Fantasy Football: The 2020/21 Season So Far

Sport / October 13, 2020
by Olivia Mannix

The Prem has been paused for an international break, and we are itching to get back into the beautiful game. So as we wait for the football to kick off again, we are taking this opportunity to reflect on the season so far. If you’ve missed anything, here’s what’s been going on…

The Table

Would you believe it? Everton are sitting at the top of the Premier League table! Having won their last 4 games, the team is showing off what they are made of this season. Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been the star of the show, bagging 6 goals for his team. Going down the table into the top 5, we’ve got Aston Villa, Leicester City, Arsenal and finally, last year’s champions – Liverpool. Will things change in Game week 5?

Marcus Rashford, MBE

Last week, England and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford became an MBE. Go on Rashford! The footballer, who is just 22, campaigned for the Government to allow children to claim free school meal vouchers during England’s summer holidays. This was a tough time which really took its toll during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. What a top-notch player to have in the Premier League.

The Handball Rule

What do you reckon about the new handball rule? In case you missed it, the IFAB has tightened up the handball rule in time for this season, defining the boundary between the shoulder and the arm as the bottom of the armpit. There were 19 penalties for handball under the old rules in the Premier League last season, but already this season there have been 20 penalties in the Premier League, 30% of which have been for handball.

MASSIVE Defeats

We have seen some surprising matches so far this season. Liverpool started off well with a 4-3 win to Leeds United. Going into the 2nd and 3rd Game weeks’ the club’s success continued but then came Aston Villa. This was a painful match to watch and we were completely gobsmacked, with AVL winning the match 7-2.

The new campaign has definitely been a rocky one for Manchester United, and the crazy score lines continued for the club with a 6-1 defeat to Spurs. Let’s just say, anyone who had some Spurs players on their team that week would’ve been very happy with Son, Kane and Aurier bagging some incredible goals.

The Return Of Gareth Bale?

We are looking forward to seeing Gareth Bale return to the Prem after the international break. Bale was back to training on the grass just last week after a loan return to Spurs from Real Madrid. After 7 years away, we think this is a great move for Bale – he is coming home and we reckon he’ll smash it! Spurs will have Bale’s quality and experience, so we can’t wait to see what they will bring to the table in their upcoming games.

What has been your highlight of the Premier League so far?

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