Gameweek 15 results

The strange quirk of GW15 was the amount of points picked up by the bench fodder with the likes of Diego Rico, Leander Dendoncker and Martin Kelly all coming up trumps. And there weren’t many gambling on Tammy Abraham putting in an appearance either. He did. And he picked up 12 points. Rico was subbed before Palace scored and somehow scooped top bonus taking him to 9 points. Look at Game Of Stones. A respectable score of 66, which saw them leap into 3rd, could have been a week-winning score of 92, taking them to within touching distance of the leaders.


Locky Bauer Bowyer
Paul Hawkins




Sterling Silva




Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan




FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda




musttryharder fc
Paul Telford




Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman




Noel Driver




Micheal Dinneen




Ian Driver




Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton



Instead, Rip Roaring Reds’ 76 points was the gameweek’s best. Plumping for a Mane captaincy over Vardy and taking the punt on Abraham was the key.

Manager of the week – Sean Whyton – Rip Roaring Reds – 76 points

Player of the week – Sadio Mane – Liverpool – 15 points

Bargain of the week- Divock Origi – Liverpool – 13 points

Twat of the week – Mamadou Sakho – Crystal Palace – -2 points

Goal of the week – Divock Origi. You could take your pick of the Liverpool goals, but go to 1m17s for Origi’s second. 

Gameweek 15 results

1  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
81 975
2  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
55 950
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
74 943
4  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
67 929
5  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
82 908
6  down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
69 899
7  same Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
61 885
8  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
54 875
9  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
52 867
10  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
49 861
11  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
37 860
12  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
57 859
13  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
37 858
14  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
79 858
15  same King raggg
Steven Darling
64 858
16  same Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
54 844
54 836
18  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
62 835
19  down FTM
Stu Smith
28 835
19  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
57 835
21  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
42 827
22  up Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
64 817
23  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
60 814
24  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
35 811
25  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
17 807
26  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
68 801
27  same Kompany & Co
48 800
28  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
21 782
29  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
59 781
30  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
44 776
43 772
32  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
45 769
33  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
39 769
34  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
57 768
35  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
36 766
36  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
61 764
37  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
63 762
38  same Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
54 762
39  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
37 752
40  up ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
58 746
41  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
65 745
42  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
52 741
43  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
25 740
44  up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
66 730
45  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
49 715
46  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
50 698
47  down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
35 685
48  same It’s coming home
scott mcgow
42 680
49  up The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
70 660
50  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
43 660
51  down Ross’s champions
darren frankland
48 642


Manager of the week – Edgbaston – Micheal Dineen – 82 points

A crazy week of rotation as we start the slog through December. It gives you an indication of what it will be like once the festive fixtures kick in and highlights the need for a strong bench to cover those rests and knocks. Liverpool virtually fielded a second XI, electing to drop Salah and Firmino to the bench, while leaving Mane and Robertson at home. The most notable restee (?) was perhaps Raheem Sterling who wasn’t needed from the bench in City’s latest victory. Can we assume that those who didn’t play or had reduced minutes this midweek will be in the starting line up at the weekend? That’s the game. There were no clean sheets this week either, so any five man defences were in for a rough couple of nights.

The Kane to Aguero switch proved popular ahead of this gameweek, aided a little by the Aguero injury. I wonder how many would have taken the plunge if Aguero hadn’t been out. Spurs run of fixtures into the new year look like a potential goalfest for Kane and Aguero is much less rotation proof that the Spurs man with Gabriel Jesus waiting in the wings. Other than a potential rest around Tottenham’s important European game next week I think it’s safe to assume Kane will start every game through Christmas, probably earning his eventual break for the FA Cup 3rd Round against Shepshed Dynamo. Edgbaston made that move and captained Kane to good effect. Other goals from Wilson, Fraser, Pike, Mainwearing and Richarlison totted up an impressive 80+ total to move them from 6th all the way up to 5th.

Player of the week – Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City – 12 points

The City guessing game is never an easy one, but is made slightly less complicated by the long term absences of Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy. There seems to be some kind of rough three way rotation working around the central striker, whether that be Aguero or Jesus, and also around the central midfielder, who is the ever present Fernandinho. Dilva, Bilva and Gundogan rotate around the midfield positions, with Gundogan being perhaps the slightly less favoured, while Sterling, Mahrez and Sane do the same either side of the attacker.  Mahrez, like Gundogan, is getting slightly less minutes than the others, but it’s still enough to allow him to score his fourth double figure haul of the season. Will he play the next game? Who knows. It’s Chelsea, so Pep may choose his strongest XI, in which case Sane and Sterling may be the preferred two. Having said that, Sane has started and finished each of he last three games, so maybe Mahrez picks up another start and don’t bet against him adding to his double figure scores.

Bargain of the week – Lucas Perez – West Ham United – 12 points

Further proof the West Ham fixture swing is worth a look, although hats off to anyone who took a punt on Lucas Perez being the beneficiary. It took him 50 minutes to register his brace having come on for the injured Arnautovic. It looks likely the Austrian striker will be out until the New Year, so expect more minutes for Perez, although still perhaps playing second fiddle to Javier Hernandez.

