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FPL title race: Levy closing in on crown

The Scout 11 May 2019
Matt Doherty, Wolves

After a week of high drama only more extraordinary events on the last weekend can dislodge the No 1 manager in Fantasy

After a week of the highest footballing drama, Fantasy Premier League's current No 1 manager will be taking nothing for granted in the final Gameweek of 2018/19.

New Zealander Adam Levy has a 60-point advantage over the chasing pack ahead of Sunday's fixtures.

Bench points

That lead could have been even greater had he not left 21 points from Matt Doherty (£5.3m) and Ryan Fraser (£6.3m) on his bench last weekend.

But Levy will still be mindful of last season's Gameweek 38 drama, when Yusuf Sheikh clawed back a 33-point deficit to clinch the title.

That unlikely victory came courtesy of a well-played Triple Captain chip.

It's an opportunity open to only one of the top 10 managers this season, Jermaine Mckop, who is 80 points off the pace in 10th.

FPL's top five
Team Manager Country Points
#TheyAreUs Adam Levy New Zealand 2588
Gullit Falah Allawati Oman 2528
FC Malanow Tomasz Pyszynski Poland 2520
Badelj 1862 Domagoj Fekonja Croatia 2520
Sutton's Wonder's James Sutton England 2519

See: Full FPL standings

Instead, Levy will need to be savvy in the transfer market to maintain his lead.

His #TheyAreUs team share many players with those of his rivals.

But he has neither Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) nor Sergio Aguero (£11.9m).

And both of those players are owned by his nearest rival, Falah Allawati, as well as by Tomasz Pyszynski, eight points further back in third.

Son replacement

Adam has kept hold of a free transfer and will need it to replace the suspended Son Heung-min (£8.7m). Andrew Robertson (£6.8m) is also an injury doubt in his squad.

It will take an extraordinary comeback for Levy to be denied in a race he has led since Gameweek 29.

But after the last few days of action, it can't be ruled out.

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