The traditional Boxing Day fixtures created a festive buzz for Gameweek 18 of the Cellcard Fantasy League.
League leaders Chelsea stayed ahead of the pack with a 2-0 win while the other top four clubs – Man City, Man United and Southampton – all kept up the pace with 3-1 victories over their opponents.
The main man for fantasy managers was Man United captain Wayne Rooney, who fired back to prominence with a brace and assist against Newcastle for 16 points.
Chelsea captain John Terry, meanwhile, also gave an inspired performance with a goal and clean sheet for 15 points. And Man City’s David Silva was in form again with a goal and assist for 14 points.
The weekly winner of US$20 phone credit from Cellcard was Im Montha with his team SR United, which racked up an impressive 111 points, in no small part due to having Rooney’s points doubled as his skipper choice.
Montha’s squad also featured four other Dream Team selections – Terry, Spur’s Harry Kane (12 points), Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling (11) and Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson (11).
Gameweek 19 wraps up with Swansea’s visit to Liverpool tonight and will not only signify the halfway point of the season, but also the awarding of some stellar prizes from Cellcard.
Top spot in the overall standings – which yesterday afternoon was occupied by Dominic Field’s Ych-y-fi on 1,108 points – will earn an Alcatel C9 phone and SIM card worth $60.
An Alcatel Mini phone and SIM card is up for grabs for the second placed finisher and an Alcatel C5 phone and SIM card will be received by the third manager. SIM cards are also being given out to the fourth and fifth finishers after tonight’s summation of gameweek 19.
The same prizes will be distributed to the same places at the end of the campaign.
Gameweek 20 is another auspicious one-day affair, that day being the first of 2015.