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Fantasy Football Sunday Review

Sunday Review Gameweek 21 – FPL Fantasy Premier League

Newcastle 0-2 Man City

Photo 12-01-2014 21 08 34In the early Sunday game sponsored by “Specsavers” Newcastle will feel rightly aggrieved after losing this engrossing encounter that saw City move to the top of the Premier League. Edin Dzeko gave the away side the lead in the 8th minute when the brilliant Aleksander Kolarov broke down the left and sent in a fine cross that was met by the Bosnian striker who tucked the ball into the net beyond Tim Krul. But the main talking point, and yet another diabolical refereeing decision, occurred in the 33rd minute when Cheick Tiote scored what should have been a thumping 30 yard goal, Yoan Gouffran was contentiously ruled to be off-side when the ball was struck but clearly he did not touch the ball. The officials deemed him to have been in Joe Harts’s line of sight but, as Alan Pardew argued at length later, the keeper would have had no chance anyway such was the ferocity of the strike. The resulting melee saw Cabaye and Sissoko booked for dissent and it was clear that the Newcastle players were affected by the decision. Having had 80% of the possession after City’s first goal the home side were right to be annoyed. The half time whistle couldn’t come soon enough for both managers as yellow cards were issued to players from both  sides for needless misdemeanours. The second half could have gone either way, Cabaye threatening from distance for Newcastle and Negredo and Nasri coming close for City. Loic Remy was the villain this time for the Toon as he wasted the hosts’ best chance, firing straight into Hart’s legs as the City defence were caught napping. The match had eight minutes of injury time mainly due to a cynical foul by Yanga-Mbiwa who brought down Samir Nasri and he was forced to leave the game on a stretcher close to tears. Initial reports are that it could be a serious knee injury. City now started to push forward in an attempt to kill the game off and after Fernandinho had hit the bar with a header and Steven Taylor had cleared off the line, Negredo finished the game off by rolling the ball in after a rebound from Tim Krul in the final seconds. The City juggernaut keeps rolling on and if they can win ugly away from home consistently they will be very difficult to stop in the march towards another Premier Title.

Bonus Points: Kolarov (3), Dzeko (2), Demichelis & Silva (1)

Stoke 3-5 Liverpool

s and sSundays other match was a torrid and boring affair and not worthy of a mention!! Good grief, we were treated to a fantastic spectacle that had everything you could want on a Sunday afternoon. Liverpool emerged the winners after a quite remarkable game and looked to be walking it having raced into a two goal lead within 32 minutes following a Ryan Shawcross own goal and a Luis Suarez strike. But the Britannia Stadium is a difficult place to get a result and having only lost one of their last ten at home Stoke were not going to roll over and lie down. Mark Hughes has instilled some fight in this team and two ex-Liverpool players did their damndest to get Stoke back into the game, first Peter Crouch’s header pulled one back before Charlie Adam thumped in the second from the edge of the area to pull Stoke level.
Steven Gerrard on his 650th Liverpool appearance, restored Liverpool’s lead on 51 minutes with a penalty after Raheem Sterling drew Marc Wilson into a foul and then Suarez fired in an angled shot to make it 4-2 to the visitors, following some wonderful play from Daniel Sturridge who cut inside from the left to set him up. Jonathan Walters looked to have set up a tense finish by reducing the deficit in the 85th minute, but Sturridge celebrated his return from an ankle injury by scoring Liverpool’s fifth, having seen his initial effort saved by Jack Butland he was able to find the net on the second attempt. A great game to watch and more interestingly for us FPL Managers, “S & S” could be back!

Bonus Points: Suarez (3), Gerrard (2), Sturridge (1)

This article was written by Eddy

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  1. 49
    Potty Procky says:

    As i am ex Goalkeeper this is my specilized Field.
    This current Mwk how many went with Hart???
    Potty did and he is now a shoe in.
    But a keeper that many of you should buy as a rotating man with your No1 is….
    Adrian of West Ham.
    Dont say i did not tell you.

