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Captain Defoe strikes for Manager of the Week

The Scout 5 Jan 2017
Sunderland v Liverpool

Forward returns 26 points of Liam Tye's 132-point Gameweek-high total, also aided by Arsenal and Spurs stars

Up against a Liverpool defence with three clean sheets in their last four and with only a single goal in his last five starts, Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe (£7.7m) was a far from obvious choice for the Gameweek 20 captaincy.

But Liam Tye's faith in the Black Cats striker helped steer his squad to the top weekly Fantasy Premier League score of 132 points.  

Defoe's two goals from the penalty spot harvested a 26-point armband haul against the Reds, setting Liam up for a Gameweek to remember. 

FPL Gameweek 20 Manager of the Week

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud (£8.6m), Everton's Leighton Baines (£5.4m) and Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli (£8.4m) all supplied 15 points apiece, with the latter’s brace against Chelsea on Wednesday sealing Gameweek 20 glory for Liam’s line-up.

Yet again the Bench Boost chip was to prove pivotal for a weekly winner.

The use of the chip allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£11.6m) and Matt Phillips (£5.7m) to provide eight and nine points respectively from Liam’s substitutes, while Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (£4.9m) joined team-mate Wes Morgan (£4.8m) in recording clean-sheet returns at Middlesbrough

Liam’s decision to acquire in-form duo Charlie Daniels (£5.2m) and Robert Snodgrass (£5.8m) also proved to be smart moves as both delivered a second consecutive double-figure return.

The AFC Bournemouth left-back produced a goal and assist at home to Arsenal to fetch 11 points, while Snodgrass scored at West Bromwich Albion to take his tally to seven goals for the season.  

As manager of the week, Liam wins a copy of FIFA 17, a Nike Ordem 4 match ball and an FPL mug, all packaged in a Fantasy Premier League rucksack.

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