Sports Pundit's Fantasy Premier League Round-Up
>Samir Nasri stole the show with the Fantasy points this weekend, but Manchester United’s game being postponed threw plenty of coaches out.
Samir Nasri – Arsenal – midfielder – 18m; 13 points The French midfielder is fast becoming this season’s must-have player as he continued his fine campaign with a decisive double against Fulham. Still only 6 per cent of Sports Pundit Fantasy Premier League coaches own him, but surely his wonderful goals will inspire a few more to pick him up.
Ryan Nelsen – Blackburn – defender – 6m; 11 points The New Zealand international and his Rovers defence conceded 7 goals last week, but they turned it around in style this weekend when they kept a clean sheet. To cap it off, Nelsen grabbed a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win over Wolverhampton.
Peter Odemwingie – [[West Bromwich]]> – striker – 12.5m; 11 points Albion’s Nigerian striker continues to sparkle this term and his late double in the 3-1 win over Newcastle highlighted his quality. With 44 points to his name this season and at 12.5m, Odemwingie is superb value for any SPFPL coach.
Dimitar Berbatov – Manchester United – striker – 20.5m; 0 points After last week’s seven-goal haul, it was a bit of an anti-climax when Berbatov’s United had their clash with Blackpool postponed. The Bulgarian has become hot property but those who jumped on during the week were left frustrated.
Gareth Bale – Tottenham – defender – 7.1m; 2 points Spurs’ Welsh wing-back remains the most-sought after player in the fantasy world with 28 per cent of coaches enjoying his services. But Bale was unable to fire against Birmingham on the weekend in a 1-1 draw.
Florent Malouda – Chelsea – midfielder – 18.2m; 3 points Chelsea’s recent form slump is taking its toll on fantasy coaches. Malouda is owned by 9 per cent of SPFPL coaches but they’ve been frustrated by his recent run after collecting just three points against Everton on the weekend. The goals and assists flowed early in the campaign but it hasn’t been so easy of late.
Goalkeepers Joe Hart – Manchester City – 9.5m; 7 points (continues to impress, good value) Paul Robinson – Blackburn – 7.8m; 7 points (bounced back after -12 last week) Jose Reina – Liverpool – 10.6m; 7 points (solid in 3-0 win) Defenders Martin Skrtel – Liverpool – 7.2m; 9 points (clean sheet and assist, after last week’s goal) [[Tottenham:Sebastien Bassong]] – Tottenham> – 7m; 7 points (scored a goal, but pressure built and conceded late) Robert Huth – Stoke City – 6m; 6 points (consistently good value, scored goal) Midfielders > Maxi Rodriguez – Tottenham – 17.1m; 9 points (goal and clean sheet, good points) Andrei Arshavin – Arsenal – 18.3m; 8 points (fine form, buoyed by Russia’s World Cup success) Matthew Etherington – Stoke City – 14m; 7 points (seven points last week, seven again) Strikers [[Liverpool:David Ngog]] – Liverpool> – 19.5m; 10 points (hit the back of the net plus a clean sheet) Carlos Tevez – Manchester City – 21m; 6 points (a goal always helps) Ryan Babel – Liverpool – 19.4m; 8 points (gets a chance, gets a goal) Coaches [[Manchester City:Roberto Mancini]] – Manchester City> – 10m; 5 points (good win) Steve Bruce – [[Sunderland]]> – 8.3m; 5 points (his team are doing well)
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