Wins again for both Manchester clubs this weekend but it was far from straightforward for the red half.
Utd won 2-0 over the lowly Norwich but Norwich had a couple great chances to score themselves and on another day could have snatched a win. Far more comfortable for City as they thrashed Blackburn 4-0, most of this without Sergio Aguero who went off injured in the 1st half. Chelsea had a big win, 5-1 away to Bolton who have now lost 6 in a row. Frank Lampard silenced his critics, specifically his manager, by bagging a hatrick for 20 pts. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the weekend was Fulham’s 6-0 demolition of QPR with Andy Johnson scoring a hatrick for 20 pts, although I can’t imagine many people had him.
Daniel Sturridge scored a brace & an assist for 15 pts. A certain Mr. Torres may find it difficult to get back into the side. Back at Craven Cottage, Bobby Zamora linked up well with Andy Johnson, getting 2 assists, a goal & 2 bonus points for 14 pts while Gabi Agbonlahor continued his splendid start to the season with a goal, assist & 3 bonus pts for 12 pts. In midfield, Man City’s Samir Nasri filled the boots of Aguero quite well: scoring, assisting 2 more & getting 3 bonus pts for 17 pts. The ageless Danny Murphy continued his good start to the season, scoring, assisting & getting a bonus pt for 12 fantasy pts.
In defense fullbacks’ Jose Enrique & Kyle Walker both scored 11 fantasy pts. Enrique assisting & keeping a clean sheet while Walker scored & got 3 bonus pts in his side’s 2-1 win over the Gunners who have already lost 4 times.
In SNI, Keith Wallace has lost his grip on top spot and in fact falls 3 places to 4th. Our new leader is Brendan Lynch who moved up a place to 1st with Darren Brennan 6 pts behind him in 2nd with Michael Danaher a pt behind him in 3rd. The highest score of the week was Gavin Brown’s Table Proppers who aren’t quite propping up the table in 92nd position. Gavin’s team had Zamora, Enrique, Bendtner, Enrique & captain Suarez.
With GW 8 not starting until 15th Oct, it’s too early to select any pics; there may be many injuries over the international break where there are two massive games for Ireland: Andorra away on Friday & Armenia at home on Tuesday. We could potentially top of the group depending how the Russia-Slovakia match goes & assuming we win both matches.