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Wham, bam, Barcelonam

The Premier League kicked back over the long weekend after the international fixtures break, with some of the summer’s marquee signings starting to pay dividends on their hefty price tags.

Spanish striker Diego Costa has been nothing short of a revelation in his debut season for Chelsea, scoring in every match so far including notching a classy hat-trick in Saturday’s game against Swansea.

His performance helped keep his club firmly on top of the table with four wins out of four, whilst also earning the 25-year-old a superlative 17 points in the Cellcard Fantasy League.

Meanwhile, Man United’s record breaking recruit Angel Di Maria was inspired in his goal and assist over QPR on Sunday for 14 points.

Another Argentinean making the A-grade in gameweek 4 was Crystal Palace keeper Julian Speroni, who saved a penalty on the way to keeping a clean sheet against Burnley to gift 15 points to the 2.5 percent of fantasy mangers wise enough to select him.

The weekly competition was won by Quoc Nam Bui’s Barcelonam, who’d also topped the charts last week only to come a cropper for excessive transfers.

There was no disputing this week’s result, however, with Quoc’s team amassing 98 points to stand a full five clear of his nearest rivals.

Barcelonam included Costa as captain for 34 points, as well as his assist-laden team-mate Cesc Fabregas (10 points), Di Maria and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere (13). Quoc could even afford to field Chelsea’s own goal scoring John Terry at negative one point.

Quoc picks up the US$20 phone card from sponsors Cellcard for his oracular squad choices.

The next round fits snuggly inside of the weekend, headlined by the epic clash of Man City v Chelsea.

The facebook challenge, run off the Cellcard Fantasy fanpage, was an interesting affair in that a correct answer was actually given as an example in the original post.

The total number of goals in gameweek 4 was 30, with Man United, Chelsea and Southampton all finding the net four times.

Seven users – Ratana Nge, Nara DK, Ah Ka Lonely-hearts, Lin Ranndeth, Tashiyo HonestyHeart, Seyha Titiz and Denny Nau Ah – got the total and team right. Each will receive $3 phone credit as their prize.



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