A full compliment of matches made up this weekend’s action, with a couple of derbies thrown in for good measure
Arsenal bounced back from their double cup exits with an away win at Goodison, where not even Speedo Mick could manage a smile. Chelski had the ref to thank for a late penalty that rescued them a draw & Stoke managed to hold off a late challenge from Watford. Leicester’s dynamic duo did enough to head off a marauding Palace side who are now facing a relegation battle that wasn’t helped by Swansea beating Villa at home. The Canaries snagged a massive win at West Brom to keep their heads just above water. The fat Spanish waiter’s home debut in the Tyne-Tees derby saw the Magpies & the Black Cats share the points, whereas in the Manc derby, new Stretford End hero, Rashford, helped empty the Etihad early where it seems Aguero has decided he doesn’t need another golden boot. Coutinho & Sturridge gave Liverpool a two goal lead at half time….which Klopp’s side then went & threw down the cr@pper, losing 3-2 to the Saints & giving Koeman an early birthday prezzie.. & lastly, Spurs, who are desperately chasing the league leaders, turned in a quality shift where Harry Kane’s brace made him this season’s leading scorer after a very slow start to the campaign.
Over in FPL land we saw a very strong showing all round, with many managers putting their faith in Kane & Mahrez. But there was one outright winner as the IGM took the GW by a mahoosive 115 points. EIB 740 - 855 IGM Giving them an overall lead of 630 points
Netting a double, earning the & is Johnny Rev 7.0’s FC Bennweg-Zeis 1921 who top the table thanks to a solid 87 point haul.
In the H2H, the IGM continue to catch up with a 18-15 win to reduce the deficit to just 9 points overall.
Once again iesus’ Meteora Heartland FC top the pile & retain the & look set to stay put for a while as six points separate them from 2nd & 3rd place.
So we now have a weekend to rest as our fearless heroes swan off for international duty…& pick up all manner of knocks & scratches which are bound mess up our transfer plans ahead of GW32. Yes, I’m looking at you Sturridge! Shutting up the shed last night, I found a Spiderman sock, so if anyone is feeling a bit of a chill in one foot today, I have the sock here. But be quick, as Basil is known for shredding stray hosery.
I guess it’s now time to hand over the controls to Graham as we all prepare for GW32 in the land that new album releases forgot. Thanks for coming & thanks for playing. x