FFB Weekly 5 (#7)

For the first time in what felt like forever, there was a very clear winner in the Weekly 5. Jake thanks to goals from Jamie Vardy, Aleksandar Mitrovic & Sergio Aguero wiped the floor with AJ, a 3-1 scoreline due to Bernardo Silva’s skant consolation.

Week 6 Score: Jake 3-1 AJ

Overall Score: Jake 11-9 AJ


Jake’s 5

Willian & Eden Hazard (CHELSEA v liverpool)

I see visions of Chelsea v Arsenal, in that it will be a high scoring mess of a match. Not that I can remember this match because I was off my bonce in mid-away day in Accrington but here we go. Eden Hazard netted one of the best goals of the season on Wednesday at Anfield and will be itching to get another. Conversely, Liverpool might pay Hazard too much attention, allowing Willian or Pedro on the other flank to run riot. I flipped a coin, Willian won, he’s in my weekly 5.

Mo Salah (chelsea v LIVERPOOL)

Revenge will be on the mind of Mo Salah. Salah’s mind, twisted significantly since the summer of nightmares of dislocating his shoulder, endless disputes with the Egyptian FA and photo ops with the leader of Chechyna. Salah got a goal from 14 millimetres last weekend against Southampton but nonetheless will be wanting to kickstart a scoring run akin to his form last season.

Harry Kane (huddersfield town v TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR)

Kane was given the rest from football in the midweek match against Watford that seemingly all of the British press craved so therefore he’s bound to pop a couple of goals in the back of the net to prove pricks called Neil (Ashton and Custis etc.) correct. He ran riot at the John Smith’s Smith stadium last season. He probably will do again.

Raheem Sterling (MANCHESTER CITY v brighton & hove albion)

Brighton travelling to the Etihad. I put ten names from City’s midfield and attack into a hat and picked a name out. Raheem Sterling plopped out. Good luck Brighton.

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling chases the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

AJ’s 5

Paul Pogba (west ham united v MANCHESTER UNITED)

Despite being under scrutiny from the manager and from the press (SOUNESS), Pogba has come up with joint most goals for Man United this season with four, alongside Romelu Lukaku. Yes, three have been penalties but they all count.

Alexandre Lacazette (ARSENAL v watford)

The watershed moment for Arsenal and their potent frontline in this five-match winning run they are in, was the pairing of Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. They worked well at Cardiff together and in a home match against Watford, they’ll continue their winning streak.

Big Cenk Tosun (EVERTON v fulham)

He’s got to score sooner or later, right? Marco Silva plumped for Dominic Calvert-Lewin up top on his own last weekend. That didn’t work. Big up the Big Cenk: he’s certain to score and subsequently reveal an FFB tattoo after our continued support. Jake even said he deserves the Everton captaincy this week, so he’s on board.

Jamie Vardy (newcastle united v LEICESTER CITY)

Besides Jamaal Lascelles, the Newcastle United defence is basic. I can just invision Vardy steamrolling down the channels, teaching St. James’ Park a footballing lesson, with a goal or two in between.

Mo Salah (chelsea v LIVERPOOL)

He got his name back on the scoresheet like Jake said last weekend and I have to cancel him out somewhere due to the two-point deficit.

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