Six to go.
This team continues to surprise me. When I drafted the likes of Davy Klaassen and Anthony Knockaert back in August, no part of me thought I’d be challenging for the Championship in the Champions League of Champions.
Seven months later I possess a team that is an absolute maximum of four wins away from claiming the biggest play Togga honour I can possibly achieve.
My opponent, Vallenar Pitbulls, sat bottom of the pile coming into GW32 but with his top players possessing favourable matchups I knew that a win wasn’t a given.
Once again, my team stepped it when it mattered to claim a convincing 140.5-81.25 victory, a ninth win in a row and another giant leap towards wrapping up this league.
This team has only lost six times this season and would have to lose at least three of the last six games to blow this lead. I still can’t quite believe it.
Here’s the 11 men that put in another eggcellent performance over the Easter weekend.
Ben Foster – 0
Fielding the goalkeeper of the worst team in the league isn’t often the best ploy. I thought he’d be given a few save opportunities this weekend. I was wrong.
Jose Holebas – 12.5
A stupid yellow card warranting, goal conceding handball cost Holebas a very good haul this week. A 12.5 is still decent, however, largely thanks to his assist for his fellow defender Kiko Femenia. Both are good options to own for the rest of the season.
Arthur Masuaku – 24.5
Another defender, another assist. Returning from a ban for spitting, Masuaku slotted straight into an attacking role in a West Ham side that tore Southampton apart. He produced one of the crosses of the season to set up Marko Arnautovic and help himself to a massive 24.5 haul. Despite a nasty run in for the Hammers, I’m still holding Masuaku.
James Milner – 21.5
There’s a theme developing here. Defensive assist number three came courtesy of James Milner who, in that Liverpool midfield is Fantasy gold dust. A 21.5 haul despite conceding a goal is very good indeed.
Wilfried Zaha – 13
Zaha had far from his best game in the early kick off against Liverpool but was the catalyst for Crystal Palace’s impressive start to the match, winning the penalty for the opening goal. I’m expecting an exciting end to the season for Palace’s talisman.
Leroy Sane – 21.5
When Manchester City click into gear it almost always coincides with Leroy Sane being on fire. His powerful volleyed opener was eclipsed by his contribution to the second goal which he created out of nothing. He received no fantasy points being the third to last player to touch the ball but this play showed his importance to City’s attack. Future Ballon D’or winner.
Xherdan Shaqiri- 6.5
Stoke’s main man had been critical of his colleagues in the week, hinting that they weren’t up to his standards. This week only served to prove him right and he looked like their only bright spark in their defeat at Arsenal. Shaqiri won’t be making the drop down to the Championship next season. His current team mates will.
Jordon Ibe – 4
Ibe kept his place in my team after his impressive performance in BGW31. His four point haul at Watford was nothing to write home about but he’ll get another chance to prove his worth against Crystal Palace in GW33.
Troy Deeney – 6.5
Like Callum Wilson, Deeney is very much a goal dependant striker. Watford’s attractive run is the only thing stopping me from dropping their captain at the moment.
Jose Izquierdo – 5.5
The Colombian speedster has been one of my favourite Premier League imports this season. He only earned a place in my team due to Matt Phillips not being included in the West Brom eleven but I can see Izquierdo returning a nice score in Brighton’s next game at home against Huddersfield.
Alexis Sanchez – 25.5
I’m almost certainly going to make a very bold move in dropping Alexis Sanchez for GW33. I fully expect a defensive rearguard action from United as they look to delay the party down the road by another week. A goal and an assist against Swansea gave Sanchez a tidy score this week. In all honesty it was the minimum I expected.
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