Robin van Persie kept up his amazing Fantasy scores, while Adebayor and Helguson grabbed braces to keep up their own good Fantasy form.
Analyzing the Fantasy impact of the Gameweek, we look at consistent performers, what players are looking good, who are off the mark, who look out of sorts, and players that have not convinced yet.
Robin van Persie scored over 10 Fantasy points for the fifth consecutive Gameweek. He bagged a brace and stole maximum bonus points. Walcott got an assist while Gervinho and Santos stole bonus points. Morison got Norwich’s goal.
Baines grabbed a BAG (Bonus, Assist, Goal) through a set-piece and penalty and Jagielka a goal and bonus points in Everton’s 2 – 1 win over Wolves. Everton has good fixtures coming up and Baines is an interesting option, mainly because of his set-piece duties. O’Hara was unable to follow up his performance from last Gameweek and Hunt got the consolation goal for Wolves.
Manchester City dispatched Newcastle in a confident way, with both Silva and Dzeko starting on the bench. Richards and Aguero grabbed a BAG and Balotelli scored from the penalty spot. Richards is playing high up on the pitch and was at times the further forward of the City’s right side. Milner tucked in and one of City’s midfielders dropped deeper to cover Richards. Ba got an assist for Newcastle.
Helguson continued his surprising goal-scoring form with two goals in QPR’s 2 – 3 away win at Stoke. Luke Young, in addition to Helguson, got a goal and bonus points. Walters continued his fine Fantasy form by getting the first goal of the game, courtesy of one of two Crouch assists. Shawcross scored Stoke’s second and thus became the only Stoke defender to get reasonable Fantasy points at home.
Bale, watchlisted two weeks ago, supplied both assists for Adebayors game winning brace as Tottenham outplayed Aston Villa. Adebayor was one of my captain picks this Gameweek and is a premium striker priced lower than he should be and Bale is showing the consistency Fantasy players crave.
Klasnic, watchlisted last Gameweek, got his goal from the penalty spot as Bolton sank 1 – 2 at West Brom. Long scored the winning goal and stole two bonus points. Shorey supplied the assist and stole three bonus points and Thomas scored.
Blackburn and Wigan played out an entertaining 3 – 3 draw with Hoilett and Yakubu starring, Fantasy wise, for Blackburn.
Manchester United ground out a 0 – 1 victory with Hernandez scoring. The United kept their fifth clean sheet in a row, with Vidic and Ferdinand stealing bonus points. Swansea’s defence were solid throughout and continues to impress.
Sunderland and Fulham played out a boring 0 – 0 draw. Both defences made their Fantasy owners happy, especially owners of Hangeland and O’Shea, who both stole bonus points.
Liverpool got an important victory at Stamford Bridge, with unlikely goal-scorers in Johnson and Maxi Rodriguez. Adam got an assist. Sturridge came off the bench to score Chelsea’s ultimately unfruitful equalizer.
Out of Sorts
Yet again, Blackburn and Wigan let in several goals. Avoid their defenders.
For the last time this season, I lament the form of Carroll and Torres, both peripheral figures for their team. A combined £85 million of wasted Fantasy effort.
The Europa League seems to be having a detrimental effect on Stoke’s league form. Stoke defender’s were yo-yo last year with premium returns at home and bottom of the league form away from home. This season, it’s not looking good for clean sheets for Stoke defenders.
Nani and Rooney are not justifying their prices at the moment. I’m keeping them because of the attractive fixtures. But should you believe that this is a real pattern, consider selling them.
This week saw new faces gain Fantasy points:
- Westwood kept a clean sheet for Sunderland. Priced at only £4.0, he is a budget keeper to keep an eye out for.
- Long was back for West Brom and got the winning goal. Should he keep healthy, he is a budget striker for consideration.
- Johnson was back with a bang for Liverpool. He got the winning goal and three bonus points in an attacking performance.
- Senderson was back in Fulham’s starting lineup and got a clean sheet bonus.
Any new faces I forgot? Please comment below.