1694
35  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
68 1683
36  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
61 1682
37  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
19 1665
38  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
28 1664
39  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
20 1653
40  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
22 1653
41  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
30 1650
42  up Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
33 1640
43  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
14 1638
44  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
19 1619
45  same Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
33 1617
46  same Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
42 1613
47  up ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
27 1567
48  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
21 1565
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
26 1489
50  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
14 1418

 

League leaders – The Craggy Islanders – Adrian Roche – 2086 points

As we get to the arse end of the season we’ll take a gameweekly look at how the title race is panning out. It looks like one of three teams for the top prize. All have undertaken a slightly different end of season strategy regarding their chips and wildcards. Of the three it’s the Islanders that appear to be in the strongest position with a wildcard, bench boost and triple captain remaining. I predict a wildcard in the coming gameweek with a bench boost following in GW35. That leaves their triple captain possibly for the last week when the scores can go crazy, form definitely goes out the window, all defences tend to go on holiday and strikers fill their boots. Albion have the highest accumulative score over the last three weeks but only have their free hit remaining. Watch out for that being played in GW35. Da Pitch have dropped back slightly, being the least successful of the three at negotiating the last three weeks, but with two more double gameweeks remaining and their triple captain and bench boost chips untouched, they could force their way back into the reckoning. Maybe we’ll see a brave punt on a GW34 Lewis Dunk triple captain?

Manager of the week – Neil Madrid – Neil Strong – 90 points

Virtually the same team that failed in blank gameweek 31 came through this reduced gameweek to spectacular effect. Backing any striker worth his salt against Huddersfield seems to be the sensible way forward at the moment – step forward Jamie Vardy. Eden Hazard would have been as effective a captain choice. They were the players of choice for the top nine teams in the league. Having both, as many teams did given the smaller pool of players to pick from, guaranteed you a score somewhere in the 70’s or above. Youri Tielemans may have been the player making the difference for Madrid, tipping the score out of the 80’s. The young Belgian has a goal or assist in each of the last six games. It’s a shame and a bit of a headache given his (and Vardy’s) form that Leicester don’t appear in either double gameweek.

Player of the week – Jamie Vardy – Leicester City – 16 points

Two goals and an assist against a Huddersfield team now totally devoid of any fight was as obvious a captain choice as there’s been all season. Especially for a striker in a rich vein of form – Vardy has eight in eight. I’m not in sure you need to be a striker in form to get something against Huddersfield. Harry Kane faces up to that defence next week. In his quest for the golden boot, it could be brutal.

Bargain of the week – Phil Jagielka – Everton – 15 points

In gameweek 1 he was sent off after 39 minutes, collected -3 points, and looked likely to never play again. He did – two more performances amassed 7 more points to put him back in the black. A warm up injury to Michael Keane promoted him to the starting line up this weekend and he quadrupled his total for the season in the space of 90 minutes.

Twat of the week – Nathaniel Clyne – Bournemouth – -1 points

Hooked at half time having already conceded two and been booked. Bournemouth aren’t the most dependable when looking for clean sheet points and Clyne hasn’t provided any attacking full back assists as it was hoped he might since his loan move.

Goal of the week – Eden Hazard (1st goal).

 

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1  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
56 1485
2  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
40 1481
3  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
58 1465
4  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
67 1462
5  up FTM
Stu Smith
47 1413
6  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
55 1408
7  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
33 1402
8  same Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
43 1396
9  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
57 1395
10  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
42 1394
11  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
30 1376
12  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
38 1371
13  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
38 1360
14  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
53 1359
15  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
66 1356
16  down Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
37 1349
17  down King raggg
Steven Darling
46 1349
18  same Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
44 1320
19  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
52 1319
20  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
47 1318
21  same Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
53 1310
22  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
40 1300
23  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
57 1294
24  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
37 1292
25  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
40 1292
26  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
36 1282
27  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
40 1280
28  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
39 1271
29  down Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
29 1270
30  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
57 1265
31  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
37 1256
32  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
32 1255
33  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
56 1248
34  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
57 1248
35  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
37 1246
36  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
71 1232
37  same Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
49 1231
38  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
45 1229
39  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
54 1228
40  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
53 1223
41  same El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
62 1215
42  same The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
58 1210
43  same Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
57 1208
44  same ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
51 1198
45  same It’s coming home
scott mcgow
23 1168
46  same Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
33 1161
47  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
42 1161
48  same Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
38 1146
49  up The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
48 1129
50  down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
41 1124
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
36 1021

