A dozen gameweeks into the season and the Premier League delivers another barnstorming string of results to jumble up the table standings.
The CC/PPP/CTN Fantasy League also welcomed the high-scoring nature of the weekend action, with the average of 3.5 goals a game boosting many a manager’s tally.
With significant slip-ups by their main title rivals, champions Man City emphatically reclaimed the league summit with a 5-0 thrashing of Aston Villa.
Star of the show, and indeed the Dream Team, was talismanic striker Carlos Tevez.
The Argentinian enigma scored twice and set up two others to collect a massive 19 fantasy points. The haul catapulted Tevez to the top of the individual totals list on 87 points, a telling reason why nearly 40 per cent of the Fantasy League included him in their line-ups.
Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique Sanchez was also an epic pick for the week, with a clean sheet, assist and strike against Wigan amassing 18 points for the gifted Spaniard.
Tevez’s team-mate David Silva contributed his own pair of assists as well as a goal to earn 16 points.
Meanwhile, in the weekly race for glory, a simply sublime showing by Andrea Chan’s Blue Sky Empire FC heralded a winning total of 101 points.
It was perhaps fitting that the Blue Sky Empire team benefited most from selecting Sky Blues emperor Tevez as captain for 38 points, while Liverpool’s Luiz Suarez (11), Arsenal’s Lucas Podolski (10) and Carlos Cuellar (9) were also put to good effect.
Andrea Chan, as the only centurion of the gameweek and the first since late August, runs away with the weekly spoils of a $20 phone voucher and T-shirt courtesy of sponsor Cellcard.
Gameweek 13 treats us to more titillating ties this Saturday and Sunday, with Man United looking to consign former Red Devil Mark
Hughes to the sack as manager of QPR, while Chelsea take on Man City in the battle of the big trophy-holders.
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