Gameweek 7 Preview: TCH Leasing Fantasy Football League
Mo Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo, Michail Antonio, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Paul Pogba or Romelu Lukaku? Not this week. The Kings of the Gameweek this time round were the likes of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe for Arsenal, Kortney Hause for Aston Villa and José Malheiro de Sá of Wolves.
And a gameweek like this opens the door for changes all over the league as those points can be hard to come by when your reliant robins aren’t firing on all cylinders. Which is precisely what happened below the two leaders, Harlem GlobeSlotters and Neville Wears Prada as Legia PK lead by Peter Kowalczyk jumped from second bottom up to 7th in the table with the joint best gameweek of the division. Whereas Simon Johnston and his Rottenham Flopsters suffered as a result; dropping from 8th in the Quest for Europe to 11th, just 15 points ahead of Workplace Wanderers who prop up the table.
Yet again, the top two cannot be separated, with Gary Bannister pulling a point back to close the gap to just 4. Whilst Stephen Osborne continues a surge up the table into 3rd and just 23 behind Neville Wears Prada.
Finally, a single place drop sees myself now in 8th but very aware that the league is wide open. After all, there is a mere 9 points separating 7th to 11th and then only 33 points between 5th and 7th, which given the swings is achievable in one week if the scores go that way.
There will no doubt be managers scratching their heads about whether to jump ship on those that have served well up to now but faltered this week, and with some interesting ties coming up I’d be inclined to agree. Manchester United host Everton, who are a tricky and difficult opponent off the back of a defeat to Aston Villa, whilst Arsenal head south to Brighton buoyant from their Derby Day victory. Although the clash of the weekend has to be Liverpool vs Manchester City; will Salah perform as we know he can to maintain his number 1 pick for points? Or will the likes of Grealish and Jesus step up at Anfield to give City the 3 points to take them top of the league?