Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Gameweek 31 Summary

"Four"nando Torres inspires Chelsea to win

Fernando Torres ended a six month league goal drought by scoring against Aston Villa.  He also bagged two assists, which complemented Ivanonic's brace of goals.  The defeat for Villa means that they have only won one match in their last eight.

(PS - Get Well Soon Stiliyan "Stan" Petrov)

Super Sub Anichebe makes West Brom look like Anchovies!


Everton secured their second consecutive victory in a row after defeating West Brom at Goodison Park.  It was a third defeat in four for the Baggies whose form has dipped of late.

Captain America saves the day at Craven Cottage

Clint Dempsey returned to match winning ways after scoring and assisting Fulham to victory over Norwich.  It ended Fulham's three game winless streak and has pushed their home win-rate to 50%.

Thrilling Draw at Etihad dents City's title hopes

Sunderland ended City's 100% winning home record in a match which they could have won.  After securing the lead and extending it to 1-3 (in part due to Larsson's goals and Sessegnon's assists) a famous victory seemed inevitable.  But late goals from Balotelli and Kolarov prevented that.  City's failure to win further dented their title hopes.

Arsenal become "Taraabt" and lose to QPR in London Derby

QPR ended the Gunners' 7 match winning streak with a shock result at Loftus Road.  Walcott's solitary goal for Arsenal wasn't enough as Taarabt and Diakite sensationally scored their first ever Premier League goals and secured an unlikely win for QPR.

Alcaraz gives Wigan hope to escape from the Premier League's Alcatraz!

The Latics won only their second home win out of sixteen this season with a much needed victory against Stoke.  Goals from Alcaraz and Moses ensures that Wigan still have some hope of escaping the relegation zone.

Trotters stamp all over relegation bound Wolves

Wolves lost their fifth consecutive match in a row as Bolton scored three goals at the Molineux Stadium.  Goals from Alonso, Petrov and K Davies secured the win for Bolton and has pushed Wolves six points away from safety.

Liverpool fail to "Cisse" Newcastle's sublime run of form

Newcastle added to Liverpool's recent misery courtesy of Demba Cisse's brace of goals.  He has now extended his tally to 7 goals in 7 matches as Liverpool lost their sixth league match in seven.

Plucky Swans downed by Sharp Spurs

Tottenham ended their five run winless streak with a triumphant win against Swansea.  Goals from Adebayor and Van der Vaart were sufficient, despite Sigurdsson's initial equaliser.

Dogged Rovers silenced by "A-Tonic-of-Valencia"

For 80 minutes of the Blackburn v United match you would have been witness to a somewhat lop sided see-saw match where Rovers on occasion pushed for an unthinkable win.  However, Valencia's goal and assist ended Rovers' resilience.  The result meant that Blackburn re-entered the relegation zone and allowed United to extend their lead over City to 5 points.

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An abject Gameweek for me.  To record my joint third worst GW score (48 points) of the season and be knocked out of the FPL cup when I had form on my side leaves me with a sour feeling.  Crucially, I had one extra free transfer that I could have used which remained unused.  Would I have brought in Valencia with hindsight?  Of course.  Will I be buying him now? No.  Would I have captained Dempsey instead of Rooney? Yes.  Will I be captaining Dempsey in GW 32? Probably not.  On a brighter note I still have that extra free transfer that I will probably save for an upcoming Double Gameweek (DGW).  In terms of transfers I have already made one which I will reveal later in the week.  I still have confidence in my team and don't intend to ditch the majority of the squad any time soon.  With this in mind I will be posting my recommended player for GW 32 shortly, until then stay tuned.