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Ledley's Talking Points: Four-Goal Drubbings, Controversial Goals and the Hunt for Successive Promotions

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Winners

This week 21 of you got all seven of your selections correct to move a step closer to millionaire status. It was tight at the top but C_rayment grabbed top spot with 30 points in the weekly individual table. Our team winners this week are MBA with 108 points, beating Ashbunnn Boys by two points. Ledley scored 16 points.

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Ledley King's Talking Points

Football took a back seat this weekend as the world learned of the tragedy at the King Power Stadium. Vichai's was the architect behind Leicester's Premier League success, and his legacy will live on in the history books. Kasper Schmeichel's touching tribute put it best: "You changed football. Forever! You gave hope to everyone that the impossible was possible." RIP Vichai, and to the four other passengers onboard. Glenn Hoddle was also taken ill on Saturday, but the latest report is that he is now out of intensive care and progressing well. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery Glenn!

Chelsea and Liverpool both scored four to set the pace at the top of the Premier League. Sarri became the first Chelsea manager to remain unbeaten in his opening 10 PL games, while Cardiff earned a consolation as they became the first opposition side to score a league goal at Anfield since February in their 4-1 drubbing. Tonight Spurs have the chance to leapfrog City to go level with Chelsea with a win against the Skyblues at Wembley!

Emery couldn’t make it 12 straight victories for Arsenal as Crystal Palace held the Gunners to a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park. It was Palace who looked the more likely to take all three points, while Arsenal's second was the source of controversy after the ball was handled by Lacazette in the lead-up.

Slavisa Jokanovic’s job is under threat with Fulham sitting in the bottom three after their fourth defeat on the bounce. The Cottagers spent over £100m in the summer but have failed to impress with just a single win from their opening 10 games. 

Sheffield United seized the opportunity to go top of the Championship with a 4-2 victory against Wigan. Billy Sharp's second-half hat-trick clinched it for the Blades, who are now two points clear at the top after their closest rivals Middlesbrough and Leeds both drew on Saturday.

Bradford are rock bottom of League one after 4-0 drubbing by fellow-strugglers Gillingham. It was Gillingham's first home league win since August, while the Bantams have won just three of their 16 games in league One this season.

Tranmere’s hunt for a second successive promotion got back on track with a humbling 5-1 defeat of Crawley. It means Rovers keep pace with the playoff-chasing pack, while Crawley have suffered four away defeats in a row.

Stats

Top 6 Selected Bankers

Liverpool 4-1
Watford 3-0
Arsenal 2-2
Chelsea 4-0
Barnsley 1-0
Salford 1-1

Top 6 Selected Draws

Southampton 0-0
Brighton 1-0
Man Utd 2-1
Preston 1-0
Bristol City 0-1
Swansea 2-0

Bonus points

Afc Flyde 6-0
Gillingham 4-0
Tranmere 5-1
Leyton Orient 4-0
Ross County 5-0
Dumbarton 5-0

Matchweek 14 opens on Thursday at 10am!