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LOVS Fantasy Football GW12

Hazard was the man to have on a high scoring week. 

West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea - Premier League
Did someone send out a Hazard warning?
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Eden Hazard finally showed the kind of form which made him a mainstay last season. Is this the first of many to come? You would not want to bet against it with a player of his immense quality. It may be that the momentum has shifted from attack to midfield with a disappointing week for Harry Kane thrown in for good measure.

Hazard was joined in the top team by Mohamed Salah, again, and Callum Wilson who picked up an impressive 17 points. When Bournemouth are on form they are amongst the goals. This may be a one off or it may just be that Wilson is the new cheap striker option to have.

Manchester United v Los Angeles Galaxy
Lukaku and Pogba in pre-season
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Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku made up the Manchester United contingent this week. Lukaku was always going to start scoring again at some point and Pogba’s return really boosts midfield options. I have already brought him back in and suspect I will not be let down as United move back towards full strength.

A surprise in the team was Watford’s Will Hughes. Forever the next big thing he may be starting to show some class, or maybe this performance was a mere flash in the pan. Either way if he keeps some form up he will offer an alternative to Richarlison to take advantage of Watford's good season.

But enough about the star team, lets move into the LOVS league. The highest scorer this week was Accrington Keith with 98 points.

This was helped out by another big score for captain Salah. He really is continuing to look like a, if not the, must have in the midfield.

Charlton Athletic v Queens Park Rangers - Sky Bet Championship
Pope playing for Charlton Athletic in the Championship
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There were also good points in goal for him this week as Burnley’s Nick Pope picked up 8 points, who needs Tom Heaton hey? Further up the pitch the most interesting option was Everton’s Oumar Niasse who continues to thrive amongst Everton’s lack of striker options.

The other end of the LOVS spectrum saw Broadstars FC pick up 31 points.

This team contains the interesting shout of both N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic. It would keep a lot of clean sheets in real life, but unfortunately none of the defenders in this team managed one. Kante and Matic have both had good weeks but will never consistently pick up the big points, one as a cheap option maybe but both seems like madness to me.

The attacking due of Lukaku and Marcus Rashford gained decent points. I am always wary of two strikers from the same team though in case the team has an off day, and it is always less likely they will both survive the 90 minutes.

AFC Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town - Premier League
Wilson having a mid match snack
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The best team picked by a player boasted captain Wilson, I mean what a crazy pick, along with high scoring Hazard. The bench boost helped out with Brighton & Hove Albion’s Pascal Gross picking up double figures.

In addition there is Marcus Alonso and and Philippe Courtino who had good weeks. If they can hit a good patch of form then the points will flow like a glorious water fall.

His team also shows that Wilfred Zaha continues to have something to offer as Crystal Palace look to stave off the post Big Sam blues. They come for us all cough West Ham United cough.