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This week’s talking point isn’t that Harry Kane (playing at Wembley – hello!!!) was the most popular captain across the entire competition, although that is amazing enough.
It’s transfer costs – yes, Graham Wilson, I’m looking at you.

We will get to Harry Kane as captain shortly but, first …
7 (seven) transfers at a cost of 24 points in a week when points when were quite hard to come by – well that’s not going to end well, is it?  And, after all that, 8 of your players only manage 15 points between them – and you select Harry Kane as captain.
Talking of which, it appears that a lot of people realised that Mourinho was not going to go all out attack at Anfield and looked elsewhere for those double points.  Unfortunately the most popular choice was the man who hasn’t scored at home in the league this season.  If you’re going to take any notice, I’m going to stop giving you pointers, you know.

Just 3 players again this week, with a spectacularly new record lowest score of just 10 points – and 27 being enough for safety.  We also saw a new record lowest high score of just 68.

As for me, under the circumstances 50 is perfectly fine, and a 5th straight week improving my overall ranking.  I can’t think how I manage to make it look so difficult most of the time.

Well, let’s get to it, then:

Week 7

Average Score: 44.88 (65 participants) – overall competition average 41

Highest Score: 68 – overall competition high score 113 (scoring 43 in defence alone, apparently)

Eliminated This Week:

With 10 points: Bluff Hornets (Graham Wilson)
Gameweek Rank:
3,915,165 (out of 5,233,597 – 63,168 new players this week alone!) based on gross score of 34
Key Selections:
Transfer Costs : -24
Captain – Kane (Spurs) : 2=4 – successful alternatives: 0
8 players scored 15 between them.
Nothing would’ve helped.

With 22 points: Fools Gold (Andrew Stocks)
Gameweek Rank:
Key Selections:
Captain – Lukaku (Man Utd) : 2=4 – successful alternatives: 0
No player scored more than 5
2 players in the team that didn’t play and couldn’t be subbed out.
None played

With 25 points: Dinamo Mowlam (Andy Myall)
Gameweek Rank:
Key Selections:
Captain – Kane (Spurs) : 2=4 – successful alternatives: 2
8 players scored 10 between them
Nothing would’ve helped.

Surviving this week:

Cupid Stunts (Antony Stunt) : 27
JanmaterOfLife&Death (Paul Harris) : 28
ABCDE FC (Ian Hayter) : 29

Top Scorer:

With 68 points : Troy Story (L Dupont)
Gameweek Rank:
Key Selections:
De Bruyne (Man City) : (C) 9 = 18
Abrahams (Swansea) : 13

So we will have 62 players going into Week 9, which starts on Friday evening, so no last minute tinkering on Saturday morning, which is just as well cosnidering you’ll need to be at Stamford Bridge for 12:30.
And don’t forget, Spurs are at home again, and it’s Liverpool this time. By the way, how many of you remember that Harry Kane was playing for Leicester when Troy scored that goal? Amazing isn’t it?

Here’s the sheet: WML_LMS_1718_WK8