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Arsenal's Arshavin feeling good>Samir Nasri stole the show with the Fantasy points this weekend, but Manchester United’s game being postponed threw plenty of coaches out.

Star Players

Samir NasriArsenal – 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 NelsenBlackburn – 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.

Disappointments

Dimitar BerbatovManchester 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.

Berba was frozen out>

Gareth BaleTottenham – 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 MaloudaChelsea – 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.

Special mentions

Goalkeepers Joe HartManchester City – 9.5m; 7 points (continues to impress, good value) Paul RobinsonBlackburn – 7.8m; 7 points (bounced back after -12 last week) Jose ReinaLiverpool – 10.6m; 7 points (solid in 3-0 win) Defenders Martin SkrtelLiverpool – 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 HuthStoke City – 6m; 6 points (consistently good value, scored goal) Midfielders Joe Hart; good value goalkeeper> Maxi RodriguezTottenham – 17.1m; 9 points (goal and clean sheet, good points) Andrei ArshavinArsenal – 18.3m; 8 points (fine form, buoyed by Russia’s World Cup success) Matthew EtheringtonStoke 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 TevezManchester City – 21m; 6 points (a goal always helps) Ryan BabelLiverpool – 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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