10 Highlights of Gameweek 9
1. Challenging Cherries
Simon Francis, Steve Cook and Artur Borus all had important contributions to keeping a clean sheet, recieving 3, 2 and 1 BP respectively. Another Spurs clean sheet also, to many FPL manager’s delight.
One player, 6 points from Smith. Happy considering I was going to bench him!
— FPL Bonus Points (@BonusFPL) October 22, 2016
Amat benched might be a blessing in disguise in case A Smith keeps the CS! #FPL
— The Mad One (@FPLMad) October 22, 2016
So far so good. Only Walker played and clean sheet in the bag. Hopefully that’s the start to a good points haul #FPL
— Luke (@Tattooed_2) October 22, 2016
I am deeply disappointed in you my Son #FPL
— (FPL) Pad Ful (@PadFul) October 22, 2016
2. Defensive Heroics
Víctor Valdés made some great saves to keep out Arsenal, collecting 3 BPs in the process. 2 and 1 BP for Laurent Koscielny and Héctor Bellerín as Theo Walcott and Alexis Sánchez blanked.
— George Hartrey (@georgehartrey) October 22, 2016
Trust me to bench Valdes the week boro hold on for a goalless draw with Arsenal #FPL
— Rickie Bewsher (@RickieB10) October 22, 2016
All I’ve been seeing is Sanchez shots being saved.
Why #FPL do you hate me?
— FPL BOTS (@FPL_BOTS) October 22, 2016
If anybody is wondering why Arsenal aren’t winning it’s because I have Sanchez as triple captain in my fantasy team
— Steve Sinyard (@SteveSinyard) October 22, 2016
3. Clarets Crush Toffees
Scott Arfield both scored and assisted to claim max BPs. Yannick Bolasie scored to earn 2 BPs, as Sam Vokes’ goal earned him a single BP. Romelu Lukaku had to settle for an assist.
Transferred out Bolasie, he scored. West Ham and Swansea keep clean sheets, Collins and Amat didn’t play. Sanchez captain, drew 0-0. #FPL
— John Stone (@suicidalidol) October 22, 2016
Guess who removed Bolasie for Snodgrass. #FPL
— Vishal George (@MigNicKookie) October 22, 2016
Brought in Bolasie.
— FPL Joint (@GoForRm) October 22, 2016
Take Bolasie out of my fantasy football team, bolasie scores. Fuck off
— Jack English (@JackEngy777) October 22, 2016
4. Sensational Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri scored to sublime goals to nail down max BPs. An assist and a clean sheet helped Ryan Shawcross to 2 BPs, while Joe Allen was handed a yellow card after the game finished.
Glad I put Bolasie in my fantasy team this week, not glad that I took out Shaqiri to bring him in
— Bilbo (@1997_Billy) October 22, 2016
I’d like to extend my appreciatx as a Manager to X. Shaqiri and Yannick Bolasie for showing up this week on fantasy EPL 2016-2017. @Everton
— ROSEWOOD (@Mickael_Ekotto) October 22, 2016
Took Shaqiri out of my fantasy team
— Kiz (@KizzleKicks7) October 22, 2016
What an inspired decision it was to put shaqiri in my fantasy team
— Nicholas (@NickWren95) October 22, 2016
5. Foxes Bite Back
Yohan Cabaye scored a goal to earn max BPs. Ahmed Musa did the same to earn 2 BPs, while Wilfried Zaha’s assist was enough to earn him a single BP.
Have had Ahmed Musa in fantasy football since the start of the season. Did nothing. Transferred him out on Friday. Scores on Saturday. Ah…
— Connor Armstrong (@ConnorArmstrong) October 22, 2016
Transferred Shaqiri and Fuchs out of my Fantasy team recently… both bagged today. Fuchsake #FPL
— Ben Lupton (@BCLupton) October 22, 2016
I remove Musa from my Fantasy league after having him in my team from GW1. And dude goes ahead to score. Imagine?!
— Black Einstein (@UncleRoch) October 22, 2016
— Simon Phipps (@phippssj) October 22, 2016
6. First Point on the Board
Kyle Naughton had a great match, contributing both offensively and defensively to nail down max BPs. Heurelho Gomes save bonanza and clean sheet earned him 2 BPs.
