Stuart Broad leads Premier League’s Fantasy Football standings

Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad might be good at selecting a Fantasy Football team, but he lost to Lawro when he made his predictions against BBC Sport’s tipster back in September 2015

England cricketer Stuart Broad is a talented guy.

He’s England’s second highest Test wicket-taker of all time, a dab hand on the golf course and is currently the top football manager in the world…well, sort of.

We say that because Nottingham Forest fan Broad is top of the Fantasy Premier League table for the week, scoring 180 points – more than almost six million players.

Stuart Broad leads Premier League’s Fantasy Football standings
Stuart Broad leads Premier League’s Fantasy Football standings

He led with 169 going into Thursday night’s final game of the week between West Ham and Manchester United, when a clean sheet for Hammers goalkeeper Adrian sealed his winning score.

The fantasy standings
Broad’s team is top for the week, ahead of 5,906,070 other players
Fantasy Premier League

But where does it rank in Broad’s list of sporting achievements? High, it would seem…

“I enjoyed 8-15 in the Ashes but leading gameweek 37 in Fantasy Football runs it close as a sporting achievement!” the Notts bowler, 31, said on Instagram before Thursday’s match.

During half-time he said on Twitter: “Fine half Adrian. Refocus after the break, it’s a big 45 minutes for us!”

Broad will receive a Premier League goodie bag for his efforts, although he is some way off the top in the overall standings – he is in 959,370th place.

Broad’s team: Ben Foster (West Brom), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Marcos Alonso (Chelsea), Hector Bellerin (Arsenal), Jack Cork (Burnley), Leroy Sane (Man City), Raheem Sterling (Man City), Pascal Gross (Brighton), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Glenn Murray (Brighton). Subs: Adrian (West Ham), Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford), Kyle Walker (Man City).

Stuart broad's fantasy team
Broad used the ‘Bench Boost’ option, which meant his entire squad, including goalkeepr Adrian, scored points

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