Back with a bang

Didier Drogba’s spectacular return to the Premiership has left Neil Sherwin no option but to take a four point hit to get the Chelsea man back in his Fantasy Football team.

It was simply a sensational comeback. Didier Drogba gunned down Arsenal with a stunning first half display having been absent from the league for a month, and his brace typified him as a player – powerful and astute. He is simply a must for any Fantasy Football team at the moment.

The decision to take a four point hit to bring him in wasn’t taken lightly however, though James Milner’s poor run of form made the decision a little easier. The Villa man was axed along with Darren Bent, Ruining Football’s only remaining outfield ever-present this season.

Joining Drogba in the side is Stoke’s Matthew Etherington due to the Potters’ double gameweek. The hope is that the four point penalty will be made up easily between himself and Drogba, who also immediately takes over as captain.

The transfers were made midway through Sunday’s big game in anticipation of a price rise for Drogba. Subsequently, the team has suffered a blow with the news that Bolton’s Gary Cahill looks set to be out for quite a while with a blood clot in his shoulder.

With both himself and Armand Traore sidelined, albeit for different reasons, the backline is looking quite thin and will have to be sorted in coming weeks.

Thomas Sorensen takes over in goal having been criminally left on the sidelines for the last two weeks, while Nani can hopefully remain in Sir Alex Ferguson’s first team plans.

The gameweek is broken up by the weekend’s FA cup action so hopefully injuries are kept to a minimum.

Last week’s total of 56 points got things back on track after a horrible Gameweek 24. Wayne Rooney was again the standout performer, contributing 22 points as skipper.

Both Nani and Patrice Evra contributed an assist, and while Branislav Ivanovic kept a clean sheet.

The team currently sits in 23,653rd place out of a total of 2,260,062 teams.

Team for Gameweek 26 –


The Author

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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