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Wayne Rooney’s stunning double gameweek was the main factor behind Ruining Football’s move into the top 10,000 for the first time this season.

The Manchester United striker was in sublime form with five goals in just two games, and if you didn’t have him as captain then you would have been watching on with envy as his individual score rocketed to 64 points on Saturday evening.

Cesc Fabregas returned from his latest injury with a bang, contributing two goals, and assist, and six bonus points, while his teammates Abou Diaby and Armand Traore contributed 14 points between them.

Patrice Evra’s two clean sheets came in handy, while both Gary Cahill and Darren Bent found the net yet again.

The total points haul of 136 looks impressive, but it was quite average amongst the top teams in the competition.

The team now sits in 9,309th place out of a total of 2,243,574 teams.

Gameweek 23 sees a number of big teams absent, meaning Ruining Football will only be able to field a maximum of ten players.

Clint Dempsey’s long term injury meant there was no option but to replace him so in comes Chelsea’s Michael Ballack with one eye on Gameweek 24 where his side play twice.

Abou Diaby is an injury doubt so if he doesn’t play then we are down to nine players, however I didn’t feel that taking a four point hit would be justified.

There is no chance that this gameweek will be as profitable as the last but if we can reach an above average score then I’ll be satisifed.

With two Sunderland players in the side, I will be looking for an away win in their clash with Everton, and a Wolves clean sheet at home to Liverpool would be great with Jody Craddock returning to the team this gameweek.

Cesc Fabregas has been given the captaincy as I believe that’s the option most people go for. It’s not really a week for taking a gamble so the Spaniard is the ‘safe’ option.

Team for Gameweek 23 –


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Neil Sherwin
Neil Sherwin

Co-editor of Writes mostly on Premier League and A-League with contributions to other sites including TheFootballSack, InBedWithMaradona and Bloomberg's BSports. Has featured on The Guardian's Football Weekly.

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