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Pisey cashes in on Berbatov blitz

Pisey cashes in on Berbatov blitz

A bumper gameweek 24 promised great things and delivered with aplomb. Of course, fantasy managers still had to pick the right players, and woe betides those who skipped on Dimitar Berbatov. Man United’s Bulgarian goal machine was yet again in sparkling form to net a hat-trick and a brace in successive games to haul in a record 29 points for the week.

Unsurprisingly, the PPP/CTN Fantasy League was littered with centurions, far too many to mention. However, hats must go off in reverence of our weekly winner Pisey Peng, whose team East Lion FC registered a monumental total of 168. Of course, having Berbatov as captain for 58 sweet points was the catalyst for such an achievement, but with the likes of Dream team picks of Clint Dempsey (18), Charlie Adam (17), Ashley Young (16) and Fernando Torres (16) in his lineup, Pisey must be fairly chuffed with his selection.

By the terms of our fantasy league rules, Cellcard employees are prohibited from claiming the weekly prize of a US$20 phone voucher and T-shirt. To paraphrase a joke about English buses, you wait for ages for a Cellcard employee to win and then two finish first and second. Fellow Cellcard colleague of Pisey’s, Dara Keo, also put in a sterling performance with his team Cityvilla UTD for 155 points.

Thus the prize shifts down to our next registered top tactician, Van Narong with his side Chaktomuk FC on 141, who will have all four faces smiling as he collects his spoils from the Cellcard office.

With FA Cup rounds set for this weekend, the ten games of gameweek 25 will be squeezed into the first two days of February. Transfer deadline is 2:30am Wednesday morning with the extra wildcard still available for those who haven’t used it yet, which doesn’t include any of our winners from this week.

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