The penultimate round of the Cellcard Fantasy League was not without its lion’s share of emotions.
It featured the epic highs of Sunderland completing their great escape and Manchester City moving to near certainties to capture their second title in three years. But there were also huge lows, with Liverpool suffering a heart-breaking 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace and Cardiff, Fulham and almost definitely Norwich condemned to the dreaded drop into the Championship.
Unsurprisingly, the two teams that won both of their matches during gameweek 37 had players that featured prominently in the Dream team, although it was perhaps unexpected that the majority of these would be from Sunderland.
Star performer by quite some margin was Man City’s sensational striker Edin Dzeko, arguably one the reason they now have a firm grip on the league trophy.
The 28-year-old Bosnian netted a brace in both games to reel in a stellar fantasy points total of 25.
Interestingly, four men tallied up 17 points each over the gameweek including Man City’s midfield maestro Yaya Toure – whose goal on Wednesday took the Sky Blues to 100 for the season – and Sunderland trio Sebastien Larsson, Marcos Alonso and Wes Brown.
The second-to-last chance to claim the weekly spoils was won by Andy Ahmed with his side Phnom Penh Thistle on 119 points.
A captain choice of Dzeko for 50 points was by far the best move Andy made in the round, but a wise transfer of Alonso and a pick of Man City’s Samir Nasri (12) were also commendable. Andy collects the $20 phone voucher and T-shirt prizes from sponsors Cellcard, who also run a concurrent competition on their Facebook Fantasy fanpage.
This week’s winner of the Facebook contest is Piseth Leng, who correctly guessed that the result of the game between Manchester City and Everton would be 3-2.
Nobody rightly stated that Ross Barkley would score first, and what a goal it was, but Piseth Leng was picked out of the lucky draw ahead of Lin Ranndeth, who also guessed 3-2.
The race for the overall prize of a 3.5G iPad, SIM card and T-shirt from Cellcard is essentially a two-horse affair, with Sabina Lawreniuk (Why always me?) and Matt Culis (PPFC) just nine points apart.
Third place Dominic Field (2BelgesJusqu’enMai) is a full 43 points adrift of the 2,432 that Sabina is leading with going into the concluding gameweek 38.