Fantasy Football: Liverpool and Chelsea defeats hit players hard

What a difference a week can make, as we see change at the top of the Ladbrokes Life Fantasy League and a new member of the gang heading his pals.

Defeats for the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool meant plenty of big name players failed to deliver in the scoring stakes, perhaps explaining why the average haul was just 37 points.

Tell that to our new table topper MM Of_England, whose Team B overhauled our hitherto ever present leader, Can’t Stop Scoring.

A return of 72 points in Gameweek 4 can be attributed to the contribution of three players over the rest, with Tim Howard, Andre Ayew and Graziano Pelle all featuring in the Dream Team as well as MM’s XI.

And with Raheem Sterling as captain doubling his nine point haul, no team in our league scored more points than our Free Bet chasing leader.


But what about the Ladbrokes Life crew? Generous John had been leading the way, proving a mainstay in the Top 100 of the competition, but not anymore.

A miserly points haul of 23 points has seen John slip down the leaderboard to 103rd place.

New additions Joe Gomez and Nathan Redmond added just three points between them, while captain Christian Benteke failed to find the net against West Ham.

Taking his place as the man with the gang’s bragging rights was the Gut Truster, who was the only one of the quintet to score more than average last week.

The Manchester City duo of David Silva and Bacary Sagna did a lot of the work, while Bafetimbi Gomis’ fourth goal of the season added another seven points.

The remaining trio languish in the bottom 600 of the competition, with injuries adding more salt to Mr Brightside’s wounds, with no fewer than five of his players failing to take to the pitch at the weekend.

The wildcard-playing Professor failed to see a return from his bold move, with only Petr Cech of his new arrivals adding much in the way of points.

With a front-line like his though, we expect better times ahead…


Speaking of looking up, the Believer is going to need to do just that, and then some.

Way down in 636th position, it’s going to take a major turnaround in fortunes to see him challenging for that £100 free bet, regardless of the length of time left.

Just one player scoring more than three points won’t have helped his cause and he, like most of the Ladbrokes Life outfit, will be hoping an international break can help him, and his team, recharge their batteries.

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Ben Stones

Ladbrokes News’ equine expert, Ben likes nothing more than studying the form to pick out a winner or two for our readers. A Journalism and Media Studies graduate from the University of Winchester, Ben has previously written for a number of football and racing blogs and websites, as well as contributing to the sports pages of his home-town newspaper.