As the penultimate GW draws to a close, who survived the chop & who will be playing Preston, Huddersfield & Villa next season?
A busy Saturday saw Sunderland stun Chelski & leapfrogging Newcastle who dropped 2 valuable points to Villa.
Palace’s Gayle secured a win & premiership safety against Stoke & Norwich sunk to 19th following a home defeat to a rather underwhelming Untidy side.
West Brom & the Cherries shared the spoils while the wheels well & truly fell of West Ham’s push for Europe getting thumped 4-1 at home by someone called Swansea.
On the Sunday City looked to have taken control against Arsenal who lost Wellbeck early on, but a second half Sanchez equaliser still gives them a chance of second on the final day of the season thanks to a surprise Spurs defeat at the hands of Southampton.
With a Europa league final 10 days away, Klopp rested 8 regular starters for the Watford match & to great effect as his side took all 3 points.
After a rest day on Monday, Tuesday saw West Ham’s final game at the Boleyn ground where the fans, in a desperate bid to avoid another home thrashing, attacked the Red Devils’ team bus, delaying kick off by 45 minutes. However, despite Untidy going into the lead in the second half, the Hammers swept to victory & probably ended LVG’s hopes of Champion’s League footy next season.
But it was the final match of the GW that decided the relegation battle. While Liverpool scored an injury time equaliser against Chelski, Sunderland, who have clearly been eating their weetabix, put 3 past a hapless Everton side to ensure premiership survival. Despite Norwich’s valiant 4-2 win to Watford, they were doomed by the Sunderland scoreline along with Newcastle & Roberto Martinez.
So with the penultimate GW done & dusted, the scores on the doors in the FPL were as follows
EIB 598 - 605 IGM Giving the IGM a 7 point win for the week & nudging them “slightly” ahead by 1008 points
iesus ’ Meteora Heartland FC have tightened their grip on the & the goes to Johnny Rev 7.0 ’s FC Bennweg-Zeis 1921 where faith in Eden Hazard paid off helping to amass 79 points.
In the H2H, the IGM march on once again with a 12-21 win to take them 40 points clear. iesus becomes the king of Greece, as his Meteora Heartland FC retain the . with an unassailable lead.
That just leaves me to close the shed on another season & curse the fact West Ham got first dibs on the Olympic stadium. They had a proper good shed there, but my offer to wash Sadiq Khan’s car every week for a year couldn’t sway the panel who let the Hammers have it for 2 cans of Coke & a Twix, which was considered a much better return for the tax payer.
So this is it from the Stadium of Faith for the season. But there are some Euro championships coming, so watch this space
& now….over to you Mr Mav. We’d best start rehearsing the guard of honour