Gameweek 14

Gameweek 13 brought us a brand new leader, welcome to the fold ‘Crystal Pellis’ moving ahead with an impressive 787 points, just outside the top 50k in the world, nudging ahead of ‘Hotel? Thiago’ (784) who have been consistently hanging around the top three, which this week is made up by ‘Romford Rejects’ (779) getting their highest placing so far. All to play for in these final three gameweeks before the Qatar World Cup……..

There is rarely a dull week in FPL, and GW14 brings us a whole new conundrum – who to captain when the main man is potentially injured? In GW13 over 100 of you captained Haaland, and of course once again he delivered, nonchalantly flicking aside 6 ft 3 Adam Webster to notch his first of two goals. If any of you or I played against Webster it would be impossible to get past him – he is a big lad who has represented England at U18 and U19 level, but for Haaland he was just an irrelevance, the biggest mismatch seen on a sports field since this happened…… 

In more ordinary times, the obvious alternative would be the Egyptian King, with a tasty looking home game versus a Leeds team whose manager is odds on to be the sixth PL manager to be sacked this season. However this is not the Mo Salah of old – ten of you gave him the armband last week, but once again he was disappointing, unsurprisingly he’s the most transferred out player this gameweek. 

Kane, Son, and Jesus all have nice looking fixtures too, or maybe it’s time for a differential – Almiron anyone? The most transferred-in player of the gameweek continues to sock it to Jack Grealish, seemingly scoring a spectacular goal every week for an increasingly impressive Newcastle side.

In other news, four more of you had a bash at the Triple Captain £125 prize fund, but sadly you were swatted away by ‘Neil Madrid’ like a 6ft 3 Brighton defender. Nice try ‘Fjirepit FC’ (70 points), Kelly’s Heros (69), Real Sosobad (66), and the revitalised ‘Eze Son-shine’ the pick of the bunch on 83 points –  highest score of the gameweek, sneaking you into the top 20. 

Whilst ‘Neil Madrid’ held their Triple Captain lead on 94 points, they did at least firmly rule themselves out of the Free Hit prize fund, notching 42 points with an agonising 30 points on the bench (Ward, Andreas, White, N.Williams). At least ‘Gylo’s Galacticos’ fared slightly better coming in with a cheeky bench boost, giving them a nice bonus 16 points. Chip of the week however definitely goes to ‘Eliot Ham’ with a Free Hit powered 70 points, not enough to knock ‘Tinchy Sneijder’ off top spot, but a very welcome  green arrow nonetheless. Good to see you climbing the league having played one GW less than everyone else!

So here goes, bring on GW14 with Leicester and a potentially Haaland-less Manchester City leading the way – I wish you all luck picking your team and of course your captain!

Have a good one, and all the best from all of us at the Evie Dove Foundation.

CategoryAs at GW13ScorePrize Fund
Overall WinnerCrystal Pellis787£300
Best Non Triple Captain GWK.E.T.H UTD118£125
Best Triple Captain GWNeil Madrid94£125
Best Free HitTinchy Sneijder85£125
Best Team NameOne from ten
Jesus CreepersWondHaaland FCCrystal PellisScamaccaroni CheeseLoftus Cheeky-NandosChickenTikkaMoSalahNo goalo kanteOdergaardian angelsHaven’t Jota
TBA – Cancelo Culture???TBA – Eze Son-shine???
Lowest no. of transfers (1950 points minimum)TBA£125
Mystery Prize FundTBA£150