We are now well into this years fantasy football with both leagues well up and running and plenty of controversy over the weekend (mainly due to the new handball rules) with players now questioning whether the best value in their teams would potentially come from penalty takers.
The top scorer in this weeks SPFL fantasy league was our very own James Tavernier with two penalties and as a defender he gets more points for this than mids or forwards. Plenty managed to benefit from double points by captaining the skipper, however many players suffered a last minute blow with an Edmundson OG costing some players 20 points. Other notable scorers this week includes Lewis Ferguson with another brace of penalties, Cedric Itten who came on as a sub and scored a double himself. Nicki Kabamba and Albian Ajeti found themselves on the score sheet yet again this week, although the latter went down on 37 minutes and immediately signalled to the bench to be substituted. Hamilton defender Hakeem Odoffin found the back of the net this week again, however given Hamiltons lack of clean sheets, he probably won’t score highly every week, but a good 2.2m option to have. Gameweek 10 deadline is 6.45pm on Friday evening
After GW9 in the SPFL league the top 10 looks like this:
In the EPL, we seen similar talking points with plenty penalties being handed out, with one being awarded after the referee had blown the full time whistle. Only Leeds, Southampton, Aston Villa and West Ham managed to keep a clean sheet this week so good news for managers who had opted to go with players from these teams, given the amount of penalties being handed out, attacking defenders might be the way forward. Big hitters this week included Jamie Vardy, with his second hat-trick against Peps Man City (would have been 4 if not subbed off due to Leicster being awarded a third penalty) Other notable names include Jarrod Bowen with a double v Wolves, Callum Robinson with a double v Chelsea, Bruno Fernades with a goal, assist and all three bonus points despite having player pretty poorly according to United supporters. Other notable players to watch include Liverpool fullbacks Robertson & Alexander-Arnold linking up for one of Liverpools goals v Arsenal, an error from the former meant no clean sheet for Liverpool but probably still worth sticking with them both for their attacking returns as it stands. Gameweek 4 Deadline is 11am on Saturday morning.
After GW3, the FPL league table looks like this, with powder Jack Shaw sneaking into the top 5 after last nights points update:
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