Following Sunday’s Premier League matches, here is a collection of the best FPL community reactions from Twitter.
So the Gameweek 37 deadline has passed, ahead of another exciting FPL Gameweek. Expect the usual whirlwind of goals, clean sheets, red cards and surprise team selections.
Whilst FFScout covers the main 2pm team news, you can use LiveFPL to check rank and mini-league updates. Also, FPL Alerts is a visually-clean place to see the goals, cards and current bonus points of all on-field players. They provide a Vidiprinter page that adds a new line whenever something happens.
FPL community reactions
An abnormal Premier League schedule sees the penultimate round have no Saturday matches, with an early 10:30am FPL deadline. Many Free Hit chips are in play due to the five teams that play twice in this Double Gameweek.
First up, a noon kick-off seeing Spurs host Burnley. It finished 1-0 thanks to a Harry Kane penalty, alongside a Son Heung-min blank. Frustration came for Dejan Kulusevski’s owners, as his cameo came with a yellow card and zero points.
At 1pm came the team news for five matches. It brought absences for Kasper Schmeichel, Jose Sa and Phil Foden. There was news that injury doubts Ollie Watkins and Aymeric Laporte were able to start, just like popular purchases Danny Ings, Jamie Vardy, James Maddison and Wilfried Zaha.
At Watford, three early goals saw Joao Pedro put the Hornets ahead, before a Maddison goal and assist – finished by Vardy – quickly turned it around. However, the headline at half-time involved West Ham’s 2-0 lead over Man City due to Jarrod Bowen’s brace. Suddenly, there is hope for Liverpool.
And yet a flurry of goals midway through the second-half included a couple for Man City, bringing it back to 2-2. Riyad Mahrez even had the chance to win the game but, in another dramatic twist, saw his penalty saved.
Elsewhere, Leicester continued to run riot at Watford. Another Vardy strike, plus a brace for Harvey Barnes, led to a 5-1 win for Brendan Rodgers’ side. At Villa Park, a Lucas Digne cross was converted by Ollie Watkins (apparently) to break the deadline, although clean sheets for both the Frenchman and Matty Cash were soon removed by Jeffrey Schlupp.
Pascal Struijk headed home in stoppage time to gain Leeds a vital point against Brighton. It ensures they overtake Burnley into 17th place, with a one-point advantage. In the meantime, a third 1-1 took place between Wolves and Norwich.
The evening game involved many Richarlison captaincies. So he soon assisted Dominic Calvert-Lewin to put the Toffees 1-0 up. Initially, it looked like the Brazilian’s goal from an Anthony Gordon free-kick but the correction robbed Gordon’s owners of three points.
The almost immediate red card for defender Jarrad Branthwaite completely changed the game’s dynamic. Brentford took control and equalised through a Seamus Coleman own goal, to wipe out all clean sheets. But all it took was one Everton attack for Richarlison to win and then score a penalty.
The back-and-forth game saw Brentford dominate the second half and take a 3-2 lead following Yoane Wissa and Rico Henry strikes. To make matters worse, substitute Solomon Rondon’s idiotic tackle resulted in another sending off. Down to nine men, Frank held on to defeat Frank.
Overall, 22 goals and one clean sheet arrvied in Sunday’s seven games. Up next is a Monday night clash between Newcastle and Arsenal, before matches on Tuesday and Thursday.
More from the FPL community
Starting with a lunchtime article, the post-deadline LiveFPL article reveals top 10k player ownership and overall chip usage. The team reveals of FPL Marc and FPL Inzaghi are on our site, as are this week’s Fantasy5 picks.
Besides this, a look at how yesterday’s FA Cup final could impact the current Gameweek.