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Friday, April 23, 2010

Pre-Match Analysis: Gameweek 36

A final push for your fantasy season! Keep fighting!

Fantasy Predictor
My predictions for games this gameweek.

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

Fantasy Focus
Analysis of big showdowns this gameweek.

Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur
Prediction: 2-1

Fully armed Tottenham will travel to Old Trafford, aiming to grab full nine points from the three consecutive games with top three.

Gareth Bale had been superb against Arsenal and Chelsea, and with Gary Neville marking him, it won't be too hard for him to complete the hat-trick.

Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney is still so quiet since his return from the injury. He has yet to score a goal for Manchester United.

Nonetheless, Tottenham's away form is pathetic and hence I think United should take a narrow win against them...

Will be on high pressure...

Arsenal vs Manchester City
Prediction: 2-2

Adebayor will return to Emirates Stadium to secure a victory which may take them to Champions League.

The Eastlanders have just suffered another last minute defeat to their derby rivals Manchester United, while the Gunners pathetically conceded three goals in the last ten minutes to hand three points to Wigan.

With injuries troubling the home side, City should be able to win easily, but there's too much of uncertainties, with the return of Van Persie and the ridiculous substitutions of Mancini being the keys in deciding the game.

I think for pride, for revenge, for a lesson to Adebayor, Arsenal should be able to defend their homeground...

Ex-captain back to his "new" hometown.

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

Gw 36's One-Gamer
My highly anticipated top pointer of the gameweek.
Tim Cahill - £8.2m
Fulham should be giving up this game and preparing for Europa League's second league.

Gw 36's Dream Team
My favourite squad of the gameweek.


Baines - Bale - Craddock - G Cahill

T Cahill (C) - A Young - M Taylor - Arteta

Tevez - Rooney

Substitutes (in order): Hahnemann - Parker - Bent - Collins

My Captain: T Cahill
Other Recommended Captains: Arteta
Emergency Captain Strategy: Value

Starting 11 Value: £80.4m
Total Value: £97.9m

Fantasy Times
The latest football news to enrich your day.

UEFA Europa League: Looking Good

Fulham managed to secure a goalless draw away at Hamburg while Liverpool lost 0-1 to Torres' former club Athletico Madrid.

The result is fairly good to Fulham but not quite the same for Liverpool.

While the Cottagers only need a victory at home to get into the final, the Reds will need at least two goals to qualify in 90 minutes. This might be too much without Fernando Torres around.

Can England book both place in Hamburg? Or none of them at all?

Scored the only goal of the first leg.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Post-Match Analysis: Gameweek 35

Interesting gameweek with City and Chelsea the loser and United and Tottenham the winner. The battles for first and fourth are reignited!

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

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

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

Verdict: Unhappy results.

Fantasy Commentary
Summary of interesting matches this gameweek.

Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United

Mancini has sent his team away from Champions League after making two idiotic substitutions to give United the much needed last gasp victory in order to push for the title.

The game was rather stagnant with the Red Devil's brick on the back, which minimized the attack of the home side led by Carlos Tevez.

However, the game has much changed as Mancini withdrawn Adam Johnson at the second half. That move had pretty much given United much relief in defence and they can now focus more on the offence.

But Mancini's just brilliant. He further destroyed his team by changing De Jong who's capable of halting the threat from the middle with a defenceless Stephen Ireland. And that move proved to be fatal as Paul Scholes scored the victory goal just before the whistle blown.

GREAT, Mancini. =)

That goal can possibly make United's extension on his contract a great great bargain.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Chelsea

Another five star performance by Gareth Bale has allowed Tottenham to pass both round of tough league game with full marks.

Chelsea had never won at White Hart Lane since 2006 and the streak was expected to continue as Tottenham had a brilliant start. The ten million pound signing Bale almost won a penalty for Spurs only to be confirmed it was a clean tackle from Ferreira.

But karma has hit John Terry as the captain who escaped from a hand ball penalty last week was accused to touch the ball with his arm. Jermaine Defoe then stepped up to the spot to give the home side the lead.

Gareth Bale then doubled the lead through a spectacular breakthrough over the slow Paulo Ferreira - who I will never trust - to blast the ball over with his right foot.

Terry then continued his catastrophic day with a suspension in around 60 minutes after conceding two yellows. His sending off eventually put off Chelsea's reversal hopes.

Lampard only managed to give themselves a consolation at stoppage time, but that goal served nothing but to allow Manchester United to close the gap back to one point.

The future of Wales.

The Rest

Aston Villa claimed six points from their double gamer for the first time, while Torres-less Liverpool had an easy win against West Ham to keep the battle for sixth an exciting one.

Wigan made a famous victory to reverse Arsenal's two goal lead in final ten minutes and sent the latter out of the title race.

Cheap keeping.

Fantasy Report Card
Results of my fantasy line-ups.

Gw 35's One-Gamer

Ashley Young - 6 pts
Nothing much offered but the 180 minutes of playing time.

The Five-Gamers

Carlos Tevez (Gw31-35)
Final Score: 51 pts, 8.5 pts per game
Great great performance.

Fernando Torres (Gw32-36) - 15 pts*
His season has ended with a surgery.

Samir Nasri (Gw33-37) - 7 pts*
Finally offered something.

Didier Drogba (Gw34-38) - 7 pts*
Not the Didier Drogba I've expected.


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

Fantasy Top-Gun Award
Matthew Taylor - 15 pts
It's such a long time since we've seen him performing.

Fantasy Big Gamer Award
Gareth Bale
The only left back in EPL that he have yet to surpass is Patrice Evra.