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How Did You do in Week 5?

This was Sergio Aguero’s EPL week, and we all just lived in it. Let us know how well you liked Aguero-World!

Watford v Manchester City - Premier League
It was a gol, golazo, and golazoooo type of day for star striker Sergio Aguero
Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

I must confess, GW5 was a bit of a strange one for me, what with the massive Canelo-GGG fight dominating my weekend. By now you may know I’m a massive Newcastle United supporter, a founding member of the “Christian Eriksen is a fantasy god forever and ever and ever club”, and most definitely not a fan of ugh, Joe Hart, ugh. Please know I am also a MASSIVE fan of the world-champion pugilist from Kazakhstan, Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, better known as GGG. So, yes, I was a bit distracted. Once Newcastle cemented a famous 2-0 victory it was all GGG all the time on Saturday, and recovery on Sunday.

And sometime during my Sunday recovery it hit me: Sergio Aguero is back, and I am very happy! An ongoing concern for me has been the continued lack of real world-class superstars in EPL. There just aren’t that many guys that could crack a Real Madrid lineup. Better put, if an advanced alien society challenged us to form a team of the 23 best players on the planet to save humankind, how many would be selected from EPL squads? A focused and merciless Kun Aguero makes our beloved EPL a better league. And based on what we witnessed during Saturday’s City dismantling of a very well-coached Watford team, I really would like Kun Aguero to be on a 23-player roster to defend our species against the advanced alien society.

In honor of a weekend dominated by the boxer Golovkin (incredible that his last name begins with “gol”) and Aguero’s three golazos (let’s shorten that to “3Gs”) we are left with the inescapable conclusion that this weekend, GW5 2017, should forever be remembered as...


NMA League Togga Perfect XI Team of the Week

Congratulations to Nanook, for a dominant week in our NMA PXI league!

Very solid picks all around for a league-leading 204.75 score (the perfect score was 282).

Let’s briefly review Nanook’s squad before I get to my own (very disappointing) PXI team:

G: David de Gea, Manchester United (14.25)

D: Nicolas Otamendi, Manchester City (21.25)

D: Daley Blind, Manchester United (DNP O)

D: Marcos Alonso, Chelsea (9)

D: Kieran Trippier, Tottenham (14.25)

M: Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City (24.5)

M: Robbie Brady, Burnley (12)

M: Christian Eriksen, Tottenham Hotspur (12)

M: Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Manchester United (21.5)

F: Mohammed Salah, Liverpool (25.5)

F: Sergio Aguero, Manchester City (50.5!!!!)

Now, cover your ears, hide beneath a sturdy desk, and look away because I’m going to post my results. You’ve been warned...

I finished 385th out of 737 NMA league members with a score of 104.5. Sometimes, the less said the better. Follow me, if you dare, into the wasteland that was my GW5 PXI selection:

G: Asmir Begovic, Bournemouth (-2)

D: Ben Davies, Tottenham (DNP 0)

D: Benjamin Mendy, Manchester City (19.25)

D: Marcos Alonso, Chelsea (9)

D: Kieran Trippier, Tottenham Hotspur (14.25)

M: Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City (24.5)

M: Dele Alli, Tottenham Hotspur (12)

M: Christian Eriksen, Tottenham Hotspur (12)

M: Anthony Knockaert, Brighton & Hove Albion (2)

F: Roberto Firmino, Liverpool (9)

F: Harry Kane, Tottenham (4.5)

I will do better next week.

One last thing before I go. I had promised to call Ivan Drago to knock-out Knockaert if he didn’t give me 18-20 points in GW5. He gave me 2. I’m not going to call Ivan Drago to knock him out. I’m calling GGG.

How did your squads do in Official, Fantrax, Togga and all other formats? Did you go heavy on Manchester City, or did you err by relying too heavily on Tottenham? let us know in the comments!