Sunday, 5 February 2017

Gameweek 24 Review: Jesus Is "The Saviour"

As you will be aware if you have the pleasure of following me on Twitter, I have had some fun with biblical puns. I dug myself out of the glum of yet another miserable gameweek score on Sunday when Gabriel Jesus scored a brace to resurrect Man City's title challenge (pun very much intended). 'All hail Jesus' was the cry at the death when angel Gabriel appeared to forgive Citizens' sins and heal the wounds caused by Gylfi Sigurdsson's punishing strike.

If you were blessed with being a disciple of Gabriel Jesus (just 6% of all managers in FPL) then you were left singing his praises after the game. There is a Jesus and it seems he is very good.

It was not only Jesus who was able to come up with a miracle. Marcos Alonso scored his forth goal of a season which only started at the beginning of September, having signed on deadline day of the summer window. It has been miraculous how well he has fit so seamlessly into this Champion-like Chelsea team who have Victor Moses playing like Cafu on the opposite flank, but it was in fact Eden Hazard who parted Arsenal's porous red sea. 

'Boss' Barkley Runs Everton Show As Lukaku Has Midas Touch

The Premier League is well and truly back after a goal-dry round of matches in midweek. Saturday was a day of bonkers fun and goals galore in Everton's mid-table clash with Bournemouth. Romelu Lukaku hit two in both halves to end a relative drought for the striker, but his average is now a goal in each of his last 6 games, taking his season-long points tally up to 140, level with Ibrahimovic as the top FPL forward. Joshua King led the Bournemouth fightback, but the score finished 6-3 (six-three), topped off by Ross Barkley's outrageous pre-goal celebration (see below).

This all seems fine and dandy. Goals, entertainment and fantasy points in abundance. 'A great gameweek', some would say. Not for everyone...

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Written by Kyle '33 points' Norbury

(Disgruntled) Stoke fan, football fan, fantasy football fan

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