Sunday's remaining fixture list for Game Week 20:
Everton v. Tottenham
We had plenty of great games yesterday, with the big name teams eking out one goal victories as Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City prevailed over feisty combatants Newcastle, Swansea and Watford, respectively. The Gunners managed a single goal from defender Laurent Koscielny as assist wizard Mesut Ozil was held off the score sheet, disappointing scores of fantasy owners everywhere. Who has two thumbs and captained Ozil in Official BPL? This guy!
Meanwhile, a cheeky back heel netter from Wayne Rooney gave United all three points, but was it enough to save Louis Van Gaal's job? The Citizens lost their bid for a clean sheet thanks to an Aleksandar Kolarov own goal, but following a Yaya Toure equalizer, Sergio Aguero headed in the late game winner to end a long dry spell. Is anybody rushing to add Kun on the barn door or worried that yet another injury is inevitable?
Elsewhere, West Ham posted a comfortable victory over Liverpool thanks to header heroics from budding stud Michail Antonio along with old star Andy Carroll, while Norwich nipped Southampton, West Brom came through over Stoke City thanks to a late goal from defender Jonny Evans and Sunderland overwhelmed hapless Aston Villa in an important relegation battle. Did anybody take a chance on Jermain Defoe who bagged a brace? Who was hurt loading up on Albion and Stoke defenders and keepers expecting a clean sheet from at least one of the sides?
After scoring in each of the season's first 17 games, Leicester City was shut out for the third straight time as Jamie Vardy hit the inside of the post and Riyad Mahrez saw his penalty kick saved by Bournemouth's Artur Boruc. Has the world turned upside down or is this the new normal? Is anybody jumping off the Vardy/Mahrez bandwagon?
Is it just me or was yesterday merely an appetizer, with today the main course despite the much smaller portions on our plate? I've got six players going in my starting line-up for Official BPL fantasy (Hennessey, Ward, Barkley, Deulofeu, Kane and Lukau), four in Fantrax (Baines, Ivanovic, Kane and Lukaku) and three in Togga Perfect XI (Alli, Barkley and Lukaku). Obviously I wouldn't mind a nil-nil result from the first fixture and with Everton v. Tottenham being my staff pick you know I would love to see plenty of goals there.
I'm really looking forward to today's pair of games, how about you?! How do you think they will turn out? Can Crystal Palace leapfrog West Ham and Manchester United to return to a top five rank or will Chelsea start up a winning streak and get things back on track? Will Tottenham remain in the Champions League picture or can Everton climb up the rung and try to get back in line for Europe? Join in the discussion!