January Manager of the Month – Paul Hawkins – Aribo Haribo – 257 points

They clung on in the end, but last season’s champs and last week’s manager of the week make it over the line to be January’s manager of the month. They pinched it by a point and that point came courtesy of their bench boost. One single solitary point from a bench boost would otherwise be a disaster, but in this case…? Although I’m sure Aribo were hoping for a little more. And that’s one chip they won’t be able to play come double gameweek time. Nevertheless it earns them their regular place on the role of honour and £40.

1  same Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
37 257
2  same FTM
Stu Smith
47 256
3  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
57 252
4  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
56 250
5  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
40 248
6  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
57 247

 

Manager of the week – Dorine Reacher – Queen of the North – 71 points

There were goals around this week, but scores stayed relatively average. QOTN were the only team to tip the 70 point barrier proving you don’t have to captain Mo Salah every week to earn a big score. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 12 points doubled to 24 in a blank week for the Liverpool forward. PEA’s fixture against Cardiff was always likely to provide more points, but the majority of us feared Salah too much. QOTN already have a cup bye. That draw will be made imminently

Player of the week – Josh King – Bournemouth – 16 points

It was an off week for the top six, perhaps explaining the fair to middling end totals. Bournemouth stuffed Chelsea, keeping a clean sheet in the process – their second in a row. Everton and Wolves were the only other two teams not to concede – three teams hardly known for the clean sheet prowess. Newcastle and Liverpool restricted the City and Liverpool assets respectively. Josh King returned the highest score contributing to three of Bournemouth’s four goals. It’s his third double figure score and he moves onto eight goals for the season. Well worth a look given Callum Wilson is likely to be missing a few games with injury.

Bargain of the week – Fernando Llorente – Tottenham Hotspur – 12 points

It’s been a mixed start to Llorente’s run in the Spurs side. An own goal in his first match was followed up by two cup defeats. And he could have had a hat trick of sitters last night. It doesn’t look as if Spurs are planning to bring anyone else in to cover Harry Kane’s absence, so Llorente looks likely to get starts. He played alongside Son against Watford, finally managing to score in the right end and assisting his South Korean team mate.

Twat of the week – Lucas Digne – Everton – -2 points

Double twat alert. He follows up a 25 yard own goal with a 12 minute sending off. Brilliant twatness. Consecutive weeks of twatdom is rare, normally reserved for Jose Holebas and Kyle Naughton. He joins an exclusive club – all of them full/wing backs. Actually – lets go for triple twat. He’s been brought into so many teams and then there’s a timely announcement of an Everton double gameweek. He’ll only play in one game. Well done Lucas. Twisted fantasy league.

Goal of the week – Calum Chambers.

https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/11622998/pl-goals-of-the-round

1  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
61 682
2  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
68 666
3  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
86 635
4  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
91 626
5  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
51 613
6  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
75 608
7  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
71 602
8  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
77 599
9  down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
64 599
10  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
69 598
11  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
87 595
12  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
45 590
13  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
66 578
14  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
51 575
15  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
58 571
16  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
85 570
17  down King raggg
Steven Darling
43 566
18  same Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
62 558
19  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
60 556
20  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
69 553
21  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
71 552
22  up FTM
Stu Smith
70 551
23  up CAS Vampire Slayers
Mustafa khan
72 549
24  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
78 547
25  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
78 546
26  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
74 543
27  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
44 535
27  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
44 535
29  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
84 530
30  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
71 527
31  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
72 523
32  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
68 523
33  same Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
65 522
34  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
54 520
35  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
70 517
36  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
24 516
37  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
66 512
38  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
45 510
39  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
55 506
40  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
46 501
41  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
52 497
42  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
47 486
43  up ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
40 479
44  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
46 475
45  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
52 466
45  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
48 466
47  up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
47 460
48  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
49 459
49  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
40 454
50  up Ross’s champions
darren frankland
51 435
51  up The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
43 428

 

October Manager of the Month – Game of Stones – Ryan Garoghan – 198 points

It was Salah Buffoon!!!’s to lose – and they did. They had a 10 point lead over their nearest challenger after last week and a 22 point lead over Game of Stones. The 34 point swing meant that even if the Buffoons actually had Salah in their team, and as captain, they still wouldn’t have held onto top spot. Game of Stones have been no lower than 8th since the beginning of the season and their victory means that each of the manager of the month prizes so far have gone to our current top three in the league.

