EPL WEEK 26 Fantasy Review!
Week 26 round up
We really killed it this week in our captains picks, with our three players incredibly racking up an incredibly 5 goals, 1 assist and 32 fantasy points between them! In fact all of our picks hit the score sheet and our #2 (which we said was a basic tie with #1 Lukaku) Harry Kane bagged himself another wonderful hat-trick.
Without further ado, let's get onto the round up of the fantasy week:
Chelsea 3-1 Swansea
Chelsea ran out pretty comfortable 3-1 winners which was no big surprise. All of Chelsea's scorers (Costa, Pedro and Fabregas) are pretty fantasy relevant and performed well. The disappointing players were Azipilicueta and Cahill who both have around a 20% selection rate but scored 2 points each. Llorente scored Swansea's only goal though he's not a popular fantasy player and the far more selected Sigurdsson chipped in with a useful assist.
Everton 2-0 Sunderland
Everton also looked good in their solid home win, and the first name that everyone will be looking for, Lukaku, saved the day for his owners with a late goal. That said, even with that goal he was not among Everton's top fantasy scorers of the week. Popular fantasy defender Coleman grabbed 12 points including an assist and Idrissa Gueye scored from midfield, so if you're the one person on the planet who played him, well done! No one from Sunderland put in any fantasy performance of value, and owners of Defoe in particular will be disappointed.
West Brom 2-1 Bournemouth
A superb win for the impressive West Brom, in the match of this year's overachievers. McAuley rewarded the many, many fantasy players who selected him with with a wonderful 10 points from defence. Despite the win, other WBA players didn't add too much, including Keeper Foster who didn't manage a clean sheet. Bournemouth are not much a fantasy relevant team, and their more popular players defenders Daniels and Smith didn't have much to write home about.
Crystal Palace 1-0 Middlesbrough
An extremely important win in this relegation battle match for Palace. Though they're not a very well selected team in fantasy, their 2nd most popular player, defender van Aanholt, was superb and one of the top players of the week overall with 15 points including the only goal. Moderately popular striker Zaha disappointed. Nothing good to report for Middlesbrough with no player scoring over 2 fantasy points.
Hull 1-1 Burnley
Pretty much the scoreline one would have predicted for this game with struggling Hull getting a point at home from the more impressive Burnley. Hull have only one fantasy relevant player, their keeper Jakupovic who let owners down with no clean sheet. As with other mid-table or lower teams, Burley's most popular player was also their keeper who wasn't particularly useful with no clean sheet either.
Tottenham 4-0 Stoke
Just wow. Never mind the predictable result as an impressive Spurs blew Stoke away, Harry Kane was just sensational. The best fantasy player of the week by far, Kane got 20 points and we hope you started him as captain as per our advice! Kane was not alone, many Spurs players made great contributions, including Alli and Eriksen, both popular midfielders. Nothing much to shout about from Stoke unfortunately, including Pieters, a moderately popular defender with no points.
Leicester 3-1 Liverpool
Well, we did say Leicester are pretty damn unpredictable, but we got this a bit wrong, this was most definitely the week to be on them. Though shedding selections, Vardy finally came up big and knocked in two goals and grabbed 13 points. Drinkwater who has a few owners was also sensational, whereas the more popular Leicester players (Morgan, Mahrez et al.) didn't actually do too much fantasy wise. Despite a horrible team performance, Liverpool man Coutinho, their joint most selected player did well from a fantasy perspective.