With the fixture list missing two of its usual 10 matches, gameweek 28 of the Cellcard Fantasy League was a tricky one to make substantial totals in.
Chelsea’s new German recruit Andre Schurrle was the star of the round with a sensational hat-trick past the floundering Fulham, helping him notch up 20 points. Just eight out of every one thousand fantasy managers had opted for the 23-year-old winger due to his less than prolific recent record (seven points from Chelsea’s previous twelve games).
One player without a lack of admirers, however, is Liverpool’s Uruguayan hotshot Luis Suarez, the fantasy season’s runaway points leader, who granted the majority of managers a 15-point haul thanks to two assists and a goal against Southampton.
Newcastle’s French midfielder Moussa Sissoko also bagged 15 points for a brace over Hull.
The weekly battle was won by Soeun Sina with his team Sina FC on 87 points. Sina’s captain’s pick of Suarez for 30 points helped get him going nicely, but Dream team selections of Sissoko, Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke (13 points) and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (10) were what set him apart from the rest.
He could even afford the mistake of drafting in Swansea’s Chico, with the Spanish defender’s red card resulting in Sina losing a point off his tally.
A US$20 phone voucher and T-shirt from Cellcard are Sina’s just reward, as his team moves up to eighth in the overall standings out of nearly 700 competitors.
With 10 more gameweeks left to play, the 3.5G iPad, SIM card and T-shirt top prize is in touching distance for a few managers.
Leading the charge is Sabina Lawreniuk with her team Why always me? on 1,809 points. Matt Culis’ PPFC is just seven points behind in second, while third placed Kamplerng Thom managed by Paul St sits 61 points further back.
FA Cup ties over the weekend have slashed gameweek 29 in half, with the five matches to be held on Saturday. The London clash of Chelsea and Tottenham is the headlining fixture.
Cellcard’s Facebook fanpage competition had no one manage to completely guess the correct answer to which team would score the most goals and what the final result would be in that game.
Newcastle and Aston Villa both top scored with four goals, with four users opting for Villa but without posting the accurate 4-1 scoreline. Nevertheless, Cellcard picked out Soukey Kaunslaut as the winner of a US$10 phone voucher.