1  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
86 198
2  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
78 195
3  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
75 190
4  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
87 186
5  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
52 186
6  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
61 185

 

Manager of the week – Neil Madrid – Neil Strong – 91 points

Banking on Liverpool scoring a bagful against Cardiff and Bournemouth doing likewise against Fulham guaranteed Neil Madrid their week winning score. Sadio Mane contributed 30 points as captain and a combination of Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson, who is now the game’s highest scoring striker, added 24 points between them. Madrid move up into fourth, and along with Game of Stones, have managed to claw back a little on the two runaway leaders.

Player of the week – Ross Barkley – Chelsea – 17 points

From out of nowhere and getting back to the player he looked like he could be in his earlier days at Everton. This is Barkley’s second double figure score in three, his third consecutive scoring gameweek, and is offering ridiculous value in this form at £5.8 million. You just know the minute you bring him in he’ll be rotated.

Bargain of the week – Callum Wilson – Bournemouth – 13 points

It’s his second appearance on the roll of honour in the last three weeks as Bournemouth’s impressive free scoring start to the season continues. Wilson’s totals are being helped by Josh King’s absence. He’s the single focal point of the attack and is on (and scoring) penalties. Another current must-have in great form and becoming almost fixture proof with Bournemouth’s reliability at finding the back of the net.

Twat of the week – Mark Noble – West Ham United – -2 points

Can be a reliable asset when you’re lucky enough to have him in and West Ham get a penalty. He’s always cheap enough to occupy a bench spot with a guaranteed start. On the other hand he’s also one of those players almost guaranteed to land himself in the twat book at least once a season.

Goal of the week – Granit Xhaka. The latest in a run of long-range-top-corner blinders.

 

Gameweek 8 results

October 8, 2018

1  up But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
71 568
2  down Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
60 557
3  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
51 510
4  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
70 507
5  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
61 507
6  up Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
68 507
7  down King raggg
Steven Darling
55 507
8  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
60 505
9  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
76 494
10  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
71 491
11  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
62 491
12  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
56 483
13  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
49 480
14  down Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
47 466
15  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
55 464
16  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
58 459
17  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
50 457
18  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
58 454
19  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
56 453
20  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
50 453
21  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
35 448
22  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
58 445
23  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
32 441
23  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
62 441
25  up FTM
Stu Smith
64 435
26  up CAS Vampire Slayers
Mustafa khan
49 435
26  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
47 435
28  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
68 425
28  up Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
50 425
30  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
52 423
31  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
32 423
32  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
66 418
33  down Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
38 417
34  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
28 414
35  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
40 414
36  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
65 414
37  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
67 409
38  same ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
53 408
39  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
53 408
40  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
44 405
41  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
90 401
42  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
56 400
43  down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
51 398
44  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
31 397
45  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
57 389
46  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
50 387
47  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
29 384
48  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
54 376
49  up The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
60 372
50  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
46 365
51  same Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
50 358
52  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
54 343

 

Manager of the week – Jitesh Lakhani – Salah Buffoon!!! – 90 points

We’re banging the high scores in week after week. Another 90+ score to win the weekly accolade. Bigger scores were achieved, as in Salah Buffoon!!!’s case, with the right captain choice of the two most popular this week. Harry Kane trolled the majority by not only not scoring, or even getting close, but by also picking up a yellow. Eden Hazard did what it appears he might do every week and put in a man of the match performance adding 14 more points to his total. Hazard is this season’s Salah. He’s never been more essential, posting returns in every gameweek bar one, adding £0.8 million to his value already. Elsewhere the Buffoons scored with three Wolves players, which is becoming template, Callum Wilson, the unlikely king of the assists and Alexandre Lacazette, who is quietly totting the goals up for an Arsenal team that no-one dare mention as title contenders.

