OddsOnFPL – Gameweek 9 Review #FPL

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An absolute manic week between seeing Sterling benched to Harry Kane getting  2 goals and 1 assist.  It was rage galore on Saturday and it was glorious scenes Sunday. The points expectancy this week was 55 and we managed a whopping 74. We got that precious green arrow and our Overall Rank has moved from 713396 to  367292

Rob Elliot – 7 points

Another clean sheet for Newcastle this season and Elliot looks like a season holder. He seems to be a magnet for bonus points as he picked up another one. The Irish stopper had little to do and even tweeted during the game asking fans for recommendations on decent sci-fi books.

David Luiz – 1 point

In a game where it looked like Watford could have been 4-1 up. Somehow ended up Chelsea winning 4-2. Luiz had a few shots but nothing to write home about. Unfortunately, it’s another week where Chelsea don’t keep a clean sheet

Nacho Monreal – 7 points

After conceding within 10 minutes it looked like the bad form from Saturday had continued into Sunday. Thankfully, Monreal scored before the break. Perhaps we can be slightly annoyed that he gave away a silly goal in the 90+ min meaning he lost out on 1 point and possibly a bonus point.

Nicolas Otamendi – 14 points

The hero of Saturday! What looked to be a grim Saturday with everybody blanking, Otamendi popped up with a clean sheet, a goal and 2 bonus points. Thank you Beardamendi you legend. The Argentinian has scored more goals this season than Giroud, Mahrez, De Bruyne and Defoe, not bad, not bad at all.

Stephen Ward – 1 point

In the preview I said I’d be happy if Ward got 2 points, he returned 1 so not all is bad. It was highly unlikely that they would keep a clean sheet and he avoided a yellow card. I tried searching on twitter for what people thought of his performance, but all I found was a nutjob talking about ISIS. Probably says it all.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 1 point

RLC failed to start but looked good when he came on. Hopefully, he can start getting some good FPL returns to warrant his good performances. For all the promise early on, players like Surman from Bournemouth, Oriel Romeu from Southampton and Dale Stephens of Brighton all look like better options. A free transfer could be used.

Dele Alli – 9 points

Weeks upon weeks of blanks and Dele gets on the score sheet. He looked back to his old self with a dominant display against an open legged, and easily nutmegged Liverpool side. He dominated play and made an absolute show of Can with his nutmeg turn. Alli scored a nice volley to cap off a fantastic 4-1 win for Spurs. More of the same, please.

Eden Hazard(VC) – 10 points

Disappointing that Hazard only got one assist in a 4 goal haul for Chelsea. On the bright side, it looks like the -4 paid off instantly. Just about. Sterling not featuring for Man City meant our captaincy changed to Hazard, ker-ching.

Raheem Sterling(C) – 0 points / Andy King – 1 point

Due to Peps rotation, Sterling did not feature. An annoying thing to happen considering many people thinking it would be Sane rested due to Sterling be subbed earlier in the Champions League fixture. Andy King failed to start again but came on for a cameo appearance getting 1 point. As Asda say, every little counts.

Alexandre Lacazette – 6 points

5 goals for Arsenal and Lacazette only gets himself 1. He failed to get any assists and as usual didn’t play 90 minutes. We’re grateful for the goal though, the Frenchman hopefully will start playing more and getting involved more, and with an easy enough fixture next week he could score buckets. Here is hoping. Awful defending for it.

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Harry Kane – 16 points

Finally, after 9 game weeks, everybody at Spurs, and the FPL community as a whole can put the ‘Wembley effect’ behind them. A monster score for Harry Kane this week. 2 goals and an assist. He’s just not human, don’t put your blame on him. The only big hitter this week to deliver more than 1 goal.

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