The performances of two of Gameweek 24’s Dream Teamers at the weekend represented two entirely different realities. On the one hand, West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt’s goal and an assist, together with three bonus points, saw him hailed as the Gameweek’s Star Man with 13 points.
As Albion fans were celebrating a hard-won point, Burnley supporters were left ruing the loss of another two as for the second home game in a row they squandered a two-goal advantage.
And it needed a late goal-line clearance from defender Ben Mee to make sure Burnley even took a point from the game and didn’t repeat the 3-2 loss against Crystal Palace in the previous home tie.
In the first half, Sean Dyche’s side played the Premier League football they are capable of and stormed into a well-deserved 2-0 lead.
But Brunt’s header just before the break knocked the stuffing out of the Lancashire side, and it was no shock when Brunt set up West Brom’s Brown Ideye for the equaliser.
With both teams in the thick of the relegation battle, if West Brom stay up by a point it will be that man Brunt to thank, and if Burnley drop, it will be down to their lack of Premier League street smarts.
Meanwhile, in the game-week’s glamour game, Spurs came back from a goal down to beat Arsenal 2-1 at White Hart Lane with two goals from Harry Kane. In a pulsating match, Spurs outplayed the Gunners to thoroughly deserve the north London bragging rights.
Ly Buneiv, the manager of Virus, who with 80 points was Gameweek 24’s Mauricio Pochettino and as such receives the spoils of $20 worth of Cellcard phone credit with which to rightfully brag.
Buneiv had Chelsea’s Eden Hazard as captain for 20 points and two other members of the Dream Team, Tottenham’s Kane with 12 points for scoring two and getting three bonus points, and Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno with nine points.
Another notable Dream Teamer was Saints defender Maya Yoshida with 12 points, and Burnley striker Danny Ings can overcome some disappointment with the fact he also made the Dream Team with 11 points for a goal and an assist.
Kloung Sivly and Kosal SC share the Facebook competition prize for correctly guessing that, out of the Liverpool and north London derbies, Arsenal keeper David Ospina would make the most saves.
Gameweek 25 was played midweek to allow for the coming FA Cup weekend and so the winners of the Cellcard prizes will be announced next week