Aaaaaaaand breathe. But be quick about it, because just as GW 21 rolls down its shutter, GW 22 is now less than 2 days away.
The festive season hasn’t ended for Palace, who gifted Villa their first win since the start of the season & LVG’s racing snails discovered penetrating football (presumably down the back of the sofa at Wayne’s house) only to be denied by a late Toon equaliser. Meanwhile, Andy Carroll rejoins the race for record amount of sick days with Daniel Sturridge. Liverpool managed to recover against the Gunners in a six goal thriller as Leicester downed the Spuds to go joint top on points Diego Costa’s name was crossed off a few more xmas card lists with Pulis’ mob holding Chelski at the Bridge & the Brazilian/ Spanish striker almost coming to blows with anything not wearing a blue shirt. City were denied a late penalty at home & shared the spoils with the Toffees & relegation candidates, Sunderland, managed to add to Swansea’s miserable season pleasing Big (power point) Sam no end, although The Black Cat’s star player turned out to be Graham Scott & not Jermain Defoe as the scoreline suggests. Stoke make it three wins from the last four as they thoroughly rattled the Canaries’ cage but Captain Troy Deeney & Igloo could do little to halt Watford’s losing streak at Southampton, where The Saints grabbed their second win in nine outings.
But despite a bumper goal harvest across all fixtures, the FPL appeared to be an extremely low scoring affair, with the global average just 35 points. But, from beneath a small mound of pencil shavings, I have totted up the meagre totals & have arrived at the following result
EIB 386 - 332 IGM Having taken the overall lead last weekend, the EIB take this GW by 54 points & extend their lead to 83.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to wrestle that from @mort’s Nobby Nobbs XI who currently hold an 18 point lead.
The is a three way tie as laperouse’s laperouse, Jupitercrash’s JupiterDN & paulwUK’s Let’s Go To Leyton all hit the dizzying heights of 42 points
In the H2H, a 21-12 victory for the EIB takes them 37 points in front as scores total EIB 362 - 325 IGM
However, it’s all change at the top where altendalton’s Deep Green Sea UTD leap to the top of the table sending the over to the Emerald Isle this GW.
& so the shed was rocking again last night, but when clearing up this morning, I found a wellington boot on the roof with a Paddington Bear design. Not one of yours BlueHughes is it? Also looks like someone’s been using the goal posts as a scratching post. catsncheese, I’m looking at you missy!. Anyhoo, it’s another quick turnaround this week, so thanks to everyone for popping by & now over to you Graham