The 13th gameweek of the CC/PPP/CTN Fantasy League was not so lucky for most, with a sedated set of scores for managers — thanks in no small part to a treble of goalless stalemates in match-ups featuring Premier League heavyweights.
The battle of Manchester raged on, with City slipping to allow United to blaze back to the top with 3-1 comeback victory over a floundering QPR.
The weekend’s standout performance, however, came from Wigan’s Jordi Gomez, who netted a hat-trick in their 3-2 win against Reading to amass a staggering 20 fantasy points.
The half a per cent of managers who picked the 27-year-old Spanish midfielder will be feeling decidedly smart right now — and so they should.
Sunderland’s Stephane Sessegnon and Tottenham’s Jermain Defoe were also star men of the Dream Team this week, with the Beninese playmaker notching 13 points from his goal and assist, and the English striker hitting a brace for 12 points.
Interestingly, both of these players (but not Gomez) were in the squad of the gameweek victor – Vichea In’s “little team”.
According to the famous adage, even a broken clock is right twice a day, and Vichea scored his winning tally of 70 points with a team unchanged so far this season.
It remains to be seen whether this line-up will strike again before the end of the campaign.
Vichea, languishing down in 417th place in the overall standings, picks up the weekly prize of a $20 phone voucher and a T-shirt from sponsor Cellcard.
Gameweek 14, which kicks off late tonight and wraps up early Thursday morning, may not have many high-profile fixtures, but it should still be intriguing to see who will win tomorrow’s derby between Chelsea and Fulham at Stamford Bridge.
Spurs will also host Liverpool in a classic clash of former champions.
Make sure you make your transfers by 2.30am Cambodian time tonight.
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