Aren’t we all a lucky bunch ey? 1 day off and back on it again with the Premier League fixtures! Sunday saw a full house of draws and various title contenders dropping points. Aston Villa finally ended their goal drought but were unable to stop Chelsea extending their lead at the top. The average points score in gameweek 24 was 38 points… the Shithouse XI delivered in style.
23 points to show for 10 players played (with of course one of those as captain). That score means the team finished 15 points below average and nearly 3 millionth in the gameweek rankings. From the first 24 gameweeks, the team have accumulated just 668 points in total and they now sit 1,240th in the @FPL_Updates league. They can also be proud of themselves for sitting just over 150,000 from the bottom of all FPL players. If we compare that to the first gameweek, the Shithouse XI were sitting 275,000 from bottom and since then, nearly 500,000 have joined the game.
Green – A last gasp winner for Southampton spared our blushes as the Shithouse XI would have been treated to a double clean sheet through Green and Caulker. As it is, thanks to Mane’s goal, Green finishes the week with 3 points thanks to 4 saves in addition to his appearance.
Morgan – Same old story here, Wes played 90 minutes and the Leicester defence conceded. He takes away 2 points for playing.
Ward – Unfortunately, Palace were playing an out of sorts Leicester side which meant a clean sheet was always likely. Nugent nearly helped himself a couple of times, crashing 1 off the bar early on. Ward and co held on though which means that Joel adds 6 points to this week’s team, the highest tally of all.
Brown – Wes Brown has now missed 2 games on the bounce now and unfortunately, there was no replacement to come in for him from our bench, resulting in a 0.
Caulker – As mentioned, Mane’s goal saved us from scoring another clean sheet through our new signing Caulker and because of this, he only finishes on 2 points.
Livermore – Jake nearly bagged himself a goal in the game at the Etihad as Joe Hart was away from his goal. Unfortunately for the Hull midfielder, Hart managed to recover and pull off a great save. To add to Jake’s fantasy football pain, he also got booked meaning he only has 1 point to show for his Saturday afternoon’s work.
Cleverley – Tom played 72 minutes in the fixture against Chelsea but picked up an all important yellow. He continues to carry on his average of scoring 2 points a game (14 from his last 7) and this weeks scores 1 point.
Jones – Our other new signing for the week, Jones, had a dream debut and did exactly what he was brought into the team to do. He delivered by scoring 2 points for playing in the 2-2 draw against West Brom. Lovely stuff.
N’Zonzi – N’Zonzi played the full 90 against Newcastle but was unable to help his side add to Crouch’s last gasp winner and he too only brings 2 points to the gameweek tally.
Weimann – Andreas has now played over 60 minutes 2 games in a row but was unable to withstand the Chelsea pressure. Villa will be pleased that their goal drought is over but they will now need to look towards building on that. It wasn’t to be for Weimann this week and he finishes with 2 points.
Vardy – Unfortunately for us, our captain pick came off the bench for a 12 minute cameo and failed to do anything in that time, resulting in 2 points.
As gameweek 25 has come around so quickly, we can see rotation happening. Although some of our strikers are struggling to pick up the minutes lately, and Wes Brown missing out on the last two, we imagine there should be some change this week and this will also result in us being able to utilise 2 free transfers during the FA Cup break. So, with that said, here is our line-up:
We have chosen to hand the armband to Tom Cleverley. He has performed poorly in terms of fantasy football and has a great opportunity to help his side to a win. Unfortunately this fixture sees a team that can’t stop conceding goals go up against a team that can’t seem to score a goal (yes, Villa scored on Saturday but I mean c’mon, 11 HOURS of football?!). We are really hoping this fixture doesn’t turn out to be a low scoring draw…