  2. 50
    Colriles says:

    Hey all, this weekend made it painfully clear that my skimping on defensive quality with my WC hurt me. I’m still planning Ozil > Ramsey to fund Lukaku > Aguero but anyone see a way I can upgrade Bardsley to Azpi or Kolarov? Any other defender from a top team I should be looking at? Cheers!

    • 50.1
      The B says:

      Id suggest adding SOTON cover at the back. With return of Shaw/Clyne/Boruc and a run of decent fixtures, the team is showing defensive quality once again.

      • Colriles says:

        Cheers B, yeah good shout. I’ve had Shaw, Boruc & Gazza most of the year. Will it be Azpi that loses his place once Ivanovic is back?

        And what’s with the new grav? A classy Berba?

        • The B says:

          Yeah I think Azpi will lose out.

          Yes, just paying tribute to Berbs. Rumours are that he might leave soon. Dont want that to happen unless we sign Bent.

  3. 51
    Elchico90 says:

    Hey all,
    This is my team for GW22, have to wait and see about Aguero. Going to go with SAS for two weeks at least : 0FT 0.4 in the bank
    Krul, Mannone
    Coleman, Koscielny, Azpilicueta (Chester, Ward)
    Silva, Ozil, Oscar, Januzaj (Ki Sung-Yueng)
    Suarez, Sturridge, Aguero.

  4. 52
    The B says:

    Is this your WC team? If yes then looks pretty good.

  5. 53
    jamesimmo says:

    Afternoon guys, 2 questions, please advise if you can:

    1) wildcarding in GW 24, and mids for under 8.7 worth taking a punt on til then?

    2) in my WC team, is Sturridge & 5.5m mid or Bony / Carroll & Ramsey better? Or even Özil / Berahino in an extreme case? 14.8m to spend on 2 players basically..

    • 53.1
      The B says:

      1. City faces Cardiff and Spurs next. With Nasri out for 2 months, Navas could be a good punt unless we are quite sure that Milner will get game time instead.
      Otherwise Id go for Wilshere/Arteta, depending on who goes forward more.

      2. My personal choice would be Bony/Carrol and Ramsey. This way i dont have to be too dependent on Sturridge performing every week, because a 5.5M mid is priced 5.5M for a reason. smile

      • jamesimmo says:

        B – I have just seen West Ham’s fixtures from GW 24 onwards (when I WC) and have decided to go for him smile then it’ll just he a toss up for Ramsey / Cabaye, probably Ramsey as I only have Sagna for Arsenal coverage right now.. (cheers Walcott) so yeah

        Navas is a good pick, but I have 3 City players already now! Got Negredo in for Rooney, if City destroy Cardiff I should be in business.. anyways, I currently have Brunt, would it he worth a hit to get in Wilshere / Arteta, or should I just stick with the West Brom man?

        • The B says:

          Although Fulham is conceding goals recently like its their motto or something, i still wont suggest a hit for Wilshere/Arteta.
          Just stick with Brunt then 😉

        • jamesimmo says:

          Cheer mate. I barely recognised you with your new ultra classy gravatar there! 😉 Nice at pet at going undercover after ButlandGate,, laugh

        • jamesimmo says:

          Cheer mate. I barely recognised you with your new ultra classy gravatar there! 😉 Nice attempt at going undercover after ButlandGate,, laugh

        • The B says:

          Been Butters for too long. Now im Berbatov.

          Should help me transform from stupid Butland.

  6. 54
    JEET TOP 4 says:

    Can Anyone RMT for Game Week 22 + (Unlimited Transfer)
    If AGUERO start against Cardiff would you transfer out Negredo ?
    Who should I’ve start KI or Lallana ?

    Sagna – Zabaleta – Ward
    Silva – Gerrard – Hazard – Lallana
    Hooper – Suarez – Negredo

    Bench : Mannone – Cahill – Chester – KI

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