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Regular readers* will have realised that the same team managed to survive in each of the last 2 weeks.

This week, however, their luck ran out and away they go – a bit like Stoke (you thought I just threw this thing together at the last minute, didn’t you?). Following a different pattern, we see yet another manager play his Wild card and almost go out as a result.
We lose 3 this week, with that Newcastle game (which we are all over by now, right? I finally got round to watching the MOTD coverage last night – we really were rather good.) directly led to the removal of one of the teams – one was beyond any remedial action.
The other 2 had so many ways to have survived as we’ll see shortly.  The thing is, with 2 teams scoring the same, you only needed to have found 1 more point.

As I said last week, getting the captaincy right is a huge part of this game and, getting it completely right and playing your Triple Captain bonus at the same time is a stroke of Mourinho-like genius/good fortune – you choose.  Anyway, a good call paid off for Mr Fincham.

Meanwhile, after weeks just poking about with the odd 4 or 8 point deduction, Darren Sears was back on form this week with a massive 16 point charge – keeps getting away with it, mind.

That’s enough waffling from me; here are the details:

Week 11

Average Score: 57.11 (38 participants) – overall competition average 52

Highest Score: 98 – overall competition high score 147

Total competitors: 5,845,849 (+40,182) – at least that was the situation when I got round to looking.

Eliminated This Week:

With 27 points: Winners FC (Connor Carpenter)
Gameweek Rank:
5,594,294 – bottom 4.30%
Key Selections:
Captain – Pereyra (Watford) : 2=4 –
successful alternatives : 0
8 others scored 8
Bench:
Nothing would’ve helped

With 38 points: Bangkok Utd (Clive Silver)
Gameweek Rank:
4,719,311 – bottom 19.27%
Key Selections:
Captain – Hazard (Chelsea) 4=8 –
successful alternatives : 3 – Wilson (Bournemouth) : 7, Neves (Wolves) : 7 (on the bench), Alonso (Chelsea) : 6
7 others scored 13
Bench:
Neves : 7 instead of anyone but Wilson.
De Gea : 4 instead of Fabianski (West Ham) : 1.

With 38 points: Under Javi Manners (Mark Lennon)
Gameweek Rank:
4,719,311 – bottom 19.27%
Key Selections:
Captain – Pereyra (Watford) 2=4 –
successful alternatives : 4 – Martial (Man Utd) : 10, Wilson (Bournemouth) : 7, Gudmundsson (Burnley) : 7 (on the bench), Trippier (Spurs) : 4
7 others scored 13
Bench:
Gudmundsson : 7 instead of any of Salah, Doucouré, or Perayra : each of whom scored 2.
Alisson (Liverpool) : 3 instead of Pickford (Everton) : 2.

Surviving this week:

GloryHornetBoys (Glyn Francies) : 39
Wonderstuff 18/19 (Paul Moston) : 39 – having played his Wild Card.

Top Scorer:

With 98 points : Unhippyman (Pete Fincham)
Gameweek Rank:
12,566 – In the top 0.21% (both measures are season’s best)
Key Selections:
Sterling (Man City) : (TC) 21=63
Richarlison (Everton) : 15
Wilson (Bournemouth) : 7

My team? A solid 53 points and now survived 2 weeks longer than last year.

So that’s Week 11 done and we now have 35 teams going into Week 12, so I am looking to reduce the attrition rate to 1 score out in Week 19.
This week in the real world, we go to Southampton, who are truly awful, can’t win at home, yada, yada, yada. We all know how this is going to go, right?

Here’s the sheet: WML_LMS_1819_WK11

* not there are any.