The last double gameweek of the season is over, the Boleyn Ground has seen its final Premier League match, Norwich and Newcastle join Aston Villa in the Championship next season and Leicester have lifted the Premier League trophy. With one round of fixtures left, it is well and truly crunch time for FPL players and prior to the Saturday lunchtime kick off, this double gameweek was deemed to be a big one in helping players soar up the ranks.
Lets take a look at who were the big hitters this week by analysing this week’s dream team:
Vito Manonne – The whole back line is made up with Sunderland players this week! Vito played the full 90 minutes in both Sunderland matches this gameweek which secured the Black Cats’ Premier League status. 12 saves and a clean sheet in the 2 wins against Chelsea and Everton means Manonne makes the dream team with 11 points.
Lamine Kone – What a role this man played. Scoring a big zero points in the first game against Chelsea was hugely recovered when he banged in 2 vital goals that contributed to Sunderland’s survival bid. Not only this but he helped keep the clean sheet against Everton and therefore took all 3 bonus points meaning he finishes the week on 21 points.
Patrick van Aanholt – 4 points gained in the game against Chelsea thanks to an assist was added to when he grabbed the opening goal, a clean sheet and a bonus point in the game against Everton. The Dutchman in total bagged 17 points and made his way into this week’s dream team.
DeAndre Yedlin – Yedlin finishes up our Sunderland back line with an assist in the Chelsea game and a clean sheet against Everton meaning 10 points!
Nathan Redmond – Just the 2 points from the first game against United but a stunning display against Watford resulted in 2 assists and a goal and as a result, 2 bonus points. This meant the Norwich man landed 17 points but this display wasn’t enough to keep his club up as Norwich’s relegation was confirmed thanks to Sunderland’s win over Everton midweek.
Juan Mata – Juan seemingly scored a vital goal in United’s Champions League bid on Saturday when he slotted past Norwich, the only goal of the game, but the result at West Ham means that their top 4 bid is now out of their hands. His goal against Norwich was joined with all 3 bonus points and a clean sheet bonus, as well as an assist against the Hammers and the standard points for playing in both games, meaning Mata ends the week with a healthy 16 points.
Steven Davis – Davis had not scored in the Premier League since November 1st 2015, until this weekend when he bagged 2 against Spurs. That doubles his tally for the season to 4 and also meant he took all 3 bonus points, giving the 0.3% of managers that own him a not-too-shabby 15 points.
Andy King – Andy King. The first player to win League 1, the Championship and the Premier League with the same club. What an achievement. Andy starred in the mauling of Everton as he got an assist and a goal and all 3 bonus meaning 13 points for the week.
André Ayew – Ayew completed the same feat as Andy King in his match against West Ham. The unexpected thrashing of the Hammers in the penultimate game led to an assist and a goal for Ayew, and yes, 13 points for the week.
Dieumerci Mbokani – We didn’t see much of this fella in Norwich’s first game this week but he did score both goals in the game against Watford and took home all 3 bonus, resulting in 14 points overall.
Dwight Gayle – The FA cup finalists found themselves a goal down at half time when they took on Stoke at Selhurst Park on Saturday. However, Gayle had other ideas, claiming 2 goals in the opening 25 minutes of the second half and therefore gaining the win for the Eagles. Thanks to his goals, he got the 3 bonus points meaning 13 points for his efforts.
Written by Simon Banks