Romelu Lukaku has been criticized this year for not scoring against the top clubs. He went a long way toward diminishing that reputation by supplying a goal and an assist for Manchester United vs Chelsea in a 2-1 victory for the Red Devils on Sunday at Old Trafford.
Hello folks - it was a sad weekend sans PL action, but we got some good match ups this week and the always important Carabao cup final between Arsenal and Man City! Hopefully you have two transfers to use so here are some lads that can probably sing the anthem better than Fergie:
3 Fantasy Club Gentlemen
Marc Albrighton (Leicester City):
Leicester welcome Stoke City and the league’s worst defense to the King Power Stadium on Saturday morning, making goals a certainty for the Foxes.
Have you ever wondered how Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo compare at every single stage of their lives with regards to appearance (in this particular timeline, not in the one where we all have dorsal fins)? No? Aah, then I’ve wasted my time.
But if you are interested, here are the two amigos aging at a disconcerting rate. With Ronaldo three years the senior, we’ll just have to wait and see how Messi's early 30s play out. But don’t you worry, I’ll be diligently updating this photographic journey until I’m in the grave.
Back in 2003, NHL goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs. He was unreal, but the following offseason, with Giguere’s infamously large gear the inspiration, the NHL implemented pad restrictions and a $25K fine for teams found guilty of ignoring the rule. In essence, Giguere could no longer resemble the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.
Watching David de Gea tend the net is like watching Giguere in the days of yore. He’s obviously cheating.
Robin van Persie grew up in Rotterdam, where 15-time Dutch champions Feyenoord are something like a religion. Van Persie joined the club’s youth system as a 16-year-old after spending his formative years with Feyenoord satellite club Excelsior. He made his debut at 17 and spent three seasons with the first team before his transfer to Arsenal.
First and foremost comment with your FPL picks for this week and hopefully your team did a little better than Chelsea this past weekend. Fun fact for you: The Blues have lost back to back matches by 3+ goal margin for the first time since 1995. Antonio Conte on the hot seat? It looks like it. We know your FPL squad has some players on the hot seat, so here are 3 transfers you could make to replace them:
3 Mans To Transfer For
Gerard Deulofeu (Watford):
We haven’t heard from Dimitar Berbatov in a while, but that’s probably because he’s at the age where all of his footballing contemporaries have now retired. After last appearing for Greek club PAOK in 2016, the Bulgarian was out of football for a year before signing a one-year deal with Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters last August.