The big news from the last game week was the Chelsea?s 3-1 loss to Wigan at the DW stadium. The dependable Petr Cech was sent off after 50 minutes, which to the dismay of 16% of the Fantasy Mangers playing the game resulted in a final score of -1 for him. Didier Drogba scored the only goal for Chelsea and is still classified as the top striker in the game with an overall total of 57 points.
The other top striker in the Fantasy Premier League now is Fernando Torres. After his hat-trick against Hull, he added 17 points to his total of 57 points ? which ties Drogba for 1st place. 37% of managers have him on their team, and now have the mouth relishing Game Week 8 fixture against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to look forward to. It?ll be intriguing to see who wins ? my money is on Chelsea, as they will be seething after their recent loss!
Robbie Keane?s 4 goals haul against Burnley resulted in the highest point score for any player in Game Week 7. His 21 points has put him on the radar of all managers, as an alternative to Jermain Defoe. Defoe is on 32% of all teams while Keane is only on 4% right now. More people have Crouch on their team (6%) than Keane ? which I think will change, if Keane carries on scoring. I would recommend, managers place him on their watch-list now, and keep a close eye on him in the up-coming weeks.
Another result that caught the eye was Sunderland?s 5-2 win at home to Stoke. Darren Bent continued his great start to the season by scoring 18 points. He even infuriated Steve Bruce and Fantasy managers by giving up his second penalty kick to Kenwyne Jones. “We have got one of the best penalty-takers in the country in Darren, so that won’t happen again, that’s for sure,” said Bruce. “We don’t throw the ball to somebody else because he wants to score a goal. There would have been absolute hell to pay if he had missed. It’s not right?. With Manchester United and Liverpool up next for Sunderland, it may be worth waiting a few weeks before picking up any Sunderland player right now!