Captain Fantastic

It was a high scoring week for most teams, with Ruining Football moving up the world rankings thanks to a score of 79 points.

Premier League: Arsenal Outclass Boro

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas was again in fine form in the captain’s role as he contributed a goal and three bonus points following his side’s comfortable win over local rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

The Spanish international continues to score really well since his return from injury and appears to be a real favourite with the bonus points judges.


Joining Fabregas as team’s best performing players were Partice Evra and Didier Drogba who both scored 11 points as well. Evra bagged an assist for Dimitar Berbatov’s goal to go with a cleansheet, while Drogba continued his impressive points scoring record with a goal, an assist and two bonus points.

Fernando Torres and Mark Noble also got their names on the scoresheet, Darren Bent had an assist, and Stephen Warnock picked up three bonus points for his performance against Everton.

Ryan Shawcross was a disappointment though, scoring only one point, and Gareth Barry was again out of sorts for Manchester City.

The team currently sits in 14,396th place out of a total of 2,128,279 teams.

Fabregas keeps the captaincy this week with a favourable matchup away to Wolves. His good form continued in the Champions League midweek so hopefully we will see more of the same.

The Chelsea v Manchester United fixture poses a bit of a problem with Drogba up against Evra. Somebody has to lose out and if I had to choose one, I’d prefer Drogba to keep up his run of scoring well every week.

Fernando Torres is a bit of a doubt ahead of the Monday night game against Birmingham while Darren Bent returns to former club Tottenham and will no doubt be looking to put one over on the club that so easily discarded him in the summer.

In the only change to the starting eleven from last week, Emiliano Insua comes in for Valon Behrami to form a four-man defence. Jussi Jaaskelainen is in goal, and with Stephen Warnock in defence, I will be hoping for a nice 0-0 between Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers.

Team for Gameweek 12 –


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Neil Sherwin
Neil Sherwin

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One thought on “Captain Fantastic

  1. No changes this week, though I might have a change of heart in the morning.

    Noble–Reid–Cesc (C)–SWP

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