It was another busy day on the Football Index on Saturday, as the Premier League edges closer to an exciting finale, there is still plenty to play for!
On Saturday, the focus was on the battle for top four and both Tottenham and Man United will have come out from yesterday’s fixtures happy to take 3 points each. In fairness, Tottenham’s match against Huddersfield was never really in doubt and it was a good opportunity for them to rest several key stars in preparation for the return leg of their Champions League tie against Man City. Tottenham’s young Argentine defender, Juan Foyth (£0.45), managed a very respective points haul of 189 and this was just enough to edge out Leverkusen’s Wendell (£0.47) as the highest scoring defender on the day. Even without the injured Harry Kane (£3.87), Tottenham managed a 4-0 win with Lucas Moura (£0.96) putting himself in the frame for a possible performance buzz victory following his hat trick (netting a very cool 247 points in the process).
However, Traders owning Lucas Moura will have been cursing the Index Gods, as Paul Pogba (£7.73) stepped up to once again prove his worth when it comes to the Football Index by snatching the dividends with a massive score of 272 points. Still, at least those traders holding Lucas Moura can sleep easy in the knowledge that the Brazilian received a 17.89% boost to his value on the bag of his performance. Back to Pogba and the Frenchman had been somewhat out of form as of late, having been unable to score or provide a goal in his previous five matches. However, his two spot kicks were enough to secure the overall dividend returns (as well as Media Buzz!) on the day. It was an unlucky day for Moura, as his score of 247 would usually be enough to secure the dividends on any other day!
With both Spurs and United grabbing the 3 points, the ball is now back in Arsenal and Chelsea’s court, as to whether they will be able to keep up the pace for those crucial Champions League spots. Both clubs won’t be relishing their away trips to Liverpool and cup-finalists Watford and this could mark a crucial point in the race for top four.
Meanwhile down at the bottom of the league, Cardiff took on Burnley in a bid to keep their heads above the murky waters of relegation. Unfortunately for Cardiff, they succumbed to a 2-0 loss to Burnley, with the result surely securing the Clarets Premier League status for another year. Chris Wood (£0.29) came up trumps on the day with a brace which earned him the striker performance dividend with a very respectful score of 198 points.
With some massive fixtures left to play, there will no doubt be plenty more twists and turns still to come in what has been one of the most exhilarating Premier League campaigns of recent years.