The Scout reviews Gameweek 11
Javier Hernandez tops the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for Gameweek 11 after producing 2 goals and an assist in Manchester United’s comeback win at Aston Villa. Dimitar Berbatov sits in second spot, with a brace and assist in Fulham’s 3-3 draw at Arsenal, while Andreas Weimann’s double in Aston Villa’s 3-2 defeat earns the Austrian third position.
As usual, The Scout begins by clearing up any queries concerning points awards over the previous round of matches.
There were three main issues to clarify this Gameweek, with the first taking place at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Peter Crouch has retained the assist awarded for his part in Charlie Adam’s winner in Stoke City’s 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers. The Press Association have reviewed the situation and deemed that Crouch did touch the ball following Jonathan Walter’s header across goal before it fell to Adam to fire home.
Next up, Yaya Toure picked up an assist for Sergio Aguero’s equaliser in Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur. An attempted clearance by the visitors’ defence deflected directly off Toure to the forward’s feet before he slotted past Brad Friedel in the opposition goal.
Finally, unfortunately for Rafael owners, the right-back was not awarded the assist for Manchester United’s second goal at Villa Park on Saturday evening. Although the Brazilian supplied the pass for Javier Hernandez’s shot, the effort was deemed to be off target until Ron Vlaar turned the ball into his own net – Hernandez earned the assist, with Vlaar awarded an own goal.
Arsenal 3-3 Fulham
Dimitar Berbatov picked up the maximum bonus points (BP) in a six-goal thriller at the Emirates Stadium. The Bulgarian provided a couple of goals and an assist for Fulham, and also made a clearance and a block; he has now returned 50 points in his six starts for the Cottagers, collecting the maximum BP three times. Alex Kacaniklic and Olivier Giroud both earned a couple of BP. The former’s all-round display saw him find the net for the first time since Gameweek 1 – he also managed 2 shots on target, a couple of successful tackles, an interception and 2 dribbles. Giroud grabbed 2 goals for Arsenal and also registered 3 shots on target, 2 successful tackles and 3 clearances, though 4 shots off target proved detrimental to his EA SPORTS PPI total.
Aston Villa 2-3 Manchester United
Javier Hernandez collected the maximum bonus points (BP) in Saturday evening’s match at Villa Park. Climbing off the bench after the break, the Mexican supplied a brace and an assist as Manchester United clawed back a 2-goal deficit to win for the fifth successive Gameweek. Andreas Weimann was awarded a couple of BP for the beaten hosts, with 2 goals, 3 shots on target and a successful tackle amongst his EA SPORTS PPPI stats, while Michael Carrick earned a single BP. The midfielder completed 92 passes and supplemented this dominance with a shot on target, a successful tackle and a clearance.
Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool
Luis Suarez received the maximum bonus points (BP) in the final match of the Gameweek at Stamford Bridge. The Uruguayan grabbed the visitors’ equaliser and also made a successful tackle and 19 completed passes – Suarez now has 10 BP for the season and has returned 69 points over the first 11 fixtures. A goal upon his return from a four-match suspension earned John Terry a couple of BP before the Chelsea skipper was stretchered off with a knee injury, while Cesar Azpilicueta picked up a single BP for the hosts. The right-back made a successful tackle and 6 crosses in his second start of the season.
Everton 2-1 Sunderland
Marouane Fellaini earned the maximum bonus points (BP) as the hosts extended their unbeaten record to eight matches. Drafted in by over 215,00 Fantasy managers prior to Saturday’s deadline, the Belgian produced a goal and assist for the Toffees and supplemented this with 3 successful tackles and 4 interceptions – he now has 10 BP for the season and has returned double figures in four of his 10 appearances. Leighton Baines picked up a couple of BP for an eye-catching display down the flank. The left-back produced 5 successful dribbles, 8 crosses and 4 interceptions out wide, with 36 completed passes also amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats – he has now collected 13 BP. Nikica Jelavic received a single BP after producing a strong all-round display. The Croatian notched the hosts’ winner and also managed 2 shots on target, a couple of clearances and 3 interceptions.
