Gameweek 3

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Gameweek 3 review

Let’s storm the Palace

Zaha, Benteke, Loftus-Cheek are just some of the still popular players that are at Palace. FPL favourites from previous seasons include Townsend, Dann, Van Aanholt, Ward, Schlupp and Cabaye. Last time out, Big Sam rescued many an FPL manager’s season with a superb run of results but the (rather briefly) ex-England manager has gone and been replaced by Frank de Boer. The Dutchman had a fantastic few years at Ajax but only lasted 85 days at Inter. He’s been at Palace for 64 days so far and Tony Cascarino thinks the owners should put him out of his misery right away and give him the bullet after just 3 games in charge.

The ‘Irishman’ who Jack Charlton used to call ‘the ice cream salesman’ said in The Times yesterday, “They’ve lost to Huddersfield Town and Swansea City at home, two teams considered to be relegation candidates before the season started, without scoring a goal. I thought I’d never say a manager should go after three games, but this case is exceptional. It’s the worst three games I’ve seen from a new manager”.

He went on to say,

“They’re not even trying to shoot. They’ve got a 6ft 3in centre forward in Christian Benteke and they are not playing to his strengths. It’s shocking to watch and there is no evidence from Palace’s first three games to give their fans confidence that he can turn it around.”


We think that with their highest scoring outfield player on just 5 points, there’s more than a grain of truth in what Cascarino has to say and we’d be quickly dumping any Palace assets asap.


In our league, the Top 10 are as follows:

Joshua Field

Kevin Burt

Adam Eld

Rob Shackleton, Pari Passu

Steve McDermott

Danny Fozard, Fasttrack Manchester

Dean McEvoy

Phil Dancey

Martin Scrivens

Warren Jupp


Manager of the Week 

Rob Smith.......

Liverpool fanatic, Rob whose team is called Show Me Da Mane has done brilliantly this week with no less than 81 points. He certainly backs his real team because he’s delivered 39 points from Mane, Firmino and Salah this week. Chuck in a goalie and two defenders from Southampton and it’s been a nice little earner.

Brilliant week Rob. Very well done.

Come on Neil, go for it!


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Geoff Baines......

Another Liverpool fan, another play on words with Mane in the team name, this time Mane is Power and another 3 Liverpool players in the team. The Scousers haven’t enjoyed this much success since Istanbul, but they’ve got City away after the international break.

Excellent week Geoff.


The Best of the Rest

Grant O’Sullivan, Catfoss Recruitment.....

With 67 points in 138th place we find Grant O’Sullivan. Grant captained Morata for 24 points and also did well with Alli, Salah and Daniels.   

Keep movin’ on up Grant!

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

Bournemouth Strikers…....

Bournemouth’s four strikers have managed just four shots on target between them in their opening three games. Josh King was their star man last season, scoring 16 goals, but he has looked out of sorts, while Jermain Defoe, signed on a lucrative contract following Sunderland’s relegation, only had his first Premier League start against City and didn’t impress. We think you should….

Get them binned!


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

Jack Stephens………

The young Southampton defender has played a full 90 minutes in all three games so far this season and picked up no less than 14 points so far. Whether or not he keeps his place if Van Dijk doesn’t leave is open to question. At £5.0m and an ownership of less than 1% he could be a…………

No Brainer!


Team of the Week

England’s Nasir Haidari is top of the world league this week. He’s scored a respectable 78 points with 267 overall which is impressive in anyone’s books.

So, what’s his team?

De Gea














His subs were


Fabianski, Mbemba, Obiang, Brad Smith


Not bad eh?


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