Gameweek 16 results

1  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
49 1020
2  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
56 1006
3  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
66 995
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
52 995
5  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
43 947
6  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
61 946
7  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
80 943
8  down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
48 943
9  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
74 933
10  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
65 926
11  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
50 925
12  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
79 923
13  up King raggg
Steven Darling
68 914
14  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
48 904
15  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
45 903
16  up FTM
Stu Smith
69 900
17  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
34 892
18  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
63 891
19  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
47 878
20  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
37 872
21  same Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
40 867
22  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
63 866
23  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
57 857
24  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
44 855
25  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
41 854
26  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
36 850
27  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
64 845
28  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
64 832
29  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
30 831
30  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
68 830
31  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
66 830
32  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
56 828
33  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
70 822
34  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
37 819
35  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
48 817
36  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
37 813
37  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
53 811
38  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
49 810
39  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
29 795
40  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
52 792
41  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
50 791
42  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
46 788
43  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
73 788
44  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
40 785
45  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
42 772
46  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
59 744
47  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
64 744
48  down Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
47 741
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
47 707
50  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
37 697
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
47 685

 

Manager of the week – FC Caligula – Ajay Supeda – 80 points

From what I can see only two of us handed Mohamed Salah the armband this week. Caligula were the highest placed, now in 7th, and our highest scorers. Plenty of other teams had him but didn’t captain him, largely favouring Kane, who didn’t even start against Leicester. Lots of other teams don’t have him, having probably ousted him in recent weeks to buy Kane – or maybe Raheem Sterling. Caligula’s other 38 points were kind of cobbled together by a couple of clean sheets and just two more goals scored in another week where rotation caused mild panic and the need for a strong bench.

Player of the week – Mohamed Salah – Liverpool – 21 points

It’s all about him this week. And it’s a massive headache for those that don’t have him. How many teams in that 35% are ghost teams? Teams that picked him and maybe even set him as captain from week one but haven’t bothered playing the game. I wouldn’t be fooled by that figure. More managers have transferred him out rather than in over the course of this season. Just in the last three weeks nearly 100,000 managers have rejected him, probably to afford Sterling or Kane. This is the kind of gameweek that makes those decisions look awfully dumb. He’s now top of the scoring charts – somehow?! Liverpool’s strength so far this season has been keeping clean sheets as opposed to running riot at the other end of the park. Salah’s scoring rate appears fairly similar to that of last season too. Explosive bouts of scoring weren’t his thing. It was consistent high single figure to low double figure scoring. There were rare blanks but also hardly any bonus. Check out his bonus scores for this season – just 5 points. That’s less that Huddersfield’s Chris Löwe. The answer is to lose one of your heavy hitters if you have more faith in Salah, make six transfers to squeeze him in around a team full of dross or just leave it as it is and hope for the best.

Bargain of the week – James Tarkowski – Burnley – 14 points

All of the Burnley back line were capable of these type of scores all the way through last season. They perfected the ability to chip in with the odd goal or assist while keeping a clean sheet and winning 1-0. Not so much this season. Joe Hart sits top of the saves table which tells you a great deal about the holes in their defence. Their immediate fixtures aren’t great, so this may turn out to be more of a one off rather than a corner turned.

Twat of the week – DeAndre Yedlin – Newcastle United – -3 points

Newcastle’s defence are even less popular than Burnley’s, despite being amid a decent run of fixtures and being more than capable of frustrating more attacking teams. Dodgy refereeing and last minute winners didn’t help their cause on Sunday, although neither did Yedlin deciding to rugby tackle Diogo Jota when clean through on goal.

Goal of the week – Robert Snodgrass. At 31s in.

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Gameweek 16 results

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
66 968
2  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
53 934
3  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
60 912
4  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
52 901
5  same Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
58 889
6  same Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
62 884
7  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
61 880
8  up The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
72 876
9  same Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
59 875
10  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
48 868
11  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
64 867
12  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
55 867
13  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
68 847
14  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
51 847
15  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
30 843
16  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
61 835
17  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
46 835
18  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
40 829
19  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
71 828
20  up It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
53 826
21  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
49 824
22  same Rico united
JASON REACHER
51 818
23  same Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
55 817
24  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
30 816
25  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
69 814
26  same Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
54 811
27  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
55 805
28  same cookster fc
Peter Cook
47 803
29  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
56 803
30  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
53 803
31  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
64 802
32  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
56 799
33  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
62 798
34  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
45 788
35  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
22 782
36  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
37 780
37  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
75 780
38  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
52 777
39  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
67 777
40  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
52 774
41  down mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
40 753
42  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
58 749
43  down FTM
Stu Smith
36 735
44  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
34 734
45  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
66 733
46  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
40 723
47  down iamgroot
scott mcgow
45 710
48  same blakes11
Steven Darling
42 698
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
45 676
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
47 601

 

Manager of the week – To Elland Back – Alan Hardy – 75 points

It definitely wasn’t the week for changing your team. You didn’t need to get Philippe Coutinho in and you didn’t need to get rid of Harry Kane. The Liverpool player, along with Roberto Firmino, was inexplicably left out of their squad for the Merseyside derby, having between the pair of them scored five in Europe in the midweek. The omens were with Kane and Spurs this week, having beaten Stoke by four goals in each of the last four games they’ve played against each other. This 5-1 victory included two goals for the games most frustrating player, who is still somehow second in the overall scoring charts. To Elland Back triple captained him, which almost guarantees you manager of the week status if you pick the right man.

