Gameweek 24 results

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
56 1418
2  same The winnings R mine
david bruce
58 1410
3  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
65 1407
4  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
58 1401
5  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
56 1397
6  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
50 1394
7  up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
74 1386
8  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
53 1380
9  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
73 1379
10  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
51 1376
11  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
47 1364
12  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
44 1356
13  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
60 1335
14  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
76 1333
15  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
43 1332
16  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
50 1325
17  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
40 1324
18  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
79 1317
19  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
51 1308
20  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
65 1302
21  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
53 1298
22  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
53 1297
23  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
46 1292
24  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
72 1286
25  up musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
64 1286
26  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
62 1284
27  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
65 1281
28  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
52 1279
29  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
48 1278
30  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
48 1276
31  down Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
50 1269
32  same Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
64 1268
33  same Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
59 1263
34  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
67 1258
35  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
74 1253
36  same blakes11
Steven Darling
55 1239
37  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
42 1238
38  same mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
68 1224
39  up FTM
Stu Smith
69 1201
40  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
66 1196
41  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
68 1195
42  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
42 1194
43  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
46 1183
44  down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
43 1178
45  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
69 1178
46  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
37 1169
47  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
30 1139
48  up disco dancer
darren frankland
61 1123
49  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
41 1111
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
46 958

 

Manager of the week – Kompany & Co – Dean Cripps – 79 points

It all hinged on having Sergio Aguero and making him captain this week. A lot of managers probably can’t afford to have both Kane and Aguero and the midfield they want. Kompany & Co have shoe horned both strikers in with a reduced midfield and this week it produced the highest weekly score. Such is the dominance of Kane over every other high priced striker in the game that Aguero doesn’t really get a look in. His worldwide ownership is half that of the Spurs man, yet he has a higher points per match ratio. With Gabriel Jesus injured, Aguero is guaranteed more match time and City’s run of fixtures look a hell of a lot easier than Spurs’ in the coming weeks. Maybe it’s time for a switch?

The Winnings R Mine, for one night only, completed their remarkable rise to the summit. Hornets took over again after Sunday’s match. And all of this with no Kane, no Salah, no Aguero, no Man City at all, a West Brom defender, a third choice keeper and £2 million in the bank. What a maverick. Unsurprisingly, they’re in with a chance of the January manager of the month prize. The table currently looks like this with one round of fixtures to go.

1  same The winnings R mine
david bruce
58 216
2  same blakes11
Steven Darling
55 213
3  up Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
56 205
4  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
65 200
5  up musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
64 199
6  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
44 199
7  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
50 196
8  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
74 195
9  up iamgroot
scott mcgow
69 195
10  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
76 193
11  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
51 191
12  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
72 190

 

Player of the week – Victor Moses – 17 points

Chelsea’s defence have been ultra-reliable since gameweek 10 returning 10 clean sheets in 15 games. Marcos Alonso has been in among the goals and is somewhat of an indispensable fantasy asset if you can stomach forking out over £7 million on a defender. Victor Moses, much like last season, has been slightly behind Alonso in the scoring stakes, but finally got a double figure total on the board. It’s easy to balk at his price too, but consider that’s what you would have paid for him as a midfielder last season and he’s doing exactly the same job now. Still, none of us had him.

Bargain of the week – Federico Frenandez – 11 points

An unexpected win and clean sheet for Swansea against Liverpool. I’m pretty sure we were all expecting a nice total boost with the Monday night fixture. Whatever you were on after Sunday’s games, admit it, you were expecting another 20 or so points to be added by the end of Monday night. Fernandez’s assist to Mawson’s goal made it a good night for the Swansea defence all round. Lukasz Fabianski took the remaining bonus mark and sits third in the keeper table surpassing the 100 point mark at the same time as Ederson Moraes. The reason – he’s made over twice as many saves as the City keeper.

Twat of the week – Shane Duffy – -1 points

For being on the receiving end of a 4-0 hammering. Brighton haven’t won in a while, yet a smattering of 0-0 draws still makes their low priced defence worth considering. Duffy is one of only two Brighton players to have seen their value increase over the season and there’s a fairly friendly looking set of fixtures coming up.

Goal of the week – Alexandre Lacazette. 1m09s

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Gameweek 5 results 

Manager of the week – Golden Boys – Stephanie Cripps – 92 points

A massive week for the Cripps family as both representative teams broke the 90 point barrier. Our first teams to do so this season. Golden Boys are the team of the week, captaining Aguero (of course), complimented by a full house of clean sheets. Kompany and Co’s 90 point haul included a 57 point contribution from Manchester City players.

Player of the week – Sergio Aguero – 20 points.
I’m not sure if Sergio picked up a 20 point score last season. He was more likely to be sent off than get a hat trick. And that warned a lot of people off him. As well As the widely held thought that Pep preferred Gabriel Jesus. Well, both are starting and both are scoring. And assisting. Each other. Uh oh!

