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Minburi Eagles shoot up highest in week 33

Minburi Eagles shoot up highest in week 33

The Premier League delivered yet another barnstorming round blessed with a bounty of goals and assists to boost points tallies in the Cellcard Fantasy League over the long weekend.

Only two fixtures managed to produce less than two goals each, although both were vital 1-0 wins for relegation struck sides.Routs for Tottenham, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Man United, Everton and Man City, meanwhile, were welcomed by many a manager.

The most prolific individual of Gameweek 33’s was Man United midfielder Juan Mata, who has quickly refound his form with his new club after his embittered exit from title chasers Chelsea during the January transfer window.

The Spaniard scored twice and set up another, with a clean sheet and bonus pushing his weekly total to an impressive 19 points.

Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon grabbed his own brace and clean sheet to take home 16 points, while fellow midfielders Christian Eriksen of Tottenham and Steven Gerrard of Liverpool amassed 15 points a piece.

The weekly contest was comfortably won by James Hutchinson with his team Minburi Eagles FC collecting 91 points.

Hutchinson clinched the Cellcard goodies of a US$20 phone voucher and T-shirt through a familiar captaining of Liverpool’s Luis Suarez for 10 points, while the squad was also bolstered by the inclusions of Mata, Gerrard and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku (12 points).

As we enter the final five rounds of the season, things are staying interesting in the overall standings. Matt Culis’ PPFC (2,171 points) maintains his slender six-point advantage over Sabina Lawreniuk’s Why always me?, with Dominic Field’s 2BelgesJusqu’enMai a relatively distant third on 2,116.

The concurrently running facebook fanpage competition (Cellcard Fantasy) posed the question: What will be the total amount of goals scored in gameweek 32?

Apparently the clue was in the question as the answer was 32, with the tie-breaker of which game would have the most goals turning out to be Tottenham’s 5-1 romp over bottom club Sunderland.

Only one user, Rena Cool, managed to guess both answers correctly and deservedly gets the $10 phone voucher prize.

Gameweek 34 extends out into the middle of next week, with the Man City v Liverpool clash on Sunday capturing the lion’s share of attention.

It’s worth noting that Man City, Sunderland, Everton and Crystal Palace all have double headers in the round, while Man United and Hull are not featuring.


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