What's happened to Everton?
Last season, Everton were one of those go-to teams where Fantasy League managers could pick up great value players that would produce points week in, week out and where Baines and Coleman would not only get us clean sheets but also chip in with goals and assists galore.
Fast forward 12 months and despite their heroics at Old Trafford yesterday, Baines did the unthinkable and duffed his pen, the still-injured Coleman has not featured for most of the season and the £28m man, Lukaku has only managed two goals and an assist.
The team that last season were challenging for a Champions League spot are now two points off the bottom and have shipped more goals than any other team in the whole league. One to avoid until Martinez sorts this shambles out we think.
In our league, we thought that Oli Ottey had slipped into the lead yesterday only for Sam Bisgrove to sneak in on the rails with his great choice of captain in Di Maria getting him a huge 26 points. Last season’s winner, Jay Egersdorff has obviously returned from holiday and has now entered the top 10 at number 8. Beware – the lion has stirred!
The top 10 are as follows:
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Manager of the Week
A new name for this newsletter in the shape of Gareth Davies. Gareth has scored an incredible 74 points this week and could have had 12 more if only he had chosen Di Maria as his captain instead of Kun Aguero.
Very well done anyway Gareth.
Page 2 Pacesetter
With 71 points in 80th place we find this week’s Page 2 Pacesetter in the form of John Docherty. West Ham fan John hasn’t found it possible to include any Hammers players in his squad despite them flying high and being only a point short of a Champions League spot. He did however make an inspired choice of captain with Sigurdsson gaining him 20 points.
Keep up the good work John.
The ex Sporting Lisbon youngster started off like a train with 29 points in the opening 2 games but since then he’s been in the realm of binary management scoring just 5 points in his last 5 games. He was actually benched for yesterday’s game against Southampton but came on for the injured Naughton after 32 minutes. There’s a lot of value in sub-£5.5m defenders and a lot of them have very low ownership percentages. Time for a swap out we think.
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