Gameweek 7 of the CC/PPP/CTN Fantasy League heralded more heroics from the back line with defenders romping through for goals and a share of the spotlight.
Only one fixture, the Liverpool v Stoke stalemate, failed to register a score as the traditional powerhouses registered some rousing results.
Opening the weekend’s action were champions Man City with a 3-0 rout of visitors Sunderland.
The chief orchestrator of this victory was Serbian left back Aleksandar Kolarov, who scored the first and set up the other two to muster 20 fantasy points.
On Sunday, Tottenham defender Steven Caulker fortuitously deflected a wayward effort by Jermain Defoe into the back of the net whilst helping his side keep a clean sheet to amass 15 points.
This score was matched by Southampton’s Jose Fonte, who bagged a brace at one end but let in two and picked up a booking.
Man United’s goal scoring defenders Jonathan Evans and Patrice Evra rounded off a formidable back line in the Dream Team.
The winner of our weekly competition was highflying Mark Pastro with his side Snappers on 76 points.
While many others had either better or the same points total, Pastro’s squeaky clean policy of just one transfer during gameweek 7 helped him to the prizes of a $20 phone voucher and T-shirt courtesy of sponsors Cellcard.
The Snappers took sizeable chunks of change through the likes of Dream teamers Fernando Torres of Chelsea (12 points) and Stoke keeper Asmir Bergovic (9), as well as doubling up on the captain choice of Man City’s Carlos Tevez for 10 points.
International fixtures postpone the next gameweek until October 20, when a resurgent Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas welcomes a visit from his previous employers Chelsea.
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