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Arsenal and Spurs draw as Liverpool top the Premier League

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It was a good weekend if you had Diego Costa or Eden Hazard in your Fantasy Premier League team or any number of Liverpool attackers. However, for those with Arsenal’s aces, it was a weekend to forget.

Arsenal and Tottenham finished level at 1-1 at the Emirates. The Gunners took the lead just before halftime thanks to a Kevin Wimmer own goal. Arsenal dominated much of the opening half and Theo Walcott’s thunderous strike was just denied by the woodwork.

Spurs fought back in the second period, however. Just after the break, Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny brought down Mousa Dembele in the penalty area. Harry Kane put away the penalty and Spurs escaped with a point. It was their fourth straight draw.

Chelsea throttled Everton 5-0 at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard was the star of the show and his 19 point FPL performance pushes him to the top of the fantasy points leaderboard. The midfielder tallied two goals and an assist in the fixture.

Teammate Diego Costa added nine points of his own as he added a goal and an assist. Costa sits in third in FPL’s total points.

Not to be outdone, Liverpool smashed Watford 6-1 at Anfield sending them one point clear at the top of the table. It was an FPL manager’s dream as Philippe Coutinho tallied 11 points thanks to a goal and an assist.

However, it was Roberto Firmino who scored the most points for Liverpool as the Reds No. 11 added a goal and two assists. His 15 points marks the second time this season he has reached that mark.

Sunderland got their first win of the Premier League season, although the team is still rooted to the bottom of the table. Dan Gosling’s first half goal for Bournemouth was cancelled out by Sunderland’s Victor Anichebe. Jermain Defoe scored from the spot with 16 minutes to play, giving Sunderland all three points.

The English striker’s 12 point haul surprisingly pushes him up to a total of 61 this season.

Manchester City’s 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough saw the Blues sink to third in the Premier League table. Middlesbrough have been a bogey side for the Blues in recent seasons. Sergio Aguero did tally his eighth goal of the year, scoring six FPL points in the process.

Manchester United got back to winning ways as they beat Swansea 3-1. Paul Pogba scored one and Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck twice for the Red Devils. Despite scoring 12 FPL points, Ibrahimovic will be out of action when Premier League play resumes as he faces a suspension. He will miss United’s match against Arsenal.

Leicester City continue to have a difficult time in the Premier League this term as West Bromwich Albion defeated the Foxes 2-1. Meanwhile, Burnley’s Sam Vokes continues his strong FPL performance as he scored 11 FPL points in Burnley’s 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.

Saturday Nov. 5, 2016

Bournemouth 1-2 Sunderland

Burnley 3-2 Crystal Palace

Manchester City 1-1 Middlesbrough

West Ham 1-1 Stoke City

Chelsea 5-0 Everton

Sunday Nov. 6, 2016

Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

Liverpool 6-1 Watford

Hull 2-1 Southampton

Swansea 1-3 Manchester United

Leicester 1-2 West Bromwich Albion


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