Fantasy League managers on the hunt for goals were given plenty of strikers to choose from following yesterday’s transfer deadline day merry-go-round. Chelsea broke the British transfer record to bring Liverpool hero Fernando Torres to Stamford Bridge and the Reds replaced him with Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.
The latest done deals in the Transfer Window. There were only three new signings over the weekend as the FA Cup distracted player hungry managers, while two defenders were farmed out to pastures new.
Manchester United staged another late comeback to avoid a shock defeat to League One Southampton and will now face surprise package Crawley Town at Old Trafford in the fifth round.
There were two changes to the Fantasy League Player List today after Demba Ba signed for West Ham and Aston Villa’s Curtis Davies moved to rivals Birmingham.
The Premier League bosses have their usual FA Cup team selection conundrums to make as they lead their teams in fourth-round action. Arsenal, Tottenham, Man United and Chelsea could all rest key players while new West Ham and Man City signings Demba Ba and Edin Dzeko could get their first taste of FA Cup magic.
Liverpool made it back-to-back wins as they beat Fulham 1-0 on Wednesday night to move up to seventh in the table. The goal came courtesy of Fulham defender John Pantsil seven minutes into the second half in crazy circumstances.
Manchester United staged a second half fight-back to maintain their unbeaten run and go five points clear at the top of the Premier League after going two goals down to upstarts Blackpool, last night. Aston Villa were also in action, beating Wigan 2-1.
Dimitar Berbatov and Robin van Persie were the top scoring players this week, each netting hat-trick's in big wins for Manchester United and Arsenal. Find out the rest of the team, and which managers top scored in Pro and Classic this week.
Chelsea kept their title hopes alive on Monday night with a 4-0 win over Bolton, with goals for four different players. Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, Nicolas Anelka and Ramires were all on target.
Each week the Goals Guide will take a look back at the weekend's action, review all the goals and explain any dubious assists. This week, Darren Bent got of to the perfect start to his career at Villa Park, while there were hat-tricks for Berbatov and van Persie as United and Arsenal won big.
Dimitar Berbatov netted his third hat-trick of the season and nine points as leaders Manchester United destroyed Birmingham 5-0. Arsenal striker Robin van Persie also registered nine points after ending his hat-trick hoodoo against Wigan.
Aston Villa today completed the signing of Cameroon international midfielder Jean Makoun, after he was granted a work permit, visa and international clearance.