Even though more than half of the 11 fixtures in gameweek 34 of the Cellcard Fantasy League failed to muster more than a single goal each, there was still much to be admired about the Easter break battles.
The most valuable performer by a substantial margin was Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon, whose crucial goals in both of their games over the round helped the Eagles reach that 40-point mark usually synonymous with survival.
Two goals, two sets of top bonuses and a clean sheet helped the English winger rack up 23 fantasy points, all for the price of just £5.2 million.
Meanwhile, Sunderland striker Connor Wickham, whose double helped snatch a draw at Man City on Wednesday, totalled up 15 points, as did Cardiff defender Juan Torres Ruiz via his match winner at Southampton.
Over in the weekly competition, certain clued-up individuals did well to field players
featuring twice in the gameweek, none more so than Jan in’t Veld with his side BTB Resort FC which garnered a magnificent 106 points.
Jan’s skipper pick of Man City’s David Silva for 24 points was nicely bolstered by three other Dream team members, namely Puncheon, his Palace team-mate Joel Ward (10 points) and Everton’s Leighton Baines (11).
Jan collects the US$20 phone voucher and T-shirt from sponsors Cellcard for his efforts.
The overall standings saw Sabina Lawreniuk and her team Why always me? sensationally slingshot Matt Culis’ PPFC into first place after a mighty fine 97 points from the gameweek. Sabina’s side is currently on 2,254 points, 291st in the global rankings and 20 points clear of PPFC, with Dominic Field’s 2BelgesJusqu’enMai still in third on 2,187.
First place at the end of the season will receive a new 3.5G iPad, SIM card and T-shirt from Cellcard.
In the concurrently run Facebook competition (Cellcard.Fantasy), a total of eight users correctly guessed the 3-2 outcome of the Liverpool v Man City game, although none were able to identify the top points grabber as David Silva. Following a lucky draw held yesterday, Bonnita You was selected as the winner of the $10 phone card.
Gameweek 35 plays out from tomorrow until Monday with all manner of must-win matches.