Chelsea relinquished their top of the league position to Manchester United after losing 2-1 to Aston Villa away from home. Didier Drogba scored a long range effort that bounced over the large American goalkeeper ? Brad Freidel. This kept him ahead of Darren Bent for the total points scored by a striker this season. He also seems have relegated Frank Lampard as the must-have Chelsea player of the season so far. But be warned that in December ? he will be going to the African Nations Cup to play for the Ivory Coast, for a certain period of time.
Another 2 players that stood out in that game where the two Aston Villa defenders – Richard Dunne and James Collins. They both scored headed goals from set-plays, which set up their teams win. They both also scored bonus points which gave them the best scores amongst defenders for the week. With a double game in game week 11, either of these 2 defenders would make good additions to your squad now!
Liverpool?s 1-0 loss to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, was not as surprising as anticipated. With Gerard and Torres missing, due to injury, the reds where outplayed by a very good Sunderland team, with one of the in-form strikers of the season. Since Darren Bents long awaited transfer to Sunderland, he was very much a fringe player at Tottenham, despite being their top scorer last season. He was not a favorite amongst the many managers that took charge at Spurs, but now seems to be flourishing under Steve Bruce at Sunderland. With 67 points so far this season, he has 8 goals, 3 assists and 8 bonus points. With Birmingham and West Ham next on their fixture list, it may be a good time to purchase this player.