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LOVS Fantasy Football: GW 5

It was a good week to have a strong Manchester contingent. 

Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City - Premier League
Aguero fails to score again against the mighty Wanderers.
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This weeks dream team hit 133 points and was spearheaded by Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero. He clocked an impressive 20 points meaning anyone who captained him will have had a decent week just off the points he gained. David Silva, Kyle Walker and Nicolas Otamendi also made the team (and no I do not know why the dream team is allowed more than three from one team). All three of those players hit double figures.

Watford v Manchester City - Premier League
Walker takes on his man against Watford.
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City have actually been solid at the back so far this season conceding only twice. They also have full backs in Walker and Benjamin Mendy who can create a goal, along with Otamendi who can score them. It does help from a creating perspective that along with Aguero up to top there is the ever impressive Gabriel Jesus.

The fight at the top of the league would appear to be a Manchester affair this season so it is no surprise that Romelu Lukaku and Antonio Valencia round off the strong Manchester contingent. Valencia’s fantastic strike along with another clean sheet show his potential. Lukaku did not need to prove he can score, adding an assist is helpful of course.

The team is rounded off by some interesting cheaper options.

Newcastle United v West Ham United - Premier League
Ritchie in action for Newcastle.
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Newcastle United are now in the top four and Matt Ritchie is a player who has already shown he can perform at this level. Stephen Davis has been heavily transferred in of late, and I’m sure his 11 point display has nothing to do with that. Lukasz ‘flappy’ Fabianski even managed to make some saves this week, 8 to be precise, away at Tottenham Hotspur, whether he and Swansea can maintain that is another matter entirely.

Crossing into the LOVS league It just got Messi gained a very respectable 92 points.

Manchester United v Everton - Premier League
Valencia in action against Everton.
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This was spearheaded by five members of the team of the week, all those from Manchester apart of Otamendi, who is probably feeling very left out.

Ryan Bertrand and Ahmed Hegazi offered clean sheet points as well which was a boost. Rob Elliot was not able to keep a clean sheet but did make enough saves to win a bonus point.

The disappointment continues to be Ruben Loftus-Cheek. I thought he could get cheap points, but it doesn’t help when your in a Crystal Palace team breaking the wrong records.

At the other end of the spectrum we have Net Spenders, a team put together by one of LOVS finest.

Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City - Premier League
Kane and Alli at the old White Hart Lane.
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Captain Harry Kane was a let down, although he surely should have been a good bet against Swansea after his exploits against Borussia Dortmund in the week. But it seems it’s the same old Spurs at Wembley after-all. The same applies to Dele Alli, he will get points this season, but he would really benefit from Spurs finding their groove at the national stadium.

This was all backed up by a defence of Sam Byram, Alberto Moreno and Jack Stephens who all failed to gain a single point. Still it could have been worse, at least there were no red cards there.

So it seems it is Manchester’s time again and it is probably time to cash into their leading lights, as little as we may want to accept that.