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Friday, November 6, 2009

Pre-Match Analysis: Gameweek 12

After a poor European showdown of the English clubs the premier league is back into action with one of the most awaited showdown of the season - Chelsea vs Man Utd! Lets see what sparks can the two teams make in the match that can decide the title holder of the 09/10 season!

Match by Match Analysis

Home vs AwayAnalysis
Last Five Games
Predicted Score
Predicted Fantasy Hero

AST vs BOL This should be a close game, but Martin O'Neill should be more determined to carry his side to get out of the winless streak at Villa Park. Agbonlahor is just so consistent.

BLA vs POR Well, majority of Blackburn's players especially Dunn should have recovered from H1N1, so they will have the strength to score again. Just don't get blindfolded by Portsmouth emphatic wins: one was against a side who deployed fringe players; another was against a club who had been lacked of attacking creativity.

MANC vs BUR It's already four consecutive draws for the City and I'm so disappointed on them. If they can't even win Burnley who's so pathetic away from Turf Moor, they are purely NOOB!

TOT vs SUN The London Whites are having big problems in attacking with Lennon and Defoe absent. But even with Defoe released from suspension, I still don't think they're capable of winning a side who's specialized in pawning stronger sides. Cana will rape their attackers!

WOL vs ARS Kaboom! Facing one of the worst clubs in the league, Arsenal should win by at least three! Craddock owners, please don't dream that he'll make a big role in the game again!
Van Persie

HUL vs STO I think this game will be very boring since Geovanni's suspended. Nothing much to be surprised.

WHU vs EVE Moyes' lad have twice the time to rest compared to Zola's, which I think will decide the game. Looking forward for Yakubu's performance.

WIG vs FUL Both have strong defence but not so assuring offence. Hence I believe the game will be goalless.

CHE vs MANU No chance for Man Utd as their middle lane is too pathetic to match against Chelsea's. Even a draw is very hard for Ferguson.

LIV vs BIR I learnt a lesson from a guy: never trust Liverpool. So I won't be expecting anything stunning from them despite they're facing Birmingham which are expected to defend and defend.

Recommendations of the Gameweek

Reid - He keeps improving and improving under Steve Bruce.

Luke's Dream Team of the Gameweek


Faye Ab Zayatte Hangeland

Fabregas Dunn Reid Benayoun

Agbonlahor Drogba Van Persie

Captain: Van Persie
Alternative Captain Picks: Fabregas, Drogba
Team Value: £79.7m

News and Highlights

Blues vs Devils
The battle for lead will begin at Sunday as Manchester United will travel to Stamford Bridge to face the most fearsome side in English - Chelsea. And I don't think the red side will stand a chance against the blue.

Why? Lets see the blues first. Striker? They have Didier Drogba aka the unstoppable monster and Nicholas Anelka aka the silent killer. Midfielder? They have the superman - Frank Lampard, the offensive Mascherano - Michael Essien, the ultimate tank - Michael Ballack and the Portuguese Xavi - Deco. Defender? They have the Terry, Carvalho, A Cole, Bosingwa, Zhirkov, Alex, Ivanovic, Belletti... Their depth is simply terrorizing.

Now lets look at the reds. Striker? Berbatov and Rooney. Sounds okay. Defenders? Evra, Ferdinand, Vidic and ? Still sounds okay no matter who fits in the last spot, if they've the cohesion of last season. Midfielders? Valencia, Giggs, okay. Carrick, Anderson? No. Carrick, Scholes? No. Scholes, Anderson? Die!

In conclusion, Man Utd will lose heavily on the midfield control, so they will lose unless Ferguson come up with a miraculous tactic or Chelsea played like how they lost to Wigan few weeks before. Good luck the Red Devils.

He will struggle again like the game against Liverpool.

Liverpool, Out?!!
Liverpool's first draw of the season had brought them to a very unfavourable position. After the 1-1 against Lyon at France, the reds are now standing at third with four points, five behind Fiorentina with two games left. In fact, they've already lost the control of their fate which they must rely on Lyon to at least draw the Italian side before they host the Florence team on their last game of the group stage. This is even harder than trailing 3-0 at Istanbul in my opinion. Good luck Benitez.

Pathetic. Even when he grabbed a chance to goal Liverpool still lost.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Monthly Express: November

Remade monthly express again to focus on must-pick teams and must-avoid teams. Enjoy~

Luke's Dream Team of October

Jensen (11)

Alexander (24) Bramble (6) Baines (7)

Elliott (11) Giggs (6) Barry (12) Lennon (6)

Rooney (13) Adebayor (12) Van Persie (37)

Total Score w/o Captain: 145
Average Score Per Gameweek: 36.25 (LOW!)

