Gameweek 37 results

1  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
43 2388
2  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
43 2347
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
41 2326
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
39 2286
5  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
53 2272
6  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
72 2264
7  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
44 2198
8  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
65 2194
9  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
53 2178
10  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
31 2157
11  same Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
50 2149
12  same FTM
Stu Smith
27 2123
13  same Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
31 2115
14  same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
38 2099
15  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
68 2095
16  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
63 2085
17  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
36 2084
18  same King raggg
Steven Darling
54 2076
19  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
49 2071
20  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
49 2062
21  down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
33 2055
22  same Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
48 2050
23  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
76 2046
24  down Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
32 2029
25  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
58 2012
26  same Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
51 2007
27  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
41 1999
28  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
56 1998
29  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
43 1995
30  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
46 1992
31  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
45 1983
32  same Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
44 1974
33  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
45 1968
34  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
53 1949
35  same The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
56 1948
36  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
55 1934
37  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
53 1932
38  up Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
78 1911
39  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
62 1907
40  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
39 1905
41  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
75 1902
42  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
36 1901
43  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
65 1893
44  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
50 1874
45  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
47 1872
46  same Morningblues
Jeff Morning
28 1843
47  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
23 1821
48  same ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
77 1813
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
68 1740
50  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
47 1654

 

Top of the league – The Craggy Islanders – Adrian Roche – 2388 points

Nothing has changed at the top. The Islanders and Da Pitch equaled each others totals – with below average scores – and so remain 41 points apart. The Islanders still have the triple captain to play and it’s difficult to see that lead being overturned. Albion also posted a below average score but should be safe in 3rd given Madrid’s inability to close the gap. If anything is going to change in the prize money positions it’s a possible usurping of Madrid by Bielsa Ringing or Caligula who are now just 14 and 22 points behind respectively.

Manager of the week – Greeenteeam – Adrian Greenwood – 78 points

All of the top six suffered as a result of Son Heung-Min’s uncharacteristic red card. Caligula had the right back up in the shape of a Laporte, Doherty, TAA triple double figure defence, and more tellingly, a captain that delivered. It was a damp squib of a week for the majority of the league and it was only those, like Caligula, who veered away from captaining City or Liverpool that really excelled. You have to travel to the depths of the league to find those 70+ totals that really moved managers up the rankings. Greeenteeam performed best, also captaining Hazard, but also by remembering they still had a bench boost and claiming 12 extra points.

Player of the week – David Luiz – Chelsea – 15 points

The most popular captain choice this week was Sergio Aguero – the majority swayed by the fact he’d contributed goal and/or assist points at every home game he’d started this season. It was, however, a week in which defenders ruled and not just through clean sheet keeping but for their additional goal scoring and assist making exploits. David Luiz came out on top against a Watford team clearly saving themselves for Wembley. His clean sheet and goal take him to his highest season total to date.

Bargain of the week – Ryan Fredericks – West Ham United – 14 points

Fredericks would have equaled the Chelsea man had he picked up top bonus. West Ham were comfortable victors in their last home game of the season – a factor always worth considering in these final two gameweeks. Six of the home outfits managed a victory to nil this week.

Twat of the week – Son Heung-Min – Tottenham Hotspur – -2 points

Who else? He was in a lot of teams given Spurs’ double gameweek possibilities and probably the final nail in the coffin for so many. Those owners may take some consolation in a hefty chunk of money readily available for a last week transfer punt

Goal of the week – Vincent Kompany.

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Gameweek 34 results

1  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
42 2128
2  up But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
75 2123
3  down Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
42 2104
4  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
45 2063
5  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
44 2018
6  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
43 1997
7  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
82 1991
8  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
43 1973
9  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
64 1946
10  same Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
56 1944
11  down FTM
Stu Smith
43 1938
12  same Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
59 1920
13  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
54 1896
14  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
36 1894
15  up King raggg
Steven Darling
90 1891
16  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
44 1879
17  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
86 1879
18  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
62 1862
19  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
34 1859
20  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
71 1858
21  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
42 1855
22  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
65 1845
23  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
54 1834
24  same RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
58 1831
25  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
55 1817
26  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
67 1805
27  same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
59 1795
28  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
74 1789
29  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
59 1785
30  same Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
49 1785
31  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
38 1782
32  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
39 1776
33  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
49 1775
34  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
59 1742
35  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
48 1742
36  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
84 1737
37  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
67 1731
38  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
62 1727
39  same Morningblues
Jeff Morning
70 1723
40  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
84 1722
41  down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
33 1715
42  same Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
66 1702
43  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
47 1689
44  up Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
70 1687
45  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
72 1685
46  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
46 1665
47  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
85 1650
48  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
74 1641
49  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
55 1544
50  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
57 1475

