Fantasy Premier League: A new Gameweek, a new City
Leicester City had a productive day in the FPL points during Gameweek 7, to put it lightly.
Leicester City had a weekend to remember, as they pummeled Newcastle thoroughly, and featured prominently at the sharp end of Gameweek 7 points. Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers who bet on the Foxes had a lot to smile about, with three of their players featuring in the top 10 itself.
As usual, here’s our rundown of the top four FPL points scorers:
MATT DOHERTY (15 POINTS)
The Wolves have not had a great start to the season, but they did well over the weekend against Watford. Getting back into the groove himself, Matt Doherty’s first half tap-in was all it took for the home win at Molyneux Stadium. Daryl Janmaat made it sweeter still with an own goal.
With a selection rate of 2.6 percent only, a happy few FPL managers are celebrating their haul. Leading the round points this week, Doherty will no doubt be crucial toward the Wolves’ season going forward.
Ricardo Pereira (13 points)
Playing a one-two with Ayoze Perez, Ricardo Pereira freed up some real estate before firing it into the bottom corner and opening up Leicester City’s score against Newcastle. Or should we say, led the massacre, for after that came four goals to end the home match 5-0 in favour of the Foxes.
It was the second game in a row Pereira scored in and was the second-highest points scorer over the weekend.
Joshua King (12 points)
Even though Bournemouth drew their home game against West Ham 2-2 last Saturday, it was through no fault of Joshua King. After having a goal against Southampton disallowed during Gameweek 6, the forward opened the scoring this time around and in spite a 46th minute goal by Callum Wilson, the Cherries hopes for victory were curtailed by a late charge by Aaron Cresswell.
Still, his efforts on the night sees the Norwegian international come away with third-most points of the weekend.
Jamie Vardy (12 points)
Becoming a frequent visitor to the sharp end of the FPL points, Jamie Vardy features once again in the top four this week and is the second Leicester City player on the list.
With a brace against Newcastle on Sunday, he took his Premier League goal tally to 85 from 183 games. With that, he surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo’s 84 goal tally in 196 games for Manchester United.