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Daravy Empire Club strikes back in gameweek 20 melee

Daravy Empire Club strikes back in gameweek 20 melee


An unorthodox 20th game-week of the PPP/CTN Fantasy League kept managers waiting until last Friday to discover their final points tallies. With Tottenham and Everton playing a game extra, it was somewhat predictable that Harry Redknapp’s red-hot Spurs would boast a wealth of prize picks for the Dream team.

Top of the bunch was Cameroonian defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto, whose outstanding haul of 24 points came from a clean sheet against West Brom, then a goal, assist and clean sheet against Everton.

With Assou-Ekotto’s home country failing to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations, Tottenham fans should expect to benefit further this month from their prolific left back.

However, fellow Dream teamers Yaya Toure of Man City and Ivory Coast (14 points) and Newcastle’s Senegalese striker Demba Ba (12 points) are heading to the January 21-February 12 tournament, hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Meanwhile, in Gameweek 20, Spurs players Younes Kaboul (14), Kyle Walker (13), Gareth Bale (12) and keeper Brad Friedel (12) filled up the entire back core of the Dream team.

Stoke’s lanky hitman Peter Crouch was the only man to net more than once during the gameweek to collect 13 fantasy points.

Our weekly winner was a familiar name, Vann Daravy, with his side Daravy Empire Club. The student topped the charts just five gameweeks ago, but this time did it with a supreme score of 94.

An inspired transfer and subsequent skipper selection of Assou-Ekotto accounted for more than half of Daravy’s points, while Bale, Man City’s David Silva (9) and Sunderland’s Nicklas Bendtner (8) were the only others of note.

Daravy earns himself another choice of either an internet dongle or a US$20 phone voucher from sponsor Cellcard.

Gameweek 21 is already upon us and concludes tonight with the Wigan v Man City clash at 3am Cambodian time.


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