Fantasy Premier League

Captain Kane delivers weekly prize

By The Scout 22 Nov 2016
Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United

Malaysian manager Nora Syikin banked on Spurs forward and bench boost to win Manager of the Week prize

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After tinkering at all costs, Nora Syikin claimed the Fantasy Premier League Manager of the Week prize for Gameweek 12. 


Having joined the game back in Gameweek 7, the Malaysian manager's squad embarked on a haphazard journey that eventually ended in glory only five weeks later.

Before deploying the first Wildcard in Gameweek 11, Nora had spent 292 points on transfers, and in a bid for the Gameweek 12 prize this busy transfer policy was extended prior to Saturday's deadline.

Nora made 19 swaps for Gameweek 12 and stumbled upon a winning formula, despite taking a huge points hit to make said transfers.

With the Bench Boost chip in play, Jordan Pickford's (£4.1m) first clean sheet of the campaign in the win over Hull City, plus Darren Fletcher's (£4.4m) maiden goal of the season against Burnley, bolstered the Gameweek tally.

Harry Kane's (£10.8m) 13-point haul, doubled by Nora's captaincy of the Tottenham Hotspur forward, was perhaps the key factor. 

But elsewhere Nora had shown foresight by drafting in Sunderland pair Patrick van Aanholt (£5.0m) and Jermain Defoe (£7.5m) ahead of 10 and 11-point returns respectively.

With Chelsea's Diego Costa (£10.5m and nine points) and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m and seven points) maintaining their relentless consistency, Nora's Boca Juniors line-up delivered a peerless 106-point total to snatch the weekly crown.

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