Ledley's Talking Points: Angry Managers, Digging Deep and Seven-Goal Thrillers
This week 22 players got all 7 selections correct, moving them a step closer to the £1,000,000 prize. It means there are now 236 people in joint second place on 1, for the end of season £1,000 cash prize for most full houses, and 13 players (below) leading the race, all on 2:
The top player in the country this weekend was Rich01 with 28 points, while Wenger Out finished top of the weekly team table with 105 points. Ledley scored 16 points.
Ledley King's Talking Points
Arsenal earned an important win over Chelsea to stay in the fight for a top-four finish. Lacazette and Koscielny were the scorers in the 2-0 victory, as an angry Maurizio Sarri said: “I'm very angry. it appears this group of players are extremely difficult to motivate.”
Spurs dug deep to find an injury time winner and complete the comeback against Fulham on Sunday. Fulham don't have the quality of some of the top sides in the league, but it's not easy battling against a team playing for survival. Spurs showed a lot of personality and were rewarded for their fight up to the final seconds.
There was plenty of drama at Anfield as Liverpool took all three points against Palace in a seven-goal thriller. It was a tense afternoon for the Reds, but they sustained their four-point lead with a 4-3 win, as they paid tribute to Bob Paisley, the club's most successful manager, before what would have been his 100th birthday on Wednesday.
That same scoreline could be seen on the Molineux scoreboard as Wolves edged past Leicester with a 94rd-minute winner from Diogo Jota, who sealed a hat-trick with his late strike. The thrilling display included 38 shots on goal, but it was Nuno’s side who took the most of their chances.
Sheffield United blew their opportunity to put pressure on the automatic spots with a 1-0 defeat at Swansea. The Blades could have been level on points with Norwich and one point behind league leaders Leeds, who slipped up at Stoke.
Ipswich manager Paul Lambert paid out of his own pocket to help away fans travel to Blackburn but his side could not give the fans what they really wanted, as the Tractor Boys lost 2-0 and are still rock bottom in the Championship.
Portsmouth suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to relegation-battling Oxford in League One, the league leaders’ second consecutive defeat. Cameron Brannagan’s long-range effort put Oxford ahead before James Henry scored a second on the stroke of half-time.
Top 6 Selected Bankers
Man U 2-1
Man C 3-0
Top 6 Selected Draws
Notts Forest 0-1
Matchweek 26 opens on Thursday at 10am. Good luck!