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Game Week 7: How Did You Do?

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We look back at GW7, with a focus on the week’s best fantasy managers

Manchester United v Crystal Palace - Premier League
How many of you saw Marouane Fellaini’s brace coming?
Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Game Week 7 is in the books, but before we look ahead to this week’s break for World Cup qualifying, let’s review the weekend’s real-life and fantasy EPL action.

Winners

Manchester City: Defeated Chelsea without the services of Sergio Aguero; now sitting alone atop the table on goal differential.

Stoke: Won against Southampton to elevate themselves into 12th place and out of the relegation scrum.

West Ham: Picked up a crucial 3 points against Swansea, thereby saving, for now, Slaven Bilic’s job.

Losers

Chelsea: Lost at home to title rivals City, falling 6 points behind the Citizens and into fourth place.

Everton: Despite starting Oumar Niasse and benching Wayne Rooney, Koeman lost his fourth league game in seven. With pressure building on him for weeks, could this be the final nail in his managerial coffin?

Individually, popular fantasy stars like Harry Kane, Philippe Coutinho, Kevin de Bruyne, and Alexis Sanchez all put up big numbers (at least in Fantrax). Richarlison, Stephen Ward, and Nick Pope are establishing themselves as reliable sources of fantasy returns.

But honestly now, how many of you bought Marouane Fellaini expecting his brace this week? Not me, that’s for sure. But neither did the fantasy managers who crushed GW7, so maybe the rest of us can feel better about missing out on him.

Here’s how the week’s top managers won:

Fantrax NMA

This week’s winner was Hall of Fame, with 147 points despite taking a zero for Ogbonna, who didn’t play:

NMA.csv

Position Name Team Points
Position Name Team Points
GK Nick Pope Burnley 18
D Kieran Gibbs West Brom 6
D Angelo Ogbonna West Ham DNP
D James Tarkowski Burnley 15
M Philippe Coutinho Liverpool 18
M Kevin de Bruyne Manchester City 19
M Matt Ritchie Newcastle 4
M Xherdan Shaqiri Stoke 11
F Harry Kane Tottenham 27
F Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 11
F Alexis Sanchez Arsenal 18

Just 7 points behind Hall of Fame was our staff writer Simon’s team, Stall Express, whose 141 points was good enough for second place (or as my dad always said, “the first loser”—just kidding Simon!).

FPL

We had a tie for first place in the Official game this week, with Innouch and KidZac each scoring 102 to share the honors.

Innouch just joined the league this week and went right to work, soaring to victory by playing his triple captain chip on Kane. That move was more than enough to overcome the zero for Bailly’s no-show:

Innouch.csv

Position Name Team Points
Position Name Team Points
GK De Gea Manchester United 6
D Mustafi Arsenal 6
D Bailly Manchester United DNP
D Davies Tottenham 16
M KDB Manchester City 11
M Atsu Newcastle 2
M Cleverly Watford 2
M Coutinho Liverpool 10
F Kane Tottenham 39 triple captain chip
F Morata Chelsea 1
F Rashford Manchester United 9

KidZac used his free hit chip this week, and captained Kane:

KidZac.csv

Position Name Team Points
Position Name Team Points
GK Pope Huddersfield 9
D Trippier Tottenham 14
D Monreal Arsenal 15
D Ward Burnley 12
M Salah Liverpool 2
M Ramsey Arsenal 3
M Coutinho Liverpool 10
M Brady Burnley 3
F Kane Tottenham 26 (captain)
F Lacazette Arsenal 2
F Lukaku Manchester United 6

Togga

Stall may have come up just short of first place in the Fantrax NMA league this week, but he was the GW7 champion in Togga. Here’s his winning lineup:

Togga.csv

Position Name Team Points
Position Name Team Points
GK Cech Arsenal 15.25
D Kolasinac Arsenal 20.5
D Bellerin Arsenal 20
D Davies Tottenham 33.75
D Valencia Manchester United 11.5
M D. Silva Manchester City 7.5
M KDB Manchester City 24.5
M Coutinho Liverpool 24.5
M Eriksen Tottenham 5
F Kane Tottenham 26.5
F Sanchez Arsenal 28.5

My weekly score of 118 points in the Fantrax NMA league was good enough for 31st place for GW7 and 43rd YTD. But we want to hear from you—how’d you do? (And did anyone have Fellaini?)