The week in Fantasy Premier League: NavasGate, differential captains and rethinking extra Double Gameweek players
By Ken Rooney
We’ve all seen some controversial points calls in FPL this season (mostly involving Gareth McAuley), but none matched ‘Navasgate’ for pure comedic farce.
Despite developing probably the most transparent bonus points system in the history of fantasy football in general, the FPL has endured its fair share of conspiracy accusations this season.
This reached new heights in GW30 when something of a statistical anomaly saw makeshift Man City right-back and all-round non-entity Jesus Navas (MCI, 6.1) collect maximum bonus points, courtesy of a few successful tackles and the like.
Needless to say, some in the FPL community weren’t too happy about it.
But life goes on, and a whirlwind week of fixtures seems to have thrown up a new problem for us to consider.