Well with the final game of the fixture week finishing up in some controversy our coaches have finished compiling the key fantasy football managers notes from Sunday and Monday nights action.
AVB will have heaved a huge sigh of relief as Tottenham claimed their first victory of the season against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday. Jermain Defoe continued his good run of form and rewarded fantasy managers with 2 goals and a nice 9 point return that will surely have AVB and fantasy managers wondering if Defoe is the man to lead the line for the coming weeks.
Fantasy football managers will also have been pleased to see Gareth Bale get his name on the score sheet as the Welsh winger has failed to impress over the first 3 weeks of the season. There is a cautionary word to fantasy managers who may be considering bringing him in on the back of goal scored, he over all play has been highly disappointing and in reality he scuffed his effort and was lucky to see it find the back of the net. Aaron Lennon picked up his second assist of the season yet continues to fly under the radar,his acquisition could appeal to those who fancy a punt on Spurs but are not quite willing to spend over the odds – at £4.4 compared to Bale’s £5.4, for example, he’s been the better value so far.
Moussa Dembele was handed his first start and looks to have immediately settled alongside Sandro in the midfield. While many were hoping for a more attacking role, it seems the Belgian will be tasked with his share of defensive duties in the current 4-2-3-1.
The call for goal line technology could be heard all over Merseyside last night as Everton we denied at least one clear cut goal that would have seen them collect all three points, however they were not given and in the most dramatic of circumstances the game finished 2-2. Leighton Baines opened his account for the season on 15 minutes after some good link up play with Pienaar down the left. Baines was also on the score sheet during the international break and is showing signs that there is more to come from the left back.
He Must Be Crazy
There was some surprise around Goodison Park last night when Alan Pardew named a side absent of one Demba Ba, this lead to Ba’s brother taking to twitter and calling the Magpie’s boss “Crazy” for leaving the Senegalese striker on the bench. Time would prove that there may have been some merit in the comments when Ba came off the bench at half time and scored with his first touch of the game. Ba went on to get a second minutes from the end to secure a point for Pardew’s charges and fantasy managers will now be eying up the £6.4 striker. Newcastle face Norwich and Reading over the next two fixture weeks and well certainly have to be one to considered based on current form.
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