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Tinkerman traits earn Malaysian final FPL prize

The Scout 23 May 2017
Georginio Wijnaldum, Liverpool

Making 87 transfers over the season, Syed Muhammad Fadhil's final-day trades help claim the final Fantasy weekly award

A string of fearless transfers and a late Triple Captain chip helped Syed Muhammad Fadhil pick up the last Fantasy Premier League Manager of the Week crown of the season.

Searching the market for the final day, Syed spent 12 points on extra trades to take his total to 87 for the campaign - more than double that of the eventual FPL winner, Ben Crabtree, who made only 42. 

But Syed's latest deals paid off thanks to some inspired acquisitions.

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (£9.9m) and Liverpool duo Philippe Coutinho (£8.7m) and Georginio Wijnaldum (£7.5m) came in, along with Chelsea’s Nathan Ake (£3.9m).

Only the latter failed to produce, as Vardy, Coutinho and Wijnaldum claimed final-day goals to combine for a total of 33 points.

Manager of the week, GW38
Harry Kane was triple-captained to earn a Gameweek 38 win for Syed Muhammad Fadhil's Real Sosobad

Admittedly, Syed enjoyed some good fortune, as Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany (£6.0m) and Chelsea’s Pedro (£6.8m) were swapped in off the bench to add 23 points in place of Ake and AFC Bournemouth’s Joshua King (£6.2m), who both missed out.

But nothing can detract from Syed's other masterstroke, as he turned to Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane (£11.9m) with his Triple Captain chip.

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Syed was one of the 54,539 who took the chip into Sunday's matches and trusted it with Kane ahead of his match at Hull City.

The Spurs striker duly obliged to produce a fourth hat-trick of the season, providing Syed with a 51-point return from the emphatic 7-1 victory at the KCOM Stadium

Indeed, Mauricio Pochettino’s side provided a profitable spine throughout Syed's triumphant line-up. 

Dele Alli (£9.1m) provided 11 points via his goal and assist, while left-back Ben Davies (£5.0m) contributed a further eight points with a first goal of the season.

In his fifth FPL campaign, Syed’s unbeaten 143-point weekly total helped him climb more than 250,000 places in the overall rankings to secure a best ever finish of 358,124.

As Manager of the Week, Syed claims a copy of FIFA 17, a Nike Ordem 4 match ball and an FPL mug, all packaged in a Fantasy Premier League rucksack.

See: What you can win in FPL

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