GameWeek #28

Game Week #28 Preview

All Change

Can you remember a time before FA Cup 5th Round ties and Champions League Round of 16 games? Firstly, yes we can here at TFG HQ. Secondly, who calls anything a Round of 16?

Anyway, if you can also cast your mind back as far as 10 days ago, you’ll remember that there were a set of Premier League fixtures. Well guess what? the Premier League is back this weekend. And guess what ? that means the return of TFG. And guess what else? actually no, that’s as much as we’ve got.

The big news is…. it is all change at the top of the TFG League for the cast of TFGers jostling for top spot following GameWeek #27. Ooof that felt good. Alex Ormerod now sits in 1st place by a clear point from Jeff Coleman, who is a point in front of Peter Harris in 3rd. You heard… not goal difference, not goals scored, ACTUAL POINTS! In an inspired move, Alex picked Swansea to beat Burnley at home (along with 21 other TFGers) – which begs a few questions. 1. Where have Swansea come from suddenly? 2. Who is Carlos Carvalhal? 3. Is he a witch?

Now to #PickoftheWeek. No one picked Newcastle to beat Manchester United,which means no one wins. Simple as that.

Looking ahead to GameWeek #28, you’d think the logical thing to do would be to pick Swansea. However, in a surprise twist, it turns out The Swans are away at Brighton. This type of game is sometimes referred to as a 6 pointer, which means it will be a draw. Do you what you will with that info.

Elsewhere, Leicester will be favourites to beat Stoke at the King Power in the early Saturday kick off, while Liverpool will surely take 3 points against West Ham in front of The Kop. Spurs will also be looking to continue their good form with an away win at Crystal Palace on Sunday. Beyond these games, things become more difficult to call. Bournemouth v Newcastle, Burnley v Southampton, West Brom vs Huddersfield, Watford v Everton and Manchester United v Chelsea could literally all end up as draws. Pick at your peril.

In other news, Manchester City play Arsenal twice next week… once in the EFL Cup Final and once in the Premier League. Both teams will win once. Who knows which game will go which way? but you heard it here first.

When you are ready to pick, you can do so here. Remember to get your picks in by 12.30  on Saturday though, when Leicester host Stoke.

Whoever you pick, good luck.

Yours footballingly,

Team TFG

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