It's as if the weekend’s FA Cup excitement distracted (©Paul Lambert) us from the all-important business of the Fantasy League standings. The dawn of the new year was seen in with a five-goal thriller as Pellegrini’s gung-ho troops saw off the gritty Swansea City 3-2 away.
Swansea’s bountiful William Bony made into the Dream Team with two goals from that match as the Swans refused to surrender to amass 13 points. Spurs’ 2-1 win at Old Trafford saw Christian Ericksen also land 13, with a goal and
an assist. Seemingly unaffaffected by being denied an award for his Oscar-winning performance against Southampton, Chelsea’s Oscar got up to score 14 points with a goal and two assists as the Blues bested the Saints 3-0 at their place.
However, Gameweek 20 saw the unusual event of its Player of the Week going to a defender, Liverpool’s Daniel Agger. The centre-back scored and kept a clean sheet in Liverpool’s 2-0 scalping of Hull. Surely some consolation for the Dane if he is sidelined as is feared with a calf strain.
The astute manager who can spend the start of 2014 telling all his friends of his acheivement by way of a $20 Cellcard phone voucher while in the finery of a Cellcard T-shirt is Charlie Pomroy. His Sexpop amassd a titillating 74 points.
His nomination of current African Player of the Year and 2013 nominee Yaya Toure of Manchester City as captain netted him 14 points.
Agger in his defence safely bagged him the week’s highest tally of 15, while his Arsenal duo of Theo Walcott and Bacary Sagna gave him 11 and 10 respectively after they saw off red-shirted Bluebirds of Cardiff City 2-0 at the Emirates.
Gameweek 21 sees us, like the Aston Villa boss, happily focused on the magic of the, er, league. To be in with a chance of landing the Cellcard goodies make sure you have your team confirmed by 6.30 Cambodian time on Saturday at the latest.