The early kick off at the Etihad saw Navas’ tactic of crossing to opposing players pay off as Cahill put Citeh in front with a wonderful looping volley. But Chelski came out a different team in the second half & 3 goals in 30 minutes saw off Pep’s peeps in a game that saw handbags flying in the dying seconds & FPL managers with Aguero as captain turning the air a deep shade of blue. In the afternoon’s other punch up the Baggies comfortably saw off Watford at the Hawthorns. Stoke continued their resurgence, condemning Burnley to a third successive defeat & Sunderland, scrambling for safety, managed to hold off a late Leicester charge to clinch victory. Both Arsenal & Spurs had goal-fests, demolishing West Ham & Swansea respectively &, I hope you’re all sitting down for this. I had to lie down for a bit, Palace actually won a game. Yes, that’s not a typo. They even kept a clean sheet! *sits down again*. On to Sunday & Liverpool headed to the seaside & despite being without Coutinho, looked to be walking away with the game.However, Bournemouth hadn’t read the script & managed to incredibly turn a 1-3 scoreline into a 4-3 one to take the match. At Goodison, Everton hosted Manc Untidy who took an early lead from a flukey Ibra lob. Pressure looked to be off JoMo, who’s assistant coach has a 100% record in his games in charge…until the 89th minute, when substitute (& Everton’s man of the match) Foullaini, who had been on 2 minutes, brought down Gueye in the box with his first touch of the game gifting Baines a penalty he didn’t mess up. Closing the action on Monday evening saw Middlesbrough beat a stubborn Hull City after the visitors decided marking Ramirez was a waste of time. Oops.
& speaking of oops…the FPL. With the GW score of 613, the BB&S have (like Sunderland) pulled out their A game to take the week by 42 points. Nikolas Vitus Lagartija ’s Damage Dunfermline still don the
The this week goes to 30 Years Of Glory who picked up 87 points to just nick it from Mason on A Mission on transfer difference. The table looks something like this:
The spoils were shared in the H2H, as the EIB & the BB&S drew 21-21 & close in on the IGM’s 12 point lead with 241 overall Theis split again as Nikolas Vitus Lagartija ’s Damage Dunfermline & Planet Dave’s Toluca Lake United top the table on 33 each. Current standings are
So it’s back to the shed to regroup….& to try to get the glitter off our jumpers ahead of GW15 . A week where a few managers will find they have a spare 13million to spend The after-tour blues have created a subdued atmosphere & repeated playing of Friday I’m In Love isn’t really helping, although someone’s hidden the 100 best xmas hits box set leaving us little choice but to have Airlock play an acoustic collection whilst we mull over our teams. & with that, I’ll hand you over to emilystrange for GW15, but I would also like to say thanks to Mav787 , who has also been travelling to a couple of The Cure shows, for helping locate the stray point from last week Well played everyone & see you on the dark side