The latest Cellcard Fantasy League season has continued to spring surprises with the second gameweek seeing more scarcely picked players taking top place in the Dream team.
The round’s brightest star was Tottenham midfielder Nacer Chadli, whose brace and clean sheet against QPR earned him a delectable 15 points. Only 1.3 per cent of fantasy managers had opted for the 25-year-old Belgian, currently priced at just £6 million.
Chadli’s team-mate Eric Dier had another epic match from the back, scoring in his second successive match to take home 14 points.
Meanwhile, Man City’s Montenegrin striker Stevan Jovetic delivered his own double against title rivals Liverpool to grab 13 points.
In the weekly battle for the US$20 phone voucher from sponsors Cellcard, a clear front runner was found only to fall foul of the rules.
Paul St’s Big Gun blasted to the top of the standings thanks to his high claibre total of 83 points. However, Paul played his wildcard during the gameweek and made 17 transfers, thus making him ineligible for prizes.
The same wildcard/team overhaul tactic was employed by Ollie L with his team Grimace FC, an expression he is presumably pulling when reading this as he realises his 73 points don’t mean prizes this week.
Instead, Daryl Thompson’s Forfoxsake claims the spoils with his own 73 points obtained with the use of just one transfer.
Daryl’s squad was headlined by Jovetic, although he also had strong support from Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (9 points), Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey (9), West Brom’s Andre Wisdon (8) and his captain choice of Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas for 12 points.
The concurrently-run Cellcard Fantasy facebook page competition had no less than 10 users correctly post that Man City would beat Liverpool 3-1. Though none of those guessed that Jovetic would be the top pointsman, four put either Samir Nasri (6) or Sergio Aguero (6) as their tiebreaker.
So the $20 prize is split four ways, with Ou Veasna, DyVita Chheang Ngorn, Tra Mc and Prum Mala collecting $5 phone vouchers each.