Fantasy League: Wray soars to the top

Scarborough News Fantasy League
Scarborough News Fantasy League

Rosette and Traf midfielder Alex Wray leaped to the top of The Scarborough News Fantasy Football League this week.

Wray’s 62-point haul lifted him on to 267 points and above Daniel Gregory and Carl Sample, who are both locked on 259 points in joint-second.

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud collected 10 points for Wray’s Insert Joe Kinnear side, while Man City skipper Vincent Kompany, Southampton defender Jose Fonte and Everton prospect Ross Barkley all added nine points to help send Wray to the summit.

The rest of the top 10 is made up by Paul Dwine, Lee Paterson, Edwin Soares, Brad Milburn, Ben Webster, Martin Moore and Tommy Smith.

Late arrival into the league, the Caledonian Demons, managed by The Golden Bear, managed 33 points and are inevitably bottom of the pile, behind struggling Craig Rackham and Michael Dennis, who are languishing on 106 and 113 points respectively.

LOOKING AHEAD (courtesy of

The top 10

The top 10

Four of the top five teams in the Barclays Premier League are on their travels this time around as The Scout casts an eye over the Gameweek 6 schedule.

Fourth-placed Arsenal visit Stamford Bridge, as hosts Chelsea look to recover from a disastrous title defence start which has seen them pick up four points in the first five fixtures.

Manchester United face a testing trip to Southampton, in-form Leicester City make their way second-bottom Stoke City, while West Ham United roll up to the Etihad Stadium, as league leaders Manchester City seek a sixth successive victory.

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace face London neighbours Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Swansea City and Everton go head-to-head at the Liberty Stadium, while Liverpool look to recover from back-to-back defeats at home to Norwich City.

ONES TO WATCH (courtesy of

Simon Francis – the Bournemouth right-back has created more chances for his teammates (nine) than any defender in the Barclays Premier League this term. Available for 4.5, Francis earned his second assist of the campaign last weekend and could be in the points once again at home to struggling Sunderland.

Scott Sinclair – the Villa midfielder’s goal threat looks vital ahead of a home derby against midlands rivals West Brom. Priced at just 4.9, Sinclair, who was handed a central role behind Gabby Agbonlahor away to Leicester last time out, will fancy his chances of breaching the Baggies backline after scoring twice in his previous home encounter.

Xherdan Shaqiri – Stoke’s marquee signing will be hoping to get off the mark at home to Leicester after serving up just a single assist in his first three appearances.

Bearing in mind the Foxes have yet to keep out their opponents, Shaqiri looks a strong option for our five-man midfields as the Potters go in search of their first win of the season.

Philippe Coutinho – a home encounter with Norwich affords Liverpool the chance to bounce back from consecutive league defeats.

Having served a one-match suspension in the previous game week, Coutinho will be desperate to atone against a Canaries side that’s conceded in each of their first five matches.

Odion Ighalo – after ending Swansea’s unbeaten run last weekend, the Watford forward travels to basement-dwellers Newcastle in fine form.

Ighalo has now scored more goals (18) than any player in England’s top four tiers over 2015 and, at a price of 5.0, looks an excellent budget option against a Magpies side that’s picked up a single point in the last four game weeks.