Gameweek 13 results

1  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
63 835
2  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
42 830
3  down Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
48 821
4  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
65 801
5  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
46 779
6  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
61 773
7  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
46 769
8  down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
30 767
9  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
34 766
10  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
34 761
11  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
57 761
12  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
54 758
13  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
51 751
14  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
45 748
15  down King raggg
Steven Darling
47 741
16  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
55 740
17  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
62 738
18  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
71 738
19  down FTM
Stu Smith
49 731
20  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
58 727
21  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
71 720
22  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
44 720
23  down CAS Vampire Slayers
Mustafa khan
45 717
24  same Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
48 708
25  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
53 705
26  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
58 703
27  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
36 703
28  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
74 688
29  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
45 688
30  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
55 681
31  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
53 680
32  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
41 673
33  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
48 672
34  same Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
47 671
35  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
56 668
36  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
29 665
37  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
33 662
38  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
57 657
39  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
41 654
40  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
72 652
41  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
55 646
42  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
23 634
43  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
42 630
44  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
49 628
45  same Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
45 613
46  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
52 606
47  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
43 604
48  down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
40 603
49  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
30 561
50  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
31 544
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
61 535

 

Top of the league – Neil Madrid – Neil Strong – 835 points

We’re thirteen weeks in. At some point over the weekend we hit the third-way mark – if such a thing exists. So far two teams have shared the top spot. We’ve had six weeks of Da Pitch and six weeks of Da Albion. We have a new leader to beckon in the middle third of the season and the mad scramble through December. Our fourth manager of the month prize will be dished out after the next gameweek and our new leader also sits at the top of that table. Neil Madrid hold a slender lead over 2017 champs, The Craggy Islanders, who’ve risen to their highest overall position as a result of their good month.

1  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
63 209
2  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
65 202
3  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
55 193
4  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
71 190
5  up FTM
Stu Smith
49 180
5  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
58 180
7  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
41 179
8  down King raggg
Steven Darling
47 179
9  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
61 178
10  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
74 178

 

Manager of the week – Crazy Leg XI – David Caldicott – 74 points

Crazy Leg (formerly Crazylegs) also move into monthly contention with the highest score of this gameweek. Cannily spying the potential of Gylfi Sigurdsson against Cardiff bagged them 22 points. The Icelander was the only goalscorer in the game but duly picked up top bonus, and his clean sheet point as well, to total 22 with the armband. He has attacking returns in five of his last seven. Maybe you’ve only room for one Everton asset and it’s a tough choice between Richarlison and Sigurdsson. The Brazilian is in four times as many teams, probably as a result of him being played out of position as a centre forward and heads his team mate slightly in the form charts. Sigurdsson, however, despite being ever so slightly dearer, appears to be on all set pieces and is 10 points better off overall. Crazy Leg also kept faith in Aleksandar Mitrovic who scored his first goals for eight weeks. The Fulham striker had been almost universally binned during their slump to the foot of the table, losing almost half of his overall ownership and losing £0.4 million in price. Is it time to re-invest with Ranieri perhaps breathing new life into the team?

Player of the week – Leroy Sane – 19 points

City. City. City. Three players needed. Add Sane to the list of must haves. There was an idea that Guardiola didn’t fancy playing Sane and Mendy together. Well, now Mendy is out for three months, so does that guarantee him a starting berth? Certainly two of Sterling, Sane and Mahrez will play. Probably with the other coming off the bench. Starting on the bench in this team isn’t a bad thing. Most of the time City’s attacking subs have a positive effect and end up scoring or assisting themselves. Three players needed.

Bargain of the week – Aaron Mooy – Huddersfield Town – 16 points

Huddersfield have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks and there are cheap enough options in this team playing regularly that could make good bench warmers for the festive period. Mooy is one of them. Like Sigurdsson, he takes every free kick and corner. Unlike Sigurdsson, he’s not proving to be prolific. These are his first attacking contributions of the season and their defenders have scored more than their recognised attackers. Their defensive options are probably more tempting as they’re not averse to keeping the odd clean sheet and picking up the odd bonus point.

Twat of the week – James Maddison – Leicester City – -2 points

I think thankfully most of us ditched Maddison when his injury hit and hadn’t decided to take a punt and bring him back in. His points had dried up a little anyway with 40 of his 47 coming in the first seven gameweeks. He escapes a league ban, however, as Leicester play in the Milk Cup tonight.

Goal of the week – Heung-Min Son. 

