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Matchday review: Gameweek 13

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Hindsight is such a wonderful thing.

Sitting here, four days after Sunderland's rip-roaring 3-0 win at Chelsea, it's easy to say that the Black Cats had been threatening a result like that for a while, that Chelsea's depleted backline was paper thin and that Nedum Onuoha was always capable of slaloming through three players and slotting coolly past the keeper.

Well, OK, perhaps not that last one. But the fact remains that The Fantasist, holding on to three Chelsea players including goalkeeper Petr Cech and defender Yuri Zhirkov (playing in midfield once more at the weekend) , suffered at the hands of Steve Bruce's side. The three Chelsea players brought in eight points between them.

So thank goodness for Gareth Bale, whose two goals and one assist hauled in a monster 31 points, offsetting Luka Modric's negative haul nicely.

And, thanks also to Roberto Mancini's negative tactics against Birmingham, City full-backs Jerome Boateng and Aleksandar Kolarov did very nicely indeed.

If only Marouane Chamakh hadn't skied his effort from six yards over the Everton crossbar then his five points would have been 15.

The Fantasist: Gameweek 10 (current price in brackets)

Petr Cech (GK, Chelsea, 13.50) - 1.0 points

Jerome Boateng (Manchester City, 7.02) - 7.5
Gareth Bale (DF, Tottenham Hotspur, 18.06) - 31 
Aleksandar Kolarov (DF, Manchester City, 7.61) - 15.5

Yuri Zhirkov (DF, Chelsea, 6.40) - 1.5
Florent Malouda (MF, Chelsea, 13.72) - 3.5
Samir Nasri (MF, Arsenal, 11.02) - 8
Kieron Dyer (MF, West Ham United, 4.44) - 0
Luka Modric (MF, Luka Modric, 8.09) - -1.5

Marouane Chamakh (FW, Arsenal, 8.83) - 5
Hugo Rodallega (FW, Wigan Athletic, 10.93) - 0.5

Week 13 score: 72.00

Overall total: 1,077.00

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SUPERLEAGUE TOP 10

1 - Boss FC - 1,295.00 points (seventh overall)

2 - 10 Tentera Berkuda - 1,272.50

3 - Pride of North London - 1,254.00

4 - Lau Wai Man Raymond - 1,250.50

5 - Parenzo FC - 1,243.00

6 - AREIRTE HELLAS - 1,239.00

7 - Dragonbalz - 1,237.50

8 - Paul Sotong Dah Mampussss - 1,228.00

9 - Puss In Boots - 1,224.00

10 - A Man Moth ? - 1,223.00

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