Sunday, October 17, 2010

On the Recap: Saturday's Notes

Who said that I'm a flop just now?
Here are the summary of the Saturday's games:-

Manchester United still could not protect the lead after scoring three goals (one own goal by Evra) to only draw with West Brom. The news pointed out that the main culprit was Van Der Sar with his howler. The Baggies proved that the Arsenal's win was no fluke. Good job Di Matteo. Nani got one goal and an assist but no bonus points. Quite surprise with that. The maximum bonus went to Chris Brunt of WBA due to the nature of their comeback to draw the game. Berbatov got some though. WBA next home game to Fulham should provide fantasy points for their players as their top scorer Odemwingie recovers. WBA other goal scored by some unknown by the name of Somen Tchoyi. O'Shea not playing leaves me with only ten fit players this week. For the first time in FPL I can only field one fit striker in a 4-5-1 lineup. Hope nothing worse happen.

N'zogbia produced the highest scores on Saturday with his brace (two goals in two minutes) but I doubt any manager would make him the captain. If yes than you are a really fortune teller. No surprise on the Newcastle draw. They came from behind with a last minute goal by Coloccini after Shola Ameobi equalised. Franco Di Santo provided both Wigan's assist.

Chamakh proved the man for the occasion with a goal, an assist and full bonus points. But the dive for the penalty looks very disgraceful indeed when seeing it in slo-mo. Congratulations for those who captained him. Like I said in my preview, I got perfectly right in my IKTS; a 2-1 win for Arsenal. Birmingham produced a scare by scoring first and further exposed the home team defensive frailties. A trip to Manchester City await them next week. 

Ivan Klasnic nicked the winner for Bolton and managed to be sent off after coming as a substitute. Lee Chung Yong scored the first goal and Rory 'Long Ball Thrower' Delap managed to score with his feet for Stoke. Kevin Davies got the maximum bonus with an assist for Lee's goal. In their 2-1 away win, Rafael VDV recorded the third assist in three games (including internationals) for Spurs with a delicate chip for Pavlyuchenko to tap in. Maximum bonus goes to Tom Huddlestone with a low shot from outside the penalty area that passed through everybody in front of Shwarzer's goal. For a moment the goal seemed not valid as there was a claim that Gallas was in an offside position. The goal stood as the referee overruled his linesman. Quite a controversial stuff. Fulham's goal scored by Diomansy Kamara. As predicted, Wolves and West Ham shared the spoils in this relegation six-pointer with a 1-1 score (goals by Mark Noble and Matt Jarvis).

The late game produced a stalemate between Drogba-less Chelsea and Aston Villa. Both Anelka and Carew missed plenty of chances to win this fixture. In this type of game where no goals scored, defenders of the away team usually got the bonus points as Ashley Cole did with a solid performance down the left. Ancelotti's boys were very busy in the second half but Villa managed to hold on even though Richard Dunne got off injured after ten minutes. As their closest rival (MU) could not register a win, Chelsea must be kicking themselves for not taking this opportunity to extend the gap to seven points at the top of the table.

There are rumors that Tevez could be rested after claiming too tired. Blackpool should be delighted with this news. BLA vs SUN is on Monday night to complete gameweek 8 fixtures.

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