Will Hughes Still Love Me Tomorrow? climbed off the foot of the Overall League this week. Not so much through strong performance - The Hughes were seventh worst with 24 points - but more through Only Connect doing so badly with just 8 points. Connect managed to get 10 outfield players on the pitch - no goalkeeper - but their best score was 3 points and they had three negatives in there. Tomorrow, meanwhile, were again missing their talisman Will Hughes who has apparently been training with Watford’s under-23s. However we hear that Will is on the verge of joining Crystal Palace, where Chris Bounds will be hoping he gives his Nightmares a much needed boost or at least another man on the park.
Monday night saw our first sending off of the season with Ayoze Perez picking up a straight red as Leicester lost 4-1 to West Ham. It inspired Perez to a massive 26 points. This in turn made England Neverbes the highest climbers overall this week, climbing 14 places to 9th. Marc Snell must have been laughing all the way to the Nightmare bank with Perez as Captain and scoring 52 of Neverbes’ 76 points. The only way is down also had Perez up front, though not as Captain. They still slip five places to 13th - without Ayoze they’d be 21st. Of course, the Leicester man will now miss matches so squad rotation will be key.
I thought last week's 82-point haul from Luke Andrews was a hefty score to start with, but two Nightmare Teams topped that on Match Week 2. Alex Metzger sets the new score-to-beat with a 94 point performance, inspired by captain Grant Hanley with a massive 40 points. 1 point for playing, 10 for 5 goals conceded, 3 for a Nightmare Assist and 6 for a player rating of 4/10. All doubled up as Captain.

It sends Al's Army top of Division One and within a point of top spot in the the Overall League - behind the week's second best performers, Clem Fandango. Manager Matt Woodmansey made six transfers to great effect. The six picked up 42 points between them, to add to two of Matt's existing Nightmares scoring 41 between them (Tim Krul 21, Grant Hanley 20).

While Alex finished with a full 11 playing and no subs, Matt still managed to leave 18 points-worth of talent on the bench in Harvey Barnes (10) and Bukayo Saka (8), along with rightly-left-out Alisson and Yves Bissouma who both scored minus points.