Gameweek 7: Fantasy Review

Posted by John Culea

John Peters/Getty ImagesManchester United teenager Adnan Januzaj's fantasy breakout comes with a note of caution.

Sir John's weekly review comes from England with lasting memories of a visit to Anfield to see Liverpool outclass Crystal Palace. When all games were completed, 18-year-old Adnan Januzaj emerged as the week's main talking point with his brace that gave Manchester United a comeback 1-2 victory over Sunderland. (See note below)

Other fantasy winners:

Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool
Another goal on Saturday, now six for the season and two assists for 51 fantasy points, tops for forwards and a value that is up to 8.7.

Loic Remy, Newcastle
A brace gives the Magpie forward five goals in three games.

Romelu Lukaku, Everton
The on-loan Chelsea forward scored, giving him four goals in three games.

Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
A goal gives him three goals in his last two matches played, although he missed a penalty.

Artur Boruc, Southampton
Four clean sheets in a row and the co-leader for goalkeeper points with 45.

Brad Guzan, Aston Villa
Saturday's clean sheet gives the American goalkeeper 25 fantasy points in his last three games.

Allan McGregor, Hull
Another clean sheet for the Tigers' goalkeeper and 40 fantasy points on the season.

Jose Fonte and Dejan Lovren
The Saint defenders are co-leaders for fantasy points at their position with 48.

Adam Lallana, Southampton
A goal on Sunday and an assist the week before.

Oscar, Chelsea
His third goal of the season moved him into 4th place among fantasy midfielders with 39 points.

Winston Reid, West Ham
15 points with a goal and a clean sheet boosted Reid to 5th among fantasy defenders and 44 points.

Ravel Morrison, West Ham
Now two goals in his last three games.

Fantasy fizzlers:

Robin van Persie, Manchester United
The forward is in a fantasy funk with four points in Man United's last three games and no goals since September 14. His value has dropped to 9.9.

Moussa Sissoko, Newcastle
Recorded his first assist on Saturday, but has nothing else to show for seven games.

Jordan Henderson, Liverpool
Active and disciplined on Saturday, but no goals or assists, and just 23 fantasy points for the season.

Steven N'Zonzi, Stoke and Leon Osman, Everton
The two have played seven games and have no goals, no assists, and 22 points.

Ramires, Chelsea
No goals or assists and 24 points in seven games.

Marouane Fellaini, Manchester United
The midfield skyscraper is now injured after doing nothing for six games and "amassing" 16 points.

Dimitar Berbatov, Fulham
Berbatov has zero goals and assists through seven games and now is injured.

Danny Graham, Hull and Jozy Altidore, Sunderland
Oh for seven in everything and 16 lousy fantasy points.

Marouane Chamakh, Crystal Palace
Five straight games without a goal.

Papiss Cisse, Newcastle
His goalless drought continues.

Leighton Baines, Everton
44 fantasy points for the season, but only three in the last two games.

Fantasy awakenings:

Jack Wilshere, Arsenal
Up until Sunday's goal, his first of the season, the only thing Wilshere has set on fire is a cigarette. He now has 20 fantasy points.

Demba Ba, Chelsea
An assist on Sunday and an overall strong game showed there is still life in the disappointing Chelsea forward.

Peter Odemwingie, Cardiff
A goal on Sunday opened his season's account.

Darren Bent, Fulham
His second goal of the season won the game but his presence is equally important with Berbatov now injured.

Anthony Pilkington, Norwich
His first goal is now added to an assist.

Eden Hazard, Chelsea
A late substitute, the Belgian scored on a breakaway goal and shoddy goalkeeping by John Ruddy.

Willian, Chelsea
The little-used Brazilian got his first goal of the season, a brilliant left-footed shot late in the game.

A note of caution for fantasy managers jumping on the Januzaj bandwagon: Remember the name Federico Macheda. Now 22, he burst on the scene in the 2009 Champions League as an 18-year-old and since then has been checked out of Man United's library four times, the latest a loan-spell at Doncaster Rovers.


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