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Assult and Blattery punches to the top

Assult and Blattery punches to the top


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The line between fantasy and reality become blurred on occasions, but the past weekend was not such an example. With the Chelsea v Man City blockbuster on Monday night dominating the attention in real life, but it was the less glamorous fixtures of gameweek 15 that featured most prominently in the PPP/CTN Fantasy League.

City rivals Man United bounced back from their Champions League exit midweek with a thumping 4-1 win over Wolves, and their main catalyst Nani was the deserved winner of the gameweek’s MVP award. The Portuguese playmaker bagged a brace and set up another to amass 18 points for managers.

Stoke’s own master of the midfield, Matthew Etherington, showed why he is such a valuable but cost effective asset with a double for 15 points.

Two further unlikely heroes made the Dream team list on 13 points a piece in the form of Wigan’s Victor Moses and Norwich’s Grant Holt.

Another noteworthy performance came from Swansea stopper Michel Vorm, who’s seventh clean sheet of the season included a penalty deflection amongst his six saves against Fulham. Vorm added a dozen fantasy points to his remarkable season total of 76, incredibly 2 points better than the top defender, John Terry.

It came as no surprise that the gameweek winner, Bou Chantha with his amusingly titled team Assult and Blattery, picked Nani as captain. However, a mix of Vorm (12), Wayne Rooney (12), Sebastian Larsson (10) and Luis Suarez (9) ensured Chantha was the only manager that made it past the century mark with 102 points, a full 7 points clear of his nearest rival.

Chantha scoops up the weekly prize of either an internet dongle or US$20 phone voucher along with a T-shirt from sponsors Cellcard.

Gameweek 16 promises a festive feast of fixtures, with Man City again involved in the headline event, this time at home to high firing Arsenal. Transfers must be complete by 6:30pm on Saturday.

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