Gameweek 11 results

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
47 670
2  same Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
54 636
3  same The winnings R mine
david bruce
55 633
4  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
52 626
5  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
50 623
6  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
45 620
7  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
43 619
8  up Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
51 612
9  up Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
54 607
10  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
45 603
11  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
40 602
12  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
32 600
13  same It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
56 597
14  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
52 589
15  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
71 588
16  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
45 583
17  down Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
42 580
18  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
43 579
19  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
35 573
20  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
32 572
21  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
63 566
22  same Rico united
JASON REACHER
45 564
23  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
26 563
24  down Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
43 562
25  up Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
51 555
26  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
43 555
27  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
31 553
28  down FTM
Stu Smith
38 552
29  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
58 551
30  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
61 548
31  down Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
38 547
32  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
60 543
33  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
33 542
34  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
37 540
35  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
42 539
36  down Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
39 534
37  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
50 528
38  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
44 525
39  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
46 525
40  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
40 520
41  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
44 516
42  up mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
70 516
43  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
45 506
44  down We are Ayling
Paul Murray
23 500
45  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
34 494
46  down disco dancer
darren frankland
34 493
47  same Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
52 488
48  same blakes11
Steven Darling
50 482
49  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
49 472
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
39 402

 

Manager of the week – Greenyteamy – 71 points 

Another weekend in which the majority suffered at the hands of Harry Kane’s week on/week off policy. A home game against Palace promised so much but didn’t deliver. Maybe the best course of action is to go with your instinct on who might be the best Man City player to hand the armband to. Last week it was Leroy Sane; this week Kevin De Bruyne had a turn. Greenyteamy got 20 points out of the Belgian. They also had Mohamed Salah, whose 15 points was his fourth double figure score of the season. He also becomes the game’s second highest scoring player behind Sane. He’s the Liverpool player most likely, particularly with Roberto Firmino’s patchy form and Philippe Coutinho’s injury problems. However, Sadio Mane’s return to the side may see a shift in a share of the Red’s points.

Player of the week – Steve Cook – 15 points.

Just what you need out of your fourth or fifth defender. Hold out for 90 minutes, then power in a header from a corner with a few to go. In come the bonus points to add to your goal and clean sheet. What you also need is for him not to be warming your bench.

Bargain of the week – Scott Malone – 12 points

Huddersfield’s fifth clean sheet matches City, Spurs and Chelsea. Its Malone’s first as a recent regular starter. It seems Huddersfield are still a steady defensive bet against the teams they need to beat…

Twat of the week – Christopher Schindler – -2 points 

…apart from this goon who got himself a red card.

Goal of the week – Rajiv Van La Parra.

Triple header of awards for Huddersfield.

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Gameweek 25 results

same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
56 1409
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
64 1395
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
45 1392
same Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
32 1363
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
77 1361
down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
31 1353
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
63 1342
down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
48 1337
up 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
59 1327
10  up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
53 1321
11  down Cooksters
Peter Cook
31 1319
12  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
69 1315
13  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
70 1311
14  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
60 1311
15  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
61 1300
16  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
60 1299
17  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
58 1299
18  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
58 1298
19  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
50 1292
20  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
70 1292
21  down Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
61 1285
22  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
60 1283
23  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
58 1282
24  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
65 1280
25  down 30:19
Darren Lavelle
56 1279
26  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
41 1240
27  up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
50 1236
28  up Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
64 1234
29  down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
37 1234
30  same Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
49 1230
31  down Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
42 1227
32  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
41 1213
33  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
65 1210
34  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
48 1206
35  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
37 1192
36  up I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
62 1187
37  down Have a little dink
Ian Williams
55 1186
38  down jetty city
scott mcgow
46 1176
39  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
69 1164
40  down FTM
Stu Smith
48 1163
41  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
38 1156
42  up Dj daz
darren frankland
62 1144
43  up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
49 1142
44  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
33 1136
45  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
28 1134
46  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
23 1117
47  same Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
21 1092
48  up bazza 28 united
laura barrett
49 1053
49  down Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
32 1051
50  up DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
51 1022
51  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
36 1019
52  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
40 1015
53  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
31 98

