So, as promised, here is my written review of Gameweek 6 of the 2015/16 Fantasy Premier League comp.
First things first. I know my captain was a bad pick. I do appreciate the feedback…
@JoeRyan365 was always a bad call mate
— Sid (@fantasypest) September 20, 2015
Can’t imagine @JoeRyan365 was too happy seeing Chadli stroll off after 65 minutes.
— FPLThings (@FPLThings) September 20, 2015
Never mind. My vice-captain didn’t fare much better either.
For some reason, I had a nagging doubt over Messrs Costa and Benteke going in to this week (despite my hope) and, judging by the 2 points they brought in, I was right to.
This week is going to have to be the final straw for these so-called ‘big hitters’. Big dippers more like.
So, who should I take out of the team this week?
I asked Twitter and, let’s just say, the answers were inconclusive.
@JoeRyan365 Costa the crazy mother fucker or Benteke the lanky brick shithouse… tough choice
— Scott Stevo (@scott_stevo_) September 20, 2015
Cheers, Scott 🙂
Anyway, back to Gameweek 6.
Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal
While one big talking point from Chelsea v Arsenal was the behaviour of Brazilian/Spanish striker Costa, another player came to the fore and should be firmly back at the forefront of many FPL players’ minds. Eden Hazard.
He’s been one of the most notable flops so far this season, but now he’s bagged his first goal (dubious though it may have been) he should kick on and become one to watch once again.
Aston Villa 0-1 West Brom
The less said about this the better.
Bournemouth 2-0 Sunderland.
That guy, Ritchie. Dammit. Anyone who’s been watching my YouTube videos from the beginning will know I had a soft spot for Matt Ritchie.
— Ryan Previti (@ryanprev4) September 20, 2015
Newcastle 1-2 Watford.
Where did Odion Ighalo come from?!
Nigeria. Move on.
(He’s not in my team, so I’m not jealous at all).
Stoke 2-2 Leicester
Game of the weekend, for me. Leicester have been, by far the most entertaining team to watch this season. When you have the combo of a flaky defense and the creative flair of the best player in the league right now, it makes for some spectacle.
Stoke took the lead for another ‘one that got away‘ in Bojan, before doubling through Walters.
Then Mahrez turned up. Again. Scoring a penalty and assisting the equaliser = a solid 11 point return. Keep it up Riyad, you legend.
Swansea 0-0 Everton
It bored me to even type that. Move on.
Man City 1-2 West Ham
Shock of the gameweek.
Or was it?
The bubble blowers have now gone away and won at the Emirates, Anfield and the Etihad, all in one season. Kudos.
The Man City clean sheet run had to end sometime, I guess. Unlucky if you had Kolarov, Yaya Toure and Aguero. A collective 7 points just isn’t good enough.
It was interesting to see KDB score. Is the price tag justified? You tell me…
Spurs 1-0 Crystal Palace
Dammit. Nacer Chadli. To be fair, I thought he actually looked alright and was a bit of a goal threat at times. Then he was hooked after an hour, Eriksen comes on and assists Son with his first touch. Dammit.
Oh well, at least Mr Dependable, Kyle Walker, bagged a third consecutive clean sheet for me. Cheers.
Liverpool 1-1 Norwich
Luis Suarez > Christian Benteke.
I think everyone knows this, but the way this match was hyped, I wouldn’t have been surprised if Benteke had scored 5 goals or more. This Liverpool is a different beast to the one that tore Norwich a new one every time they met in the last few years. This year’s Scouse beast is a pussy cat without the bite that Suarez provided.
With Benteke being taken off after 45 minutes, my interest dwindled.
Until Russell Martin popped up with a goal that is.
Come to Daddy.
Southampton 2-3 Man Utd
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to see this one. But, with Martial scoring twice it’s time to jump on board…
Any room on the Martial bandwagon? pic.twitter.com/8afGySdQsv
— Joe Ryan (@JoeRyan365) September 20, 2015
So, here’s how my team did, at the end of all that:
What was the stand out performance for you this week?
Let me know in the comments…