AT the very least, gameweek 31 of the PPP/CTN Fantasy League gave a certain Man United striker something to shout about, albeit in a fashion that had the FA considering sanctions. Wayne Rooney was somewhat explicit in his celebration of completing an inspired hat-trick against West Ham on Saturday, which helped him clinch the top haul of 17 points.
Rooney’s teammate Nani remains in the lead of the overall individual totals with 175 points despite mustering just a single point for four minutes of play against the Hammers. City rivals’ Carlos Tevez is hot on his heels with 169 points total.
Meanwhile over the weekend, West Brom’s Chris Brunt saw his star performance featuring a match-winning brace past Liverpool grant him 15 fantasy points.
West Ham’s Mark Noble also notched a double to earn 14 points for wise managers, while Aston Villa’s Darren Bent and Fulham’s Bobby Zamora each grabbed 13 points for their own two goals in games.
The cream of the managerial crop from gameweek 31 was Mol Chhieng with his team Mol United. Chhieng amassed a solid 90 points spearheaded by Rooney as captain, with Brunt and Man City’s Yaya Toure (12 points) making ample additions.
Chhieng could even afford the lack of contribution from defender Patrice Evra as he emerged victorious to claim the weekly prize of a US$20 phone voucher and T-shirt from sponsors Cellcard.
With just seven sizzling rounds left in the fantasy league, Nik Ray’s laconically named Chap currently perch atop of the overall standings on 1,743, just a single point ahead of Mick Wade’s Phnom Penh Villa.
50 points separate the top 10, so the frontrunners need to make vital decisions for their skippers in the final stages to ensure victory and collection of the 3.5G iPad grand prize offered by Cellcard.
Another relatively regular gameweek awaits this weekend, with transfer deadline of 5:30pm on Saturday. So watch out for injuries to Spurs, Chelsea and Man United men from midweek action in Europe before making those essential selections.