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Friday, January 29, 2010

Pre-Match Analysis: Gameweek 24

A gameweek double for Chelsea, Hull City, Fulham and Portsmouth!

Fantasy Predictor
My predicted results of matches this week.

BIR VS TOT [1-0]
FUL VS AST [0-1]
HUL VS WOL [3-2]
LIV VS BOL [1-0]
WHU VS BLA [2-1]
WIG VS EVE [1-2]
BUR VS CHE [0-2]
SUN VS STO [0-0]
HUL VS CHE [0-3]
FUL VS POR [2-1]

Fantasy Focus
Analysis of big showdowns this week.

Birmingham vs Tottenham
Prediction: 1-0

The once 15 match unbeaten team Birmingham will be looking forward to create another page in history as they host Tottenham this week.

Despite a heavy defeat to Chelsea, personally I don't think that this will hurt much to McLeish's squad as a loss to league leader is much expected for a league newcomer. Defence will be the key to win Tottenham, and when even Hull can keep a clean sheet against Harry Redknapp's lad, I wonder why Birmingham which is renowned for their defence can't.

The key.

Arsenal vs Manchester United
Prediction: 1-1

The race of league trophy will be further clarified when Manchester United visits to Emirates Stadium this weekend to challenge their direct rival Arsenal.

Arsenal's strong streak came to an end after being held goalless against Aston Villa. To make matters worse, they lost Vermaelen and Eduardo in the very same game, but fortunately Vermaelen hadn't broken his bone as rumoured and Bendtner is match ready now.

On the other side, United had just made another last minute victory against their lovely rivals Manchester City. Rooney had once again proven how important is him to Sir Alex Ferguson with his goal.

In the fantasy point of view, this game is also the personal match in between fantasy top two Cesc Fabregas and Wayne Rooney who are six points apart. Who will be the fantasy king? See it on this Sunday!

Fantasy Line-Ups
My recommendations to strengthen up your fantasy team.

GW24's One-Gamer
The highly expected top achiever of the gameweek.

Frank Lampard (£13.1m)
Superb form with a gameweek double. Irresistible.

GW24's Five-Gamer
The highly expected top achiever in the next five games.

Didier Drogba (£11.2m)
Our fantasy legend returns.

GW24's Best Line-Up
My preferred squad of the week.


Ivanovic --- Kyrgiakos --- Hangeland

Duff --- Hunt --- Lampard(C) --- Petrov

Drogba --- Zamora --- Tevez

---Subs (in order): Sorensen, Dunne, Insua, Pienaar---

Captain: Lampard
Second Captain Choice: Drogba
Team Value: £103.4m
Starting XI Value: £79.7m

Fantasy Times
The latest premier league news to enrich your day.

Spurs Captured Gudjohnsen

Former Chelsea and Barcelona star Eidur Gudjohnsen had been confirmed to join Tottenham on loan until the end of the season.

The Iceland striker had been closely related to another English club West Ham but the deal had been hijacked by the London Whites. Transferred from Monaco, he might play an important part in Redknapp's plan as the coach is planning to try a diamond midfield formation with Lennon's absence.

Personally I feel very happy to see the man who has the same birthday with me to return to our very familiar England football. Let's see if he can be as important as Landon Donovan of Everton.

Welcome back!

Robinho Left Eastlands

The most expensive signing of English league Robinho had joined Santos on loan until the end of the season after failing to impress both Mark Hughes and Roberto Mancini this season.

The £32m Brazilian has failed his second year with the club as his team mates such as Tevez, Adebayor, Bellamy and Petrov all outclassed him this season.

Still, not much people will be missing him though.

Good luck.

Smalling the Devils Wannabe

United had been successfully penned a pre-contract with Fulham defender Chris Smalling to join them on this coming summer.

This young lad is still quite a mystery for us as he had only played several games with Fulham, but bear in mind that Ferguson hardly captures the wrong person. He might be the future fantasy jackpot.

Raw but talented.

Vermaelen Confirmed Not to Have Broken His Leg

A fortunate news for Arsenal as their definite starter of the back, Thomas Vermaelen, has confirmed to be freed from broken bone.

Still he might be absent for the coming games, but given those games of toughest difficulty coming, I don't think that it's wise to keep him in your team.

A big relief for Wenger.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Post-Match Analysis: Gameweek 23

Tottenham gained a space of breath with Liverpool and Villa both losing points. The race for fourth is getting more exciting!

