Gameweek 35: Fantasy Review
Wilfried Bony, Swansea His brace broke a four-game goalless streak and gives him 13 goals, but more importantly moved the Swans higher in their survival fight. Lukas Podolski, Arsenal Another brace, his second in two games and five goals and two assists in his last five games. Raheem Sterling, Liverpool His brace and an assist against Norwich give him three goals and an assist in his last two games. He is on fire!
Hot: Luis Suarez, Liverpool Scored his 30th goal of the season on Sunday and has 12 assists for the season and is the runaway fantasy player this year with 241 points. Christian Eriksen, Tottenham Two more assists give him four goals and five assists in his last five matches. Kevin Mirallas, Everton Scored a goal against Manchester United and has three goals and an assist in his last five games.
Harry Kane, Tottenham The 20-year-old scored again, now three goals in his last three games.
Aaron Lennon, Tottenham After doing nothing for fantasy players since January 11, the midfielder has had two assists his last two games. Connor Wickham, Sunderland The young forward has three goals in his last two games.
Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool An assist against the Canaries gives him two goals and three assists his last six games. Sergio Aguero, Manchester City A goal gives him one score and an assist in his last three games as he rounds back into form.
Matej Vydra, WBA An assist against Manchester City gives him a goal and two assists in four games.
Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal A goal and an assist against Hull gives the long-injured midfielder two goals and one assist his last two times out.
Hugo Lloris, Tottenham Now seven straight games without a clean sheet although he did have a penalty save against Fulham. Kevin Nolan, West Ham Now eight straight games without a goal. The fantasy rot continues: Gabriel Agbonlahor, Aston Villa Zero goals since New Year’s Day
Ramires, Chelsea His last goal was Dec. 14, his one and only for the season in 30 games played.
Gary Medal, Cardiff Zero goals and one assist in 33 games. Mixed reviews:
Steve Sidwell, Fulham The Cottager’s midfielder scored a goal against Spurs and then had a penalty kick saved.
Paulinho, Tottenham He scored his first goal in ten matches.
Peter Whittingham, Cardiff Got his first goal since Dec. 14. Gary Hooper, Norwich Scored a goal against Liverpool, his first since Boxing Day. First goals/assist of the season:
Pablo Zabaleta, Manchester City The defender finally opened his season’s book with a goal against WBA. Younes Kaboul, Tottenham He scored his first goal in an injury-plagued season. Shola Ameobi, Newcastle His first goal in 23 games was not enough to avoid another defeat for the sorry Magpies. Mile Jedinak, Crystal Palace The midfielder’s first score in 35 games was a penalty goal. He might have been told to take the kick when the team remembered hot-scoring Jason Puncheon’s last penalty kick attempt on January 11 that left the building.
Graham Dorrans, WBA The midfielder with spotty playing time scored against Manchester City.
Martin Olsson, Norwich Got his first assist of the season against Liverpool. Biting the hand that used to feed him:
Fabio Borini, Sunderland The former Chelsea player and on-loan forward from Liverpool scored the decisive penalty goal, his first score in ten games while handing Jose Mourinho his first Premier League home loss in 77 games.
Gallant goalkeeping: Vito Mannone, Sunderland He came out a winner, saving 14 of Chelsea’s 31 shots and despite no clean sheet, gave his fantasy managers seven points.
Julian Speroni, Crystal Palace Another clean sheet, giving him five in the last seven games. Tim Howard, Everton His shutout over Manchester United was his fourth clean sheet in the last six games. Things that drive fantasy managers crazy:
Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City David Silva, coming off an injury, started. But with a 3-1 lead at the hour-mark, Pellegrini chose to keep Silva in the game and in the 67th minute, the Spain international suffered a serious ankle injury and was stretchered off.