The top two both won this weekend, while the battle for the other Champions League spots got really interesting. Here’s our Premier League team of week 30.
Arsenal vs Manchester United used to be the biggest match in the Premier League. And while it still carries importance, it’s more relevant in the race for Champions League qualification rather than for the championship itself.
When Jose Mourinho was sacked, the Gunners were eight points ahead of United. When the sides clashed in the FA Cup in January, they had identical W-D-L records in the league. Now the Red Devils are a point ahead, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s magic touch has given them a power rarely seen under José Mourinho: they’ve won several big matches away from home. But have they deserved to? Read More
Our team last weekend was the same as many before it: a mixture of the sublime and the ridiculous. I can’t recall having a team where three of the eight players scored negative points. That one of them was Paul Pogba, one of our top players this season, makes it all the more mystifying.
Wilfried Zaha scored 18.75 points, while Raul Jimenez top scored with 22.5 (and made our team of the week). But it wasn’t enough to save the shambles of a team behind them.
Draft Kings‘ game has six games from which we can select our team in week 30. By using our algorithm to find the players who have performed best over the last six weeks, we’ve assembled our squad. Before we reveal all, here are the matches this week.
Nine games to go. Manchester City have moved one point ahead. Are Liverpool bottling it, the massive frauds? No, of course not. But the champions win 1-0 when it comes to players included here. Let’s see who our algorithm selected for the Premier League team of week 29.
Goalkeeper: Neil Etheridge. Wolves 2-0 Cardiff.
Etheridge may have been beaten twice in three minutes, but he made four saves including keeping out two clear-cut chances. Read More
BOOM! We’re in the money! Shame we only enter a $0.25 competition each week, but a return of $0.75 is our best to date, and a better return than any investment portfolio can give you.
We went heavy on Liverpool against Watford, and they didn’t disappoint. Not that we could’ve predicted that our man of the week Virgil van Dijk would net a brace, but there’s always some luck involved. Sadio Mané also scored twice, and Alisson kept a clean sheet. Top work, Reds.
Draft Kings‘ game has six matches from which we can select our fantasy football team in week 29, so by using our algorithm to find the players who have performed best for the 12 clubs over the last six weeks, we’ve assembled our squad. Before we reveal the VIII, here are the fixtures for this week.
Liverpool were the big winners in midweek, trouncing Watford 5-0, and they’re well represented in our XI. But there’s players from eight of the ten matches included here too. Here’s our Premier League team of week 28.
Goalkeeper: Martin Dubravka. Newcastle 2-0 Burnley.
Dubravka dominated his box superbly, as we can see here, on his way to claiming a vital clean sheet for the Magpies. Read More
Want to a know a secret tip to help with your fantasy football team? Check the players you’ve selected are actually playing.
I’m sure Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would’ve wreaked merry hell against Huddersfield for our previous fantasy team had he played. But he didn’t. Nul points to us. Declan Rice and Kurt Zouma both played but only picked up half a point each, so were little better than our man who didn’t even feature.
Salah, Firmino and Robertson were solid picks as they all either scored or assisted against Bournemouth, and Bernd Leno made five saves against the Terriers for Arsenal. Our team wasn’t a complete bust, but it didn’t break the bank either.
Draft Kings‘ game has six matches from which we can select our team in week 28, so by using our algorithm to find the players who have performed best over the last six weeks, we’ve assembled our team. Before we reveal the eight men, here are the matches this week.
The match between Manchester United and Liverpool was so devoid of quality, none of their players made the top 20 on our leader board. But algorithms are weird; players from teams which took a battering this weekend do feature in the XI, which we’ve set up as a 3-4-3. Here’s our Premier League team of week 27.
Goalkeeper: Jonas Lossl. Newcastle 2-0 Huddersfield.
The Terriers may have lost, but Lossl made ten saves so deserves his spot here. Read More
Manchester United vs Liverpool is still arguably the biggest match in English football, even if it’s been rare that they’ve been competing with each other for the title in the last quarter of a century.
Jürgen Klopp’s side will hope history repeats itself. Liverpool victories at Old Trafford are rare events – there have been just 13 in history – but they have won in each of the last two seasons where they were embroiled in the title tussle. As this is their game in hand on Manchester City, three points here would do Liverpool’s championship challenge the power of good.
The most fascinating match up in this game is between two players who probably won’t come into much direct contact during the match. But according to our algorithm they’ve been the top man for each side, so will surely have key parts to play on Sunday. Read More
Liverpool got their first league win for three matches, but Manchester City responded by battering Chelsea. Which team has more players in our XI? Here’s our Premier League team of week 26.
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris. Tottenham 3-1 Leicester City.
Spurs’ run without a draw continues, and in no small part thanks to Lloris. The Frenchman saved a penalty and two other clear-cut chances in the second half at Wembley. Read More