Manchester City at home against Everton, Arsenal at home against Bolton, Chelsea at home against Swansea, and Newcastle at home against Blackburn all registered secure victories.
Tottenham narrowly edged Wigan away while Norwich took three valuable points in their home game against Sunderland. Liverpool were lucky to keep Wolves at bay, winning 2 – 1 in a fine game at Anfield.
Stoke and Aston Villa were resolute as ever, securing a point in their games. Stoke was at home against Manchester United and Aston Villa away at QPR. West Brom and Fulham shared the spoils in a scoreless match.
Analyzing the Fantasy impact of the Gameweek, we look at consistent performers, what players are looking good, who are off the mark, and players that have not convinced my yet.
Nani is the real deal this season. Any doubts we might have had in the first couple of games have been squashed by 3 goals, 3 assists, and 7 bonus points in the last four games. I traded him in this week and I suggest you do it too. Young continues to impress but I now rate him a step below Nani.
Aguero had another good game, with an assist and a bonus point. He now has a goal every 50 minutes plus 2 assists and 10 bonus points to his name. That is a spectacular return, especially when you consider this is his first season in the Premier League. Silva, even though he was man marked, delivered a peach of an assist. Surprisingly, he did not receive bonus points.
Agbonlahor had a 4 point game, getting an assist for a foul leading to Aston Villa’s penalty. He has had only one 2 point game and should be a consideration at the low price of 6.8. Hoilett is another consideration at 6.0, having provided 3 assists and 1 goal in 6 games for Blackburn.
Bosingwa points for an assist and bonus points making him the second highest scoring defender in the Fantasy game, only behind S. Taylor who has and impressive 8 bonus points already.
Suarez finally turned his fine performances into Fantasy points, scoring a cracking goal and earning maximum bonus points. Despite a tough fixture list, he should deliver points.
Adebayor and Modric both ably assisted Tottenham’s goal scorers this Gameweek and continue to impress. Adebayor is looking a bargain at 8.4.
The City defence is tightening up and Richards is playing an integral part. Should they come close to their clean sheet tally of last season, both him and Kompany are a snip at 6.0.
Off the Mark
Van Persie was brilliant against Bolton and was back to the precociously gifted striker and Fantasy goldmine of last year. Look out for him.
Ba claimed a hattrick and maximum bonus points in Newcastle’s game against a defensively less than stellar Blackburn. Pardew claims he has been low on gasoline because of Ramadan and should be ready to shine. If so, he is an exciting propect at 6.1.
Enrique assisted and stole bonus points in Liverpool’s game against Wolves. Liverpool’s defence is still looking rather suspect, but at 5.1 Enrique is still cheap for the potential upside.
QPR has been touted as a Fantasy goldmine, with Wright-Philips, Taarabt, and Barton all mentioned as good buys. I’m not convinced yet and will not jump on the QPR bandwagon just yet. I’m more excited by their defence having only conceded 4 goals since their first game and only one since the Fernandes takeover.
The United defence continues to look less than solid at the back. I wouldn’t recommend United defenders , especially considering their growing injury list which contains defenders Vidic, Evans, Rafael, and Smalling.