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Friday, March 5, 2010

Pre-Match Analysis: Gameweek 29

Eight games only AGAIN with only 14 teams featuring. A massive headache for all.

Fantasy Predictor
My predictions for games this gameweek.

ARS VS BUR [5-0]
WHU VS BOL [2-1]
WOL VS MNU [1-3]
EVE VS HUL [3-0]
WIG VS LIV [0-2]
POR VS BIR [1-1]
SUN VS BOL [1-1]
BUR VS STO [1-0]

Fantasy Focus
Analysis of big showdowns this gameweek.

Arsenal vs Burnley
Prediction: 5-0

Title chaser Arsenal is set to thrash Burnley this Saturday to climb back on top for at least few hours and also continue the journey for their brokeleg teammate Aaron Ramsey.

Based at Emirates, Burnley, the worst visitor ever, will have less than one trillionth of chance to snatch any point here, so you better don't hope anything from them in this game. It'll be no surprise for Fabregas or Bendtner to hat-trick.

Well, personally I think Brian Laws should go and do some analysis on League Championship rather than making unnecessary struggle to win Arsenal. A move like Mick McCarthy during the game against United will be a brilliant one.

"No, you can't stop me~"

Fantasy Line-Ups
My recommendations to boost your fantasy scores.

Gw 29's One-Gamer
My highly anticipated top pointer of the gameweek.
Francesc Fabregas - £12.1m
An very obvious, ultimately superior pick.

Gw 29's Five-Gamer
My highly anticipated top pointer of the next five gameweeks.
Nicklas Bendtner - £6.1m
He's fantastic.

Gw 29's Dream Team
My favourite squad of the gameweek.


Evra- Vermaelen - Insua

Valencia - Lee - Fabregas(C) - Pienaar

Bendtner - Torres - Rooney

Substitutes (in order): Jensen - Rodwell - Distin - Bikey

My Captain: Fabregas
Other Recommended Captains: Bendtner, Rooney, Torres
Emergency Captain Strategy: Value

Starting 11 Value: £88.6m
Total Value: £105.5m

Note: Due to limited fixtures, I really don't know who should I drop in order to shift down the price. Sorry for the extravagance.

Fantasy Times
The latest football news to enrich your day.

Internationals: Peter Crouch strengthened his hopes to play in World Cup

England's game against Egypt was undoubtedly the most eye-catching game on Earth. On the bright side, Crouch scored a double - something which relieves most of England's fans as the national team is not trapped in Rooney one-man syndrome. On the dark side, Terry is still trapped in his shadow, Ferdinand is still injured and will never be his best anymore, Lescott is not the Lescott we have known in Everton...

Solve the defence, or otherwise World Cup will never be grabbed by you this summer my dear Capello...

The heaven cries with him.

No World Cup For You, Michael

Michael Owen is confirmed to miss the rest of the season - including his faint hopes of World Cup after scans on his hamstring.

After all his bitter effort to squeeze into Capello's squad, an injury snatch every single hope out from him. How melancholic it is.

Meanwhile, Rooney might not be featured in this Saturday's game due to "heavy pitch at Wembley", according to Sir Alex Ferguson. My question is, can he afford to rest him?

Officially a historical player for England.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Post-Match Analysis: Gameweek 28

Chelsea got blasted heavily by Manchester City when Manchester United lifted their first cup happily. What a chance the Blues had wasted.

Fantasy Scoresheet
Results of my score predictions. Correct Results are bolded.

Score [Prediction]
CHE 2-4 MNC [1-0]
BIR 1-0 WIG [1-0]
BOL 1-0 WOL [2-1]
BUR 1-2 POR [2-0]
STO 1-3 ARS [0-2]
TOT 2-1 EVE [1-1]
LIV 2-1 BLA [2-0]
SUN 0-0 FUL [1-2]

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

Verdict: I just couldn't believe how terribly Chelsea lost. =(

Fantasy Commentary
Summary of interesting matches this gameweek.

Chelsea 2-4 Manchester City

It was Chelsea's turn to lose points after a humiliating wipeout by Manchester City.

The game started filled with the scent of gunpowder when Bridge refused to shake his hand with John Terry.

It was Lampard's show at first when he scored to lift the Blues ahead. However, the most marvelous City's hero Carlos Tevez took the game back to the starting point with his goal near the end of the first half before another City's superhero Craig Bellamy took the away side in front after the restart.

Then the Juliano Belletti made a stupid mistake by not only conceding a red card, but also awarding a penalty which was finished by Tevez without much fuss. Ballack then was sent off as well with his second yellow and with the two men advantage, Bellamy converted his second as well.

Lampard then also made his second from the spot at stoppage time but that didn't stop Chelsea from conceding their first home defeat of the season. It must be a sour time for Ancelotti - a lost to his Italian rival coach after a defeat to his Italian rival club.

"I'm sad. Anyone willing to treat me some pizza?"

The Rest

Liverpool couldn't get any closer to their fourth place rivals despite winning Blackburn 2-1 as Tottenham recorded a crucial win against Everton with the same scoreline while Manchester City already stomped Chelsea heavily a day before.

Arsenal made a famous comeback thrill winning Stoke City 3-1 thanks to the leaders in three playing line - Fabregas, Bendtner and Vermaelen.

You really have to love him with his fabulous performance since his return.

Fantasy Report Card
Results of my fantasy line-ups.

Gw 28's One-Gamer

Dirk Kuyt - 2 pts
Clearly, Gerrard and Torres combo pushed him aside. Unfortunate.

The Five-Gamers

Didier Drogba (Gw24-28)
Final Score: 38 pts, 7.6 pts per game
A bad final game, but that doesn't erase all his wonderful performances before.

Ryan Nelsen (Gw25-29) - 7 pts*
Have no choice but to rest with his injury.

Liam Ridgewell (Gw26-30) - 7 pts*
Finally a clean sheet for Birmingham and him.

Francesc Fabregas (Gw27-31) - 26 pts*

Emiliano Insua (Gw28-32) - 1 pt*
Too bad he only managed to play due to Aurelio's injury.


Gw 28's Dream Team


Johnson R[7]- Vermaelen[8] - Insua[1]

Duff[3] - Lee[6] - Fabregas[16] - Kuyt(C)[4]

Bendtner[11] - Drogba[2] - Donovan[1]

Substitutes (unused in order): Hart[6] - Eagles[1] - Bikey[2] - Ridgewell[5]

My Captain: Kuyt

Final Score: 63
Best Possible Score: 69

Starting 11 Value: £81.0m
Total Value: £98.6m

Verdict: Should have done better if correct captain was picked.

Fantasy Times
The latest football news to enrich your day.

League Cup: United's Glory

Congratulations to the Red Devils for successfully recrowned themselves as the League Cup champions.

James Milner opened the scoreline at Wembley Stadium in early minutes. However, the day belonged to United with an equaliser by Michael Owen before substitute Wayne Rooney added the crucial victory goal at 74th minute.

Hence Manchester United has became the first club to lift League Cup title two in a row since Premier League's establishment. And they could only be happier with Chelsea losing their league game a day before...

Might not playing for England this Wednesday with some minor injury.

Fantasy Awards
A list of credits (embarrassments) to players.

Fantasy Top-Gun Award
Francesc Fabregas - 16 pts
Fantastically the god.

Fantasy Resurgence Award
Fernando Torres
Just one full game and you can already see how much impact he has when he's around.