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Gameweek 12 results

1  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
60 792
2  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
59 773
3  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
59 772
4  up Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
67 737
5  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
55 736
6  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
46 733
7  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
65 732
8  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
56 727
9  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
52 723
10  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
48 712
11  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
38 708
12  down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
36 704
13  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
57 703
14  down King raggg
Steven Darling
55 702
15  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
57 700
16  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
63 685
17  up FTM
Stu Smith
73 682
18  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
62 676
19  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
55 676
20  down CAS Vampire Slayers
Mustafa khan
52 672
21  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
43 669
22  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
48 667
23  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
45 667
24  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
62 660
25  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
63 652
26  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
43 649
27  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
66 645
28  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
58 643
29  same PenshawPerformers
david bruce
45 636
30  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
45 632
31  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
43 631
32  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
55 630
33  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
56 629
34  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
31 624
35  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
48 624
36  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
56 614
37  same Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
49 613
38  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
53 612
39  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
48 611
40  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
45 600
41  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
57 591
42  same ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
35 588
43  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
56 583
44  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
41 580
45  up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
51 568
46  same It’s coming home
scott mcgow
47 565
47  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
47 563
48  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
53 554
49  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
29 535
50  up The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
46 513

Manager of the week – FTM – Stu Smith – 73 points

FTM are the only team to tip the 70 point barrier this gameweek and in doing so they climb seven places and to within sight of the top 10. Many of the usual captain suspects did their bare minimum bagging a goal or a clean sheet to give a respectable double figure return with the armband – Mo Salah and Sergio Aguero among them. Salah was FTM’s highest scorer with 16. Felipe Anderson was perhaps the star differential, contributing 9 more points to his total, following a 13 point haul last week. The West Ham winger was transferred in by almost 140,000 teams worldwide ahead of their game against Huddersfield this weekend – a tactic worth considering. And that ownership may continue to rise given the favourable run of fixtures his team face from GW14 into the new year.

Player of the week – Juan Foyth – Tottenham Hotspur – 15 points

If you’re a defender and you score and keep a clean sheet you can be almost guaranteed the top bonus marks. Doesn’t matter how shit you play for the rest of the ninety minutes. I’m not sure I’d be rushing to get this guy in. He conceded two penalties last week and despite his 15 points, looked shaky and out of his depth. I’m pretty sure Spurs fans will be a lot happier when either Davinson Sanchez or Jan Vertonghen are back from their injuries. I’m not having him at £5 million either.

Bargain of the week – Salamon Rondon – Newcastle United – 12 points

Promises to be as inconsistent in black and white stripes as he was in blue and white stripes. Rondon has scored the first two of the eight or nine goals he’ll get this season. I predict his next brace will come sometime over Christmas before a four week lay off through injury.

Twat of the week – Dale Stephens – Brighton and Hove Albion – -2 points

Fully deserved twattage for not only out-dirtying, but also losing to a Warnock side.

Goal of the week – Ilkay Gundogan. 4,216,542,164 passes turning Manchester United inside out. Unfortunately I can only find a video with the last two.

Gameweek 13 results

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
53 791
2  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
62 765
3  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
65 748
4  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
35 745
5  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
49 737
6  same Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
44 726
7  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
60 718
8  same The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
46 717
9  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
54 717
10  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
64 715
11  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
33 709
12  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
66 706
13  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
36 701
14  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
44 699
15  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
34 699
16  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
53 698
17  same It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
47 689
18  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
59 689
19  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
54 674
20  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
62 673
21  down Rico united
JASON REACHER
38 673
22  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
45 671
23  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
52 664
24  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
48 662
25  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
35 660
26  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
41 657
27  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
34 657
28  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
40 656
29  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
49 654
30  same Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
53 654
31  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
57 649
31  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
50 649
33  down Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
51 648
34  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
49 645
35  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
50 642
36  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
51 642
37  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
52 637
38  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
56 635
39  same To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
48 634
40  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
34 628
41  up FTM
Stu Smith
48 628
42  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
31 626
43  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
34 620
44  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
58 614
45  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
66 598
46  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
51 593
47  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
37 592
48  down blakes11
Steven Darling
36 585
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
52 549
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
41 486

 

Manager of the week – Ian Williams – Emergency Gap Jumper – 66 points

Two managers finished the week on 66 points but it was the Emergency Gap Jumpers who claim the weekly honours by virtue of scoring one more goal than The Craggy Islanders. Their four goals came from Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane – who, in the week when the majority ditched him as their go to captain, finally came good. Neither team have put themselves into contention for the November manager of the month. That still looks like a race between Greenyteamy and Nashton Villa, although a strong gameweek from Atletico Chappers has moved them to within striking distance.

