Matchweek 10 Roundup: New Chapters, Winless Runs and Clinical Finishers
This week 34 players earned a full house with seven correct selections, while no player managed it for the second consecutive week. In the individual weekly league it was Wilton who grabbed top spot with 30 points, and better goal difference than Blind Pew who came in close second.
The best team in the country this week was The Croydon Renegades with 127 points. That tally is the one to beat over the next two weeks in the battle for the £700 team prize.
Ledley King scored 17 points this week.
Ledley King's Talking Points
Mourinho was off to a winning start as Spurs manager, with a 3-2 victory over West Ham which was more comfortable than the scoreline suggests. It was Spurs first away win since January, but Mourinho insisted that he had made no impact: "It's not about me, it's about the players and club."
Man City were the 2-1 victors in Saturday’s late kick-off, but despite defeat Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side showed us how good their young side is. The blues controlled the game early on and City’s 47% of possession is the lowest any of Pep Guardiola’s teams have had after 90 minutes in 381 league matches.
Sheffield United clawed back a point against Man United after letting a 2-0 lead slip at Bramall Lane. United scored three goals in seven minutes to turn the game on its head, but Chris Wilder’s side fought back with a 90th minute goal from McBurnie securing a point. It will be 5th vs 6th when the Blades travel to Wolves next weekend.
Arsenal’s 96th-minute equaliser against Southampton was met not with elation, but boos at the Emirates as the Gunners’ winless run extended to four games. The Arsenal board said they still have confidence that Emery is the right man for the job, but the Arsenal crowd made it clear the board are in the minority.
Leeds leapfrogged Preston into second-place in the Championship after an injury time own goal from Luton’s Matt Pearson. It was forced by Patrick Bamford, who had also grabbed Leeds’ first goal of the game, his sixth of the season.
Bolton’s miserable season continued with a 7-1 defeat at Accrington Stanley, having played most of the tie with 10 men after Josh Earl’s early red card. It means the Trotters are still on one point in League One.
Eoin Doyle grabbed his 17th goal of the season in as many games to help Swindon to a 1-0 win over Mansfield. It means Swindon retain their two-point lead at the top of League Two, while Doyle is the league's top scorer after picking up 10 goals in seven games.
Top 6 Selected Bankers
Top 6 Selected Draws
Bristol C 0-0
Sheff Utd 3-3
Crewe A 5-0
Oxford U 4-0
Acc Stanley 7-1
Matchweek 11 is now open! You can make your selections by clicking here. Good luck!