Suarez back on form whilst Aguero toils

That man Luis Suarez bit his critics right on the arm when he bounced back from firing blanks at Arsenal last week to claim 2 goals and an assist by virtue of a Fulham OG. Suarez looked brilliant on Saturday and in this form what is to stop him getting the golden boot at the end of the season unless he selfdestructs in the January transfer window. This week's other two contenders for captain for the serious managers, Sturridge and Aguero looked like a pair of Jaffa's in comparison. For those who went with one of the contenders at Old Trafford in Giroud, Rooney and RvP there was disappointment all around. I heard a City fan; miffed about losing yet again to their bogey team Sunderland, say that at least they're above United. Newcastle United that is.

In our league, Lee Mitchell still maintains his number one spot but Lewis McKenny has dropped from 2nd to 4th with a very disappointing 53 points as a result of choosing Aguero as his captain and not Suarez. The team moving into Lewis’s number 2 position is Sachin Ruparella’s Fergie Forever who very wisely still can’t find a place for a single ManU player in his team. Pari Passu’s Bernie Wilcox maintains his 3rd place. Last week’s manager of the week, Phu Ngoc showed us why he’s called his team pureluck as he racked up a brilliant 42 points overall with just 10 of those coming from a dysfunctional forward line of Aguero (c), Rooney and Sturridge. Steady Eddie, Dave Cattell has snook back in there at number 10 whilst TEAM’s Tricia Roberts has had a storming week with 90 points. More about Tricia later.

The top 10 are as follows:

Lee Mitchell

Sachin Ruparella

Bernie Wilcox, Pari Passu

Lewis McKenny

Ossie Rowland

Matt Holbrook

Peter Bradley

Phu Ngoc

Tricia Roberts, TEAM

Dave Cattell

Manager of the Week

It has to be that woman, Tricia Roberts from TEAM who stormed the top 10 with no less than 90 points! Tricia eschewed the normal captains and inspirationally went for Southampton’s Ricky Lambert for 30 points. Add a further 23 points from Gerrard and Lallana and 31 points from a 4 man defence and you can see why Tricia did so brilliantly this week. 

Well done Tricia.

Page 2 Pacesetter

At 91st place and 75 points we find Neil Kane’s wonderfully named N Kane Don’s. Neil is another one of those guys who pays a tidy sum of money each year to Fantasy Football Scout for top tips. We can only assume that he’s just started taking their advice this week. Jagielka, Baker and Guzan in defence along with Morrison in midfield and Suarez as his captain helped Neil to his award this time around.

Taxi for...........

Ross Barkley

This young man set the league on fire in his first 5 games, scoring a total of 24 points and playing the full 90 minutes every game. He now appears to have the BOBS (Burnt Out Barkley Syndrome) and has only scored 7 points in his last 5 games. A massive 35% of managers have him in their team but it’s time to ship him out especially given that his manager has not given him the full 90 minutes for ages and 3 of his next 4 fixtures are Liverpool (H), Arsenal (A) and ManU (A). BTW, Ross is one of the most transferred-out players of last week.

The Dream Team

The Dreamteam is the best combination of players that you can pick that week. It’s always a good clue to up and coming players that few managers have picked which is important for those of you not in the top ten because you’re never going to make it by picking the same players as the top managers. Looking for value in unpopular but high performing players is essential if you’re going to make progress.

Could Wes Brown, back for his first 90 minutes in ages and man of the match in the Sunderland City game change the fortunes of their previously leaky defence? Are Krul and Newcastle back to their superb form of a couple of seasons ago? Last time we looked they were down amongst the dead men. Now they’re 2 points behind City. Could Villa’s Leandro Bacuna with 32 points in 6 games, sitting 5th in the midfielder’s value / form charts and chosen by less than 1% of managers be the next must-have cheap midfielder?

 

Name

Team

Points

Times in

the DT

Price

% of

Managers

Chosen By

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krul

Newcastle

13

1

£5.0

3%

Bardsley

Sunderland

15

1

£4.4

0%

Skrtel

Liverpool

13

1

£5.4

1%

Brown

Sunderland

11

1

£4.3

0%

Hazard

Chelsea

13

2

£9.2

16%

Lallana

Southampton

12

2

£6.8

15%

Gerrard

Liverpool

11

2

£8.9

7%

Bacuna

Villa

11

2

£4.6

1%

Suarez

Liverpool

16

3

£11.9

27%

Lambert

Southampton

15

2

£7.2

12%

Bony

Swansea

13

1

£7.4

4%

 

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