As Chelsea are crowned champions and the remaining Premier league relegation and Champions League placings are approaching their conclusion, the big one has yet to be decided: the winner of the Media Industry Fantasy Football League. Being realistic, it would take something remarkable for a team outside the existing Top 4 to now take the crown. My team, Manu Forti, rocketed to the top in recent weeks largely courtesy of one Christian Benteke. Players seem to have held off moving Benteke in until this week but he’s still only 7% owned and so represents a differential. Danny Frondigoun of the Law Society Gazette is only 45 behind and ranked 27,000 globally. Down from the incredible high of 640 back in Game week 22 but that was something special. Danny’s team seems to be adopting a different approach to many, going with two quality strikers, one super cheap and then loading the remaining monies into the rest of the team. Bring it on. Currently in third place, Simon Pitney of Express Newspapers is on fire moving up from 202,000 in game week 31 to 62,000 now. Of note was GW 34 where Simon racked up 104 points placing him 1036 globally for the week including 41 points from a three-man defence. Simon has been happy to take points hits to change his set up and it’s really worked recently. This is always a tricky one to balance – previous winners have advocated numerous transfers; others none. Lee Hardy has been pretty consistent in his progress with five green arrows in the last six. A double point hit in this last GW rendered a minor red arrow but after taking that hit I’d imagine it’s a tad disappointing. Lee has pedigree in the game finishing 35,000 last year and 21,000 the year before so he might still be able to do something.