Seems the difference between good Liverpool and shit Liverpool is Sadio Mane. In his second start since returning from the AFCON he registered a 16 point haul and was the highest scoring player of the week. And it seems the only manager who knows the difference between good Liverpool and shit Liverpool is Hedgehog Corpse. Handing Mane the armband catapulted the Corpse up to fifth in the League and into third place in the February table.

same jetty city
scott mcgow
46 143
up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
70 140
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
77 137
up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
61 133
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
45 133
up Dj daz
darren frankland
62 129
up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
60 129
up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
58 128
down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
50 128
10  down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
56 127
11  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
60 126
12  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
69 125
13  up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
63 123

We’ve only one more February gameweek left. It’s all to play for. In truth, there could be as many as 20 teams in it. Gameweek 26 kicks off in a fortnight after the break for the FA Cup 5th round, and is a reduced gameweek due to the League Cup. Those 5th round results will be worth keeping an eye on as they’ll determine who is in line to play in Gameweek 28. Negotiating the next few weeks is not going to be straightforward, especially if you’re still involved in the Buckets Cup.

The second round match ups are ready to view on the Buckets Cup link. There were some close run things this week – and some surprise results. 4 Fuchs Ake won the Fuchs derby. Racing Club Skegness are the lowest ranked team left in and sprang the biggest surprise, knocking out Greenyteamy. Hedgehogs high score saw off third placed When Harry Met Alli, whilst fourth placed Yeboah’s fell to 31st placed Jarvis FC.

Player of the week – Sadio Mane – 16 points. Just as you got shot of the Liverpool midfield.

Bargain of the week – Alfie Mawson – 15 points. Cheap goalscoring defender alert….

Donkey of the week – Jason Denayer – -2 points. Meanwhile, the Sunderland revival….

Goal of the week – Alfie Mawson. …and one of them was a sweet volley.

Gameweek 23 results

up Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
46 1286
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
31 1284
same Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
41 1276
same When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
34 1263
up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
42 1245
down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
28 1233
same Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
34 1228
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
43 1219
down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
31 1214
10  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
44 1212
11  same Cooksters
Peter Cook
36 1210
12  down Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
27 1208
13  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
29 1202
14  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
38 1198
15  same Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
30 1193
16  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
21 1192
17  same 30:19
Darren Lavelle
30 1188
18  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
32 1187
19  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
27 1185
20  same Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
32 1181
21  same RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
32 1171
22  same QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
43 1171
23  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
43 1162
24  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
46 1154
25  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
30 1154
26  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
26 1152
27  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
46 1141
28  down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
31 1134
29  same Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
32 1131
30  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
26 1130
31  same Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
32 1114
32  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
36 1114
33  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
30 1112
34  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
45 1108
35  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
42 1108
36  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
42 1090
37  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
34 1084
38  up I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
41 1074
39  down FTM
Stu Smith
24 1070
40  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
41 1050
41  down Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
30 1048
42  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
45 1039
43  up jetty city
scott mcgow
52 1033
44  up Big White Chiefs
david frankland
42 1022
45  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
20 1018
46  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
35 1015
47  down Dj daz
darren frankland
35 1015
48  same bazza 28 united
laura barrett
33 974
49  same Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
38 969
50  same DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
31 940
51  up Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
36 928
52  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
28 925
53  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
36 892

 

One of those weeks where nothing happened – nothing came off. Only 19 goals scored. The average FPL score was a measly 35 points. Our manager of the week managed 52 – the only manager to break 50 points. Jetty City crept ahead of everybody else probably because they had Gylfi Sigurdsson in their side. The Swansea midfielder doesn’t appear in too many other Buckets teams. A good example of a differential paying off.

The only side in the top six that won were City, and we got sick of them weeks ago. No goals for United or Spurs, a stalemate with two unlikely scorers between Chelsea and Liverpool and worst of all, Arsenal messing up at home to Watford, who have been in terrible form of late. Thank goodness for the Alexis Sanchez assist. He appeared to be the popular captain choice again and the extra four points probably turned what could have been a really shit week into…a fairly shit week.

