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Young Stars light up fantasy league week

Young Stars light up fantasy league week

Not a good week for the reigning Premier League champions but a great one for their city rivals as the Sky Blues romped to 6-1 smashing of United. Incredulously, of the Man City members only striker Edin Dzeko graced the PPP/CTN Fantasy League Dream team thanks to his brace and assist for 13 points.

The Most Valuable Player award fell to Everton’s lightning quick Dutch midfielder Royston Drenthe, on loan from Real Madrid, who netted one and set up two more to total a sweet 16 points.

Drenthe’s compatriot Rafael van der Vaart of Spurs was not far behind after bagging a brace to earn 15 points, while Arsenal’s Ivory Coast hitman Gervinho completed a fine game with a goal and two assists to also bring home 15 points.

Struggling Sunderland secured a major fillip with a crucial 2-0 away win over Bolton and in doing so contributed a trio of players to the elite eleven, including Beninese playmaker Stephane Sessegnon on 13 points.

Our weekly winner Sreng Hongkhorng tallied an impressive 87 points with his team Young Stars FC.

Ironically, it was the not so youthful experience of Van der Vaart as captain, along with Dzeko and team-mate David Silva (12 points) and veteran defender Wes Brown of Sunderland (9) that did the damage for Sreng’s side.

He collects the weekly spoils of either an internet dongle or US$20 phone voucher as well as a T-shirt from sponsors Cellcard.

Gameweek 10 spills over into Monday night and the main focus will be on a fascinating London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal on Saturday. Transfers deadline is the usual 5:30pm on Saturday.

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