Value as at 28/9/09: £78.7m
Value as at 5/11/09: £79.6m (+£0.9m)

Verdict: Not really good in both point scoring and value adding. Should have picked Drogba and Fabregas. =(

Teams with Great Fixtures

TeamsNext Five Games
Real Deal of the Month

Blackburn Rovers Blackburn
Portsmouth(H), Bolton(A), Fulham(A), Stoke(H), Liverpool (H)
  1. Dunn - The most consistent performer of the team.

Fulham Fulham
Wigan(A), Birmingham(A), Blackburn(H), Bolton(H), Sunderland(H)
  1. Duff - The major source of creativity of Fulham.
  2. Defenders - Quite possible to grab several clean sheets.

Portsmouth Portsmouth
Blackburn(A), Stoke(A), ManUtd(H), Burnley(H), Sunderland(A)
  1. Dindane - Found his scoring touch. A good bargain to be your third striker.
  2. Boateng - The playmaker of the team.

Stoke City
Hull (A), Portsmouth (H), Blackburn (A), Arsenal (A), Wigan (H)
  1. Etherington - Good in attack.
  2. Sorensen - Cheap yet too good.
  3. Faye/Shawcross - Always get bonuses when win.

Wigan Athletic Wigan
Fulham(H), Tottenham(A), Sunderland(H), Birmingham(H), Stoke(A)
  1. Rodallega - Consistent than any other Wigan players.

Teams with Awful Fixtures

Chelsea - Man Utd (H), Wolves (H), Arsenal (A), Man City (A), Everton (H)
Everton - West Ham (A), Man Utd (A), Hull (A), Liverpool (H), Tottenham (H), Chelsea (A)
Liverpool - Birmingham (H), Man City (H), Everton (A), Blackburn (A), Arsenal (H)
Man Utd - Chelsea (A), Everton (H), Portsmouth (A), West Ham (A), Aston Villa (H)
Wolves - Arsenal (H), Chelsea (A), Birmingham (H), Bolton (H), Tottenham (A)

Teams Playing Two Games on Gameweek 13

Blackburn - Bolton (A), Fulham (A)
Everton - Man Utd (A), Hull (A)
Fulham - Birmingham (A), Blackburn (H)
Hull City - West Ham (H), Everton (H)

Bargains of the Month

First Tiers - The Musts!
Fabregas - Too strong to leave him out of your team.
Van Persie - As fearful as Fabby.
Drogba - No centre backs in BPL can stop him.
Benayoun - The focal point of Liverpool's offence before Gerrard is back.
Reid - More and more influential in Sunderland's offence.
Dunn - Great return for his price.
Etherington - Same as Dunn.

Second Tiers - The Slightly Doubted Ones
Torres - Still not fully recovered. Fear for repeated injuries.
Lampard - Not the primary attack point of Chelsea anymore.
Dindane - Not so sure about Portsmouth's attack yet.
Adebayor - Misses games frequently.
Valencia - Looks more and more threatening.
Deco - Unsure of his time on the pitch.
Hines - Has a bright future but limited time on field.
Shawcross, Faye - More away games than home.
Boateng - He propels the team.
Dindane - I doubt the number of quality supplies for him to score goals.

Luke's Dream Team of November


Faye Ab Zayatte Hangeland

Fabregas Benayoun Dunn Reid

Drogba Van Persie Torres

Team Value as at 6/11/09: £83.8m

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Post-Match Analysis: Gameweek 11

A wonderful gameweek with Liverpool losing their 6th in last seven, Arsenal raping off Tottenham easily and more! Lets get moving!

Match by Match Analysis

Final ScoreAnalysis
Predicted Score (Result)
Fantasy Hero
(GW Score)
Predicted Fantasy Hero
(GW Score)

ARS 3-0 TOT See? Tottenham couldn't even pierce Arsenal's defence - something I overestimated them. Bwahahaha, big losers! Be prepare for the mighty performance of Robin Van Persie this season.
3-2 (Correct Outcome)
Van Persie (15)
Fabregas (11)

BOL 0-4 CHE Another 4-0! I just couldn't believe how pathetic Megson's squad were. Double figures again for Lampard! Spectacular.
1-2 (Correct Outcome)
Lampard (12)
Drogba (11)

BUR 2-0 HUL I was nearly sent to the hospital when I knew that Alexander scored 21! He was in my first sub, but fortunately, Giggs wasn't even on the bench. God bless me. =)
1-0 (Correct Outcome)
Alexander (21)
Elliott (2)

EVE 1-1 AST So the badly injured Toffees still managed to grab a draw, and they actually led! Bilyaletdinov is proven to be able to take a major part in Moyes' plan with his goal and also, red card.
0-2 (Incorrect Outcome)
Agbonlahor, Yakubu (5)
Agbonlahor (5)

