BPFL Weeks 33 and 34: Upset of the Year Tightens Title Chase

Stand back: Here comes Our Man at the Valley with two weeks’ worth of piping hot BPFL recap goodness. (Actually they’ve cooled a bit here at the BP World HQ, since he filed them last week.) The biggest news of  Easter weekend’s double Gameweek: DHD Photography—with one roster spot devoted to tribute—pulls off a shocker. Take it away OMATV:

The Easter weekend brought a double set of EPL Gameweeks to the Backpost Fantasy League. Fixtures began on Good Friday and the second set began on Easter Monday.

Manchester City started the weekend in shouting distance of leaders Manchester United. However, City stumbled away to Arsenal while United got the benefit of the doubt on a dive by Ashley Young and turned that into a simple win against Queens Park Rangers.

The second of the two Gameweeks saw Man City cut the gap to five points, thanks mostly to a stellar performance from Sergio Aquero, who had two goals and two assists.

In the BPFL, DHD Photography sprung a big surprise in Gameweek 32, taking down league leaders Coloradokeeper 63-53. DHD, who hasn’t made a transfer all season, and who seems to be persisting with Fabrice Muamba in his team as a sign of respect, got 18 points from Wayne Rooney and 15 from Clint Dempsey to emerge winners.

That result allowed Dynasty of FC Hammer to cut the ‘keeper’s lead to four points, with six Gameweeks remaining. However, the Hammer was upended in Gameweek 33, edged by a resurgent Old27M, 61-59. Coupled with a win for the ‘keeper, this leaves Herk City in second place, five points adrift.

Performances of the Week: The Gameweek 32 performer of the week was Afrikan Letsatsi, who racked up 68 points. Letsatsi also had Rooney and Dempsey, and picked up clean sheets from Tim Krul, Danny Simpson and Jonny Evans.

The Fluffy Bunnies turned in the high score for Gameweek 33, with a massive 83 points. That’s a good name for a team that saves its best week for Easter. The Bunnies haven’t made a transfer all season but still managed double-digit points from five of their players.

Unlucky Losers: The magic number in Gameweek 32 was 53 points. Three teams managed that but still lost:  Coloradokeeper, Fluffy Bunnies, and Bryan 04 Leverkusen.

In Gameweek 33, Dynasty of FC Hammer got a small consolation prize: His chances of winning the league have evaporated, but he is our Unlucky Loser of the week.

Gameweek 34 kicked off this past weekend—it was somewhat truncated due to FA Cup commitments—and wrapped up with today’s Arsenal-Wigan match. Writeup to follow tomorrow.

Thank you, Co-Commissioner. Looking forward to the stretch run. Will the ’keeper go wire to wire?

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