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Gameweek 30 – The Watchlist

In 2010/11 on March 18, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Gameweek 30 is a funny stage of the fantasy premier league season. Half your league have lost interest, a few are chasing top spot and the rest are just keeping up for banter. Injuries and suspensions are coming thick and fast and as the gameweeks run out each transfer becomes more of a gamble.

Gameweek 30 Watchlist

Dimitar Berbatov
The Count – Berbatov is on terrible form. He has barely played recently and when he has nothing has come off for him. He hasn’t scored in his past 6 games!! So why put him in? Because I just took him out of my fantasy premier league team. I’ve taken Berbatov out of my team twice before this season. The first time I took him out he got a hat trick and 17 points against Liverpool. The second he got 5 goals and 25 points against Blackburn. If ever there was a time to put Berba in this is it.

The Hammer
Thomas Hitzisperger has only started 2 games for West Ham this season but what a 2 games. 6 points at home to Liverpool. Bang. 11 points at home to Stoke. Bang. Bang. The hammer has struck. Get him. Free kicks, corners, goals. Bang Bang Bang.

If O’hara was German he’d have a nickname like the hammer. Maybe the mallet. Wallop. His left foot might not be as powerful as the hammer. Bang. But O’hara aka the mallet is equally dangerous. He was arguably the star man in fantasy premier league last season. This season since he’s joined Wolves he has started 3 games. Wallop. In the past 2 games he has got 10 points / game. Wallop. 2 goals. Wallop. and 5 bonus points. Wallop wallop wallop. Get. him. in. your. team.

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Gameweek 29 – The Dongle

In 2010/11 on March 9, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I’m sitting here in front of Spurs vs. AC Milan, writing my blog courtesy of a dongle.  Long live the dongle.  It has been a funny few weeks in fantasy premier league. None more so than gameweek 29.

The injuries
Gameweek 29 has seen a lot of injuries to big and small players; Nani – cut, Cesc – torn, RvP – ruptured, Martin Kelly – tweaked, Barry Ferguson – cracked, Barton – pulled, Szczesny – dislocated, Rio – merked.  The list goes on.  With this many popular players being injured makes for a low scoring gameweek.

Lack of – clean sheets
At the time of writing only 3/11 games are showing clean sheets.  Everton have just equalised in their double gameweek at home to Birmingham hampering Ben Foster’s hopes of keeping one.  With the big boys injured clean sheets were essentially for a big score in gameweek 29 and they were few and far between.

Is the big boy back?
Once upon a time there was a rule in fantasy premier league.  Back a midfield general and back Frank Lampard as captain. With Fat Frank as captain you were basically guaranteed big points and bonus points each gameweek.  This season though that gamble would have back fired.  He started the season pretty well with 15 points in the first 3 games but then was injured for much of the middle of the season.  However the last 5 games have seen the big boy back to his best.  In that time he has a monster; 44 points, 3 goals, 2 assists and 7 bonus points.  The fat man is back.