Wednesday 18 July 2018

Stuart Broad is top FPL manager this week – beating six million people

The cricketer says it comes close as one of his best sporting achievements.

England cricketer Stuart Broad and a screenshot of his fantasy football team
England cricketer Stuart Broad and a screenshot of his fantasy football team

By Press Association Reporters

Stuart Broad has beaten nearly six million other Fantasy Football managers to record the best weekly score in the game.

The 31-year-old’s side scored 180 points in Gameweek 37, helped by a sterling performance by Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for 46 points.

It was a nervy Thursday night for Broad, who was still relying on results from the West Ham v Manchester United game to secure the accolade.

But a clean sheet from Adrian saw 19 points added to his score.

The England bowler used his bench boost chip to benefit from points scored by his substitute players.

Before the Thursday night game, Broad posted a picture of his team to Instagram along with the caption: “I enjoyed 8-15 in the Ashes but leading GW37 in #EPL Fantasy Football runs it close as a sporting achievement!”

And the official Fantasy Premier League Twitter account confirmed the news at the full-time whistle.

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