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Last minute of added time, 2-1 up at a ground we’ve never won at – what would possibly go wrong?

Ah, well, never mind. A point, a performance, and a pretty decent first start from Quina.

Anyway, were not here to think about the real world, so let’s retreat into our fantasy bubble for a short while; and if you had Kane as captain, I do mean short.

With us not playing until Monday, I must admit “other things” took over and I cannot remember much about what went on, or about it’s fantasy implications, so we better crack on and have a look at how things turned out.

Week 16

Average Score: 51.48 (25 participants) – overall competition average 55

Highest Score: 84 – overall competition high score 144

Total competitors: 5,948,694 (+25,498)

Eliminated This Week:

With 30 points: 7oakshornet (Martin Levy)
Gameweek Rank: 5,556,225 – bottom 6.60%
Key Selections:
Captain – Kane (Spurs) : 1=2 –
successful alternatives : 2
Richarlison (Everton*) : 7, van Dijk (Liverpool) : 6 (on the bench)
7 others scored 8
Bench:
van Dijk : 6 instead of any of 5

With 30 points: Athacad (Tony Baines)
Gameweek Rank: 5,019,060 (based on gross score of 38) – bottom 15.63%
Key Selections:
Captain – Richarlison (Everton*) 7=14 –
successful alternatives : 0
7 others scored 10
Transfer charges -8
Bench: Nothing would’ve helped

With 34 points: The Road to Success (Jeremy Davis) – Yep, last week’s joint top scorer.
Gameweek Rank: 5,346,065 – bottom 10.13%
Key Selections:
Captain – Kane (Spurs) 1=2 –
successful alternatives : 5
Azpilicueta (Chelsea) : 8, Foster (Watford) : 9 (on the bench), Richarlison (Everton*) : 7, Alisson & van Dijk (both Liverpool) : both 6
6 others scored 5
Bench: Foster : 9 instead of Alisson : 6 would’ve done it – brave call, though, to be fair.

Surviving this week:

New Lane Legends (Matthew Smith) : 35 (again)
Forza Watford! (Kevin Parker) : 36

Top Scorer:

With 84 points : Forza Watford (Tom Guzik)
Gameweek Rank: 368,077 – In the top 6.19%
Key Selections:
Salah (Liverpool) : C 21=42 (which, on its own, etc)
Robertson (Liverpool) : 11

My team picked up a comfortable net 58, so I make it into week 17.  Gosh.

So Week 16 is done and, with 3 teams going yet again, we now have only 22 teams going into Week 17.  That being the case, we are losing only the lowest scoring team from here on – already it will be finished a week early, same as last year.
Back in the real world, we have Neil Warnock’s happy go lucky band of entertainers to look forward to on Saturday.  Before that, some of us will be enjoying stilted conversations with Johnno, Robbo, Nicky Wright and, who knows, Micah Hyde – yes, we really are going to party like it’s (still) 1999.

Here’s the sheet:  WML_LMS_1819_WK16

*just in case you weren’t … oh, you were. OK

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