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Sports Pundit's Fantasy Premier League Round-Up

Yaya Toure finding form>It was not a weekend for big scores in Fantasy Football with midfielders leading the way on a weekend where the big guns faced off in England’s Premier League.

Star Players

Yaya ToureManchester City – midfielder – 17.2m; 9 points The Ivorian midfielder found his form in Saturday’s 3-1 win over West Ham scoring one goal and practically another, which went down as a Robert Green own goal. Toure has started slow at City but this performance suggests he’ll quickly boost his 51 points for the season.

Stuart HoldenBolton – midfielder – 8.7m; 9 points The American midfielder has arguably been the revelation of the Fantasy season and his late winner in the 2-1 triumph over Blackburn added to his value. At 8.7m he’s a bargain and considering he’s polled 50 points this season, you’d be crazy not to have him.

DJ CampbellBlackpool – striker – 12m; 8 points If you’re after a value forward than look no further than Blackpool’s DJ Campbell who scored the winner in the 1-0 victory over Stoke City. Campbell, at 12m, has pulled in 43 points this campaign and is finding some consistency.

Disappointments

Samir NasriArsenal – midfielder – 18m; 0 points After a blistering double in the 2-1 win over Fulham last week, French midfielder Nasri returned this week with a score of zilch. Eight per cent of Fantasy coaches own Nasri and they’ll be feeling frustrated by that score, especially after he picked up a yellow card to top it off.

Dimitar BerbatovManchester United – striker – 20.5m; 0 points The Bulgarian produced 20 points with five goals in United’s last Premiership match but he could not even get on the field in Monday’s 1-0 win over Arsenal. Painful for the Fantasy coaches who own him. So inconsistent.

Nasri; from hero to zero>

Didier DrogbaChelsea – striker – 21.8m; 3 points The Ivory Coast striker is becoming a regular fixture in the disappointments column, but there’s little doubting he’s proving fairly frustrating for Fantasy coaches. Yes he did score on the weekend against Spurs but his late penalty miss was a shocker.

Special mentions

Goalkeepers Richard KingsonBlackpool – 3.5m; 7 points (good value, but will he hold his spot?) Wayne Hennessy – [[Wolverhampton]]> – 4.2m; 7 points (rare clean sheet for Wolves) Edwin van der SarManchester United – 10.7m; 7 points (finding consistency, worth the money?) Defenders [[Blackpool:Neal Eardley]] – Blackpool> – 3.9m; 9 points (on the cheap, decent value) [[Blackpool:Stephen Crainey]] – Blackpool> – 4.2m; 6 points (clean sheet for Blackpool, good value) Nemanja VidicManchester United – 7.5m; 6 points (no way through, but expensive. 47 points this season and getting better) Midfielders Park Ji-SungManchester United – 17.2m; 9 points (in fine form, season tally up to 48) Joey BartonNewcastle – 9m; 9 points (when he’s on the pitch, he’s consistently scoring points, great value) Park's having a fine season> [[Wolverhampton:Stephen Hunt]] – [[Wolverhampton]]> – 10.6m; 7 points (always a threat) Strikers Andy CarrollNewcastle – 14.5m; 8 points (goal against Liverpool means 57 points this season, superb value) Kevin DaviesBolton – 14.8m; 7 points (thriving this term, got an assist this week) Coaches [[Manchester City:Roberto Mancini]] – Manchester City> – 10m; 5 points (internal problems but finding form? good value?) [[Bolton:Owen Coyle]] – Bolton> – 6.8m; 5 points (superb season, best value manager without doubt)

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Ben somerford
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