Who had the Fantasy Football fortune?

For those who plucked their wits on the Premier League’s highest earners this week it only emphasised the need for closer attention-to-detail in order to shine at Fantasy Football. Bountiful attackers or a solid collective? This crazy week favoured the latter.

WNOL Team of the Week
In the eyes of most – Arsene Wenger included – Chelsea have already won the Premier League. Fortunately, WNOL’s Fantasy Football league isn’t as predictable, as this weekend saw the table take another twist. A solid defence proved the ultimate attack for production editor Joe Aldridge as his Ivory Toast back three racked up almost half of his 71 weekly points to elevate him up two places to first. With only 15 points separating the top four players, there could be further shocks in the weeks to come.

The Fantasy Football Dark Horse
Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa couldn’t be contained in front of goal this weekend, but neither took top points. Instead, it was Newcastle fullback Daryl Janmaat – who set up both goals in their 2-0 win at West Brom – who stole the show. Pardew’s side made it five straight wins at the weekend and they could extend that run with two of three newly promoted sides to come in their next three matches. Priced at £5 million, the Netherlands international could prove a wise investment for troubled minds.

You’re Fired!
Which of your players should be kicked to the curb? Injuries aplenty? For Fantasy football strugglers the fortnightly international break could prove the right time to ring wholesale changes. Top spot cannot be won in the first few weeks, but it can certainly be lost. For those this applies, the wildcard can save your season.

Having been given a shot at the big time Alice Mason’s Wimbledon line up are struggling to come to terms with the big boys. With a measly 138 points, WNOL Sport’s editor is rock bottom and nearly 100 points behind the leading pack. A charge to the top might be beyond her, but with pride at stake the wildcard would certainly give her a chance to move up the ladder. With three injured casualties on her bench replacing them would certainly be a start.

Wondering who to avoid? The formbook says it all. After such a promising start to the campaign, Aston Villa have quickly returned to familiar territory. Six defeats in their last seven matches, 15 goals conceded and only one scored is relegation form – but more importantly, it makes horrific reading for any hopefuls that have pledged their faith in the Villains. Unfortunately, you’ve been robbed and it’s time to show them the boot!

Picture credits: Fantasy Football 

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