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Triple Captain Lukaku lifts Icelandic boss

The Scout 7 Feb 2017
Everton 6-3 AFC Bournemouth

Jokull Kristjansson crowned FPL Gameweek 24 Manager of the Week after huge 146-point haul

Having relied upon Eden Hazard (£10.2m) as his captain in each of his previous seven fixtures, Jokull Kristjansson decided on a change of approach ahead of Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 24.

Turning to Romelu Lukaku (£9.7m) for Everton’s Goodison Park meeting with AFC Bournemouth, Jokull chose to play his Triple Captain chip - with devastating effect.

The Toffees forward scored four goals in a 6-3 win, providing 63 of Jokull's unbeatable 146-point Gameweek total, making him the FPL Manager of the Week.

FPL Gameweek 24 Manager of the Week

His faith in the Everton striker had been resolute to that point. An ever-present in Jokull's squad since Gameweek 1, Lukaku was made captain or vice captain in 22 of the opening 24 Gameweeks.

A member of the Manchester United fans' league, Jokull also witnessed Red Devils duo Antonio Valencia (£5.6m) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£8.8m) provide 25 points at Leicester City, with the latter producing a season-high tally of 14.

Jermain Defoe (£7.8m), Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.4m) and the aforementioned Hazard all found the net, while at the back, Tottenham Hotspur pair Hugo Lloris (£5.5m) and Kyle Walker (£6.3m) delivered a combined 14 points from Spurs' 11th shutout of the season.

Jokull's foray into the transfer market also reaped rewards as Robert Snodgrass (£5.8m) and Troy Deeney (£6.7m), his two new acquisitions for Gameweek 24, supplied a goal and assist respectively.

The Icelandic manager could even afford to bench Hulll City's Eldin Jakupovic (£4.0m) and Gareth McAuley (£5.0m), of West Bromwich Albion, and still achieve success. Remarkably, if he had opted for McAuley over Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.6m), all 11 of his Gameweek 24 starters would have produced returns.

Coupled with a top 25,000-placed finish in the previous round of fixtures, Jokull has soared up the FPL rankings, moving from 1,173,983 to 165,497 overall in two Gameweeks.

He 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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