Blame it on the injuries

With Manchester United getting a pounding from Bournemouth on Saturday night, many United fans blamed the club's injury situation and so we decided to look at which clubs were suffering the most through injuries. The results may surprise you. We'll leave it for you to decide if the United fans complaints were justified or not, although one thing's for certain - Jose can't blame the injuries!


No of Injuries

Key Players Injured









Sessegnon, Foster



Tabanou, Eder



Hoolahan,  Jarvis



De Laet, James



Sako, Appiah



Mason, Dembele, Pritchard



Odemwingie, Crouch, Given



Behrami, Prodl, Ekstrand 



Rodriguez, Wanyama, Gardos, Forster 



Cattermole, Defoe, Fletcher, Larsson, Brown

West Ham


 Payet, Valencia, Sakho, Lanzini, Moses, Reid



Sturridge, Ibe, Sakho, Ings, Gomez, Flanagan



Jagielka, McCarthy, Browning, Oviedo, Hibbert, Pienaar 



 Richards, Gestede, Sanchez, Bacuna, Amavi, Gardner



Coquelin, Cazorla, Sanchez, Arteta, Wilshere, Rosicky, Welbeck 



Kompany, Fernando, Demichelis, Roberts, Aguero Zabaleta, Nasri



Shaw, Darmian, Smalling, Schneiderlin, Rojo, Rooney, Herrera, Jones, Valencia



Wilson, Distin, Federici, Tomlin, Pugh, Atsu, Elphick, Mings



Krul, Williamson, Lascelles, Tiote, Haidara, Aarons, Obertan, Taylor, Riviere, Good


In our league, Paul Cellini still keeps his place at the top but Watford fan, Sam Lomas is also looking good coming up on the rails. However, when it gets to this point in the season and there is very little to choose between the team selections, choice of captain is paramount. Most people went for Harry Kane, understandably thinking that he would get a bag full against Newcastle at home, but it wasn’t to be and those that went with Ozil, Lukaku, Ighalo, Mahrez etc were well rewarded. Interesting how none of our top 10 went for Vardy as captain, but the boy just keeps on delivering.

The Top 10 are as follows:

Paul Cellini

Alan Furley

Luis Cruz, ConSol Partners

Sam Lomas

Bartley Hilliam

Ben Wilcox, Bauhaus

Jon Pheasant

Nathan Whitcombe

Phil Dancey

Mike Bernard

Manager of the Week

Andrew Brown

Just 5 short weeks ago, Comvergent’s Andrew Brown was in 159th place and winning our Best of the Rest award. He’s now sneaked into the big league at 50th and won the Manager of the Week award with no less than 86 points. What’s more, Andrew was one of those brave souls who not only didn’t captain Vardy, but left him on the bench as well. But who needs and attack when you can get 34 points from a 3 man defence?

What a great improvement Andrew.

Page 2 Pacesetter

With no less than 92 points in 71st place, we find John Carrington. John played his bench boost card this week, which puzzled us somewhat because sitting on his bench was Swansea’s goal-scoring midfielder Andre Ayew along with City’s defender, Aleks Kolarov. Surely one cancels out the other? Anyway, the two of them only managed 2 points between them so it was a good job he managed to get 15 points from the rest of the bench.

Triple Captain next week John?

The Best of the Rest

James Staff

With 80 points in 102nd place we find Arsenal fan, James Staff. What a team! Vardy, Ighalo, Lukaku, Ozil, Nyom, Gomes and to cap it all, he captained Mahrez for 26 points.

We really do wonder what this guy is doing handing around the street corners of page 3.

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

Juan Mata......

Only 2 big weeks in the last 10, one goal in the last 9, a team with one of the lowest shots on target of the whole Premiership and a player that Long Ball Louis plainly doesn’t like but picks him under sufferance isn’t someone you should be spending £8.7m on. And he’s got even lazier now.

Get him binned!

One to watch..........

Heurelho Gomes......

Watford’s ex-Spurs and PSG keeper is the 4th best value player in the whole Fantasy League. That’s not just goalies – that’s everyone. £4.7m, 7 clean sheets in 16 games, team lying in 7th place just 4 points from a top four slot and a defensive record that’s better than City’s or Liverpool’s.

No Brainer!

Team names please

The reason we ask for your agency name as part of your team name is because it’s the only way we can ensure that we are paying the prizes out to the correct managers and that those managers are genuinely in the recruitment industry.

With the latest hacking of our league from semi-professional FL-ers, its even more important. Please help us manage the league better by doing this.

However, those of you who aren’t putting in your team names are missing out on some great publicity for your agency and, as recruiters tend to be competitive creatures, isn’t it better to beat you rivals in business AND in the fantasy league?

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