I would have taken Gomes out of my #FPL team this week…
— George Humphrey (@GdhGman) October 22, 2016
Swans keeping a clean sheet would take the piss as I tactically kept Amat ahead of deeney. That’s life though.
— fᏢᏞ fᏒᎪuᎠ (@FplFraud) October 22, 2016
Deeney’s done wonders for me…
— FPL Junior (@FPL_Junior) October 22, 2016
Holebas, Koscielny and Pieters clean sheets saving this Gameweek
44 with just Firmino and De Bruyne to play #FPL
— Fantasy Eagles 16/17 (@FantasyEagles) October 22, 2016
7. Irons Break the Deadlock
— FPL KAT =^_^= (@MortKat) October 21, 2016
Winston Reid’s injury time winner and clean sheet deservedly earned him max BPs. Angelo Ogbonna took home 2 BPs, while Dimitri Payet’s assist helped him to the single BP.
PAYET © Assist! You made me sweat a bit for that one didn’t you Dimi? #FPL
— FPL Viper (@FPLViper) October 22, 2016
I own Payet, but would’ve rather had that Pickford CS. That’ll probably be the last time Walcott will be my C. Now to sweat out Agüero. #FPL
— Fantasy X-Factor™ (@fantasyxfactor) October 22, 2016
— Jorge (@RayZigi) October 22, 2016
When you made Walcott your captain but wake up this morning and payet is captain #FPL
— chris tunis (@Tunis005) October 22, 2016
8. Putting the game to Bed
Philippe Coutinho scored a goal to help him take home max BPs. Sadio Mané both scored and assisted but could only nail down 2 BPs. The Reds couldn’t keep a clean sheet as a Gareth McAuley goal spoilt the party for those with Liverpool defense.
You know when you change your fantasy football captain from Mane to Lukaku and then Mane outscores Lukaku? Yeah.
— Andrew Harris (@Andrew_Harris91) October 22, 2016
Captain Payet & Manè stepping up. On 53 pts pre BAPs w Aguero & Sterling to play. A good #FPL day.
— Ayat (@3yaat) October 22, 2016
Coutinho as captain for my #FPL, plus having Mané in my team!
— JZ (@Jxao_) October 22, 2016
Gambled on making coutinho fpl captain but it paid of #fpl
— Avela (@Avela92161514) October 23, 2016
— VintageFPL (@FplVintage) October 22, 2016
9. City’s Cage Rattled Again
Kelechi Iheanacho scored the equalizer to earn max BPs. Nathan Redmond’s opener earned him 2 BPs, as Leroy Sané’s assist helped him to the last BP.
Never seen AGUERO spelt like that before https://t.co/zeu0hbIAED
— FPLPriceChanges+ (@FPLPriceChanges) October 23, 2016
That’s it. From now on, I’m letting my 8 year old niece manage my #FPL squad. Go get em Madelyn. You cant possibly do worse.
— Steve Rothgeb (@FuzzyWarbles) October 23, 2016
Sane assists Iheanacho, I have Sterling and Aguero – #FPL at its finest
— FPL Guidance (@tips_fpl) October 23, 2016
“How many FPL points are you going to try and get next week Aguero?” pic.twitter.com/VlWsMw0Pzx
— FPL_Fly (@FPL_Fly) October 23, 2016
10. Humiliating Return
Pedro Rodríguez both scored and assisted to claim max BPs. Gary Cahill’s goal and clean sheet earned him 2 BPs. Diego Costa couldn’t find the back of the net despite Chelsea scoring 4 while Eden Hazard did.
Hazard thank you for saving my fantasy
— Yakss (@Yaksidrizz) October 23, 2016
There’s no Template this season. #FPL
— Pedro Rodríguez (@Pedro_Lad) October 16, 2016
Sold hazard 2 weeks ago.
2 goals in 2 weeks.
Will highly likely never get him back.
— FPL Junior (@FPL_Junior) October 23, 2016
Hazard did it for my fantasy , love him for that
— Papi (@dotun0) October 23, 2016
May the bonus points be ever in your favour.