Bargain of the week – Lukasz Fabianski – 11 points

A hard fought 0-0 for Swansea. Which was totally unexpected given that roughly a third of FPL players put the armband on Harry Kane. Kane out.

Twat of the week – Jose Holebas – -2 points

The more Watford’s bright start to the season crumbled over the course of their game with City, the more lumps Holebas felt obliged to kick out of the City attackers.

Goal of the week – Sergio Aguero (3rd goal)

Honourable mention for Antonio Valencia, but this was Maradona-esque

Gameweek 3 results

up 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
66 184
same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
46 180
up Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
65 178
up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
53 175
up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
52 174
down 30:19
Darren Lavelle
37 172
up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
57 171
down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
43 171
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
48 170
10  up Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
49 169
11  up FTM
Stu Smith
69 167
12  up Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
51 167
13  down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
40 166
14  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
50 165
15  up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
65 165
16  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
50 163
17  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
58 162
17  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
36 162
19  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
54 159
20  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
44 158
21  down Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
41 158
22  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
32 157
23  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
44 157
24  up Cooksters
Peter Cook
62 155
25  up Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
66 154
26  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
40 152
27  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
37 152
28  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
38 149
29  same Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
43 148
30  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
45 147
31  down DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
38 144
32  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
26 138
33  down I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
33 138
33  down Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
24 138
35  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
25 133
36  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
31 133
37  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
43 132
37  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
30 132
39  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
52 126
40  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
48 124
41  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
28 124
42  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
37 123
42  down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
27 123
42  up Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
51 123
45  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
63 121
46  up Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
51 119
47  down bazza 28 united
laura barrett
25 115
48  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
37 114
49  down Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
26 111
50  down jetty city
scott mcgow
34 81
51  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
23 79

 

It’s the end of August. We have a manager of the month. And an international break. A fortnight off – which is handy, because I’m off on holiday.

4 Fuchs Ake are our first prize winners. They finish the month at the top of the table on 184 points, four clear of The Craggy Islanders. I speculated last week that the winner could come from deep within the pack and that was the case. 4 Fuchs Ake leapt from 13th to 1st with an impressive 66 point total. Last week’s leaders, 30:19, fell to 6th, posting only 37 points. Jeff Lamp’s Porsche climbed from 20th to 3rd on the back of a 65 point total. The highest weekly scorers were FTM with 69 points. They were able to jump 25 places in the table from 36 up to 11th.

4 Fuchs Ake hit the top courtesy of our player of the week, Alexis Sanchez, who, as Arsenal finally clicked into gear, scored 16 points, and by handing the captaincy to Eden Hazard. Jeff Lamp’s took the same captaincy option – a shrewd move given that neither Sergio or Zlatan could muster anything other than their appearance points this week. Hazard looks fresh after his year off and is the leading points scorer, edging ahead of the two strikers. He’s one of only two players – the other being Diego Costa – to have either scored or assisted in all three games. It’s a stat that suggests this Chelsea team – without European football remember – could be serious contenders for the title – and masses of fantasy points.

FTM’s highest weekly score was helped in no small part by Raheem Sterling’s impressive display against West Ham in which he scored twice and picked up the big bonus marks. Sterling looks fresh after his summer off. His patchy form last season gave him a relatively low starting value. It looks like that has already started to rise on the back of this performance.

It was a week in which three penalties were saved. Artus Boruc’s save from Yohan Cabaye demoted the Frenchman to our donkey of the week award. Lukasz Fabianski kept out Riyad Mahrez’s spot kick. I think we’re all OK with the fact that Mahrez probably won’t replicate his totals of last season, but it’s a slight worry that this was his third penalty miss in 12 months. Shay Given kept out Leighton Baines’ penalty only for it to rebound off the post and then the back of his head to find it’s way into the net. Both did alright out of it. Given was awarded points for the save and five more bonus marks for his performance and the eight other saves he made in the match. Baines was curiously credited with the assist to the goal as well as his clean sheet points. You’d have got 17 points out of two players – one of whom scored an own goal and the other who missed a pen.

 

Player of the week – Alexis Sanchez – 16 points. Arsenal wake up.

Bargain of the week – Shay Given – 10 points. One of nine second choice keepers who made appearances at the weekend.

Donkey of the week – Yohan Cabaye – -1 points. Miserable start by Palace.

Goal of the week – Eden Hazard.

