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Friday, April 9, 2010

Pre-Match Analysis: Gameweek 34

You now have five more games to improve your season. All the best!

Fantasy Predictor
My predictions for games this gameweek.

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

Fantasy Focus
Analysis of big showdowns this gameweek.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal
Prediction: 3-4

London will be full of sparks this weekend as the Gunners travel to White Hart Lane for a pretty decisive battle.

One fight for the summit while the other fight for European dream. Certainly a game worth to be watched for. Unfortunately though, both sides have a lot of injuries.

So, whose dream will come true? I think none of them. I strongly believe Tottenham will finish below of Liverpool (Liverpool on 5th) after the three games against Top 3. They just don't have the quality to defeat a team of higher class. On the other hand, without Fabregas, Arsenal's firepower is reduced by 50%.

But, the Gunners should have no problem eliminating this derby rival. I reckon them the win, and I reckon Nasri to shine.

Oh yea, Van Persie may be back as well. Scout him.

... has actually second the highest points per game - behind of his teammate Fabregas - in this season's fantasy...

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

Gw 34's One-Gamer
My highly anticipated top pointer of the gameweek.
Didier Drogba - £12.0m
With Rooney lightspeed recovery, he will have to push harder for the golden boot.

Gw 34's Five-Gamer (Last)
My highly anticipated top pointer of the next five gameweeks.
Didier Drogba - £12.0m
Three home games coming out of last five.

Gw 34's Dream Team
My favourite squad of the gameweek.


Craddock - Zhirkov - G Johnson

Nasri - Nani - N'Zogbia - Malouda

Drogba(C) - Tevez - Torres

Substitutes (in order): Sorensen - Etherington - Huth - Collins

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

Starting 11 Value: £87.0m
Total Value: £106.7m

Fantasy Times
The latest football news to enrich your day.

UEFA Champions League: NO ENGLAND

After years of domination in the Champions League, Platini's strategy seems to have worked this year - not any single club of England reached the semi-finals of UCL! This is such an irony when compared to two years before where three of the four semi-final slots were occupied by English clubs.

Arsenal's defeat to Barcelona was not a surprise. In fact, their LEAD was. With about 70% of possession even at away, the Spanish giants is just too much for the Gunners. Messi again became the Messiah with four terrific goals, peeling off Arsenal's confidence to the bottom. The England's Barcelona still have much to learn from the pioneer of on ground football.

On the other hand, Ferguson's lost his bet this time as his decision to deploy Rafael costed him a red card, which eventually brought to Manchester United's exit of Champions League. In fact, the manner in which they knocked out can only be described as a shame. They scored two in seven minutes and cushioned a three which was definitely a comfortable lead. But Olic's goal before the half and the harsh booking on Rafael eventually made United unable to roam forward. With such total control, it was not that hard for Robben to strike a wonderful volley and take their team to the next round.

So, it's Barca vs Inter and Bayern vs Lyon on the semis. Can Mourinho make his revenge against Guardiola? Stay tuned for the next round.

Chelsea shouldn't have sold him.


English clubs Fulham and Liverpool continue to shine on the Europa League after both of them qualified for the semi-finals of the competition.

The Reds gave Benfica a big lesson with a 4-1 victory on ground. The most hated Liverpool player by their fans, Lucas Leiva, had earned much positive remarks from the supporters with his brilliant goal in which he dribbled past the keeper before attempting the shot. Besides him, Torres has broken the Anfield record by becoming the first player of the Reds to score a brace on home for four consecutive games. Impressive.

As for Fulham, it was Bobby Zamora's showtime again as he struck in the only goal which secured them the progress to the semis. It is simply a brilliant performance for a small-medium size club like Fulham to go such far in the European competition.

Liverpool vs Athletico Madrid, Fulham vs Hamburg. Hope that both English clubs will meet at the final.

"Now that should shut your bad mouth up!"

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Post-Match Analysis: Gameweek 33

Manchester City took the spotlight this week with 3 goals in the opening six minutes!

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

Score [Prediction]
MNU 1-2 CHE [1-2]
ARS 1-0 WOL [2-1]
BOL 0-1 AST [1-2]
POR 0-0 BLA [2-1]
STO 2-0 HUL [2-1]
SUN 3-1 TOT [1-2]
BUR 1-6 MNC [0-2]
BIR 1-1 LIV [0-1]
FUL 2-1 WIG [2-1]
EVE 2-2 WHU [2-0]

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

Verdict: Fine.