1  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
49 220
2  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
53 215
3  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
59 202
4  down mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
51 196
5  same Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
62 191

At the top of the overall league, Hornets remain the team to catch – as they have done all season. The gap back to Fun Lovren Criminals stands at 34 points. Last year’s runners up, Despicable Mee, since gameweek 8, have moved from 19th to 15th to 11th to 8th to 5th – and now into third – and look set for another title challenge.

Player of the week – Marvin Zeegelaar – 14 points

Assisted two of Watford’s goals against Newcastle in only his second appearance for the club. He didn’t have a bad first week either getting clean sheet and bonus points in the victory over West Ham. There are lots of temptingly cheap Watford options springing up at the moment. Last week, Will Hughes, in only his second start, almost took the bargain award, and he added another eight points to his total this week. Interestingly, Watford have scored at least twice in every away game they’ve played this season. And I bet most managers would back the home defence for a clean sheet against them in most weeks. Don’t.

Bargain of the week – Charlie Austin – 13 points

There was little action on the striker front this week with only Austin bagging more than one goal. It’s his first start of the season after having only made a few minutes worth of substitute appearances in recent weeks. Saints had only scored four goals from open play before the weekend. If Austin can steer clear of the treatment room and cement a starting berth he should add to that total.

Twat of the week – Rajiv Van La Parra – -1 points

Waited until after the final whistle to engage in a bit of handbags with Leroy Sane, who can probably consider himself fortunate not to have a similar ban looming. With the amount of big point scoring midfielders active in the game at the moment we could do with the odd ban and/or injury being thrown in just to narrow down the choices a little bit.

Goal of the week – Xherdan Shaqiri.

Usually pops up with a few wonder goals per season (and little else). No vid though?!

Gameweek 12 results

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
68 738
2  same Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
74 710
3  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
77 703
4  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
100 688
5  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
79 687
6  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
63 686
7  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
51 684
8  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
56 671
9  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
45 665
10  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
69 665
11  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
64 663
12  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
78 658
13  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
48 655
14  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
62 651
15  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
50 648
16  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
102 645
17  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
45 642
18  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
79 639
19  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
82 630
20  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
60 626
21  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
53 625
22  up Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
68 623
23  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
37 620
24  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
43 616
25  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
54 616
26  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
63 614
27  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
33 612
28  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
56 611
29  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
54 605
30  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
54 601
31  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
78 599
32  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
67 597
33  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
80 596
34  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
75 595
35  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
41 594
36  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
92 592
37  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
64 592
38  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
79 591
39  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
47 586
40  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
50 586
41  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
60 585
42  down FTM
Stu Smith
32 584
43  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
37 579
44  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
62 556
45  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
49 555
46  up blakes11
Steven Darling
87 549
47  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
78 546
48  down Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
48 532
49  down disco dancer
darren frankland
28 517
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
43 445

 

Manager of the week – Nashton Villa – Jaime Nash – 102 points

Seven clean sheets and 30 goals set up plenty of high scoring opportunities this week and for the first time this season the century barrier was broken. As a result a new highest weekly score target has been set. An honourable mention must go to Greenyteamy who leap 11 places into the top five with a whopping 100 point return. Last week’s highest scorers missed out on two consecutive manager of the week awards by two points. They are however way out in front in the chase for the November manager of the month. The only team with a chance of catching them appear to be this week’s highest scorers, Nashton Villa. Nashton’s 102 points saw them jump 16 places to 16th overall. Both placed the armband on Mohamed Salah – Nashton threw their triple captain chip at the Egyptian. That extra 16 points was the difference as Greeny’s had more double figure scorers, including our player of the week and two of the the top three gameweek attackers.

Player of the week – Eden Hazard – 18 points

It was another week of frustration for those opting for Harry Kane as captain, and to a degree, Romelu Lukaku. And it was a week of some notable point scoring comebacks that are sure to throw spanners in the works and give selection headaches for the weeks to come. Paul Pogba and Philippe Coutinho made scoring returns from injury – and it might be worth keeping an eye on Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. Most ominous is Eden Hazard’s player of the week contribution. It becomes his third point-scoring performance of the last four games. Also, Chelsea’s fixtures, following a tricky trip to Anfield this weekend, hit a purple patch all the way through to the new year. Definitely one to watch.