Twat of the week – Marcos Rojo – Manchester United – -2 points

An unfortunate own goal put pay to any chance of Rojo keeping a minus score, despite what should probably be considered in terms of Man U at the moment, as a good performance against an in form Arsenal. United can’t seem to get a settled back line. Their combined ownership is probably at an all time FPL low.

Goal of the week – Florin Andone. 

No vid. He ran a long way with it.

Gameweek 15 results

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
65 902
2  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
81 881
3  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
49 853
4  down Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
47 852
5  same Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
36 831
6  up Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
62 822
7  down Kompany & Co
31 820
8  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
61 819
9  down Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
37 816
10  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
65 813
11  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
40 812
12  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
47 804
13  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
50 803
14  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
65 797
15  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
40 796
16  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
49 793
17  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
44 786
18  up Queen of the north
71 779
19  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
51 775
20  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
63 774
21  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
46 773
22  up Rico united
58 767
23  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
53 762
24  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
35 760
25  up Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
58 758
26  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
50 757
26  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
46 757
28  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
76 756
29  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
40 750
30  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
55 747
31  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
68 745
32  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
47 743
33  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
33 743
34  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
46 743
35  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
54 738
36  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
37 736
37  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
33 725
38  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
27 722
39  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
57 714
40  same mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
41 713
41  up FTM
Stu Smith
53 707
42  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
33 705
43  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
47 700
44  same Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
34 691
45  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
36 683
46  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
51 669
47  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
39 667
48  same blakes11
Steven Darling
52 660
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
38 635
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
32 554


Manager of the week – Greenyteamy – Adam Greenwood – 81 points

Greenyteamy’s rise continues. They jumped on Eden Hazard’s return to the Chelsea line up back in gameweek 7. In the seven weeks since gameweek 9 he’s contributed in five – three of them have been double figure scores. This week he picked up 15 points and Greenyteamy had him as captain. A few other Buckets managers followed suit and there has been an increase in the ownership of Chelsea assets, particularly Hazard and Morata. Hornets, at the top of our league, captained Morata. As did Fun Lovren Criminals and Gotta Light in third and fourth. This shift has probably been prompted by the run of winnable fixtures Chelsea have between now and the New Year, as well as the complete unreliability of Lukaku and Kane and the slowing down of the Man City express. It seems City are in a groove now of only being able to win games 2-1 with very late winners, which isn’t good for those with City defenders, or a triple of City attackers. Points are being dropped somewhere. It’s worth noting also that Greenyteamy have achieved this rise up the table having never had Kane in their team. So there you go – you don’t need him. But dare you get rid? There’s a double gameweek just been announced. Spurs play twice in gameweek 22. This might seem like a lifetime away but such is the fixture build up it’s actually only in four weeks. So if you do get rid, the likelihood is you’re only going to want to get him back.

Player of the week – Philippe Coutinho – 18 points

Throwing another midfield spanner in the works, Coutinho’s form looks like it could be on the rise again. It’s been an in and out season dogged by injury and constant rumours of his exit to Barcelona. He’s made four double figure scores all season in just eight gameweek appearances, scoring four, making five and picking up 10 bonus points. He’s almost guaranteed to score something if he plays. Liverpool are the new City. Their goal machine has cranked up a gear since the 4-1 hammering to Spurs seven gameweeks ago. They’ve netted 19 times in the last six. And as well as considering the Chelsea fixtures for the next few weeks it may well be worth looking at Liverpool assets, particularly their front four of Coutinho, Firmino, Mane and, of course, Mohamed Salah. Salah should be a mainstay by now anyway. In among the fixture pile up expect at least three of these four to play and watch the points roll in.

Bargain of the week – Jesse Lingard – 15 points

Lingard has two double figure contributions in the last two weeks but the problem is you’re never quite sure whether he’s going to nail down a permanent starting berth in that team. He seems to be in a constant rotation with the likes of Mata, Martial and Rashford, and could quite easily be dropped for the next match. Form dictates he shouldn’t be but it is the Manc derby, so maybe Mourinho will think more defensively for that game.

Twat of the week – Davinson Sanchez – -2 points

Spurs players are not popular at the moment. The defenders are not keeping clean sheets, or in Sanchez’s case, not keeping clean sheets and getting sent off for throwing vicious elbows into the opponent’s winger’s faces. They’re dropping like flies out of fantasy teams and dropping in value. Where has Dele Alli been this season? Playing well in Europe, that’s where.

Goal of the week – Philippe Coutinho.

