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Matchweek 14 Roundup: Dreary Draws, Playoff Chasers and Ending Goal Droughts

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Winners

It was another low scoring week at 7OTB, with just two players finding a full house with seven correct selections. TheBash was the best player of the week, taking home the £100 cash prize with 28 points. Solazzo Challenge were the best team of the week with 99 points, setting the pace in the race for the next £700 team prize, with two more weeks to play.

Ledley scored a shocking 4 points this weekend!

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Frank Lampard outfoxed his old teacher with a 2-0 win for Chelsea over Mourinho's Spurs. Two goals from Willian earned the Blues all three points to keep hold of fourth spot, in a game that was unfortunately marred by the stupidity of a few fans.

Carlo Ancelotti and Mikel Arteta watched on from the stands, both managers sharing a look that suggested they now realise the full scale of their respective tasks. Arsenal and Everton played out a miserable 0-0 draw, and while both managers would probably have taken a point, there’s a lot to work on in both camps.

Man City made Leicester look very ordinary in their comfortable 3-1 victory at the Etihad. Again Kevin De Bruyne was the key man for City as they came back from a one-goal deficit, courtesy of Jamie Vardy, to take all three points.

Newcastle continued their fine form with another win, this time against Crystal Palace thanks to an 83rd-minute strike from Almiron, his first goal for the club in his 27th appearance. Steve Bruce said he’d “never heard a roar like it” as the Toon Army celebrated the Paraguayan ending his goal drought. 

West Brom blew the chance to go five points clear at the top of the Championship. The 1-1 draw with Brentford did extend their lead at the top of the tree to three points with Leeds losing to Fulham. The Baggies unbeaten run now stretches to 13 games. 

Hull condemned Birmingham to a third straight defeat to stay in the playoff-chasing pack. The 3-0 victory keeps the Tigers just four points outside the playoff places at the halfway mark in the season.

Charlie Adam scored his first goal in three years to help Reading on their way to a 3-0 win over Derby. The Rams have failed to win away from home this season since their opening weekend victory at Huddersfield.

Stats

Top 6 Selected Bankers
Celtic 2-1
Dundee U 4-0
Coventry 1-0
Millwall 1-2
Man C 3-1
Man U 0-2

Top 6 Selected Draws
Brighton 0-1
Luton 0-1
Sheff Wed 1-0
Huddersfield 2-1
Aston Villa 1-3
Newcastle 1-0

Bonus Points
1 point:
Livingston 4-0
Crewe 5-1
Dundee Utd 4-0

Matchweek 15 is now open! You can make your selections by clicking here. Good luck!