Surely a gameweek where more than half of the fixtures feature at least three goals would yield some impressive Cellcard Fantasy League totals for managers. Think again.
Gameweek 7 produced the lowest set of scores in the campaign so far, and a cursory peek at the Dream Team shows why, with virtually no big names making the elite 11.
Top pick was West Ham’s New Zealander defender Winston Reid, whose goal and clean sheet garnered 15 points, all for the bargain price of just £5 million.
Manchester United’s young Belgian protégé Adnan Januzaj banged in a match-winning brace past Sunderland to earn 14 points, while Newcastle’s summer striker signing Loic Remy also did the double over Cardiff for 13 points.
The gameweek saw an old timer rise from the ashes of lowly 255th place to claim the Cellcard goodies of a $20 phone voucher and T-shirt. Lazrus Simons with his humourously named Norfolk Enchance amassed 70 points, largely attributed to having the season’s stand out individual so far, Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool, as captain for 18 points.
Southampton keeper Artur Boruc for 10 points was Simons’ only selection that starred in the Dream team.
Over in the affiliated Face-book competition run by Cellcard, the question of who will score first and how in the match between Manchester City and Everton was correctly answered by 10 participants as Romelu Lukaku with a kick. Chanrith So was the lucky winner drawn to collect the $10 phone voucher prize.
The league heads into another fortnight hiatus to accommodate 2014 World Cup qualifiers across the globe.