 

Top of the league – The Craggy Islanders – 2128 points

The three way battle for Buckets supremacy took another twist this week. The Islanders remain top, but theirs and Albions less than average totals opened the door for Da Pitch to creep back into real contention. The Islander’s wildcard was played with more than one eye on next weeks fixtures, but Brighton’s total failure as a double gameweek team this week let them and many others down. No goals scored and seven conceded is not what was wanted. Some managers fell even further into the trap and captained a Brighton defender. It’s a cruel irony that the best bet would have been to stick with those single gameweeking bloody Bournemouth players who hammered the first five past the hapless Seagulls defence. Take some consolation in the fact that Brighton defender Shane Duffy backed himself in his own fantasy side. Bizarrely, however, he also had Callum Wilson in his attack!

Manager of the week – King Raggg – Stephen Darling – 90 points

King Raggg accumulated 31 points from Bournemouth assets, as well as healthy contributions from captain Christian Eriksen and Raheem Sterling, to post an impressive 90 point total. It puts them top of the monthly league at the halfway stage. Not a single Brighton player in sight. A wise move.

Player of the week – Lucas Moura – Tottenham Hotspur – 21 points

Spurs players were popular among most managers and not just those on a wildcard ahead of next week’s double. Any team playing Huddersfield almost guarantees some return. Even before Dele Alli was ruled out, Lucas Moura should have come into contention for many more teams than he did, considering the likely rotation ahead of their European fixture in the midweek. Son was benched but nabbed a late assist much to the relief of many managers -and Christian Eriksen provided the same return in a 90 minute performance. This paved the way for Moura to provide a hat trick, top bonus and a load of hindsight.

Bargain of the week – Sean Morrison – 16 points

And in the end the best double gameweeker came from Cardiff. One point from the Burnley game was followed up with fifteen against Brighton. Its Morrison’s eighth clean sheet – Cardiff’s ninth overall. Brighton have kept six. Weren’t Cardiff the better bet for points in the first place?

Twat of the week – Troy Deeney – Watford – -2 points

Deeney was another popular choice on wildcard ahead of the double. He’ll play no further part in that. Watford will have to look to Andre Gray or Isaac Success to maintain their quest for the best of the rest. Some fantasy managers will be less enthused to make the same switch I imagine.

Goal of the week – Mohamed Salah. 1m08s

Gameweek 21 results

1  up But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
62 1295
2  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
56 1291
3  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
62 1290
4  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
59 1285
5  same Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
53 1243
6  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
68 1231
7  up FTM
Stu Smith
72 1229
8  down Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
53 1226
9  same Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
58 1222
10  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
53 1217
11  down SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
46 1215
12  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
56 1215
13  same King raggg
Steven Darling
69 1206
14  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
62 1195
15  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
60 1184
16  down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
49 1183
17  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
70 1162
18  same Cookie fc
Peter Cook
57 1157
19  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
77 1157
20  up Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
76 1154
21  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
39 1146
22  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
68 1138
23  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
45 1135
24  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
47 1133
25  down PenshawPerformers
david bruce
51 1132
26  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
49 1128
27  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
63 1126
28  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
86 1123
29  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
71 1118
30  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
60 1116
31  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
60 1115
32  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
40 1111
33  up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
53 1092
34  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
41 1090
35  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
80 1082
36  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
36 1079
37  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
47 1077
38  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
54 1076
39  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
56 1075
40  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
55 1068
41  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
46 1047
42  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
47 1043
43  same ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
40 1036
44  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
37 1035
45  up Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
62 1028
46  down It’s coming home
scott mcgow
33 1009
47  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
59 1006
48  same Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
41 987
49  same Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
46 973
50  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
44 958
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
55 913
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
55 913

 

Top of the table – But Da Pitch Ain’t 1 – Trev Reams – 1295 points

Only three teams have lead Buckets this season and each have found themselves at the top over the festive fixtures. Da Pitch have regained top spot following their performance over New Year. Neil Madrid had climbed back to the top after the weekend’s fixtures, claiming the lead back from Perfidious Albion, who’d risen back to the summit after the Boxing Day games. They form a breakaway top four with The Craggy Islanders, separated by 10 points and just over 40 points clear of the chasing pack.

