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The Kingdom of van der Vaart rules week

Not quite the party of points that everyone had hoped for, but gameweek 7 of our PPP/CTN fantasy league was nevertheless a fine contest. Faith in teams such as Spurs, Chelsea and Blackpool paid dividends, as a few emerging stars grabbed some impressive personal tallies.

With a blistering brace against Villa on Saturday, Spurs’ rampant new midfield signing Rafael van der Vaart took top pick this week with 15 points. Chelsea defender Alex, who gunned down Arsenal with a scorching set piece Sunday, must have pleased his suitors with 14 points, while Crouch, Adam and Gomez all earned an earnest 10 points.

So to our weekly winner, and yet again some unregistered scoundrels took first and second place. But I wont be dignifying their efforts by publishing their names; instead I’ll heap all the plaudits on Siek Sovannvichet for his team Rolling Blue FC. Despite failing to field any of the weekly Dream Team, Sovannvichet rolled out his own Blue Army of Chelsea, Man City, Wigan and Birmingham players, as well as the stomping Stoke pair of Shawcross (8) and Etherington (9) to collect a 64 points total and his claim to the weekly prize of a US$20 phone voucher and T-shirt from sponsors Cellcard.

International fixtures this weekend means another rest period for the minds of our fantasy managers, with gameweek 8 transfer deadline at 5:50pm Saturday October 16. Many of the top Premier League stars will be in action for their nations, so hold off on any hasty decisions until after any injuries are known.



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