Gameweek 19 – The 2010 Winners and Losers

In 2010/11 on December 24, 2010 at 4:28 pm

There is only one topic of conversation likely to be at the Christmas table this year, who are the “It’s all about the bonus points” fantasy premier league winners and losers?

The Winners

Charlie Adam – Originally I was going to put Blackpool in here but looking purely at fantasy premier league it has got to be one man – Charlie Adam.  The big Scottish playmaker has over 13% of all of Blackpool’s fantasy premier league points this season.  With 3 goals, 4 assists and a monumental 22 bonus points, this is the man who runs the show at Bloomfield Road.  At £5.5 million and with a run of double gameweeks coming thick and fast in 2011, Adam has got to be for next year too.

Van der Vaart – Just as Adam runs the show at Bloomfield Road, Van Der Vaart is bossing it at the Lane.  He is leading the way this season with 6.9 points / game a total only equalled by Nani.  Especially at home, the chubby Dutchman clearly is a class act and most importantly for fantasy premier league – he’s efficient.

Andy Carroll – Who called Andy Carroll at the beginning of the season?  Carroll is leading the fantasy premier league standings with 104 points.  Just as you think his run is going to end, he keeps going.  Even when Alan Pardew was put in charge.  At 54% he is selected by over 1/2 of the fantasy premier league teams.  The big Geordie brut not only offers goals but his understanding with Joey Barton has brought 6 assists so far this season.

The Bolton Strike Force – it wouldn’t be fair to do a season review without a shout out for Johan Elmander and Kevin Davies.  Both are sitting in the top 6 forwards in fantasy premier league, with 14 goals between.  Earlier in the season I asked big Kevin, who I should put into Team Alpha; Johan Elmander or him – you can see his response here.  Unfortunately I didn’t listen to Kev and shoved in Berbatov instead, who didn’t play, whilst Elmander got 2 goals.  There’s a lesson there.  Always listen to Kevin Davies.

The Losers

The Galactico’s – Lampard, Cesc, Gerrard.  There was a time when fantasy premier league was relatively easy.  You fill your team up with as many galactico midfielders as you can and away you go.  Big points guaranteed every gameweek.  This season is a bit different – as at the 1/2 way point not 1 of the big boys in the middle has yet to do it regularly.

James Milner – Milner was one of the stars of the show of in 2009/2010 with 7 goals, 12 assists and a whopping 35 bonus points.  With a big move to Man City, he was one to watch this season, but things haven’t really taken off have they.  With Mancini’s insistence on playing 3 holding midfielders things aren’t looking great for Milner – deeply disappointing.

Liverpool – It hasn’t happened yet this season for Woy at Liverpool.  At both ends of the pitch there is very little on offer for fantasy premier league.  At the back, (although decent with 6 clean sheets) they are not the force they were, in the middle Gerrard is leading the way with 57 points this season, despite being out for the past 4 games and up front Torres has less points than Frederic Piquionne.




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