Manchester City 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Sergio Aguero received the maximum bonus points (BP) for the first time this season as Manchester City saw off Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium. The Argentine notched a crucial equaliser and supplemented this with 2 shots on target and a successful dribble as the champions climbed to second in the table. David Silva earned a couple of BP upon his return from a hamstring injury. In his first appearance since Gameweek 7, the playmaker provided the assist for Edin Dzeko’s winner and also had a shot on target and 38 completed passes amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats. Steven Caulker was awarded a single BP for the visitors – the centre-half opened the scoring and also made a clearance.
Newcastle United 0-1 West Ham United
Kevin Nolan was awarded the maximum bonus points (BP) for his contribution at St James’ Park. The West Ham skipper scored the only goal of Sunday afternoon’s encounter and also made a successful tackle, 3 interceptions and a block against his former club – Nolan now has 63 points, making him the fourth top scoring midfielder so far. Winston Reid received a couple of BP for a resilient display at the heart of the Hammers’ defence. The Kiwi made 4 successful tackles, a clearance, 17 interceptions and a couple of blocks as Sam Allardyce’s side registered their fifth clean sheet of the season. Joey O’Brien received a single BP for a strong display at both ends of the pitch. The full-back provided the assist for Nolan’s winner and also had 5 successful tackles, a clearance, 5 interceptions and a couple of crosses amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats.
Reading 0-0 Norwich City
Javier Garrido collected the maximum bonus points (BP) in the goalless draw at the Madejski Stadium. The left-back made 2 successful tackles, 3 interceptions and a block to help the Canaries to their third clean sheet in the last four Gameweeks, while Garrido also made 5 crosses to pick up his first BP of the season. Garath McCleary picked up a couple of BP for his 60-minute performance for the home side. The winger had a shot on target, 2 successful tackles, 4 interceptions, a block and 5 crosses amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats, while team mate Sean Morrison was awarded a single BP for his resilience at the back. Morrison made a successful tackle, a couple of clearances, 5 interceptions and a block for the Royals – he has now returned 13 points since being handed his first start of the season in the previous weekend’s 1-1 draw at QPR.
Southampton 1-1 Swansea City
Nathan Dyer earned the maximum bonus points (BP) in Saturday’s stalemate at St Mary’s Stadium. Arriving from the bench with 39 minutes remaining, the winger grabbed the visitors’ equaliser and supplemented this with a successful tackle, an interception and a successful dribble, while Garry Monk picked up a couple of BP. Deputising for the injured Chico, the centre-half produced 2 successful tackles, a clearance, 7 interceptions and a couple of blocks to limit the hosts to a single goal. Morgan Schneiderlin also picked up a couple of BP. The midfielder grabbed the opener for Southampton and also had a successful tackle, 4 interceptions and 16 completed passes amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats.
Stoke City 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
Ryan Shawcross picked up the maximum bonus points (BP) for a resilient display at the heart of Stoke’s defence. The Potters’ skipper made 4 blocks, 2 successful tackles, a clearance and 14 interceptions as the hosts registered their fourth home clean sheet in five matches at the Britannia Stadium. Charlie Adam collected a couple of BP. The midfielder grabbed the only goal of the match and also had 3 successful tackles, 3 interceptions and a couple of crosses amongst his EA SPORTS PPI stats, while Anton Ferdinand earned a single BP for the beaten visitors. The centre-half produced a successful tackle, a couple of clearances, 16 interceptions and 4 blocks to limit Stoke to a single goal.
Wigan Athletic 1-2 West Bromwich Albion
James Morrison was awarded the maximum bonus points (BP) as West Brom won on the road for the first time this season. Moved from his regular role in “the hole” to the right flank as Steve Clarke rolled out a 4-4-2, Morrison produced a goal, a successful tackle, an interception and 19 completed passes over his 67 minutes, taking his tally to 55 points thus far. An assist, 2 successful tackles and a couple of interceptions earned Chris Brunt 2 BP, while Romelu Lukaku was awarded a single BP. The on-loan forward had 2 shots on target, a successful dribble, a cross and 13 completed passes for the away side – he has now returned 4 BP over his last two away appearances.
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