There were some interesting tactics employed in the race for the January Manager of the Month. The top two challengers played chips. Greenyteamy went for the bench boost and that garnered them an extra 12 points. Upper Bullens triple captained Harry Kane to the tune of 6 points – essentially two more than they’d have got had they just not bothered.  Disappointing on the one hand, but it was enough to get them over the line. Might they regret those choices come the double gameweeks? Here’s the final table.

up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
46 253
same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
42 251
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
34 251
up Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
46 245
up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
42 242
down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
35 240
down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
32 240

 

Player of the week – Scott Dann – 15 points. That first Palace win under Allardyce had to come sometime.

Bargain of the week – Michael Keane – 12 points. Burnley indestructible at home.

Donkey of the week – Jose Fonte – 0 points. West Ham always get hammered by Man City.

Goal of the week – David Luiz.

Gameweek 13 results

same Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
65 727
same QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
66 721
up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
53 698
down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
46 695
up Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
51 694
down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
38 690
down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
42 689
up 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
56 688
down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
36 687
10  up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
62 686
11  down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
63 685
12  same 30:19
Darren Lavelle
52 674
13  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
44 666
14  up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
61 664
15  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
54 661
16  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
43 661
17  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
64 660
18  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
57 648
19  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
59 647
20  up Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
55 645
21  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
34 643
22  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
38 643
23  up Ciderheads
Darren Pope
58 642
24  down Cooksters
Peter Cook
34 636
25  up Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
51 635
26  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
44 632
27  same FTM
Stu Smith
51 631
28  same Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
61 630
29  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
57 626
30  up Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
57 625
31  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
70 615
32  down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
42 612
33  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
59 608
34  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
53 606
35  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
38 599
36  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
39 594
37  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
69 593
38  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
68 585
39  up jetty city
scott mcgow
66 579
40  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
51 576
41  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
55 574
42  same Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
56 573
43  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
45 572
44  same Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
56 571
45  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
42 569
46  same I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
66 554
47  up DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
60 535
48  down Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
34 520
49  same Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
41 506
50  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
42 495
51  up bazza 28 united
laura barrett
50 490
52  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
60 481
53  down Dj daz
darren frankland
25 457

 

We have our first gap opening up at the top of the table. We’ve a two team brekaway. Uriah Rennie 2nd XI and Queen Of The North move past the 700 point mark with healthy weekly scores of 65 and 66. The gap between QOTN and The Craggy Islanders in 3rd is 23 points. Then only 13 points separate the next nine teams. In fact, an inspired captain choice and prevailing wind could see teams as far down as maybe Rip Roaring Reds in 17th climb the league and land somewhere in the top ten and within shooting distance of the prize money.

November manager of the month goes to Greenyteamy who held off challenges from a number of teams to hold on to the lead they’d established after last week’s matches. Only Yeboahs Right Foot and Hedgehog Corpse of those featured in the monthly table appear in the overall top ten. This may explain the tightly packed nature of the mid table. Other than our leading pair and Hedgehogs, the rest of our top ten had a fairly uninspiring week in which they limped to an around-average score. Much the same as last week. And the week before.

 

same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
44 172
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
62 168
up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
56 168
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
61 167
up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
68 164
down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
51 163
down Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
42 161
up Ciderheads
Darren Pope
58 161
down FTM
Stu Smith
51 161
10  up jetty city
scott mcgow
66 160

 

 

Buckets stalwarts, Romeoshondavan, scored the highest weekly score. More than half of their 70 point total came courtesy of old faithfuls Sergio Aguero (as captain) and Alexis Sanchez. Before the week started, Philippe Coutinho was not only the most picked player in the game, but also the most transferred in and most popular captain of the week. He lasted 36 minutes. The rap he took to his ankle looks like it might rule him out until the New Year. There was potential for a Sunderland trouncing at the hands of the Liverpool midfield, but it never transpired, and left a lot of managers cursing their luck.

The nine goal thriller served up by Swansea and Palace provided us with six of the ten players who managed double figure scores this week. They’re not among the most popular teams with fantasy managers. I know a couple of Buckets teams have Christian Benteke clogging up their attack. His ownership across the whole game is only at 6%. More surprisingly perhaps is that Gylfi Sigurdsson appears in only 5.2% of teams in the game as a whole. Maybe his value seems a little high. But, he’s a top ten midfielder, has played virtually every minute of Swansea’s last nine games and has contributed meaningful points in seven of them. Basically if Swansea score, he’s usually somewhere in the mix.

