Before we get started, I would like to thank each and every one of you for having the patience of a saint in waiting for this first Fantasy Football blog of the season. Although there's no guarantee you will be in seventh heaven upon reading this, we will take a look at the main talking points of Gameweek 7 in the FSM Superliga and also examine which manager currently stands as the Almighty One.
With one of the biggest dilemmas for Fantasy Premier League managers being whether or not to maintain Mo Salah and Harry Kane in their squads, a quick start out of the blocks hasn't been as forthcoming as many would have liked (myself included). According to the Bible, God created the world in seven days, but even he would find it difficult to construct a half-decent FPL team in that time. However, almost two months into the season, most managers probably have a fair idea of the best players to build their team around, so if you're still finding points hard to come by I suggest there is no alternative other than to pray for divine intervention or simply continue reading this blog.
Manager: Quinton Isaac
Gameweek Points: 82
Overall Points: 484
Like me, you're probably wondering what on earth a wyvern is, right? Well, the next time you're at a pub quiz, just remember the official Google definition is "a winged two-legged dragon with a barbed tail". In Gameweek 7 the flames of Quinton's mythically-named team were too hot to handle for Richard Merritt's not so spicy Tikka Mo Salah, as a superb total of 82 points was enough to leapfrog his main rival at the top. Quinton's decision to keep faith in Harry Kane was rewarded with the Spurs talisman scoring a brace at Huddersfield and he was ably assisted by Sergio Aguero who registered a captain-inspired 16 points in Manchester City's victory home to Brighton. Eden Hazard once again proved why he is the 'most transferred in' player so far this season (hint hint!) as he opened the scoring against Liverpool, but he was outshone by Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who scored one and created another for Burnley in their away win at Cardiff. And at only £5.9m, he is a total bargain. In defence, Rui Patricio and Ryan Bennett both picked up clean sheets for Wolves, while a special mention goes out to James Maddison who put in another impressive performance for Leicester to earn his first ever England call up. All in all, it's difficult to see many weaknesses in Wyvern, so I won't drag-on this paragraph for any longer than necessary. Nice job Quinton!
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
Manager - Saleh Alahmad
Gameweek Points - 90
Overall Points - 441
Critics of the decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup base their opinion on the fact that the nation has never qualified for a major finals (amongst other things). However, who needs World Cup appearances to justify their footballing pedigree when Doha4ever are putting in the performance of the week in the FSM Superliga? Saleh Alahmad's team accumulated a whopping 90 points in Gameweek 7 to soar up to ninth in the overall standings and the decision to hand Raheem Sterling the captain's armband paid dividends as the City winger contributed 28 points to the cause. Like many other managers, Saleh also selected Eden Hazard in midfield, but what is notable about Doha4ever is the lack of a big-name striker, certainly compared to Wyvern who can call on either Harry Kane or Sergio Aguero. Still, when your back four picks up three clean sheets, a goal and an assist between them you need not worry. Can Doha4ever keep up this form forever? Only time will tell, but for now congratulations Saleh!