GW 24 Review

There was a lot of great action this week. Newcastle found some of it’s form and got 3 points, which might be more impressive if it was not Aston Villa. Manchester United, once again, came back from being behind. Tottenham continue to struggle against Norwich. Reading came back in the last 8min to tie Chelsea. But what I consider the most surprising result, QPR held Man City scoreless!

So how did the KFC team do?

The average of all teams this week was 41 and we not only beat that, but got the third highest total in or league. Our defensive star was budget buy Davies. He pulled out our only shutout and was frequently pushing up to help attack.

Cole and Lennon were two of the new additions to our team. We decided to sit Lennon because of the rough history Tottenham have had with Norwich. Cole did not get any more points than Lennon, but the Norwich game was definitely another frustration. Mata was out big winner this week. He got a goal and an assist and 3 bonus points. Unfortunately he was only our Vice Captain.

RVP did not make it to the score sheet this week, but you can’t be on every week, especially when Rooney is on form like he was today. Sturridge also got an assist so he is shaping up to be a nice pickup from Liverpool.

Don’t forget, Liverpool and Swansea have a Double Game Week on week 26 now! We’ll post more about that soon and get the updated Defense and Attacking numbers posted.


Significant Defense and Attacking: Week 24

A few changes to the graph this week, and a new name for the article. I hope it sums things up a little better.

So, as always, the disclaimer: These numbers show how each team is doing, compared to the league average.


There is now a 50/50 split of teams that are above average and those that are below. Some have fallen and but there are 5 worth mentioning.

Chelsea, Tottenham, and Arsenal are now the only 3 teams who have defenses with numbers that are significantly higher than the rest of the field. Of these 3, Chelsea is the top. Stoke was significant last week, but some poor results have knocked them back into the league average. Sunderland and QPR and right on the bubble of having significant defenses. I know, QPR???!! Bottom of the table, about to send their top scoring defender off to the MLS, and not a team I would suggest picking even Bench Fodder from. But if their Midfield and Forwards were able to hold onto the ball long enough to relieve the pressure on their defense, they might be able to claw out of relegation.

There are actually 2 other teams to take note of, but they are at the other end of “significant.” Aston Villa and Newcastle… bad. And Newcastle is really bad. If you have some of these guys. Try to find someone else.


Last week 7 teams had significant attacking numbers. After some outstanding goal totals this week, the number has been reduced to 5.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal, and Liverpool. All of these teams are pretty close to each other. Manchester City has the highest numbers and with their next game against QPR, that number could increase. But again they are all pretty close, so checking out game difficulty would be the best way to help improve your attacking. If you have not looked at the side links yet, this site has a great difficulty chart:

At the other end, Reading and Stoke are two teams that have not had a lot of luck getting a solid attacking force going. Stoke has some options, but they are not reliable enough. Other teams have better options for the money.
Well, those are the numbers leading into next week. I hope they help some people make decisions. Stay tuned for another update with the KFC Wildcard changes.