 

Player of the week – Fernando Llorente – 15 points. Collected in 25 minutes.

Bargain of the week – Leroy Fer – 14 points. His 5th and 6th goals of the season. Only Hazard and Sanchez have more in the midfield.

Donkey of the week – Kyle Naughton – -1 points. A clean sweep. His fourth donkey in three years.

Goal of the week – Pedro. Finally worth considering him for your fantasy team. At 3m25s

Gameweek 11 results

same Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
46 623
up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
59 622
up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
69 620
down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
57 619
same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
60 615
down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
49 613
same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
63 609
same When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
56 597
up Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
60 591
10  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
47 586
11  down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
50 585
12  up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
66 584
13  down 30:19
Darren Lavelle
46 579
14  same RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
54 577
15  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
38 572
16  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
77 571
17  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
58 570
18  up Cooksters
Peter Cook
74 569
19  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
57 567
20  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
55 560
21  down Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
50 550
22  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
48 550
23  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
52 542
24  up Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
54 541
25  up Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
87 538
26  down Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
40 537
27  up FTM
Stu Smith
62 532
28  up Ciderheads
Darren Pope
47 528
29  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
52 527
30  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
62 526
31  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
42 526
32  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
43 526
33  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
52 524
34  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
49 519
35  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
53 511
36  same Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
52 508
37  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
25 485
38  same Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
42 484
39  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
54 483
40  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
31 478
41  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
44 477
42  up Big White Chiefs
david frankland
60 473
43  down Have a little dink
Ian Williams
51 472
44  up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
68 471
45  down jetty city
scott mcgow
41 460
46  same I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
47 450
47  up DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
55 446
48  same Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
36 434
49  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
44 432
50  same bazza 28 united
laura barrett
31 417
51  same Dj daz
darren frankland
54 406
52  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
51 403
53  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
42 395

 

Friday’s preview highlighted the rising stock of the Chelsea team and I don’t know why I didn’t take my own advice. Their fifth consecutive clean sheet and their fifth consecutive victory. They were the only team to keep a clean sheet this weekend. Only 11 defenders collected anything but their appearance points and four of them play for Chelsea. Eden Hazard scored his fifth goal in four games and registered the highest score of the week. His overall performance merited much more than the 19 points he achieved. He’s an absolutely essential buy at the moment.

So, it’s just typical that a two week international break should come along. Although it does give you plenty of time to figure out exactly how to wedge him into your team. But with each passing day there’s the danger that his value will edge higher and higher. It had already jumped from £9.8 to £10 million over the two gameweeks before the Everton game. There’s every chance it’ll increase by the same amount, or maybe more, come the gameweek 12 deadline.  And the same goes for absolutely everybody else in the Chelsea starting XI at the moment from Courtois to Costa.

No less impressive were Liverpool, hammering six past Watford. Their front four all returned double figure scores. It was Philippe Coutinho’s fourth – a feat only matched by Hazard and Alexis Sanchez. Mane, Lallana and Firmino have all managed three each. They occupy four of the top twelve scorers overall – four of the top eight midfielders. If you’ve still got a wildcard, gameweek 12 looks like a perfect opportunity to play it. At whose expense might be better looked at in the preview in a fortnights time. A few injuries to Arsenal, Spurs and City players over the international break will make that decision a bit easier. Here’s hoping.

Racing Club Skegness were far and away our highest scorers of the week with 87 points. There were only two other managers in the 70’s. Greenyteamy opted for Firmino as captain. He contributed 30 of their 77 points. Cooksters 74 points came with a 38 point contribution from Hazard as captain. Skegness also went with Hazard, but also benefited from Coutinho’s contribution, a resurgence from Wayne Rooney on his recall to the Manchester United squad and Sam Vokes’ 11 point return, which puts him at the top of the budget striker picks. His current form is bettered only by that of Costa and Romelu Lukaku.

 

Player of the week – Eden Hazard – 19 points. Goal of the week too.

Bargain of the week – Robert Snodgrass – 14 points. Back with immediate effect.

Donkey of the week – Jose Holebas – -2 points. A lot of managers won’t be happy with him – a form budget defender in a lot of teams. Picked up a ban too.

Goal of the week – Eden Hazard. His second goal from a slightly odd angle.