Player of the week – Son Heung-Min – 16 points

It was Son who really shone for Spurs though. Last season it took him a while to get going and similarly this time round it’s only now he’s getting a run of games that he’s starting to contribute decent points returns. It looks like he might permanently fill that third attacking midfielder berth behind Kane in the Spurs line up as he did to great effect for the second half of the previous campaign. And at £7.9 million he’s a decent price for another midfield headache.

Bargain of the week – Steve Mounie – 13 points

Mounie’s only other two goals of the season came in week one. Nothing has happened since – not even an assist. We get frustrated by Harry Kane’s week on week off schedule. This bloke’s working to a week on, 15 weeks off schedule. Remember to pick him again in gameweek 31.

Twat of the week – Marvin Zeegelaar – -2 points

A short lived honeymoon period for the once unknown Watford defender of five gameweeks ago. The impressive run of four games, two assists, two clean sheets and three bonus points has now been brought to a shuddering halt by one red and a three game ban. We may never see him again.

Goal of the week – Jermain Defoe. See what happens when you pick him.

No vid though?! Again?

Gameweek 16 results

up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
69 918
down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
46 901
up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
74 881
down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
59 878
same Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
60 873
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
56 858
up 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
52 857
down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
37 856
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
41 850
10  up 30:19
Darren Lavelle
58 839
11  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
42 838
12  down Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
49 837
13  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
69 836
14  up Cooksters
Peter Cook
74 834
15  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
45 824
16  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
49 822
17  up Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
73 821
18  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
37 820
19  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
54 809
20  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
69 808
21  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
42 808
22  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
72 807
23  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
49 807
24  same Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
53 798
25  down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
47 789
26  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
81 788
27  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
44 787
28  down Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
34 786
29  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
57 778
30  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
49 774
31  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
45 772
32  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
57 763
33  down FTM
Stu Smith
34 758
34  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
59 752
35  same RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
49 752
36  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
46 751
37  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
47 743
38  same I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
46 729
39  up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
57 726
40  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
40 718
41  up jetty city
scott mcgow
39 716
42  down Have a little dink
Ian Williams
36 716
43  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
35 712
44  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
31 703
45  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
48 690
46  up Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
56 677
47  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
26 674
48  down bazza 28 united
laura barrett
50 674
49  same DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
36 644
50  up Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
39 637

 

This is getting painful. At least we have a new name on the manager or the week roll call. Jarvis FC have been floating around between 30th and 40th for a few weeks now. Their 81 points puts them in 26th – the heady heights of mid table. Of more immediate interest will be the fact that with half of this 6 week game month complete, they’re up in to 5th place on the manager of the month table. It’s worth having a look…

 

up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
69 220
down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
46 207
up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
72 201
up Cooksters
Peter Cook
74 198
up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
81 195
up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
74 195
down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
59 195
down Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
56 194
up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
69 192
10  up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
60 187

 

Two players hit 19 points this week – Adam Lallana and Christian Eriksen. Jarvis made Eriksen captain, and that was that. It would have been a bold move to hand the armband to the Dane a few weeks ago, but his form has vastly improved since gameweek 13. He’s currently on a streak of scoring goals as well as providing assists, and he’s also nothced 8 bonus points in that four week spell.

After the goal glut at the weekend, defenders and keepers had a better time over these midweek games. Jarvis picked up 27 points from their defence and keeper. Eight teams kept clean sheets – that’s the most since way back in gameweek 9.

 

Player of the week – Adam Lallana – 19 points. When injury free, the most consistent and reliable of that Liverpool midfield.

Bargain of the week – Salomon Rondon – 17 points. Another £6-7 million striker coming into form

Donkey of the week – Marko Arnautovic – -2 points. Christmas off. Well done Marko.

Goal of the week – Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Coming back into contention.

 

 

 

Gameweek 16 preview

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

Midweek games always bring that prospect of a bit of tinkering, especially at this time of year with the Christmas fixtures on the horizon. There’s no planning for it. You’ve just got to take it on the chin and hope you’ve got ample on the bench.

Still the Chelsea juggernaut rolls on. This gameweek sees them start a run of four fixtures against bottom half teams. Winning them all to nil is not out of the question. It’s difficult to know which players to hang your hat on. Diego Costa is undroppable at the moment, despite being one card away from a suspension. The defence are expensive, but worth every penny. It might even be tempting to captain one of them – particularly Cesar Azpilicueta, who leads the way for defensive bonuses.

