Gameweek 38: Fantasy Review
The 2013-2014 Premier League fantasy season is over with all ten games of Gameweek 38 played on the final day. Here is a look at how some of the players performed:
Outstanding performance: Dwight Gayle, Crystal Palace The diminutive forward was the only player to register a brace on the final day and ended the season with four goals in his last two games.
Hot: Wilfried Bony, Swansea The Ivorian ended a sensational season for the Swans by scoring a goal and getting an assist against Sunderland. Providing offense in place of injured Michu, Bony had five goals and an assist in his final four games and had 16 goals and four assists for the year.
Yaya Toure, Manchester City Had an assist against West Ham, his fourth in as many games to go with two goals.
Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool Closed the season out with two goals in two games and ended the year with 21 goals in 29 games.
Steven Gerrard, Liverpool Two assists against Newcastle made it four in his last two games. The Reds' captain had a season with 13 goals and 13 assists along with one massive slip that allowed the league title to go to Manchester City.
Romelu Lukaku, Everton The on-loan striker closed the season with two goals in two games and netted 15 for the season.
Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal Arsene Wenger can only imagine what could have been after the Welsh midfielder scored a goal; his second and had two assists in four games since returning from a long injury layoff.
Rickie Lambert, Southampton The veteran striker had two goals in his final two matches and ended the season with 13 goals and ten assists.
Fabio Borini, Sunderland The on-loan striker's goal on Sunday gave him four goals and one assist in his final five games.
Olivier Giroud, Arsenal His Sunday assist gave him three goals and the assist in his last five games.
First goals: James McCarthy, Everton The midfielder notched number one in his 34th game played.
Chris David, Fulham Got his first goal against Crystal Palace in his Premier League debut.
Cauley Woodrow, Fulham The Cottagers' 19-year-old's first goal gives relegated Fulham hope for better things to come.
Marvin Emnes, Swansea The Dutchman and Middlesbrough loan project gave Swans' supporters a glimpse of possible future glory.
Drought-busters: Vincent Kompany, Manchester City Scored his first goal since January 29.
Nathan Dyer, Swansea The midfielder entered the scoring column for the first time since February 8.
Uh-oh: Kevin Nolan, West Ham Ended the season with no goals or an assist in his last eleven games.
David Silva, Manchester City Ended the season with no goals or assists in his last six games.
Eden Hazard, Chelsea The leading scorer for Chelsea with 14 goals had none after March 22nd.
Marouane Fellaini, Manchester United The Belgian was left off the team sheet for the final game. In 19 games the 27 million pound transfer bust had zero goals and one assist.
Redemption: Emmanuel Adebayor and Paulinho, Tottenham After being two bricks in a crumbling wall against West Ham the week before, Adebayor and Paulinho both scored against Aston Villa. Adebayor got his goal on a penalty kick, further redemption after a wimpy penalty attempt against WBA April 12.
In upcoming blogs, I'll analyze the season's fantasy performances, both good and bad and also look at how the world leaders achieved their lofty finish.