Fight for fantasy title continues

Only three matchdays remain and the top two fantasy managers are still stuck in a tight battle for first place. Current leader zeusch edged further ahead this round, scoring 153 points in response to second-placed bestkolej's 138 points.

Elsewhere in the top ten there has been significant movement. Eighth-placed Cog123 made the biggest returns this matchday (225 points). He claimed first place for the round and climbed from 27th position into eighth. The Englishman's team consisted of Swiss defender Philippe Senderos whose brace against Luxembourg helped him return an astounding 37 points; France's William Gallas (25 points); midfielder Simao (25 points) who scored two goals in Portugal convincing 3-0 win against Hungary and Austrian coach Dietmar Constantini (18 points) who led his team to a victory over better-ranked Lithuania.

Top performers in 14
Switzerland's Philippe Senderos was the best fantasy pick this matchday. The defender outscored many of the world's best midfielders and forwards as he helped the Swiss maintain pole position in Europe's Group 2. With 30 points, Greek forward Theofanis Gekas offered the second-best returns. The striker put on a sensational performance against Latvia scoring four goals. The remaining top performers returned between 18 and 25 points with defenders, once again, claiming the lion's share. Montenegro defender Radoslav Batak deserves special mention. At a cost of only one unit, the defender returned 18 points. Batak's early goal helped Montenegro overcome Georgia 2-1, earning them their first win of the qualifiers.

Questions for 15
Here are some of the big questions facing fantasy managers this matchday: Should you back Argentina or Uruguayan performances? Will French forwards run wild against Austria? Who will the CONCACAF stars be this time out? Will Poland derail Slovakia? How will the Switzerland-Israel match end? Will there be a Greek goal spree in Athens? Will Portugal rack up the points to scrape through? Answer these questions correctly in your team selection and you could come out on top.

Before you race off to pick your team before the Matchday 15 deadline be sure to read the latest FIFA World Cup™ news on A number of key injuries, replacements and first 11 changes means some stars will miss out while others will have a chance to shine.

The deadline for Matchday 15 of McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy is 14 October 2009, 09:30 (GMT).