Manager of the week – Romeoshondavan – Rob Hewer – 86 points

A couple of big hitters offered up good captain choices this week. Romeo’s could have gone with either Kane, PEA or Sane and they’d still have posted a decent score and climbed the league. They opted for Son, who was their highest scorer – and why wouldn’t he have been?  He’s outscored everyone else over the last six weeks by some distance. Shame he’s buggering off to the Asian Cup, although I guess we should be grateful that he had his departure delayed. So we get one more gameweek out of him. If you haven’t got him now, there’s probably not much point in going there.

Player of the week – Troy Deeney – Watford – 15 points

It played out like a basketball game for a period in the first half, then everyone got bored of that and started hacking lumps out of each other. Bournemouth, despite having what seems like a good season, really can’t defend for toffee. Only Burnley, Cardiff and Fulham have conceded more. Even Huddersfield scored against them. They let in four and five in their last two games and now three against Watford and two to Deeney.

Bargain of the week – Angus Gunn – Southampton – 11 points

Surprisingly drafted in ahead of Alex McCarthy who I wouldn’t say has been in bad form of late. If anything he’s been the reason that Southampton have kept some defeats looking semi-respectable. However, I’m all for an even cheaper goalkeeper getting a run of starts. Check also Vicente Guaita’s promotion to Palace number one and David Button’s temporary residence as the Brighton keeper of choice.

Twat of the week – Christopher Schindler – Huddersfield Town – -3 points

Huddersfield’s season looks doomed. Luckily the game Schindler will miss as a resulkt of this sending off is the FA Cup game at thew weekend. He’s arguably been their best source of points and that’s really pushing it. Only four of their players top the £5 million barrier and still no-one wants them.

Goal of the week – Sergio Aguero. 

Gameweek 18 results

1 same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
43 1126
2 same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
56 1119
3 same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
52 1101
4 down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
50 1099
5 up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
87 1067
6 down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
51 1064
7 up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
70 1063
8 down Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
54 1060
9 down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
53 1047
10 down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
43 1042
11 up FTM
Stu Smith
76 1036
12 same King raggg
Steven Darling
68 1029
13 down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
53 1027
14 same SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
61 1025
15 down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
44 1008
16 up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
53 997
17 down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
41 990
18 same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
53 985
19 up Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
80 979
20 down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
59 978
21 down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
51 967
22 up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
80 967
23 down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
46 959
24 same Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
59 959
25 down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
47 953
26 up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
85 949
27 down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
44 948
28 down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
58 947
29 up Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
73 945
30 up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
67 940
31 down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
45 936
32 up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
70 934
33 up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
72 934
34 up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
64 932
35 down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
61 929
36 down Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
50 928
37 up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
63 923
38 down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
42 923
39 up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
77 914
40 up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
84 906
41 down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
37 904
42 down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
57 901
43 up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
62 886
44 down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
58 885
45 down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
50 880
46 up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
51 839
47 down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
26 833
48 down Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
36 829
49 up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
89 822
50 down The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
61 819
51 same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
54 758

Manager of the week – Atletico Chappers – Richard Chapman – 89 points

Another week for the Salah owners. And the Aubameyang owners. And the Kane owners. Not the Sterling owners or the Hazard owners. Or the Sane owners. Chappers’ hit the heights with an Auba/Kane forward combo and an early punt on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer getting the best out of Paul Pogba. So far so good. Who’d have expected City and Chelsea to get beat at home by the opposition they had to face this weekend? Evil fantasy league. There’ll be a lot of very frustrated managers kneejerking on Christmas night.
Player of the week – Heung-Min Son – Tottenham Hotspur – 21 points

He’s off to the Asian Cup in January, so this might mean Pochettino’s going to have him playing every game to get the most out of him until his departure. It could be a long time without him as well with South Korea very likely to reach the latter stages of the competition. So, until then – I think it’s maybe four more games – and they all pretty tasty and full of point scoring potential. If they can stick six past Everton, how may are they going to get against Bournemouth, Wolves, Cardiff and Huddersfield?
Bargain of the week – David Brooks – Bournemouth – 15 points

Sold him this week to bring in Hazard. Evil fantasy league. Might have to get him back in this week to facilitate Salah. Kneejerk. Hazard hat trick against Watford guaranteed.
Twat of the week – Lewis Dunk – Brighton And Hove Albion – -2 points

Christmas off. Well done Lewis.
Goal of the season – Andros Townsend.

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.