The international break is finally behind us and we can look forward to uninterrupted EPL football into the year 2018, using the Ladbrokes Promo Code 2018 many times along the way. The Fantasy GW kicked off with the North London derby as Arsenal hosted Spurs. Spurs came into the game as favorites but never asserted themselves in the game; Arsenal dominated and quickly took a 2-0 lead which they managed to hold onto. Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez bagging the goals with Ozil and Lacazette assisting.
6 games followed; Bournemouth continued their upward trajectory with an impressive 4-0 win over Huddersfield, while they were playing with 10 men for the entire 2nd half. The returning Callum Wilson (£5.9) scored a hattrick as they brushed their opponents aside. Burnley made it 3 wins out of 3 with a 2-0 win over Swansea; that’s 3 clean sheets for Nick Pope (£4.6) in a row. Both Palace and Everton were both in desperate need of a win and produced one of the more stranger games of football. #FPL assets Niasse (£5.0) and Zaha (£6.8) both getting on the score sheet as the match ended 2-2.
Leicester City hosted Manchester City as the latter looked to maintain their incredible league form. Gabriel Jesus (£10.5) and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.1) secured the points for City while Aguero was left on the bench 😡. Liverpool took on a bogey team in Southampton, who they’ve failed to beat (or score against) in the last 4 meetings. Mo Salah (£9.6) proved once again why he is the man to own in FPL. He now leads the FPL in points as well as the league in goals scored (9 league goals) and was the most transferred in player (owned by 43.9%).
Under pressure Tony Pulis and his West Brom side hosted the champions Chelsea. Things quickly headed south as Alvaro Morata (£10.5) and Eden Hazard (£10.6) were in inspired form. Hazard lead the way with 2 goals and an assist (18 points) as Chelsea dismantled the Baggies. Tony Pulis has since been sacked! 😵
Man United took on Newcastle at Old Trafford boasting the return on some of their top FPL assets. Paul Pogba (£8.0) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£10.0) returned to the United lineup, the former with a goal and assist to his name. United moved back into 2nd place on the log with an impressive 4-1 win.
Only 2 games remained as Watford hosted West Ham on Sunday. David Moyes now at the helm of the Hammers suffered a 2-0 loss at the hand of the Hornets with Will Huges (£4.6) and Richarlison (£6.5) doing the damage. Richarlison proving once again to be that bargain buy you need in your FPL team. Brighton vs Stoke was the final match of the GW which turned into an exciting affair. “Budget” FPL assets getting the business done; Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (£5.7) and Pascal Gross (£5.9) scoring while Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.0) got his 3rd assist in the last 3 games, 5 now in total. The match finished 2-2.
This is how the team of the week lined up
While many FPL managers (including myself) would’ve been frustrated by Aguero not featuring and Kane blanking, sometimes it’s better to stick rather than twist. This GW has brought a few familiar names into the lime light again; while Hazard (£10.6) and Sanchez (£11.8) have done well, considering their prices. You’d have to sacrifice a striking option and possible points hit to get them in and they’ve hardly been prolific. Then again; nothing is written in stone and the above-mentioned pair could light up the GW.
Andrew Surman (£4.7); Bournemouth have got their season back on track with 2 wins in a row. Surman has managed 2 assists in the last 2 games as well as 2 clean sheets. Currently owned by 7.7% of FPL managers and definitely worth a look in. Swansea (a), Burnley (h), Southampton (h) next up for the Cherries.
Stoke duo Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (£5.7) and Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.0) have been steadily wracking up the points. Shaqiri now with 3 assists on the trot while Choupo-Moting has 2 assists and a goal in the last 4 games. Palace (a), Liverpool (h) and Swansea (h) up next for them which is a decent run of games.
Keep in mind there are Champions League games this week and a Friday night kickoff to GW 13 (West Ham VS Leicester). GW 14 follows shortly after with Tuesday/ Wednesday fixtures, so try to plan ahead.