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Aaaaand exhale!

The fast and furious festive period is now behind us. In its wake, we find many mangled chips and shattered dreams of double-fixture abundance.

It’s quite the anticlimactic wrap up for those of us with transfer strategies rooted in heavy investment in Tottenham and West Ham personnel. Many triple-captain chips were squandered on Harry Kane, and many free-hit chips were used to acquire players like Christian Eriksen, Manuel Lanzini et al.

If you are in this lot, please save a seat for me on this wretched train of regret and sadness. Specifically, I took an eight (-8) point hit to bring in Angelo Ogbonna, Heung-Min Son, and Harry Kane. The only question left unanswered: What are we drinking to drown our sorrows this weekend when the FA Cup takes over?

The only double week players to hit double figures were Son and Andy Carroll. The Leicester duo of Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton each outscored all DGW’ers in their lone fixture. Spurs’ two games in the game-week, away to bottom Swansea and at home to relegation-threatened West Ham, were supposed to provide a prime opportunity for Tottenham attackers to earn fantasy points.

Congrats to those of you who knew the beneficiary would be Fernando Llorente! Harry Kane’s hattricks in his previous two game-weeks led unwary fantasy mangers to expect a Kane feast. I suppose one could claim he had a hat trick of sorts, tallying three FPL points in the game-week. And then for the Hammers, Marko Arnautovic did not even see the field at Wembley. I had huge expectations for the Austrian but alas... earwax.

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Beat The Bloggers

At present, the top three teams are Riverview FC, Doms Superstars, and Juara 4 Liga Sport7.

We have to go to position 865 in the league to find the best score in gameweek 22. Da La Cassettes, managed by Ashley Kipara had a great week with 122 points. Ashley used the Bench Boost chip for an extra 25 points, and was aided by captain Son. Interestingly, Kane was not in the team.

I was able to score 54 this week and currently sit at position 262 in the league. My main scorers were Son, Chelski’s Hazard, and Lingard, the latter nicknamed among my friends as “+10” (meaning Jose Mourinho’s best lineups seems to be Lingard plus any combination of 10 from the remaining pool Manchester United players).

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Some of us play Fantrax too

In Fantrax, the top NMA team was Yewy with 163. The top NMA+Bench team was Team stormtrooper84 with 154. Kudos to the stormtroopers, and super kudos to Yewy for picking an eleven who even outdid all teams having benches!

How did you fare in gameweek 22? Did you use any chips? Are you calling down curses upon Harry Kane? Did you see anomalies between Fantrax leagues? Let us know in the comments!