10 Highlights of Gameweek 8
1. PL’s Top Scorer
Diego Costa scored to earn max BPs, while Victor Moses’ goal earned him 2 BPs. Eden Hazard finally rewarded those who kept faith with a goal.
Drop Hazard, they said. Costa is on 4 yellows, they said. I’ll take the two goals from them, thank you #FPL
— Muhutsu (@deGob_) October 15, 2016
COSTA FANTASY POINTS!!
— D (@ffsStudge) October 15, 2016
When you’ve captained Costa for Fantasy and Aguero’s on the bench… pic.twitter.com/kASdcGxjJT
— Tom Marshall-Bailey (@TomMarshall_B) October 15, 2016
2. Thumping Theo
I just can’t convince myself to get Walcott into my #FPL team. I can’t shake the feeling I’ll be transferring him out again within 3 weeks
— Peter Blake (@artemidorus_1) October 14, 2016
Theo Walcott continued his great form, scoring a brace as he could have scored 5 to claim max BPs. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored to take home 2 BPs while playing as a striker, to put FPL managers on high alert.
Theo saving my bacon , double figures confirmed #FPL
— FPL Viper (@FPLViper) October 15, 2016
— Arjun (@ajvlfc) October 15, 2016
— Wise FPL Owl (@fplowl) October 15, 2016
I don’t care how many Walcott scores, he’s never going to make it into my team
— FPLMatt (@FPLMatt) October 15, 2016
Theo Walcott is level with Diego Costa with having the most fantasy football points (55) this season in the Premier League
Keep it up Theo
— DC10 (@Ozlexis) October 18, 2016
3. Attacking Football
Junior Stanislas had a blast, both scoring a brace and assisting twice to nail down max BPs. 2 BPs for Charlie Daniels as he both scored and assisted a goal.
Stanislas is just trolling us at this point isn’t he?
— Weekly FPL (@fanfeud) October 15, 2016
Stanislas on all set pieces looks a no brainier
— FantasyFootballTalk (@FPLFantasyTalk) October 15, 2016
Stanislas on pens for Bournemouth 🤔 Daniels and Wilson lose their appeal
— FPL Holly (@fplholly) October 15, 2016
Junior Stanislas today:
90 Minutes played
3 Bonus points
21 Fantasy points
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) October 15, 2016
4. Penalty Practice
Maarten Stekelenburg saved a pen from both Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Agüero to nail max BPs. A goal from Romelu Lukaku was enough to secure him 2 BPs.
— FPL Ballers (@fballersblog) October 15, 2016
— Magnus Tjelle (@Magiiferinho) October 15, 2016
— FantasyFootyPundits (@FFPundits) October 16, 2016
Playing a game where your control is purely superficial is truly soul draining and painful #FPL
— FPL BOTS (@FPL_BOTS) October 16, 2016
5. Wee Joe
Joe Allen scored a superb brace to earn max BPs. A clean sheet saw both Erik Pieters and Bruno Martins Indi secure 2 BPs.
If I’d had premonition, I should have captained Allen in my FPL last week…instead of that Aguero character.
— Pls #HelpBiolaLawal (@gboukzi) October 18, 2016
Joe Allen has scored two goals for Stoke today, and i have him on the bench in FPL. Standard.
— LFC News (@LFCTransferNRS) October 15, 2016
Don’t complain if you left Allen on the bench vs SUNDERLAND anyone else then whatever, but against arguably one of the worst teams!?#FPL
— Michael (@bridger_ma) October 17, 2016
Waiting for someone there who own both Stanislas and Allen and triple captained Walcott.. #FPL.
— FPL Consultant (@FPLConsultant) October 15, 2016
6. Late Drama
Dele Alli scored again to nail down 3 BPs, while Nacer Chadli’s goal against his former teammates could only earn him 2 BPs.
Taking a hit to bring in Alli was a good move #FPL
— FPL Guidance (@tips_fpl) October 15, 2016
— John Martin (@jonnyayes) October 15, 2016
Walcott with a double, Joe Allen with another goal..
I bring in Son and he got benched
— Chenelle Dookeeram (@26Chenz) October 15, 2016
That Dele Alli goal has chinned me for so many fantasy points
— Healy (@MarkHealyAFC) October 15, 2016
West Brom clean sheet wipeout pic.twitter.com/4qdXyD1xRN
— FPL_Fly (@FPL_Fly) October 15, 2016
7. Happy Hammers
Benteke please save my FPL
— Jimmy (@EntireDesign_) October 15, 2016
Manuel Lanzini scored a great goal to earn max BPs. Keeping a clean sheet helped Winston Reid to 2 BPs, while Adrián claimed the last BP as Christian Benteke also missed a penalty.
Having Benteke as captain in your fantasy football team, and then playing triple captain was arguably the worst decision ever. -3 points
— James Currie (@JamesACurrie) October 16, 2016
HAHAHAHHA FUCK THIS. I’m done! Aguero, now Benteke fuck this stupid crap
— Bonza (@Bonza_Bets) October 15, 2016
I have Benteke, Aguero(C), Son, Dawson and Snodgrass. Total points 0. #FPL
— fplbro (@fplbro) October 15, 2016
It must be National Penalty Miss Day in England. First Aguero… Now Benteke!
This fantasy league was invented to kill our weekend vibe
— Ziyaad LFC (@ZIYAAD_LFC) October 15, 2016
8. Greek Screamer
José Holebas scored a great goal and kept a clean sheet to take home all 3 BPs. George Friend earned a couple of BPs as he kept Troy Deeney quiet.
— ForThePozzos (@ForThePozzos) October 16, 2016
Holebas on my bench for fantasy! Gutted could have had an extra 12 points
— jay (@JayDeeG89) October 16, 2016
Jose Holebas is doing his level best to salvage what has been something of a trainwreck of an #FPL weekend
— Danny Jamieson (@DannyJamieson14) October 16, 2016
Is Deeney still on? Anything? Nothing? Might dump for Wilson.
— FPL_Fly (@FPL_Fly) October 16, 2016
9. Chazza Double
Charlie Austin scored a brace, but could have scored 4 as he nailed down max BPs. Nathan Redmond also scored to earn 2 BPs, as Tom Heaton’s heroics and 11 saves earned him a BP.
Austin brace!!!! Yes!!! Captain! #FPL
— The Mad One (@FPLMad) October 16, 2016
Bringing in Charlie Austin in the #FPL stakes this week was probably one of my best masterstrokes of the season. 2 goals + 3 bonus points.
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) October 16, 2016
Played my wildcard in fantasy football for this week & i’m now 43rd in my subscriber league! Thank-you Charlie Austin & Holebas!
— J C (@docklanders) October 16, 2016
Deeney scored last week. Austin and Wilson this week!
Can’t win them all. I’m a big Troy owner.
— FPL Thunshot (@FPLThunshot) October 16, 2016
10. Parking the Bus
Nathaniel Clyne could collect 3 BPs after a dull stalemate at Anfield. Eric Bailly took home 2 BPs after some solid defending, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic was kept quiet once again.
— Gee (@supergeeee) October 17, 2016
I knew my #FPL captain would come through for me in the end.
Thank you, Zlatan, for scoring a brilliant Yellow Card in the 90th minute. pic.twitter.com/muq1ZjbTjv
— Steve Rothgeb (@FuzzyWarbles) October 18, 2016
6 points for a Valencia cleansheet may have kept me at about average for GW8. It’s been a tough one.#FPL
— The Gaffer Tapes (@TheGafferTapes) October 17, 2016
— THE WWFPL (@THEWWFPL) October 16, 2016