Fantasy Scoresheet
Results of my score prediction.

Final Score [Prediction]
*Correct outcomes are bolded.
POR 1-1 WHU [0-1]
TOT 2-0 FUL [0-0]
WOL 0-0 LIV [0-3]
BOL 1-0 BUR [3-1]
AST 0-0 ARS [2-2]
CHE 3-0 BIR [1-0]
BLA 2-1 WIG [2-2]
EVE 2-0 SUN [2-0]

1 Perfect Result(s)
1 Correct Goal Difference(s)
2 Correct Outcome(s)
4 Incorrect Outcome(s)

Fantasy Commentary
My view towards matches played this week.

Aston Villa 0-0 Arsenal

A disappointing night for Wenger's side as Arsenal slipped two crucial points in their first of their four back-to-back hellish fixtures.

Learning from their previous mistakes, Villans were much better compared to their last encounter with Arsenal. The game was pretty tight for both sides.

Unfortunately, Vermaelen was injured in 34th minute - suspected to have broken his bone. Sol Campbell then had the chance to play his first match for Arsenal after so many years.

Yet the tragedy didn't just end. Eduardo's injury in 61st minute was actually sandwiched between two shots on post by Fabregas and Rosicky! And hence the game ended. Arsenal lost two points, and two men.

So he kept another clean sheet.

The Rest

Portsmouth snatched one points from West Ham with one goal apiece, so did Wolves after a goalless draw against Rafa Benitez's side.

Gareth Bale and David Bentley performed greatly as Tottenham sunk Fulham to maintain their fourth position, while Everton continued the great run of form after a victory two goals against Sunderland.

Owen Coyle defeated his former employer by one goal, whereas Lampard's five-star performance led Chelsea back to the pole.

Blackburn took themselves further away to safety after a good victory against Wigan.

5 matches unbeaten.

Fantasy Report Card
Results of my fantasy line-ups.

GW23's One-Gamer
The highly expected top achiever of the gameweek.

Dirk Kuyt (3 pts)
Is Gerrard's return the negative factor?


Andrey Arshavin (GW19-23)
Final Score: 24 pts
Points per Game: 4 pts
Not impressive.

Bobby Zamora (GW20-24) [8 pts - provisional]

Fernando Torres (GW21-25) [0 pts - provisional]
Still need to flirt with the nurses for a long time.

Carlos Tevez (GW22-26) [2 pts - provisional]
Scored another in Carling Cup, but that doesn't count in FPL.

Charles N'Zogbia (GW23-27) [2 pts - provisional]

GW23's Best Line-Up
My preferred squad of the week.


Ivanovic(6) --- G Cahill(6) --- Heitinga(6)

Milner(3) --- Fabregas(4) --- N'Zogbia(2) --- Pienaar(3) --- Kuyt(C)(6)

K Davies(4) --- Kalinic(8)

---Subs (in order): Green(4), N'gog(1), Kyrgiakos(9), Upson(8)---

Captain: Kuyt
Final Score: 54
Best Possible Score: 72
Team Value: £97.1m
Starting XI Value: £75.9m

Verdict: Rather good with such low budget. Too bad I didn't start Kyrgiakos.

Fantasy Times
The latest premier league news to enrich your day.

Carling Cup: Five Star United Kicked Five Star Tevez Out Of Old Trafford

Roberto Mancity Mancini faced the second lost of his career at Eastlands as Ferguson led his side defeating Manchester City 3-1 to proceed to the final.

A two goals cushion by Scholes and Carrick saw Mancini got deep into blues before Carlos Tevez's third goal of vengeance against United gave him a hope to fight in extra time. BUT the ultimate Wayne Rooney headed in a stoppage time goal to end the Italian's title hopes.

I wonder how Tevez feel now...

It's never yours, Mancini...

Drogba's Return

Following Ivory Coast's exit of African Nations' Cup, Drogba and Kalou were back at London and were set to feature in this weekend's game against Burnley.

At £11.2m, Drogba the five star striker which had been absent so long is such a tempting prospect. He'll be on full throttle to recover the goals deficit against Rooney.

Meet the dark warrior.

Fantasy Awards
Some rewards and punishments to players who performed and did not perform this week.

Fantasy Top-Gun Award

Frank Lampard (16 pts)
The legend is back.

Fantasy Never-ending Surprise Award

Sotirios Kyrgiakos (9 pts)
19 points last week is already unbelievable, yet he brought another 9 points this gameweek.