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An armed forces team win Gameweek battle

An armed forces team win Gameweek battle


Its still early doors in the Premier League but that won’t stop the likes of Swansea, Everton and Chelsea celebrating their promising starts. The three are the only teams with nothing but wins from their opening fixtures, as Champions League champions Chelsea nestle on top thanks to their third straight victory.

Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard is firmly pegging down his status as an inspired summer marquee signing with another starring role for Chelsea, including his first goal for his new club and his sixth assist to collect 13 points in the CC/PPP/CTN Fantasy League.

However, Hazard was pipped to the post of Dream Team top player by Swansea’s Angel Rangel. The amusingly named Spanish defender netted at one end and kept a clean sheet at the other for 14 points.

One of last year’s goalkeeping sensations, Ali Al Habsi, of Wigan notched up an impressive 10 points thanks to his clean sheet and six stellar saves against Southampton.

A clear winner emerged from the melee of Gameweek 2 as Andy Ahmed with his side RCAF United expressed his military might as the only centurion of the week on 104 points.

Andy’s fearsome footmen featured the common skipper choice of Hazard for 26 points, as well as four other Dream teamers including Man City’s Carlos Tevez (12), Chelsea’s Fernando Torres (11), Swansea’s Miguel Michu (10) and Man United’s Rafael da Silva (9).

The fact that Andy has swapped out Rangel as one of his four allotted transfers was rendered academic thanks to his other wise selections. The teacher picks up his prize of a US$20 phone voucher and T-shirt courtesy of sponsors Cellcard.

The next gameweek is again a snug fit inside the two-day weekend, with Liverpool facing another stern test against Arsenal, who have still yet to lace their scoring boots. It will also be the second week in a row that newcomers Reading will not feature, having has their scheduled Sunderland clash on Saturday postponed due a waterlogged pitch.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dan Riley at [email protected]


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