The Recruitment International Fantasy League Gameweek 7
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Penalties, penalties, penalties
James Milner has now scored 4 penalties in the last 7 games making him Liverpool’s top scorer which in a team with as many goals as Liverpool have in them is some going. But is he worth buying and will Liverpool continue to win penalties?
Well at £6.6m and 4 goals and an assist in 7 games you’ve got to say that’s good value particularly when he’s only got a 3% ownership. But will the penalties keep getting awarded or has he used them all up by now? If we look back at the last 10 seasons, the rate of penalties awarded this season is more or less the same as the average. Last year, Liverpool were only awarded 2 and only scored 1 but the previous season they won 12 and scored 10 of them. With Klopp’s tactics and Liverpool’s skilful and tricky talent pool we think it’s a good bet that they’ll have a good penalties season.
Of course, this doesn’t just apply to Liverpool and there are lots of sites which can point you to the main penalty taker for all the clubs.
In our league, the Top 10 are as follows:
Natasha Wilcox, FuturaRec2Rec
Mike Bernard George Bartlett Paul Cellini Ben Wilcox, Bauhaus Bartley Hilliam Natasha Wilcox, Futura Rec2Rec Matt Newman Dave Cattell Phil Dancey
Manager of the Week
NGlenn Mason eil Kane .......
85 points is a great score indeed this week, but all of Glenn’s moons lined up this weekend. We’re City fans but there’s no way that we’d have any of our defenders in our FL team. Glenn went one better and put the hapless, but pen-saving Claudio Bravo in for 11 great points. Add that to 15 points from an Arsenal defender who scored an offside, handball goal and who got 3 bonus points in the process and you get our drift. Add in Chadli and Deeney for 19 points and you can see why we commented about the moons.
Did you win the lottery as well Glenn?
In a week when th average points was just 3 3 , Neil Kane 's 64 is absolutely brilliant . Neil has got some form in our league and was still in the Top 10 in gameweek 33 last season so he's hardly a novice. Neil scored 45 points from his defence alone and added to having that irritating Vardy as his captain, bucked the trend. There's still time for Neil to make that Top 10 if he keeps this up.
Come on Neil, go for it!
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With 61 points in 56th place we’ve got Keith Sammons. Keith’s team wasn’t actually that good but 23 points from his defence and 24 from Captain Costa certainly helped along the way. We haven’t seen Keith on these pages for over a year.
Nice to have you back Keith.
Sam Bisgrove ......
Another blast from the past. Sam finished last season's table in overall 6th place. He's now languishing on Page 2, and we all wonder what's happened to him? Anyway, 67 points is not to be sniffed at in a gameweek like this. Sam didn't even take the easy way out going for a 5 man defence but took the game to everyone with his 5 man midfield with Arnautovic and Ozil gaining him 26 points alone.
What a great week Sam .
Try and make page 1, next week mate.
The Best of the Rest
At 117th place with 63 points we find Poonam Nawani. With 36 points from his defence alone, Poonam has done brilliantly this week. Fer and Lukaku helped out as well which made up for his 6 points captain in Sanchez.
What a great week Poonam.
Kevin Atkinson .........
With a massive 5 7 points in 1 05th place, Kevin Atkinson has had a superb week. Arnautovic, Schmeichel, Francis and Morgan were Kevin's key players this week, but his whole squad looks miles better than a Page 3 team .
Very well done Kevin.
Why would 28% of us have John Stones in their team? He doesn’t get any goals and he never keeps a clean sheet and yet he’s the second favourite defender out there. It’s got us baffled.
One to watch..........
4 goals and 2 assists in the space of 4 games is brilliant as was his performance against City at the weekend. Whilst Harry is out, he’s playing up front but there’s no way he’ll lose a place in the Spurs team even when Harry returns. 7% ownership at £7.6m makes him a…
Team of the Week
The top manager of the whole league this week is America’s Robert Logan. Who said the Yanks don’t know anything about football? Robert scored 71 points this week to take him to an incredible 490 points. How on Earth did he afford that midfield?
So what’s his team?
His subs were
Jakupovic, Drinkwater, Baines, Pieters
Not bad eh?
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