Last night, playing for my local recreational team, I had a night that only fantasy managers would love. For the first time in three matches we played a really nice game of flowing football and for most of the match I was the player in the middle of that flowing attack. We must have had 10 SOTs and 20 SNOTs. I know I had at least 4 SOTs as well as a beauty from long distance that hit the far post and bounced out. I also had at least 3 SCs that should have led to at least two assists. Somehow among what would have been a 20+ point match in the Yahoo fantasy format, we managed to put up a big fat zero on the actual scoreboard. It was the frustrating version of the vintage Arsenal performance. Dominant in possession. Flowing attack. Not nearly enough ruthless end product. If anyone had me in the Loudoun County Rec League Fantasy Game then you can thank me later for the big showing. More likely, it will have to be remembered as a really fun match to be playing in that was only frustrating in retrospect because we didn't score 4 or 5 goals.
Here are my teams for Week 7:
PL.com: Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, Leighton Baines, Rafael, James Morrison, Eden Hazard (c), Michu, Marouane Fellaini, Carlos Tevez, Nikica Jelavic, Ricky Lambert
Looking ahead two weeks to the next EPL Match Week - yes, we have to suffer through another International Week next weekend - here's the schedule with Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester United, Swansea, and Arsenal looking the most likely with Everton continuing to have a pretty easy run of things as well.