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Faith in Zlatan pays off for Manager of the Week

The Scout 29 Dec 2016
Man Utd v Sunderland

Jason Naidoo’s unwavering belief in Man Utd forward helps claim the Gameweek 18 FPL prize

Jason Naidoo's faith in Zlatan Ibrahimovic's (£11.6m) Fantasy Premier League prospects has been unrelenting.

The Manchester United forward has been the captain of Jason’s FPL side in every Gameweek of 2016/17, though it was a decision to play the Triple Captain chip on the striker which was pivotal to claiming the Gameweek 18 Manager-of-the-Week accolade.

FPL Gameweek 18 Manager of the Week

Ibrahimovic’s subsequent 45-point return at home to Sunderland was key to Jason’s unbeatable total of 124 points, only one Gameweek after the decision to use his Bench Boost chip reaped only 63 points.

Jason’s success was built around a three-man defence consisting of Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny (£6.3m), Manchester City’s Nicolas Otamendi (£5.9m) and West Ham United's Winston Reid (£5.1m).

While the former two supplied a clean sheet apiece, Reid’s goal away to Swansea City produced an 11-point haul. 

Goals from Liverpool’s Adam Lallana (£7.5m), signed by Jason in Gameweek 17, and Everton forward Romelu Lukaku (£9.4m) also boosted the Gameweek tally.

As did an assist from Ibrahimovic’s team-mate Paul Pogba (£8.4m), another Gameweek 17 acquisition.

But it was the contribution of Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli (£8.1m) and Son Heung-min (£7.1m) that proved decisive on Wednesday evening.

Harvesting three goals and 21 points between them in a 4-1 win over Southampton, the Spurs connection secured Jason’s success in the final fixture of the Gameweek.  

Dele Alli, Son Heung-min, Spurs
Son Heung-min and Dele Alli earned Jason 21 points in the final match of Gameweek 18

The haul triggered a significant rise in the overall rankings, as Jason’s squad rose from 1,263,592 to 351,183 overall, his highest position since Gameweek 9.

As Manager of the Week, Jason wins a copy of FIFA 17, a Nike Ordem 4 match ball and an FPL mug, all packaged in an FPL rucksack.

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