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Egyptian manager benefits from Anfield draw

The Scout 17 Oct 2017
Jose Mourinho, Man Utd

Find out how Jose Mourinho helped one FPL player score 43 points from defence, en route to a Gameweek-high total of 113

A successful Gameweek in Fantasy Premier League can rely on just one or two results.

That was the case for Abdo Tarek, who pinned his hopes on a goalless draw at Anfield.

Six of his seven defensive players, including his two goalkeepers, were part of the Manchester United and Liverpool line-ups that played out Saturday’s 0-0 draw.

They combined to contribute 43 points to Abdo’s total of 113, with Kieran Trippier (£5.5m) returning another eight points from Tottenham Hotspur’s clean sheet against AFC Bournemouth

A graphic of the FPL Gameweek 8 Manager of the Week's team: De Gea; Jones, Valencia, Gomez, Matip, Trippier; David Silva, Sane, Hazard; Vardy, Jesus (c); Mignolet, Gray, Iwobi, Abraham

It was Manchester City who supplied the spark in Abdo’s attack, as he banked on a big home win over Stoke City.

He turned to Gabriel Jesus (£10.7m) up front and made him captain, with David Silva (£8.5m) and Leroy Sane (£8.4m) his midfield recruits.

That faith was repaid in the 7-2 victory over the Potters, with that trio amassing another 43 points.

The Bench Boost chip was put in play to also earn Simon Mignolet’s (£4.9m) clean sheet, while Tammy Abraham (£5.7m) returned a 13-point tally in Swansea City’s win over Huddersfield Town.

But despite Abdo’s foresight and predictive powers, he went into Monday night's final match reliant on Jamie Vardy (£8.6m).

The Leicester City striker’s two points against West Bromwich Albion were a small contribution but enough to give Abdo the top Gameweek score by just a single point.

Abdo claims a copy of FIFA 18, a Nike Ordem V match ball and an FPL mug, all bagged up in an FPL rucksack as his Manager of the Week prize.

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