Gameweek 19: Fantasy Review

Posted by John Culea

Richard Sellers/Getty ImagesTwo years without a haircut ended for Hull's Tom Huddlestone when he finally found the back of the net.

After scoring ten goals in four matches, Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has now gone two in a row without a score. In addition, He has not scored this season against Chelsea, Manchester City, and Arsenal.

Other fantasy performances of note:

Hot off the bench

Danny Welbeck, Manchester United
His Saturday goal as a substitute in the absence of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie was the eventual game-winner and was his fourth in four games to go along with one assist.

On a roll

Seamus Coleman, Everton
Another goal on Sunday and now three goals in his last four matches.

Eden Hazard, Chelsea
A goal on Sunday was his fourth to go with two assists in his last six games.

Getting more starts

Jesus Navas, Manchester City
Two straight 90-minute shifts and another assist give him one goal and three assists in his last four games.

Put me in, coach

Edin Dzeko, Manchester City
The forward scored his first Premier League goal in eight matches, but has nine goals in 14 starts.

Drought-breakers

Kevin Nolan, West Ham
His Saturday goal was his second of the year and first in 11 matches. He also had two assists.

Roberto Soldado, Tottenham
A penalty score and an assist gave the Spaniard his first goal in nine games.

Saido Berahino, WBA
The forward's first goal in eight matches earned the Baggies a draw.

Modibo Maiga, West Ham
The Mali native's first Premier League goal was part of West Ham's draw.

Joe Cole, West Ham
He opened the scoring with his first goal in six matches.

Fraizer Campbell, Cardiff
A goal and an assist against Sunderland were his first extra points in seven games.

Olivier Giroud, Arsenal
His header Sunday was his first goal in six games.

Romelu Lukaku, Everton
His drought of no goals in five games ended on Sunday against the Saints.

Opening their accounts

Mousa Dembele and Aaron Lennon, Tottenham
The Spurs midfielders scored their first Premier League goals of the season.

Best celebration:

Tom Huddlestone, Hull
The midfielder's vow to not cut his hair until he scored a goal dates back to 2011. His score against Fulham was followed by a sprint to the touchline where club physio Rob Price sheered off a lock. Classy Huddlestone will auction his hair to raise funds for cancer research.

Embarrassing exchanges of the week

Samuel Eto'o, Chelsea and Mamadou Sakho
Oscar and Philippe Coutinho
Cameras caught the players exchanging shirts at half-time. Ridiculous.

Goal-scorers anonymous

Robert Koren (2), George Boyd, and Matty Fryatt, Hull
Three of Hull's six goals came from players most fantasy managers never heard of, including forward Fryatt who was recalled from his loan to Sheffield Wednesday in early December. The goals were their first of the season. Fryatt is not even listed on the fantasy player game page.

M*A*S*H performance of the week

Joe Hart, Manchester City
The City goalkeeper needed five stitches to repair a gash under his eye after colliding with Crystal Palace striker Cameron Jerome. Ignoring the pain and swelling, Hart made four saves, some of them brilliant and recorded a clean sheet.

Is there a shot-taker in the house?

Manchester United
The team did not take a shot for the game's first 36 minutes against Norwich. When was the last time that happened?

Stoke
The Potters took two shots with one on target and no goals over 90 minutes. Brutal.

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