Fantasy Commentary
Summary of interesting matches this gameweek.

Manchester United 1-2 Chelsea

The title is very near to Chelsea now after a deserved victory by them against Rooney-less Manchester United.

As expected, Florent Malouda had so much of advantage against Gary Neville and it was no surprise when he jogged towards the corner line before providing an assist to Joe Cole, in which the English tipped it in with his heel.

Both Park Ji Sung and Anelka were then had penalties both denied before the match progressed into the second half.

The Reds then provided ultimate pressure against the Blues, but without Rooney around they lacked of the accuracy needed to find the equaliser.

Didier Drogba then came in and provided the controversial goal with sealed the victory for Blues.

The Ivorian was obviously offside before he shot in a goal which was surprisingly allowed by the referee.

But in just a minute the wonder kid of United last season - Federico Macheda - pulled one goal back although the ball had contacted with his hand before going in.

Nonetheless, the goal did not change the outcome of the game and Chelsea won 2-1, which now put them 2 points ahead of the Red Devils. Malouda was again the hero with 8 fantasy points.

He played one of his better games, but unfortunately he was facing the unstoppable Malouda...

Burnley 1-6 Manchester City

Manchester City was in rampage to present to Burnley six goals in the Saturday encounter last week.

The visitor scored the first goal in as early as three minutes with Adebayor the starter for the big feast of Turf Moor.

Bellamy completed the second easily with no man guarding him after the Welsh received a through ball from Tevez.

Tevez then scored for himself thanks to Jensen's weak save against Adebayor's shot. Again, no one marked him for the rebound. And it was just six minutes after kick-off!

The home side had finally waken up after that, trying several attempts. But still they were too inferior for the multi-billion club and Patrick Vieira headed in a wonderful goal to make it 4-0.

Adebayor then continued the rampage before the break to make it 0-5 for the Clarets.

On the second half heavy rain fell and the game was much harder to be played. Still, City extended their score to six thanks to Adam Johnson's corner which directed to Kompany's head before it went in.

And with the total support of Burnley's fans, the home finally found one back of the net. Stephen Fletcher scored a beautiful goal after being set up by substitute Cork.

But that was all for Burnley and they had no choice but to accept this terrible defeat...

"I think I'll be going back to Coca-Cola League..."

The Rest

Arsenal made a last-gasp victory thanks to Nicklas Bendtner.

Darren Bent scored two but almost cost his team a victory after failing to convert two penalties before securing the score 3-1 against his former club Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool were held draw thanks to a ridiculous substitution of Torres in as early as 62nd minute by Rafa Benitez, while Zola's decision to give a holiday to his players looked to be a success as their team grabbed a point against Everton.

Spotlight of the week.

Fantasy Report Card
Results of my fantasy line-ups.

Gw 33's One-Gamer

Carlos Tevez - 12 pts
Another rock solid performance. Bravo!

The Five-Gamers

Nicklas Bendtner (Gw29-33)
Final Score: 27 pts, 5.4 pts per game
You could do much worse for a striker with low price.

James Milner (Gw30-34) - 18 pts*
Not even playing!

Carlos Tevez (Gw31-35) - 38 pts*

Fernando Torres (Gw32-36) - 15 pts*
He might have scored one or two if Benitez did not change him off so early.

Samir Nasri (Gw33-37) - 1 pt*
Only played as sub.


Gw 33's Dream Team


Baines[4] - Hughes[2] - G Johnson[5] - Huth[6]

Nasri[1] - Duff[6] - A Young[9] - Malouda[8]

Tevez(C)[24] - Torres[2]

Substitutes (in order): Sorensen[6] - Collins[8] - Arteta[x] - Zamora[x]

My Captain: Tevez

Final Score: 73
Best Possible Score: 80

Starting 11 Value: £84.5m
Total Value: £103.9m

Verdict: A strong result.

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

Fantasy Top-Gun Award
Adam Johnson - 14 pts
The new Stephen Ireland of Manchester City has shown his true quality.

Fantasy "Two" Award
Darren Bent
Scored two goals and missed two penalties!

Fantasy Dubious Substitution Award
Rafael Benitez
When the players are so desperate to win, he put off their morale by substituting Torres out.