Fantasy Football: Hazard is the main man
Wow. What a great start to the season. No-one could have predicted the five goal romping dealt out by both Swansea and Fulham. Top fantasy score in the competition was 139 points, mostly down to a well paced captaincy of Chelsea new boy Eden Hazard.Congratulations to Mikael Axelsson, who is top of the Squarefootball League after gameweek 1.
The injury to Manchester City goal threat Sergio Aguero will have a lot of fantasy managers worried and forced into using their one free transfer this week (myself included). Good new for City fans though, Aguero is reported to be out for only 3-4 weeks. After the way he went down clutching at his knee, one would be forgiven for thinking his season was over.
So on to the picks for gameweek two
Michu: Stud, stud, stud. Great debut last week scoring two goals. At home against West Ham, the game will revolve around him
Williams: Home game against West Ham, the Swansea centre back will be looking to keep a clean sheet. Priced at only £5m, he should be a definite starter.
Fellaini: Superb performance by the Belgian against Manchester United. He is coming up against a lacklustre Aston Villa side, albeit away from home. Playing in a more attacking role, expect him to get on the scoresheet a number of times this season.
Hooiveld: Southampton showed that they deserve to be in the Premier League with a great performance against the champions Manchester City. Hooiveld will be the heart of the defence at home this week against Wigan. His dead ball prowess is worth noting as well.
Kagawa: Impressive opening game for the Japanese midfielder. They will be looking to come back from the defeat against Everton. He will gain plenty of assists this season.
Hazard: Great double game week for this player. Hazard is a menace around the box, causing the defence all sorts of trouble. A game against Newcastle at home will be a tough one but how could you not have Hazard in your team?
Game of the week
Although it might not be the best game to watch. The most interesting fixture this week is Norwich at home to QPR. Both suffering heavy defeats last week, they will be looking to prove themselves again to their fans and the rest of the football world. Norwich have the home advantage, but it's too close to call.
Missing Person Report
The Merseyside police department is awash with missing person reports for a certain Liverpool team captain. He was non-existent against West Brom, causing people to post his photo on milk cartoons nationwide. Rodgers was unavailable for comment. Presumably he was still busy looking for him as well.
Quick Notes* Adebayor is back on the Tottenham books. With a home game against a high flying West Brom, I am yet to call him a stud.
* Clint Dempsey is back training with the first team but rumours are still buzzing around about a move to Liverpool. One to watch definitely.
* Sir Alex Ferguson obviously hates Fantasy Football. Why he played Valencia instead of a designated right back I’ll never know. I fell into the trap of trying to predict SAF, one that I said to myself at the beginning of the season I wouldn’t.
* Aguero might be out (short-term) but Tevez, Balotelli, Santa Cruz and Dzeko are all still on the books, so I don’t understand why Mancini is all flustered about needing to go shopping.
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