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Matchweek 13 Roundup: Smash & Grabs, Shock Comebacks and Late Stunners

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Winners

It was a low scoring week at 7OTB this week, with poor results for Chelsea, Leicester and Leeds ruining many predictions. It means just two players earned a full house, with Walkabouts earning top spot on goal difference. £100 cash is on its way to them.

In the first week of a new round for the next £700 team prize the team setting the pace is Destroyers Part 2, with a score of 87 points. With 3 more weeks to go we would be surprised if that will be enough to take the money, but as you all know football can be a funny old game!

Ledley King scored 14 points this time.

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Ledley King's Talking Points

Kevin De Bruyne stole the show at the Emirates on Sunday, dismantling Arsenal with a brace and an assist to give Man City a 3-0 victory, their sixth consecutive win against Arsenal. It means the Gunners now sit in 9th place in the league table, with Chelsea and Man Utd to play before the end of New Year's Day.

Dan Gosling’s late winner at Stamford Bridge stunned Chelsea and gave Bournemouth a much needed three points to move four points clear of the drop zone. Meanwhile the Blues’ hold on fourth place looks increasingly uncertain after four defeats in five league games.

Jan Vertonghen netted a dramatic winner to edge Spurs closer to the Champions League spaces. The 91st-minute header completed a smash and grab against a tricky Wolves side, earning a huge three points that presents the chance to move up to fourth with a win against Chelsea on Sunday.

Two goals by John Fleck secured another win for Sheffield United to keep the pace in the chase for the European spots. The game highlighted the different trajectories the teams have been on since both earned promotion last season, with nothing more than goal difference separating Aston Villa from the bottom three.

Championship promotion favourites Leeds suffered a shock result on Saturday, with Cardiff coming back from 3-0 down to earn a point at Eland Road. Two goals in the last 10 minutes after Lee Tomin got one back meant it was a missed opportunity to go back to the top of the table for Bielsa’s side.

Jordan Rhodes ended an 11-month wait for a goal with a first-half hat-trick in Sheffield Wednesday’s 4-0 win at Nottingham Forest. A left-foot strike, right-footed overhead kick and header completed a perfect treble.

Preston scored a late winner against Luton to move up to third in the Championship, continuing their resurgence after a midweek 2-1 win over Fulham ended a run of four consecutive league defeats without a goal.

Stats

Top 6 Selected Bankers
Celtic 2-0
Chelsea 0-1
Leicester 1-1
Leeds 3-3
Man C 3-0
Man U 1-1

Top 6 Selected Draws
Sheff U 2-0
Southampton 0-1
Wolves 1-2
Swansea 3-1
Stoke 0-0
Ipswich 1-2

Bonus Points
1 point:
Sheff W 4-0
Montrose 4-0

Matchweek 14 is now open! You can make your selections by clicking here. Good luck!