With scores kept relatively low during a gripping gameweek 35 which saw Man United’s record-breaking 19th title ambitions suffer a severe setback, PPP/CTN Fantasy League points were at a predictable premium.
Remarkably, only one player managed to net a more than once over the weekend, although the Welsh midfielder wasn’t the one many managers have favoured this season. Fulham’s Simon Davies bagged a brace against the Black Cats to see his personal tally reach 16 points to take the MVP tag.
Hot on his heels was Liverpool’s inform Dirk Kuyt who earned 13 points for his goal and assist against Newcastle. Teammate Luiz Suarez also made the Dreamteam with a goal and assist combination to pick up 12 points.
Everything was all right for The Whites FC as manager Seng Soklay confirmed his collection of a US$20 phone voucher and T-shirt from sponsors Cellcard with a total of 83 points.
Soklay eruditely opted for Suarez as his captain for 24 points, and also fielded the likes of Kuyt, Chelsea’s Didier Drogba (9 points) and Birmingham’s Sebastien Larsson (8 points).
However, Soklay will have to make do with just gameweek prizes as his side sits in lowly 428th place out of 469 teams, way off the pace of the league leaders.
As the race for the overall prize of a 3.5G iPad heats up to plasma point, some familiar names are dominating the standings. Mick Wade’s Phnom Penh Villa has increased his lead at the summit to five points ahead of Glenn Press’ FC Walkabout Jokers who are on 1987 points.
Nik Ray’s Chap has plunged to fifth, while last season’s overall champion Brenda Wade (Mick’s mother) with her side AV Cambodia are poised in third for a final push towards repeated glory.
Gameweek 36 has a transfer deadline of 5:30pm this Saturday, but keep an eye out for injuries to first team players of Man United – the only English club left in Europe – as they do battle in their Champions League semifinal second leg against Schalke tomorrow night.
Man City and Tottenham play the only double header, so make sure you cram your team with their men to maximise your gameweek haul.