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Faith in Ibrahimovic repaid for weekly prize

The Scout 20 Dec 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United

Malaysian is GW17's manager of week after selling Diego Costa and putting faith in Man Utd forward

Stan Wayne was ahead of the curve with his Fantasy Premier League transfers.

More than 265,000 managers have shown Chelsea's 13-goal Diego Costa (£10.9m) the door due to his suspension for Gameweek 18, but Stan was already on the case.

He took the decision to sell Costa before his goal and yellow card in Saturday's 1-0 win at Crystal Palace, one of just 5,831 FPL managers who chose that path.

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In came Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£11.4m), with Stan, from Malaysia, backing the trade by handing the Swede his Gameweek 17 captaincy.

It proved to be a masterstroke.

A 24-point return from Ibrahimovic's brace of goals and maximum bonus haul at The Hawthorns represented a first victory for Stan. There were more to follow.

Nine other Gameweek 17 transfers were made, with six returning a goal, assist or a clean sheet.

They included Patrick van Aanholt's (£5.0m) 15-point contribution - the top score of Gameweek 17 - in Sunderland's 1-0 win over Watford.

David de Gea, Manchester United
Manchester United's goalkeeper David De Gea kept a clean sheet in the victory at West Bromwich Albion

The Dutchman came off the bench with Stan's Bench Boost chip in play, along with Theo Walcott's (£7.8m) seven points in Arsenal's defeat at Manchester City, and David De Gea's (£5.4m) clean sheet for Man Utd at West Bromwich Albion.

Having joined the game back in Gameweek 12, setting out in pursuit of the weekly prize, Stan achieved his goal a month later thanks to an unbeaten 114-point return.

As manager of the week, Stan wins a copy of FIFA 17, a Nike Ordem 4 match ball, Fantasy Premier League mug and rucksack. 

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