Gameweek 5 – The Chocolate Leg

In 2011/12 on September 17, 2011 at 9:47 am

Gameweek 5 of fantasy premier league pits the man with the chocolate leg – Robin Van Persie against the team he loves to score against, Blackburn.

RvP is a fantasy premier league galactico.  Last season in 1770 minutes for Arsenal (just under 20 games), the Arsenal captain scored 18 goals, with 7 assists and 27 bonus points.  All in 20 games.  20 games! That is just ridiculous.

This season has not however been so peachy.  Arsenal have not had an easy start to the season and things have difficult for Van Persie who has had to adjust in a number of ways.  He now has the added responsibility of being club captain and with Cesc and Nasri moving on his supply has been seriously limited.  So far this season, in the league, RvP has only 1 goal and 1 bonus point to his name.  Somewhat ironically that bonus point was in the 8-2 defeat to Manchester United.

But could this week be the start of something?  RvP just loves scoring against Blackburn.  As OptaJoe says;

“8 – @Persie_Official has scored eight goals in 10 Premier League games against Blackburn Rovers. Thorn.”

With Gervinho back from suspension to provide some added creativity in midfield it is time for Robin Van Persie to wrap his chocolate leg back into action.

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