A week of the haves and have nots

With the 5 contenders for a Champions' League place seemingly set in stone now, success this week was simple. Did you pick Suarez as your captain or not? If you did, you got a player scoring you 48 points. If you chose someone else, you only got 24. If you didn't have the Uruguayan in your side at all (like last week's 3rd placed manager, Peter Bradley) you dropped 15 places to 18th. Looking at his team we think that Peter hadn't realised that there was a full gameweek this midweek.

In our league, Pari Passu’s Bernie Wilcox moved up to 1st place and Jay Egersdorff moved from 8th to 2nd with a superb total of 115 points. Last week’s leader, Lewis McKenny chose Giroud as his captain. The Frenchman didn’t even play and Lewis slumped to 4th place. Sachin Ruparella moved from 7th to 3rd with an impressive 111 points. And finally, we have a newcomer to the Top 10 in the shape of Dan Ryan with 102 points.

The top 10 are as follows:

Bernie Wilcox, Pari Passu

Jay Egersdorff

Sachin Ruparella

Lewis McKenny

Lee Mitchell

Lawrence Chilver

Andrew Midgely

Phil Ngoc

Dan Ryan

Martin Scrivens

Manager of the Week

With no less than 13 triple figure scores on the first page alone, this week’s winner had to be something special. And it was. With a massive 119 points and in 16th place Eddie Dowling ripped it up with his midfield of Lampard, Yaya, Ozil and Ramsey making all the difference.

Well done Eddie.

Page 2 Pacesetter

At 78th place and 106 points we find the only 100+ pointer on page 2. Paul Anderson did superbly well in picking Phil Jagielka at the heart of his defence and a midfield starring Ramsey, Yaya and Lampard topped off with Suarez and Aguero up top.

Brilliant week, Paul.

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.

The strange thing about Luis Suarez isn’t the 35% of managers who have him in their side but the 65% who don’t. He’s massively ahead in the form table and even at £12.4M he’s second in the value/form table for strikers. Get him in! Other ones to watch are Jenkinson and Sterling. Are they’re inclusion in last night’s teams a one-off or the start of something? Certainly Sterling looks to have done his chances no harm at all with a goal and an assist last night particularly with Sturridge out and Liverpool reverting to a 4-2-3-1 lineup.

 

Name

Team

Points

Times in

the DT

Price

% of

Managers

Chosen By

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speroni

Palace

8

1

£4.5

1%

Jenkinson

Arsenal

12

1

£4.1

1%

Chiriches

Spurs

10

1

£5.1

0%

Kolarov

City

9

1

£5.3

1%

Hazard

Chelsea

17

3

£9.6

21%

Yaya

City

15

2

£9.6

38%

Shelvey

Swansea

14

2

£5.3

4%

Delph

Villa

13

1

£4.3

1%

Sterling

Liverpool

12

4

£4.9

1%

Suarez

Liverpool

24

4

£12.4

35%

Agbonlahor

Villa

11

1

£6.7

1%

 

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

Wayne Rooney

Rooney has been in superb form and miles better value than his Dutch strike partner but he’s now suspended until December 15. Any manager with any pretensions for a Top 10 place simply can’t afford for that amount of investment to go to waste and a temporary swap for another top striker is essential.

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