Gameweek 15 results

1 Paris Spinks Germain David Spinks 41 802
2 Uriah Rennie 2nd XI Neil Greenwood 18 795
3 NaboombuDirtyYellows Andrew Swift 36 792
4 Neil Madrid Neil Strong 31 776
5 * Your Ad Here * Matthew Hopkins 23 771
6 Ciderheads Darren Pope 30 765
7 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 36 753
8 RayCrawfordsCrackers Rob Hewer 39 751
9 Upper Bullens Andy Taylor 32 749
10 Shoelace Untied Caroline Strong 49 746
11 Pescara Rangers Stewart Pope 16 739
12 Gaalatcticos Colin Goulding 45 736
13 Sportingabiggerwig Alex Ritchie 35 723
14 Pretty Schitty City Alex Michaluk 29 721
15 Bermie Utd Glen Davies 24 702
16 Panza Grande XI Stuart Baker 25 702
17 Luxembourg United Simon Smallbone 22 684
18 Who R U DEAN CRIPPS 31 678
19 Biscuitmen Chris Morton 27 675
20 Van Damme United P Hawkins 36 675
21 The Mindless Morons John Seacroft 25 673
22 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 23 666
23 Real Jorvik FC Simon Brown 21 658
24 No Recognized Plan Paul Bentz 36 655
25 Get to the choppa Mark Bromham 31 655
26 Crazylegs XI David Caldicott 33 648
27 Accrington Rudyard Ian Williams 34 638
28 Release The Hounds Paul Mitchell 30 622
29 Jordie’s Giants Jordan Raper 34 510

 

One of the lowest scoring weeks in FPL history (probably), yet one of the most incident packed. And congratulations if you managed to end the weekend without any of your payers injured or suspended.

And the reasons for the low scores. Lots.

Saturday saw three goalless draws, and one other team keep a clean sheet. Clean sheets from some players are like an unexpected bonus most of the time. Most of time you try your best to avoid even having to pick those type of players. This week was one of those weeks. Anyone who had more than one player from a combination of Hull, West Brom, Liverpool, Sunderland, Spurs, Palace or QPR  – well done – it won’t happen again.

I don’t suppose anyone expected Chelsea to lose. We’ve all been drawn in by the possibility of them going through the season without losing a game, and to think that it’d happen against a Newcastle side that were without key players –  well that didn’t seem plausible. Yet it did. Bonus points if you picked any of the Newcastle ball boys. Thank god for Cesc Fabregas, who of the Cheslea regulars came away with an assist and some bonus points. Shame about the booking that rules him out of the next game.

Which leads us on to the sendings off.

Five in total. I may have come off worse out of all of you. It’s not often I straight up reference my own team. I try to  keep the reviews and previews as neutral as possible, but for this week only, I need to spleen vent. I’ve done well to get out with 31 points. Pescara and Uriah’s didn’t even get past the 20 point mark. Both had Calum Chambers who was sent off for Arsenal and ended the week on -2 points. Uriah’s also had to contend with the dismissal of Lukasz Fabianski – who also finished on -2 – and is our weekly donkey. There were three other red cards this week. Paul Konchesky got his marching orders in Leicester’s game against Villa, but no-one seems to have him in their team, so lets not dwell on that. The other two sendings off, as well as Chambers, were in my team. Steven Taylor was sat on the bench, but that doens’t make it any easier for working out what to do next week. Charlie Austin at least managed to get a goal and assist before getting his second yellow. Again, not a complete disaster you might think, but I’m faced with five players out next week. Chambers, Austin, Taylor, Fabregas – and Sergio bloody Aguero.

As is everybody else. Probably. As little as we expected Chelsea to lose at Newcastle, no-one saw the FPL’s player of the moment crumpling into a heap after 7 minutes against Everton on Saturday evening. Those without, or even those that went for an alternative captain choice will be feeling smug. Early reports suggest a month out, which will upset City’s recent upturn in form, and makes the race for the December manager of the month very interesting. Most managers will have to make a change in their forward line for next week. One good thing is that you’re trading in the most expensive player in the game – so the league is your oyster.

Maybe you could trade in for one of the two highest scorers of the week. Back from the dead to win player of the week is Andy Carroll. West Ham are up to fourth. This is the team you go to when you start dropping your Southamton players. Can Carroll stay fit though? He’s been back for five games, played three full 90 minutes, and scored 25 points. You’d have plenty of change if you bought him in place of Aguero. Not so much if you opted for Robin Van Persie. Back from the dead to score his second double figure score in the last three weeks, RVP will still set you back over £12 million. It probably doesn’t seem like it, but he has started every game but the very first one, and has managed six league goals so far. I suppose he just seems a lot more interested in the last few weeks.

Uriah’s dismal score of 18 has allowed PSG to take over at the top. PSG reached 41 points, losing Chambers, Fabregas and Aguero. They were one of only three teams to surpass 40 points. Gaalacticos lost Chambers, Austin, Fabregas and Aguero, but ended on 45 points and finished second. Leading this week’s totals are Shoelace with 49 points. Lucky-ish Shoelace only lost Fabregas and Aguero with Taylor on the bench.

 

Player of the week – Andy Carroll – 16 points. West Ham spoilt for attacking options.

Bargain of the week – Alan McGregor – 15 points. Includes a penalty save and all the bonus marks

Donkey of the week – Lukasz Fabianski – -2 points. Unfortunate – might yet be rescinded.

Goal of the week – Diafra Sakho. West Ham really spoilt for attacking options. 2m40s in.