Ollie L, manager of Grimace FC, was smiling this week as Aston Villa’s Belgian one-man attack machine Christain Benteke helped him amass a massive 124 points and the $20 Cellcard phone credit bounty.
Villa and QPR (again) were in the unusual position of playing twice in the gameweek, and it was in their 3-3 draw on Tuesday night that Benteke bagged a hat-trick to add to his single in the Claret and Blue’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday.
Arsenal played outstanding football in their 4-1 demolition of Liverpool on the same day and Chelsea kept up their hold on the Premier League summit with a 2-1 win at home to Stoke.
Manchester City, however, were floored by Jason Puncheon’s superb free kick in a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, falling to fourth behind bitter city rivals United.
Ollie had Benteke as captain for a doubled 46 points, and other Dream Teamers, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Eden Hazard of Chelsea, all accruing 13 points.
Other Dream Teamers of note were QPR striker Charlie Austin with 21 points for scoring two, with two assists, his QPR team-mate Matthew Phillips with 20 for scoring one and assisting one, and Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera 15 for bagging a brace against the Villains.
The were two winners of the Cellcard Facebook competition, with Sopheak Li and Lim Heng Sreng correctly predicting that that Sanchez would pick up the most points in the Arsenal-Liverpool match with 13.
Gameweek 32 will be played over the weekend, and the standout tie being what promises to be a full-throttle Manchester derby on Sunday night.