Here at Fantasy Football HQ, we hope everyone had a great Khmer New Year. The festivities do mean, however, that we have to earn our beer tokens this week by rounding up two gameweeks in one go. So the hangover continues.
The outstanding Star Man of the two weeks was Crystal Palace’s Congolese attacking midfielder Yannick Bolasie (pictured, AFP), who accrued a tasty 25 points. Bolasie’s hat-trick and assist in the South Londoners’ 4-1 victory against Sunderland propelled Chea Sowattana of Devel FC to the top of Gameweek 32’s rankings with an impressive 73 points.
Other notable Dream Teamers were Palace striker Glenn Murray with 14 points for scoring one and laying on two more in a high-flying week for the Eagles, Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young with 14 for a goal and two assists, and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero with 12 for a brace.
Sowattana had Aguero as captain for a doubled 24 points and Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas with 11 to bag the $20 Cellcard phone credit, with which we’re sure he offered New Year salutations with a deserved sense of satisfaction.
Gameweek 33 saw Dominic Field, manager of the distinctly Welsh-sounding Ych-y-fi, take the Cellcard spoils. Five players shared the Star Man title in this rather low-scoring week with 11 points for scoring in their team’s victory: Andy King of Leicester City, Chris Brunt and James Morrison of West Brom, Jesus Navas of Manchster City and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.
Dominic also had that man Aguero as captain for doubled 12 points, as well as Chelsea colleague and Dream Teamer Eden Hazard.
Gameweek 34 sees the somewhat unusual situation, as the table equalises its played column as the season’s end approaches, of Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Leicester and Hull all playing twice, with the standout tie of the weekend being Arsenalv Chelsea on Sunday night. Fantasy Football is now going for a lie-down.