Thank goodness for Didier Drogba, that is what The Fantasist was thinking
as it reflected upon an otherwise dismal week.
The Drog racked up 17.50 points with a goal and an assist to haul the
Fantasy XI out of the proverbial mire with a sparkling display against West
There was very little else to celebrate this week as Roque Santa Cruz
proved to be the worst acquisition since Afonso Alves and left his team-mates
in the lurch with a quite appalling -0.50.
Santa Cruz looked a snip at just £1.26 million, but that is because he
has failed to fire all season and he was utterly useless against Everton at
Charlie Adam is a gift to a Fantasy XI that just keeps giving, and he
compiled another eight points despite Blackpool going down 3-1 to Wigan, while
Antonio Valencia added two more.
The decision to run with a Chelsea-dominated back four was vindicated,
but the Arsenal-based midfield failed to deliver the goods as they were kept
subdued against Liverpool.
Ashley Cole picked up seven points, David Luiz five points, and Petr Cech
three points as the Blues provided valuable bonuses.
Let's hope their team-mate Drogba gets greater backing next week.
THE FANTASIST: GAMEWEEK 33 (Current price in
Petr Cech (GK, Chelsea, 12.53) 3 points
David Luiz (DF, Chelsea, 6.07) 5
Aleksandar Kolarov (DF, Manchester City,
Ashley Cole (DF, Chelsea, 11.15) 7
Samir Nasri (MF, Arsenal, 12.04) 3
Charlie Adam (MF, Blackpool, 14.45) 8
Antonio Valencia (MF, Manchester United,
Cesc Fabregas (MF, Arsenal, 11.95) 3.5
Jack Wilshere (MF Arsenal, 5.69) 1
Didier Drogba (FW, Chelsea, 19.98) 17.50
Roque Santa Cruz (FW, Blackburn, 1.26)
Week 33 score: 49.50
Overall total: 2,783
Overall rank: 4,994
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