Game-week 6 was another low scoring week as the average score across the almost 3.3m FPL managers was just 38. As you may remember from last week’s Shithouse XI article, a record high score was scored as the team managed a massive 54 points. Some may say the wildcard played before game-week 6 well and truly backfired. To them, I say check out this week’s point tally:
At last we finally have a fully playing starting XI. Despite every player featuring for longer than 60 minutes (potentially 22 points right there), the team managed to accumulate 29 points in total and rank 2.8 millionth in game-week point rankings. With only 2 players below us who started in game-week 1 like we did, we are ranked 1,031st out of 1,041 in the @FPL_Updates League.
Green – Despite QPR losing the match and Green conceding 2 goals, he made a massive 7 saves during the match against Southampton and helped himself to 3 points. That is his joint 2nd best points tally for the season.
Cresswell – West Ham may be seen as unlucky to come away from Old Trafford without any points after having United against the ropes for the final portion of the match. Wayne Rooney was sent off to give them a chance at snatching a draw but he and van Persie had already done the damage meaning Cresswell received a -1 for conceding 2 and finishes on 1 point. Lovely stuff.
Williamson – Mike Williamson. Conceded a single goal but it proved to be decisive in the Monday night kick-off against Stoke. Due to losing his clean sheet, he finishes up on 2 points.
Davies – Hull looked like they weren’t going down without a fight and after drawing it level on 2-2, Dzeko & Lampard ensured that City would walk away with all 3 points. Conceding 4 goals means that Davies’ points for playing are non-existent. Bad luck Curtis!
Wanyama – Victor played over 60 minutes for the first time since game-week 2. He was unable to play a direct role in either of Southampton’s 2 goals against QPR and therefore accumulates just the 2 points for playing.
Cattermole – Lee, our captain for the week. He did us proud by removing the extra bonus of a clean sheet point with a booking, which left him with the 2 points for playing. Not many better choices for captaincy in our team this week so well done Lee!
Cleverley – Aston Villa are in the midst of a tough run of fixtures and that hasn’t helped Tom in racking up the fantasy football points. He finishes game-week 6 with a single point after picking up a booking and Villa failing to find the net.
Jedinak – Mile is trying his best to get himself out of this team but he’s going to have to keep this form up more consistently if he’s going to manage it! Jedinak bagged himself a goal in the 2-0 win over Leicester and picked up 2 bonus points for his performance. That is now 2 goals in 2 games for the Australian, the first time he has achieved that feat in the Premier League. Thanks to those two goals, he has now doubled the goal tally he achieved in the entirety of last season, in just 6 games this season. We are no fools though Mile, we look forward to you returning to your 2-points-a-game form soon!
Tiote – Cheick Tiote suffered as Mike Williamson did in defence and only achieved the 2 points for playing, thanks to Newcastle not being able to find the net.
Nugent – Leicester failed to find the net for only the second time this season and no penalty was coming to save David Nugent this week as it did last week. This results in, you guessed it, just 2 points for playing.
Jutkiewicz – Burnley were smashed 4-0 by West Brom in the only fixture on Sunday which means Lukas & his team were unable to gain any scoring points. It could have been worse though Lukas, you could have been playing in defence!
Onto Game-week 7, and thanks to not making any transfers last week, we have 2 transfers to play with this week. We are not going to utilise both transfers this week and instead just make the one change for a player who seems to be getting a lack of playing time.
Vaz Te – Unfortunately for us, Vaz Te has been out of favour at West Ham as Big Sam has turned to alternative attacking options in the last 3 game-weeks so we feel it may be best to move on.
Wickham – A controversial inclusion perhaps but his stats don’t lie. Despite a blistering finish to the season last season by Connor, he hasn’t started this campaign in the same run of form. From 6 game-weeks, he has achieved just 11 points which is less than the 2 points for playing each game. Sunderland haven’t had the worst fixtures and there were definitely some winnable games amongst their first 6. You don’t make our starting XI this week but you do make the Shithouse squad for now Connor!
The Captain’s armband has been handed back to Nugent this week. He punished us last time he had it, despite the fixture being a tricky one against Manchester United. We have given him a chance to score big points this week as they face 1-goal-Burnley. Leicester won and drew the 2 fixtures with Burnley in the Championship last season so what result are we looking at here?
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