It’s time now to see just how the attackers performed in Serie A over the last few days. There have been a small handful of big hitters as far as points scoring goes, and generally not too many noticeably bad performances so all in all it’s been a good few days for forwards in the Italian top flight!
The champion of the week was none other than former Man City star Edin Dzeko. He more than doubled his season’s total so far with the last couple of games, notching eight points midweek against Benevento (he scored two) before adding another six at the weekend. He scored one and provided an assist during Roma’s 3-1 home win against Udinese.
At 9m he could be something of a real bargain, especially considering the match before these two also yielded eight points for him. He’s really finding his feet, but there is a real test on the horizon when Roma travel to under-performing Milan this coming weekend.
Right behind him was Ciro Immobile (who I waxed lyrical about on the first ever EuroFantasyLeague Podcast), as he smashed another 12 points in to take his season’s total to a huge 40 points. In Serie A, only Juventus star Paulo Dybala has more (44). Immobile had managed to add two to his total midweek against Napoli (an assist), but hit a great 10 point return at the weekend when he scored two and set one up in Lazio’s 3-0 win at Hellas Verona. At 8.5m he could be an even bigger bargain than Edin Dzeko, and his next game could be the home match against Sassuolo on Sunday.
José Maria Callejón put in the other particularly impressive performance, notching 10 points for the week. The Napoli striker scored midweek against Lazio (a 4-1 win for Napoli), and scored another as well as providing an assist in the 3-2 win at SPAL. That productivity doubled his points for the season, taking it to 20.
There were eight point totals for Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma) and the aforementioned Dybala (Juventus) as well.
Only five strikers managed to take their season’s totals down this week. Maxi Lopez (Udinese), Citadin Eder (Inter Milan), Gianluca Caprari (Sampdoria), Vittorio Parigini (Benevento) and Alex Berenguer (Torino) were all booked and didn’t earn any other points in one of last week’s games, giving them all a weekly total of -1.
That was about as bad as it got for Serie A strikers this past few days though!
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