... alternate title, "First time as tragedy, second time as farce."
In comments we were asked, "Is there any arguement for keeping VDV @ 6?". I was reminded that there is an argument, and it was made, and debated ad naseum, last season when Didier Drogba was set to miss a month of league games while playing for the Ivory Coast.
The best encapsulation of the argument was probably over at Y!AM's site.
There have been some excellent posts in the comments and chat in the chat room regarding the game's top scorer; specifically by those who still own him at 10.66. The dilemma people are facing is whether to hang on to Didier Drogba during the African Cup of Nations, where he is likely to miss 4 Chelsea games.Basically the idea was that Drogba at a discount would return more points over the course of the season than any replacement, even with four more game weeks and that analysis proved pretty much correct. Now Van Der Vaart has been an awesome fantasy player. And there is no definitive word yet on the extent of his injury. But if, as rumored, he is out for a month, there is a lot of competition in midfield and a lot of points to be had for not too much money. But that's probably the topic of another, longer, post.
Now, I had already assumed that I would sell him as I didn't think I could afford to take 4 weeks of zeros, but J Dunn and The Tigers have looked at the stats in detail and come up with some very interesting analysis.