Gameweek 29 of our PPP/CTN Fantasy League seemed relatively tepid compared to previous weeks, with team tallies kept low by some barren displays by manager favourites. Star pick with a tasty 20 points came in the unlikely form of Dutch dogsbody Dirk Kuyt, who hit a sensational hat-trick for Liverpool past Man United.
Chelsea talisman Frank Lampard, a top fantasy league choice in previous seasons, signaled his reemergence with a brace and assist to garner 18 points.
Bolton defender Gary Cahill netted twice to earn 16 points, while Duff, Defoe and Doyle also all recorded doubles to yield 15, 13 and 12 points respectively.
With a two-times multiplier given to your captain’s score, the gameweek winner is usually the one who choose his skipper wisest. This stint was no exception, with Sophat Trak opting to fly the Kuyt as his main man to take his team Black Day to a triumphant total of 71 points.
Trak should count his lucky stars for the 40 point windfall, as only fellow Dream teamer Defoe was included in his squad which featured no less than three players who failed to make a single point. It’s hard to say that Trak tactics were spot on, especially considering his lowly status of 372nd in the overall standings.
Nevertheless, Black Day reigned supreme in the gameweek to collect the prize of a US$20 phone voucher and T-shirt from sponsors Cellcard.
Teams now take a week-long breather as FA Cup sixth round fixtures play out as well as next week’s Champions League clashes for Chelsea and Man United and Europa League ties for Liverpool and Man City. So hold off your transfers til just before the deadline of 6:30 on Saturday March 19.