And no other defence can compete. Liverpool and Manchester City continue to struggle. Dodgy keepers and a questionable defensive philosophy make every one of their players virtually unplayable. They’re so unattractive. John Stones has even dropped into the bargain zone.

And their struggles don’t end at the back. Is it the Aguero suspension/Coutinho injury having a negative effect? Managers are growing tired with certain players. Last week, Roberto Firmino was the most transferred player out. Closely followed by Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and James Milner. Other midfielders are making their presence felt and it’s no longer a risk to drop these once so reliable players.

Gameweek 16 results

1 Golden Boys Stephanie Cripps 55 901
2 FC Caligula Ajay Supeda 65 875
3 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 69 872
4 Your Ad Here Matthew Hopkins 60 864
5 scotty2hotty scott mcgow 70 862
6 4 Lime Jellies Ian Williams 56 851
7 Game of Throw ins Darren Lavelle 60 850
8 Bicuitmen Chris Morton 65 848
9 greensmeansbusiness adam greenwood 56 839
10 Atlético Chappers Richard Chapman 73 835
11 Rocky Ba Bauer P Hawkins 61 826
12 Edgbaston Micheal Dinneen 52 825
13 Howayman Mark Bromham 65 823
13 Sergio Five O DEAN CRIPPS 58 823
15 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 59 821
16 Romeo’s Honda Van Rob Hewer 60 821
17 SS3 FC Paul Murray 46 817
18 Below Par Paul Bentz 56 816
19 The Kolarov Mané Trevor Gordon 51 816
20 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 47 809
21 Init fc Mustafa khan 54 809
22 Gaalacticos Colin Goulding 70 805
23 Walking with Memphis Noel Driver 72 802
24 JonniestaRedmondinho David Spinks 51 786
25 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 59 781
26 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 69 780
27 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 56 777
28 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 68 777
29 Grievous AngelRangel Andrew Swift 36 762
30 The Craggy Islanders Adrian Roche 44 761
31 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 69 753
32 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 56 747
33 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 54 744
34 Go Buffoons Go!!! Jitesh Lakhani 46 743
35 Ciderheads Darren Pope 69 717
36 RICO UNITED JASON REACHER 43 711
37 The Hardy Boys Alan Hardy 50 698
38 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 32 694
39 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 34 688
40 Sweet Cherry Pie Jason Earwicker 32 684
41 Baker Bum Boys Lewis Baker 36 671
42 Bish Bosh Goal Simon Purnell 63 669
43 REAL JORVIK Simon Brown 43 606
44 BrussiaHairbach Alex Ritchie 38 562

 

Atlético Chappers are another new name on our weekly role of honour. They amassed 73 points this week. It’s a total that sees them climb eight places and into the top 10. Their 79 points was the third highest score of last week, and inevitably they’re the early leaders in the race for the December manager of the month prize. What edged Chappers over the line was not so much the 38 point combined total of this season’s top three performers, Vardy, Mahrez and Lukaku, but the inclusion of Scott Dann and Craig Cathcart in the defence.

Dann is the third highest scoring defender, despite only keeping four clean sheets. He has however weighed in with three goals and ten bonus points, played every minute of every match bar one, and has only been booked twice. All that for only £5.3 million. Cathcart is arguably even better value at £4.6 million. He’s collected one booking across every minute of every game and kept seven clean sheets into the bargain. While everyone is marvelling at Leicester’s season, Watford’s achievements shouldn’t be underestimated. Allan-Romeo Nyom crept into he top ten defenders after his 12 point haul this week. Heurelho Gomes is jostling with Jack Butland to be number one keeper, and if either Odion Ighalo or Troy Deeney occupy your third striker slot alongside Vardy and Lukaku, you’re pretty much guaranteed another goal.

Up until Riyad Mahrez scored last night my nomination for goal of the week was going to be Jamie Vardy – which was assisted by Riyad Mahrez. They’ve four nominations between them. I imagine the other assisted each one of those goals. They’ve 26 goals between them. They’ve 246 points between them. Mahrez, but for his ever increasing value, would have won player of the week this week for the second week running. Jordan Henderson wins by being virtue of £0.4 million cheaper. Mahrez started the season £1.5 million cheaper than Henderson. His value has increased by £1.4 million and Vardy’s by £1.6 million. Vardy’s ownership continues to increase week on week. Mahrez is owned by 63% of all managers. No-one else even gets close to that. I’m not sure even Luis Suarez or Eden Hazard reached those kind of heights in the last two seasons. Leicester for the title. Chelsea for the Championship.

 

Player of the week – Jordan Henderson – 13 points. In only his second 90 minutes of the season. One to watch maybe.

Bargain of the week – Allan-Romeo Nyom – 12 points. An assist, clean sheet and top bonus marks.

Donkey of the week – Danny Rose – 0 points. A little harsh – one of those weeks where no-one was sent off, conceded a hatful or scored an own goal.

Goal of the week – Riyad Mahrez. His second contender, equalling Vardy.