Manager of the week – Trev Reams – But Da Pitch Ain’t 1 – 91 points
Our leading rookie team finally have their name on the honour board hitting another 90+ score to narrow the lead at the top. There were two other 90+ teams this week, both of whom had Eden Hazard as captain. BDPA1 settled on Aguero as their skipper, but also picked up double figure returns from Hazard, Matt Doherty, David Silva and a cheeky substitution involving Pierre Hojbjerg coming in for Benjamin Mendy. That unexpected Mendy injury hit a lot of teams. By 5pm it didn’t matter. Most of us had the same sub waiting in the wings – Aaron Wan Bissaka – who was promoted from the bench with a lovely bonus filled 9 points.
Player of the week – Eden Hazard – 20 points
Cue first selection headache of the season. Dropping Salah for Hazard? The Liverpool man isn’t exactly having a bad season, positioned as the sixth highest scoring midfielder, but he’s someway behind the Chelsea skipper. Affording both is possible, but probably at the expense of another elite player in better form. Liverpool have a tasty home fixture against Southampton up next whereas Chelsea must travel to West Ham – and then the two teams face each other. Neither team’s fixtures ease up necessarily after that, but Hazard’s form in comparison to Salah’s is way more impressive and we may even see a price drop if the current trend of abandoning the game’s most expensive player in favour of cheaper options continues.
Bargain of the week – Ryan Fraser – 18 points
This has been in the offing. Certain underlying stats have suggested Ryan Fraser would get in among the goals and assists after two blank weeks. In total it’s three goals and two assists in five games. This is already more than half way to bettering last season’s totals and Bournemouth’s current run of form and upcoming stretch of fixtures promises more. Only Sadio Mane and Marcos Alonso better him for bonus points as well this season.
Twat of the week – Wes Morgan – -3 points
There aren’t many Morgan owners out there I don’t think. Leicester have only kept one clean sheet so far this season and he didn’t play in that. He won’t be playing in the next game either, so no reason to hastily reject any other Leicetser defenders you may have.
Goal of the week – Wilfried Zaha