Gameweek 15 results

up Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
99 855
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
51 849
same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
52 823
32 819
same Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
46 813
up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
49 811
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
45 809
down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
36 805
down Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
36 802
10  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
54 796
11  up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
47 788
12  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
40 783
13  same 30:19
Darren Lavelle
41 781
14  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
70 779
15  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
57 773
16  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
49 767
17  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
45 766
18  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
32 762
19  up Cooksters
Peter Cook
63 760
20  up Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
51 756
21  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
41 756
22  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
54 755
23  down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
39 750
24  down Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
44 745
25  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
72 743
26  down RICO UNITED
44 739
27  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
68 735
28  same Ciderheads
Darren Pope
49 727
29  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
45 725
30  up FTM
Stu Smith
61 724
31  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
41 721
32  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
49 714
33  same Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
42 711
34  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
45 705
35  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
34 703
36  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
57 696
37  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
44 693
38  up I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
45 683
39  down Have a little dink
Ian Williams
35 680
40  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
52 678
41  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
29 677
42  down jetty city
scott mcgow
46 677
43  up Big White Chiefs
david frankland
54 672
44  same Pepe Le Blue
43 669
45  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
21 648
46  same Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
52 642
47  up bazza 28 united
laura barrett
53 624
48  down Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
37 621
49  same DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
38 608
50  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
62 605
51  same Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
55 598
52  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
40 582
53  same Dj daz
darren frankland
57 572


It’s been an eventful week full of goals, particularly on Saturday, where eight of the twelve teams playing scored at least three times. Yet the average score was a very average sounding 46, and most of us hovered in and around that total come Sunday evening. Everyone in the world, no doubt, kept Alexis Sanchez as captain. A lone assist from the Arsenal striker got you 10 points, and not much more was offered from his elite player contemporaries. You had to go way out on a limb for big captain points this weekend. Either that, or be Yeboah’s Right Foot.

An amazing 99 points came courtesy of a team where all the stars aligned and every player but Etienne Capoue scored more than just their basic appearance points. Most notably, Wilfried Zaha, who apart from Sanchez, has the best stats in the game at the moment. Yeboah’s have persevered with Zaha from week one. It must have been tempting to boot out the Palace winger early doors, but in the last six weeks he’s scored 51 of his 72 points. It’s gone largely unnoticed by everyone that Palace have started scoring goals. In their latest goalfest Zaha picked up a season’s best 16 points. Yeboah’s finished with the 273rd best score in the world this weekend, flying to the top of Buckets and taking a clear lead in the race for December manager of the month.


Player of the week – Jamie Vardy – 17 points. A hat trick tearing Man City apart reminiscent of last season.

Bargain of the week – Wilfried Zaha – 16 points. Still on £5.5 million – expect that to rise.

Donkey of the week – Bacary Sagna – 0 points. Another depressing week for the Manchester City defence. Utterly useless fantasy fodder.

Goal of the week – Jeff Hendrick. First serious goal of the season contender.



Gameweek 15 preview

Watford v Everton
Arsenal v Stoke
Burnley v Bournemouth
Hull v Crystal Palace
Swansea v Sunderland
Leicester v Man City
Chelsea v West Brom
Man Utd v Spurs
Southampton v Middlesbrough
Liverpool v West Ham

Last weekend was a crazy weekend – a debacle/triumph depending on your captain choice. This weekend I guarantee most of us will be fielding Alexis Sanchez, no matter how many transfers it takes to get him in. Any managers mulling over the worth of Aguero still, may be secretly celebrating his moment of madness last week. A four game ban – his second lengthy ban of the season – rules him out until New Years Eve. And makes many manager’s minds up for them. Time to go, Sergio. (Till he scores five in his second game back and we all try to crowbar him in at the early expense of our winter wildcard.)

Being banned for six league games before Christmas is meant to happen to people like Diego Costa. This season, after Sanchez, he’s the most potent attacking threat in the game, and still hasn’t reached the five yellow card mark. He’s been stuck on four since gameweek 6 – the last game that Chelsea lost. And he was nowhere near the brawl at the end of last week’s defeat of City. I guarantee that if enough people bring him in to replace Aguero this week, he’ll pick up that long awaited fifth card. So don’t do it.

The other obvious replacement for Aguero is Harry Kane. He has five in four since coming back from injury. Spurs have two home games against Hull and Burnley after this weekend and they look like potential boot-fillers.

Also consider Kelechi Iheanacho, who should get the nod in Aguero’s absence. In the four games in which he’s played more than 45 minutes, he’s scored a total of 29 points. That’d be a healthy addition to anyone’s total from a £6.6 million striker. His value also opens up the door to Sanchez.

Or maybe…if you haven’t got three Chelsea players in your line-up, that’s what you should be aiming for. Chelsea’s next five games all offer clean sheet and goal bonanza potential. Three of them are at home against West Brom, Stoke and Bournemouth. Pedro, Nemanja Matic and Costa are all listed as doubtful. Leaving Eden Hazard, Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses as the only three of their attacking players that look certain to start. I imagine every effort will be put into getting Costa ready, with Cesc Fabregas and Willian on standby to fill in for the other two. As we approach the period in which all teams rotate, a rest for Pedro and Matic would hardly be a surprise.

Meanwhile, check out this prick…

737th in the world AND NOT A SINGLE TRANSFER.