Player of the week – Matt Doherty – Wolverhampton Wanderers – 15 points

As essential as Hazard in many ways, for his price and now his scoring rate. Only Hazard can better Doherty’s three double figure returns. This is is highest score to date, and takes him to third in the defender ranks. It’s a good season for attacking wing backs and it means you don’t necessarily need all three of Mendy, Robertson and Alonso.

Bargain of the week – Callum Wilson – Bournemouth – 14 points

Three goals ain’t bad but seven assists is bloody marvelous. Bournemouth are free scoring, hitting four for the second time this season. He and strike partner Josh King scored 27 points between them this week and have 91 points between them overall. A double pronged Bournemouth attack looks like a good proposition.

Twat of the week – Christian Kabasele – Watford – -4 points

You’ve got to go some to get a minus four. Well done son. Watford were twat team of the season last time out and this makes up for their totally twat free start to the season.

Goal of the week – Gylfi Sigurdsson. 49s in.

Gameweek 5 results

September 18, 2018

1  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
75 363
2  up But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
91 358
3  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
68 327
4  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
56 327
5  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
63 327
6  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
64 326
6  up SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
90 326
8  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
68 325
9  down King raggg
Steven Darling
68 323
10  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
90 320
11  down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
50 312
12  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
58 309
13  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
66 301
14  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
65 301
15  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
45 298
16  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
59 297
17  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
45 297
18  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
50 294
18  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
53 294
20  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
41 293
21  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
61 291
22  up Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
55 290
23  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
52 288
24  down Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
38 287
25  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
42 282
26  up CAS Vampire Slayers
Mustafa khan
52 281
27  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
31 276
28  down FTM
Stu Smith
45 271
29  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
40 266
30  same Morningblues
Jeff Morning
40 264
31  up Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
56 263
32  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
48 262
33  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
45 260
34  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
50 259
35  up ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
62 255
36  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
56 254
37  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
39 252
37  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
34 252
39  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
39 250
40  same Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
42 241
41  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
42 237
42  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
50 236
43  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
29 235
44  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
47 230
45  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
63 229
46  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
66 227
47  up The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
50 219
48  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
37 217
49  down Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
41 217
50  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
31 216
51  down Ross’s champions
darren frankland
41 213
52  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
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Manager of the week – Trev Reams – But Da Pitch Ain’t 1 – 91 points

Our leading rookie team finally have their name on the honour board hitting another 90+ score to narrow the lead at the top. There were two other 90+ teams this week, both of whom had Eden Hazard as captain. BDPA1 settled on Aguero as their skipper, but also picked up double figure returns from Hazard, Matt Doherty, David Silva and a cheeky substitution involving Pierre Hojbjerg coming in for Benjamin Mendy. That unexpected Mendy injury hit a lot of teams. By 5pm it didn’t matter. Most of us had the same sub waiting in the wings – Aaron Wan Bissaka – who was promoted from the bench with a lovely bonus filled 9 points.

Player of the week – Eden Hazard – 20 points

Cue first selection headache of the season. Dropping Salah for Hazard? The Liverpool man isn’t exactly having a bad season, positioned as the sixth highest scoring midfielder, but he’s someway behind the Chelsea skipper. Affording both is possible, but probably at the expense of another elite player in better form. Liverpool have a tasty home fixture against Southampton up next whereas Chelsea must travel to West Ham – and then the two teams face each other. Neither team’s fixtures ease up necessarily after that, but Hazard’s form in comparison to Salah’s is way more impressive and we may even see a price drop if the current trend of abandoning the game’s most expensive player in favour of cheaper options continues.

Bargain of the week – Ryan Fraser – 18 points

This has been in the offing. Certain underlying stats have suggested Ryan Fraser would get in among the goals and assists after two blank weeks. In total it’s three goals and two assists in five games. This is already more than half way to bettering last season’s totals and Bournemouth’s current run of form and upcoming stretch of fixtures promises more. Only Sadio Mane and Marcos Alonso better him for bonus points as well this season.

Twat of the week – Wes Morgan – -3 points

There aren’t many Morgan owners out there I don’t think. Leicester have only kept one clean sheet so far this season and he didn’t play in that. He won’t be playing in the next game either, so no reason to hastily reject any other Leicetser defenders you may have.

Goal of the week – Wilfried Zaha

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