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The Saint blessed in win

Another gameweek of the Cellcard Fantasy League relatively plush with scores, although no side managed to break the four-goal ceiling.

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, favoured by less than one in a hundred of fantasy managers, notched a memorable brace past London rivals Crystal Palace to push his side back to the top of the table, in doing so topping the chart with 16 points.

The player’s tally was matched by another English midfielder in West Ham’s Kevin Nolan, who also smashed in a double to seal victory over Swansea.

Stoke’s game winning centre half Charlie Adam (15 points) would’ve joined the pair on 16 had his team kept a clean sheet against Man United.

Southampton forward Rickie Lambert, meanwhile, netted one and set up the other two in their 3-0 whitewash of a hapless Fulham to also amass 15 points.

In the weekly competition, Ivan Kun should count himself lucky as his team, The Saint, was blessed with the best total of the round despite having made no squad changes since gameweek 8.

The 77 points for Ivan were in no small part due to a captain choice of Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge for 18 points as well as picks of Nolan and Adam. Ivan could even afford to field the suspended Loic Remy of Newcastle and five players who earned just two points each.

Nevertheless, Ivan will collect the Cellcard prizes of a US$20 phone voucher and T-shirt.

The concurrently run facebook competition saw a winner selected from a lucky draw after five users correctly answered the first part of the question – What will the full-time score between Man City and Chelsea be and who will score first?

Five guessed the result would be 1-0 to Chelsea, although no one proposed Branislav Ivanovic as the decisive scorer. Thus Rathana Bee was picked out of the hat as the winner of a $20 phone card after last week’s $10 prize was rolled over.

Gameweek 25 will play out at the weekend with the dazzling opener of Liverpool v Arsenal. Swansea also host Cardiff in another tantalising clash of the Welsh clubs.

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