Matchday 1 finished on Sunday evening, and as the excitement of the new head to head format begins to die down, the results are in and we can confirm the standings within each group.
To view all the head to head results and group standings yourself, see them here.
Point scoring rules
Each match consists of eight H2H matches, all worth one match point to the victor’s team, except for the captain’s H2H which is worth two match points. At the end of the match, the team with the most match points are the winners and will be awarded three league points. Any match ending with both teams having 4.5 match points is a draw, and both teams will be awarded a single league point. League points will determine each team’s position within their group, with match point difference providing the deciding factor where league points are the same.
Matchday 1 Scoring
Without further ado, here are each groups standing and their next matches:
American Dycho got off to the best start throughout the competition by dominating Dirty Zidancing 9-0. Claudio with a Chance of Modballs also got off to a tasty start beating Finding Nuno, who only managed a single draw, 8.5-0.5. This means that American Dycho ruthlessly top their group, Claudio with a Chance of Modballs settle in second, Finding Nuno float into third place and Dirty Zidancing merengue their way into fourth.
Next matchday sees Claudio with a Chance of Modballs up against Dirty Zidancing, while Finding Nuno face the prospect of taking on American Dycho.
The Guardiolas of the Galaxy were out banged by the Big Bang Thierry, losing 3-6. RoboKlopp managed a very close victory against Neville Wears Prada, 5-4…I’d buy that for a dollar! (sorry couldn’t resist). So the Big Bang Thierry explode into first place, RoboKlopp settle for second, Neville Wears Prada meander their way into third place and the Guardiolas are left guarding the fourth spot.
Next matchday sees Neville Wears Prada face off against the Guardiolas of the Galaxy, and RoboKlopp will attempt to take the Big Bang Thierry dead or alive.
Thor: Wagnerok tried gallantly to overcome the Godfather: Pardew, but losing the captain H2H proved their downfall, losing 3-6 at the final whistle. The match between Howe to Train Your Dragon and the Silence of the Lambert was a very close affair, with their captain’s H2H finishing as a draw. Despite having a lower overall score, Howe to Train Your Dragon managed just enough match points to win 5-4. This means that the Godfather: Pardew remain the top power in first place, Howe to Train Your Dragon roar into second, the Silence of the Lambert sit sullenly in third place, and Thor: Wagnerok are left sulking in fourth.
Next matchday sees Howe to Train Your Dragon attempt to disintegrate Thor: Wagnerok, and the Silence of the Lambert try to dismember the Godfather: Pardew.
Hughes Line is it Emery?, despite a hat full of draws, lost to Alice in Wengerland 1.5-7.5, who also had the highest overall score of 495. When ‘Arry Met Sarri reached the dizzy heights of ecstasy once more by beating the Hills Have Moyes 5-4 despite having a lower overall score. Alice in Wengerland can have a nice cup of tea in first place, When ‘Arry Met Sarri have their male refractory period in second, the Hills Have Moyes are left staring at third position and Hughes Line is it Emery? may see a sacking soon in fourth.
Next matchday sees the Hills Have Moyes eyeing up Hughes Line is it Emery?, and When ‘Arry Met Sarri find themselves hosting Alice in Wengerland.
Best team performance goes to Howe to Train Your Dragon for winning their first match despite a lower overall score, they got their lineup near perfect. Well done chaps.
Highest scoring individuals were Le God (American Dychos), Belalugozi78 (Thor: Wagnerok) and Dream Killers 2.0 (the Hills Have Moyes) who all scored 73. We look forward to giving a shout out to the best Press Conferences of each matchday, ideally posted in the style of your eponymous manager(s).
Matchday 2 will be this midweek Gameweek 15, so team managers will need to submit their line-ups by the gameweek deadline on 4th December, here is a reminder of the rules:
- The managers have to submit a list of 8 members at email@example.com before the deadline of each Gameweek, which will always coincide with the FPL deadline.
- Every member of the list plays their counterpart in a H2H format with a win resulting in 1 match point accrued for the team, a draw 0.5 match points and a loss resulting in 0 match points.
- The first member of the list is considered the captain of the team whose victory results in 2 match points for his team, or 1 match point in the case of a draw.
- In case a manager fails to send his team before the deadline, their captain will be the player with the lowest OR, and their bench will be made up of their next three best performing players.
Tournament Schedule is as follows:
Matchday 2 – GW15
Matchday 3 – GW16
Matchday 4 – GW17
Matchday 5 – GW18
Matchday 6 – GW19 (boxing day)
Quarters – GW22
Semis – GW23
Final – GW24
Good luck everyone, especially When ‘Arry Met Sarri; team Wengerland are on a roll…