Liverpool and Manchester City served up a thriller in the latest wave of Premier League fixtures, a round which has seen Constantinos Pinillos strengthen his place at the summit of the SBC League of Legends.
The trader at Greek firm OPAP, who rose to top spot during the hectic Christmas period, thundered along to 92 points in gameweek 23, with a number of huge scores littered throughout the league. Top scoring was captain Harry Kane, a common feature throughout with the Spurs striker selected by almost 50% of overall players, who saw his two goal salvo earn 13 points, duly doubled to 26.
Backing him up was Marko Arnautovic, who registered one goal and two assists during West Ham’s impressive 4-1 victory at Huddersfield Town, notching 16 points in the process. Heung-Min Son (13 points) and Mohamed Salah (11) the other two individuals to reach double figures for Pinillos’ side.
Press Association journalist Tony Kelshaw is another who had an impressive outing, scoring 85 points and sneaking his way into tenth in the overall standings in the process. The usual suspects of Kane (captain 26), Son (13) and Arnautovic (16), backed up by Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso, with the highest scoring defender overall adding eight points to his total, and Abdoulaye Doucoure, who scored again on his way to nine points.
Amongst the plethora of impressive scores, it was Lewis Watson, languishing in 72nd place, who secured this week’s highest score. Again it was the trio of captain Kane (26), Son (13) and Arnautovic (16) who were highly instrumental, with the Liverpool duo of Salah (11) and Roberto Firmino (8) chipping in as they ended Manchester City’s long unbeaten run.
The next round of Premier League fixtures gets underway on Saturday afternoon (January 20), with Chelsea facing a tricky trip to Brighton. Manchester United also have a potential banana skin to navigate, travelling to Burnley for a 3 o’clock kick off, before Manchester City look to bounce back at home Newcastle in the evening’s encounter.
Spurs travel to Southampton in Sunday’s (January 21) only game, before the gameweek wraps up with Swansea hosting Liverpool on Monday night (January 22).