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Belgium wrap up their group phase by edging South Korea 0-1 thanks to a goal by Jan Vertonghen.

Belgium have looked unconvincing considering they were the heavy favorites to top their group coming into the tournament. They managed to do so, but it has taken goals in the latter stages of each match to get them where they needed to be. After going down to 10 men just before halftime in a 0-0 affair, they still dominated possession and created several chances. It wasn't until the 78th minute that they finally broke through though, as Jan Vertonghen sprinted in to fire home a save spilled by South Korean keeper Kim Seunggyu. They will now prepare to take on the United States in the Round of 16.
Jun 26 - 6:03 PM

Arsenal dominated Galatasaray 4-1 at the Emirates in Champions League action behind a Danny Welbeck hat trick.

Danny Welbeck announced his claim as Arsenal's first choice center forward with a Champions League hat trick at home against Galatasaray on Wednesday. With news of Olivier Giroud's contract extension coming yesterday questions about who the starter might be when both are healthy were raised. Welbeck provided his answer with a clinical hat trick. The frightening thing is that he could have had a couple more. He certainly looks like he could follow in the footsteps of Daniel Sturridge in finding a home after a transfer between big clubs. Alexis Sanchez also scored for Arsenal and Wojciech Szczesny was red carded.
Oct 1 - 4:43 PM

Ryan Shawcross has been a standout for Stoke City and fantasy managers alike and his excellence continued in the Week 6 clean sheet win over Newcastle.

Ryan Shawcross's name was linked with a return to the club he came up with, Manchester United, a number of years ago but since that infatuation faded (if it was ever there) he has faded from the collective consciousness somewhat. A pillar at Stoke City since 2008, it is easy to forget about him. With the advent of statistics that describe central defending play, Shawcross has started to re-emerge for fans and fantasy managers. In the Yahoo format he is averaging just over 10 points/match this season on performances like the one he put in on Monday. Three blocked shots, two interceptions and a tackle won leading to a clean sheet is a lot of fantasy goodness in almost any format. Expect his solidity to continue.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 1 - 5:23 PM

Nacer Chadli has four of Tottenham's eight goals (six games) to start the season.

Chadli's most important goal of his career to date was washed away when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain equalized for Arsenal in the North London Derby this past weekend. Nevertheless, Chadli has rightfully earned a spot in Mauricio Pochettino's starting XI. He's the leading scorer on a top 10 team who'll need continued production from him if the rest of his supporting cast keeps coming up dry. He's in form and looks to be progressing. Add him to your Yahoo Fantasy PL team while his price is still fairly reasonable.
Oct 1 - 5:32 PM

Angel di Maria finally had a clunker of a match after three weeks of strong contributions after his arrival at Old Trafford.

Angel di Maria is human after all. His first three matches with the Red Devils had fantasy managers drooling but his fourth was a bit of a dud despite his club winning the match. He won two corners and intercepted a pass but that was about it which is a bit surprising for a player as talented as he is. Still, absolutely no reason to panic as he'll surely be back to his best sooner rather than later.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 1 - 2:58 PM

Marcos Rojo had a second solid fantasy return in three weeks in Manchester United's Week 6 win over West Ham United.

Despite not getting a clean sheet or any meaningful attacking points, the Argentine Center Back/Left Back returned a solid 10 points in the Yahoo format. He contributed two blocked shots, four interceptions and a tackle as he moved centrally in the absence of Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Tyler Blackett. Given United's overall defensive issues, this was definitely a solid return.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 1 - 2:51 PM

We're still waiting on a huge break out performance from Falcao but he turned in his second solid outing in a row in the Week 6 win over West Ham.

Falcao arrived at Old Trafford with a massive amount of hype and a well-earned reputation as being among the best forwards in the world. As a result, anticipation has been high for some exceptional performances for the Red Devils. Thus far he has been good but certainly not great. Week 6 was another example of this as he got an assist and contributed better than average statistics for a forward but failed to score a goal or dominate the proceedings. Supporters and fantasy managers alike will be waiting for a Diego Costa-like outburst to trumpet Falcao's true arrival on the scene.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 1 - 2:38 PM

Robin van Persie scored again in Week 6 but continued to disappoint somewhat by not producing a more well-rounded effort for fantasy managers.

Supporters of Manchester United and Robin van Persie will point to two goals in two weeks as evidence of his return to form. Fantasy managers, however, may not be so convinced unless the league they are playing in weighs goals extremely heavily and doesn't really count other contributions. The Dutch forward's goal-scoring aside, he has been peripheral to the action. The only other evidence that he played was a single corner won. If he hadn't scored a goal, RvP would have been negative for the weekend in the Yahoo format. Quite a decline for a player who was dominant even when not scoring as recently as 2012-13.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 1 - 2:45 PM

Mohamed Diame gave us a better sense of how he is likely to perform for fantasy managers during weeks when he doesn't score a goal.

Diame, scorer of a goal in each of his first two Hull City starts, failed to get on the score sheet in HCFC's Week 6 loss to Manchester City and it showed in his fantasy performance. Granted, the Tigers were outclassed by City but it is worth noting the lack of non-goal-related contributions from Diame in a loss. The hallmark of a strong contributor is that he finds a way to make things happen even when he scores and it has been Diame's history that he doesn't do so.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 1 - 2:28 PM

Rafael has performed solidly since returning to the Manchester United line-up and Week 6 was his best performance to date.

There was certainly optimism at the notion of Rafael playing a right-sided wing back role with slightly less defending responsibility when Louis Van Gaal arrived. The 3-5-2 appears to have been shelved thus far since LVG can hardly find two healthy center backs let alone three. Despite that, Rafael has been enjoying a solid run of performances. His numbers in Week 5 would have been better had he not been carded and conceded a penalty and in Week 6 he managed to avoid any bad behavior and contributed an assist and some OK phantom points to United's victory. He won't be a top tier wing defender until United can start putting some clean sheets together but performances like this one definitely make him a viable fantasy starter.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 1 - 2:33 PM

Abel Hernandez was back among the goals in Week 6 propelling him to a solid fantasy week in just about any format.

Hernandez has been up and down for sure with a strong debut effort against West Ham followed by a down match against Newcastle. He rebounded this week with a strong outing against Manchester City despite Hull City only scoring one goal on their own (the other was an Eliaquim Mangala own goal). In addition to the goal he was credited with two shots on target and two fouls won with a pass intercepted thrown in for good measure. Hernandez is still fairly dependent on scoring to get his fantasy points but the evidence so far indicates that he'll do that reasonably often which makes him a solid starter in unique ownership formats and a potential spot starter for the right price in salary cap leagues.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 1 - 1:57 PM

Curtis Davies hasn't lived up to his performances from last season yet but Week 6 saw him at least start to approach those levels despite the 4-2 loss to Manchester City.

Curtis Davies was an absolute stud last season. Despite his team not notching an exceptional number of clean sheets he won enough tackles, blocked enough shots and intercepted enough passes to make himself one of the better fantasy defenders available in leagues that give credit for those sorts of things. He started the season significantly off of that pace but picked it up against Manchester City with two blocked shots, five passes intercepted and three tackles won. In leagues that take points away from defenders for goals scored against, he probably didn't have a great week but it was good to see him producing defending stats like he did last season.
Source: Yahoo.com
Oct 1 - 2:02 PM






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