Bargain of the week – Callum Wilson – 17 points

Another gradual comeback crowned by a match-winning performance and only the third Premier League hat trick of the season. Callum Wilson made a blistering start to his Premier League career only for a serious injury to stop him in his tracks – and that included a hat trick against West Ham in the early part of the 2015/16 season. So don’t rush out to buy him just yet. He could lose a leg next weekend.

Twat of the week – Simon Francis – -2 points

A second successive clean sheet for Bournemouth, but one that won’t be enjoyed by those that saw an opportunity to bring in this particular defensive asset. The fact they went on to score two more goals after the dismissal might make it worse. He really didn’t need to put himself in that position after all.

Goal of the week – Kevin De Bruyne. City’s 5th goal of the week winner.

Gameweek 12 results

same Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
39 662
same QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
33 655
up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
38 653
down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
36 652
same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
36 651
same nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
34 647
same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
36 645
up Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
52 643
up 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
47 632
10  down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
33 630
11  up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
40 624
12  up 30:19
Darren Lavelle
43 622
13  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
51 622
14  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
36 622
15  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
36 613
16  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
40 607
17  up Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
45 605
18  up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
66 603
19  down Cooksters
Peter Cook
33 602
20  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
24 596
21  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
29 595
22  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
50 592
23  down Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
40 590
24  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
42 588
25  up Ciderheads
Darren Pope
56 584
26  up Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
58 584
27  same FTM
Stu Smith
52 580
28  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
49 573
29  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
32 570
30  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
47 569
31  down Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
31 568
32  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
35 561
33  up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
44 559
34  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
30 553
35  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
41 549
36  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
38 549
37  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
50 527
38  up Big White Chiefs
david frankland
54 527
39  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
40 525
40  down Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
40 524
41  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
40 523
42  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
39 517
43  same Have a little dink
Ian Williams
45 517
44  same Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
44 515
45  same jetty city
scott mcgow
53 513
46  same I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
42 492
47  up Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
52 486
48  down DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
29 475
49  same Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
33 465
50  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
54 457
51  same Dj daz
darren frankland
46 452
52  down bazza 28 united
laura barrett
23 440
53  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
26 421

 

It was a weekend of comebacks. Yaya Toure marked his first league start of the season with a double and 15 points. Of course – nobody had him. Not even Yaya Toure has Yaya Toure in their fantasy squad. At £7.6 million he’s a far cheaper way into the Man City midfield than Sterling, Silva and Nolito, who have all been poor on the points returns of late. Question is, how often is he going to play?

Harry Kane bagged a brace and 13 points to pinch Spurs a last minute victory against West Ham. I’m not sure anybody had him either, but his return to goal scoring form introduces another option in attack for those of us getting a bit bored of relying on just Costa or Aguero.

Etienne Capoue has had a quiet few weeks – in which the majority of us got fed up waiting and shipped him out. His value has dipped back below £5 million, so it’s a perfect time to draft him back in. His fourth double figure score, a feat only matched by Hazard, Coutinho and Sanchez, helped Biscuitmen to the manager of the week prize this week.

That, and the 22 points gained (as captain) by the game’s in form striker, Jermain Defoe. Who is part of the league’s in form strike partnership with Victor Anichebe. Anichebe’s sudden appearance on the fantasy radar comes courtesy of two consecutive double figure gameweeks consisting of 3 goals, 1 assist and 5 bonus points. Two consecutive double figure scores is impressive among any player in the £4-5 million bracket, but particularly among strikers. Those dudes rarely even get on the bench.

Scores were pitched relatively low this week, probably as a result of Chelsea and Liverpool, who scored eleven between them in the last gameweek, scoring only one between them this time out. Romelu Lukaku was expected to score big against Swansea and didn’t. And the fact that Toure dominated Man City’s scoring, meant those handing Aguero the armband had another disappointing return.

All of the top seven teams and eight of the top ten failed to score higher than the game average. The higher scores came much further down the table. Even Pudding And Pie outscored the title chasers and crept onto page one of the league table for the first time this season. Their comeback is on.

 

Player of the week – Nathan Ake – 15 points. First start, first points. Much like Toure only cheaper.

Bargain of the week – Victor Anichebe – 13 points. His price has started to rise.

Donkey of the week – Danny Rose – 0 points. Conceded two, booked and now banned.

Goal of the week – Roberto Pereyra.