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Friday, March 19, 2010

Pre-Match Analysis: Gameweek 31

15 games this week! The most breath taking fantasy weekend which will very much decide how far you will go this season!

Fantasy Predictor
My predictions for games this gameweek.

AST VS WOL [3-0]
EVE VS BOL [4-0]
POR VS HUL [2-1]
STO VS TOT [0-0]
SUN VS BIR [1-1]
WIG VS BUR [1-0]
ARS VS WHU [3-1]
MNU VS LIV [2-3]
FUL VS MNC [0-1]
BLA VS CHE [1-2]
WHU VS WOL [2-0]
AST VS SUN [2-0]
MNC VS EVE [2-2]
POR VS CHE [1-3]
BLA VS BIR [2-1]

Fantasy Focus
Analysis of big showdowns this gameweek.

Manchester United vs Liverpool
Prediction: 2-3

The hottest derby in the world is going to run again this weekend with the title contenders Manchester United the host this time.

Manchester United's form has always been on a red hot run throughout the season, which contrasts Rafa's army's shaky form a lot.

At so, why still predict the Merseysider Reds to shine?

Well, just as my last prediction of Manchester United-Liverpool encounter, spirit takes a big factor in such derbies. Liverpool is now starring as the biggest sentinel of all time, not only protecting their status as the usual top four of the year, but also as the most top flight league title holders of 18 times. These ambitions, when compared to Manchester United ones, can really ignite drive Liverpool much stronger than their biggest derby rivals.

The best thing about this game is the Rooney-Torres encounter which can really decide the whole outcome of the game. Rooney is a so complete striker who virtually play in any position upfront. However, he'll have problem getting past Javier Mascherano-the defensive beast, and jumping higher than Sotirios Kyrgiakos to perform his most accurate heading ever, unless Berbatov is performing at his best to draw the attention of Liverpool's defence.

Meanwhile, Torres is proven to be much superior against Vidic-Ferdinand duo, and unless they both performed at their very best, I don't think they can stop him. The Spanish star had already scored four in his last two games, which will give a big sign of fear to Sir Alex Ferguson. Not to be forgotten there's also Gerrard on his back - the deadly duo which had given the Red Devils much trauma during their last several encounters.

With nothing to lose, Liverpool will be much more determined and hence, as a Liverpool and Torres supporter I stand on their side this time. Let's enjoy this game and hope both Rooney and Torres will give us a lot of goals in our fantasy teams.

Hope that he won't become the culprit again...

Manchester City vs Everton
Prediction: 2-2

Champions League chaser Manchester City will host Everton on the replacement fixture taking place next midweek.

The Eastlanders are in a fluctuating form, with only two games won on their last five, while the Merseysiders are on a fine run of form after bouncing back from their early season misery.

I believe both sides will be even-stevens, with plenty of goals coming. Arteta is a must pick for me, while the likes like Carlos Tevez, Adam Johnson and Steven Pienaar are good addition to your squads as well.

So can Manchester City continue to push up to realise their top four aspirations? It's still a big riddle now but we all know that the outcome of this game may really much change their destiny...

Another couple of good displays and he should be on the way to South Africa.

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

Gw 31's One-Gamer
My highly anticipated top pointer of the gameweek.
James Milner - £8.4m
With two games on home, I think he will score more than Drogba who's two games away.

Gw 31's Five-Gamer
My highly anticipated top pointer of the next five gameweeks.
Carlos Tevez - £8.9m
Some moderate to easy fixtures coming after this gameweek double.

Gw 31's Dream Team
My favourite squad of the gameweek.


Baines - Ivanovic - Collins

Milner(C) - Arteta - Malouda - A Young

Tevez - Drogba - Bendtner

Substitutes (in order): Sorensen - A Johnson - Scharner - Upson

My Captain: Milner
Other Recommended Captains: Drogba
Emergency Captain Strategy: Value

Starting 11 Value: £82.4m
Total Value: £103.0m

Fantasy Times
The latest football news to enrich your day.

Champions League: Mourinho's Revenge

Jose Mourinho has made a sweet revenge on Roman Abramovich as his side had won Chelsea 1-0 on Stamford Bridge to make it 3-1 in aggregate.

Samuel Eto'o scored the only goal of the match to make sure Inter proceeds to the last eight round of Champions League.

The outcome might be cause Chelsea to collapse, so beware when buying their players.

On the same round we also saw Barcelona easily scored four to take a step further than VfB Stuttgart.

"I should've still been the manager of Chelsea!"

Europa Cup: English Clubs Are Tough

Liverpool and Fulham prove that they are not an easy pie as they punished Lille and Juventus respectively to qualify for the round of last eight of Europa Cup.

Two goals from El Nino and another from Gerrard had saw the Reds recovered from their one goal deficit last week - and also gave Manchester United a big warning. Meanwhile, Fulham's reversal was much more dramatic with Trezeguet scored first to record a 4-1 aggregate for the Italian giants before the Cottagers eventually returned them four goals to win the round of 16.

You simply can't underestimate clubs from the most popular football league in the world...

Our missing on form Torres is back!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Post-Match Analysis: Gameweek 30

A week of strikers with many popular picks scoring wild this gameweek!

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

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

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

Verdict: Rather brilliant!

Fantasy Commentary
Summary of interesting matches this gameweek.

All Games

Pavlyuchenko, Bendtner, Drogba, Rooney and Torres all performed spectacularly as they led their team for a crucial win respectively.

Bolton easily sunk Wigan 4-0, while an awful Manchester City playing on last weekend saw them luckily equalised Sunderland through wonder kid Adam Johnson on stoppage time.

Other than that, we also saw strong-willed Birmingham drawn Everton after being two goals behind of the Toffees and Burnley trapped further into the swamp of relegation after a defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers.

While the double gamed Aston Villa only managed to get four out of six, with only one goal by Milner and another by an own goal.

Easily the best player of the week.

Fantasy Report Card
Results of my fantasy line-ups.

Gw 30's One-Gamer

Fernando Torres - 19 pts
A perfect prediction! Unarguably the best this gameweek in both reality and fantasy perspective.

The Five-Gamers

Liam Ridgewell (Gw26-30)
Final Score: 10 pts, 2 pts per game
Birmingham is currently in an awful form of defence.

Francesc Fabregas (Gw27-31) - 32 pts*
Rested due to injury.

Emiliano Insua (Gw28-32) - 4 pts*
Too bad the defence was loose in final minutes.

Nicklas Bendtner (Gw29-33) - 16 pts*
He just can't stop.

James Milner (Gw30-34) - 12 pts*
A great start.


Gw 30's Dream Team


Insua[2] - Corluka[5] - Collins[8]

Milner[12] - A Young[5] - N'Zogbia[6] - Modric[2]

Bendtner[11] - Torres(C)[38] - Rooney[13]

Substitutes (in order): Jensen[0] - Ivanovic[2] - Scharner[x] - Lee[6]

My Captain: Torres

Final Score: 104
Best Possible Score: 108

Starting 11 Value: £82.0m
Total Value: £102.0m

Verdict: Strong choice of forwards and captain. =)

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

Fantasy Top-Gun Award
Fernando Torres - 19 pts
His assist to Aquilani is such a brilliant masterpiece.

Fantasy Lady Luck Award
Roman Pavlyuchenko
Everytime he performed an awful shot, there's another better chance for him to score.