Ledley's Talking Points: Title Pressure, Goalkeeping Blunders and Controversial Goals
90 players correctly predicted all seven selections this weekend meaning there are changes to the race for the £1,000 end of the season prize. With just one Matchweek left to play, there are 11 players who are in with a chance of taking home the prize. Leading the pack with four full houses each are Wizzard 1001 and Antony Smith, while the following nine are in touching distance with three each:
The Swindon Lad
Shem the blade
Pray For Me
In the case of a tie the winning player will be drawn at random by Ledley King.
The weekend's best player was Tej Thakkar, while The Croydon Renegades won the weekly team competition. Ledley King earned 27 points with his first full-house of the season!
Ledley King's Talking Points
West Ham sent Spurs to their first defeat at the new ground, but none of the three teams below could capitalise meaning Poch's side still sit in third place. One more win in the league will confirm a Champions League space for next season, but the big focus now is the club's first European Cup semi-final in 57 years.
The title race is approaching its conclusion with Man City as front runners after their twelfth successive league win. Stress levels were high for Pep as he finished the match with four centre-halves against Burnley, which is as much a credit to how far Sean Dyche's side have come, as it is a sign of the pressure facing Man City and Liverpool. Two wins against Leicester and Brighton will seal it for City.
David De Gea has now conceded three goals as a direct result of his own errors in his last four games for Man United, as many as he conceded due to his own mistakes in his previous 123 games in a United shirt. The 1-1 draw with Chelsea means Solskjaer's men have won just two of their last 10 games in all comps.
Neil Warnock failed his 11th attempt to record a league win at Craven Cottage, in what felt like a must-win game for Cardiff. The Bluebirds will need to win their final two games and hope Brighton fail to win either of those in order to survive the drop. First up is Palace, followed by a trip to Old Trafford.
Sheffield United confirmed promotion to the Premier League after a 2-0 win against Ipswich, which means manager Chris Wilder has now earned promotion from tiers 9, 5, 4, 3 and 2 in English football. Two promotions in three seasons is a brilliant achievement for Wilder and his side, with the Blades set to play in the top flight for the first time since 2007.
Leeds' draw with Aston Villa saw a dramatic series of events that involved two goals, a red card and plenty of touchline dispute. Leeds controversially put the ball in the net while Kodjia was down and most players on the pitch had stopped playing after Leeds' Roberts feigned putting the ball out of play to instead release Kilch down the wing. Bielsa then told his players to allow Villa to go down the other end and score to even things out. With both teams now confirmed to be in the playoffs, the sides could meet one more time this season.
Yeovil’s 16-year run as a Football League side came to an end after they let a 2-0 lead slip against Northampton. Yeovil earned promotion to the Championship with a playoff final win in 2013, but have since suffered two consecutive relegations, followed by a three-year spell in the fourth tier, which has now come to a close.
6 Most Popular Bankers
Man City 1-0
Sheff Utd 2-0
6 Most Popular Draws
Man Utd 1-1
Accrington Stanley 5-1
Matchweek 40, our final round of the season, opens on Thursday at 10am. Good luck!