FUL 3-1 LIV My first thought after seeing the result? Hahaha. Not really surprised actually with such pathetic formation Rafa had set up. I think the yanks must've commanded him to qualify for the champions league at all cost (for their most needed $).
0-2 (Incorrect Outcome)
Nevland (11)
Torres (6)

POR 4-0 WIG Wow! Unbelievable! The club who had lost their first seven fixtures actually scored eight goals in two games! This is really more surprising than Liverpool's defeat! Dindane came out from nowhere to complete a hat-trick!
2-2 (Incorrect Outcome)
Dindane (20)
Boateng (4)

STO 2-2 WOL Stoke didn't learn from Arsenal's and City's lesson last week and let go of their two goals advantage. How shameful they were.
2-0 (Incorrect Outcome)
Craddock (15)
Beattie (3)

SUN 2-2 WHU West Ham were even more shameful than Stoke City as they let the Black Cats who were one man down to find the equaliser and share the point!
2-1 (Incorrect Outcome)
Reid (10)
Bent (4)

MANU 2-0 BLA Man Utd win as expected. And yes, Berbatov scored a goal! Anyway the match wasn't an easy one for them.
4-1 (Correct Outcome)
Evra (11)
Berbatov (6)

BIR 0-0 MANC I am really furious about the absence of Adebayor. Hell, there's not even a signal that he would miss the game! And yes, City are lucky not to lose with a penalty saved by Given.
1-3 (Incorrect Outcome)
Given (12)
Adebayor (x)

WHU 2-1 AST Oops! West Ham had two men excelled in this game: Mr Green who blocked a penalty and Mr Hines who replaced the injured Cole yet decided the game! Agbonlahor still got 5 points anyway.
1-2 (Incorrect Outcome)
Hines, Green (11)
Agbonlahor (5)

Luke's Dream Team of the Gameweek

Sorensen (1)

Dunne (5) Faye Ab (1) Bikey (7)

Fabregas (11) Milner (1) Boateng (4) Benayoun (2)

Agbonlahor (10) Drogba (11) Bent (4)

Captain: Agbonlahor
Score Before Captaining: 57
Score After Captaining: 67
Team Value: £77.7m

Heroes and Zeroes

The Fantasy Hero of the Heroes Award

Graham Alexander (21)
Congrats to him as he scored two goals in his 100th game for Burnley.

Aruna Dindane (20)
He's poorer than Alexander by only one point fantasy wise, and was much better than Alexander in the reality. A great hat-trick from him.

Rest of Heroes
Fabregas - For his superb snatch and run and goal!
Van Persie - For his two good touch to score two goals.
Lampard - For recording double figures for two consecutive matches.
Zamora - For tipping in a goal against Liverpool when he's such a lame finisher.
Craddock - For scoring two goals in one game when people only predict that he will score only two in one season.
Berbatov - For shooting a perfectly calculated goal. A little bit left it would be off target; a little bit right it would hit the defender's leg.
Green, Given - For saving a penalty each.
Hines - For appreciating his chance to fortify his position at West Ham.

Liverpool - For losing AGAIN.
Stoke, West Ham - For being equalised after led by two.
Robbie Keane - For his ultimately entertaining and ridiculous fact he told the press before the game against Arsenal.
Referees - For giving to many red cards in one gameweek.
Sports channel - For replaying Van Persie's goal for too long until we couldn't even see Fabregas' goal live.
Tottenham - For being like a bunch of kittens when playing against stronger sides.
Manchester City - For losing out totally against Birmingham other than the score.
Degen - For being so bad luck that almost everytime he played for Liverpool he would be either injured or suspended.

News and Highlights

Stairway to Hell
Rafa's crisis didn't go better after they beat their arch-rivals by two goals. On the game against Fulham he had to risk Torres again due to his lack of choices upfront. I really couldn't believe that he actually risked Torres only to withdrawn him at around 60th minute when the score was still 1-1. Eventually they lost with two red cards and he's moving one step closer to hell! Not to be mentioned the early withdrawal of Torres had failed to help them to win Lyon either.

"Phew~ Still ticking. Bless me..."

Ridiculous, Again
I really couldn't OMGFly believe that how Geovanni's goal was disallowed and even cautioned because of refs again. I seriously think someone is manipulating BPL games currently for producing so many controversial judgements. The league is sick.

"Thumb for the fans, middle for the refs!"

If you notice, Van Persie has been spectacular recently for his role as the lone centre forward of Arsenal. He has benefited so much from Wenger's formation this year to become the second focal point of the gunners attack. Get him.

"Who said I've no chance of getting golden boot?"