Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Gameweek 29 Wrap Up

The week isn't quite done but as it's been so disjointed I figured I'd add to the mess by wrapping it up before it's finished. It was a pretty unexciting week that I feel was there to survive rather than thrive on. Captain-tip Fabregas looked to be cruising to a big score with an early goal on Saturday but he then limped off and may now even miss the game with Hull next week. Nasri played well and earned the man of the match and followed that up with a goal and assist tonight in the Champions League. He might be worth a look if you can't afford the dynamic duo of Fabregas and Arshavin.

I made a big mistake not bringing Lee in this week and he shone again against West Ham. I think he could be a real gem to close the season with and is well worth his price tag. Elsewhere United disappointed without Rooney though the England frontman is due back tomorrow night so he should be okay for the weekend if he avoids a set back. Another clean sheet showed that Ferguson's side are looking like a sound investments from here on in.

I hesitantly put Arteta in my captain rankings this week and he duly exploded for 18 points including 2 goals, an assist and the man of the match award. Pienaar also looked good again and joins Lee as one of my favourite cheap midfield options. It was a shame that Everton conceded a silly goal (like Arsenal and Birmingham) to surrender a great clean sheet opportunity against a weaker opponent.

Tonight, Darren Bent stormed back into form with a hattrick and rewarded owners who has stuck by him (or because they couldn't find a better option). Hopefully that will have provided some of us with a few extra points to at least put a few points on our competitors in a week where points were somewhat at a premium.

Looking Ahead
Wigan and Villa get the double this week with both sides looking like decent options (particularly the Villa defense). More on this along with captain and clean sheet rankings to come later in the week.

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