With a double gameweek for Hull, Liverpool, Leicester and of course title chasers Chelsea this week, high scores were to be expected but this wasn’t the case for the typical manager. Instead we find ourselves in an array of Hull players celebrating a double clean sheet and widening the safety gap between them and the relegation zone. Liverpool dropped 5 vital points and Chelsea, well any article will be more entertaining than their performance – trust me. Just above 40 points was the average managers week but let’s see where the points were actually hiding as we review the Dream Team for another week.
A Double clean sheet was the highlight of Harper’s week as the substitute keeper makes it 3 clean sheets from only 6 games he has played this season, giving him quite an impressive stat line. If only his talent was scouted earlier as the second choice keeper only managed to interest 0.2% of hopeful managers who cashed out big time after a whopping 19 points (more than all his other gameweeks combined).
The defence this week adds up to 23.7 million and at such a low price I don’t know how it hasn’t been taken advantage of. First up we have Dawson, the highest scoring player this week, and with an impressive performance he will be looking to grow his tally and edge Hull out of relegation trouble and secure another year of top flight football. 2 clean sheets, a goal and 3 bonus points is how it played out for the experienced defender as he looks to grow in confidence going into perhaps his final campaign at Hull.
Next up we have merseyside hero Stones who put the United game to bed after a dominant fashion both defensively and on the attack. Finding himself on the scoresheet wasn’t one of his only achievements as he kept United at bay and refused to be beaten, securing himself his 7th clean sheet of the season. He will be looking to use his form to edge him into the England squad as the qualifiers come to a close later this year.
Thirdly, we have McShane from hull making it a trio in defence from the Tigers as the 2 clean sheets boosted their whole defence up 8 points and successfully managed to dominate this week’s dream team. Only 4 games remaining and as Hull managed to keep both Liverpool and Crystal Palace at bay, there should be no surprise if we see a range of Hull players being put into teams for a gamble at last ditch points to alter tables in managers’ ways.
Next we have John Terry and after an amazing season of clean sheets, goals and assists, he will be remembered as a key piece of an expected title winning side. Hugely appreciated by Mourinho and hyped up to be one of the sole reasons of Chelsea’s recent success, the retired Englishman must be bathing in confidence after a successful career. His goal was vital as Chelsea climb closer to the title after coming back from a 1 goal deficit at the stroke of half time. The Chelsea squad will be thanking their captain for his duties week in week out.
Finally in defence, we have Chester with 2 clean sheets, 180 minutes and a bonus point to edge him over his competitors into the solid defence this week. The 7th clean sheet for this young defender and with an impressive record, already beating last seasons tally, the Tigers man will be wanting to grow his record until the final whistle goes on the last day.
A lack of midfielders this week as we only have 2 talented individuals making the field as defenders took over this week. Sigurdsson is the first of the duo in midfield as the Swansea man helped secure a 3-2 win against struggling Newcastle. He took part in 2 goals with putting one in the net and then assisting his teammate to edge Swansea into mid table as the season draws to a close. That takes him into double figures for assists and a complimentary 7 goals making him an exciting target for big clubs looking for a playmaker. Potentially a signing to look for in the summer.
Next we have Marc Albrighton in midfield as the Leicester City central midfielder earns himself 13 points after his first goal for Leicester City against Chelsea on Wednesday night. This coupled along with the previous appearance against Burnley, plus the three bonus points for his midweek performance, saw himself grab a spot in the top 11 for gameweek 34. Only time will tell if his efforts will be rewarded as Leicester City still could go down this year.
Our final Hull player for today is N’Doye as the striker took advantage of his dominant defence and did the business in the final third, securing himself 2 goals and edging his tally up to 5 in only 11 games as the new transfer leaves his mark in the final stage of the season. He was later awarded 3 bonus points and this put him into the top 3 strikers as he looks to set his future at the club.
Second to last, we have Pelle as he looked to silence critics with 2 goals after a drought and recent failure in the goals department. Voted man of the match only added to the player’s success as he got a respectable 13 points, improving his tally to an impressive 134. Not a bad debut season for the Southampton star who was deemed to replace last year’s summer departures.
Finally we have Vardy who makes his 3rd appearance after a goal and an assist in his double gameweek, playing a vital part in both games but being sold short after still struggling. Perhaps his credit is overlooked as he does his job well on a consistent basis but is let down by poor defensive displays edging Leicester closer and closer to relegation.
So 162 points available this week if you picked the dream team correctly but with the mass amount of Hull players, the average was always going go be low. How did you get on this week? Finally, who do you think will appear in the dream team next week? Let us know @FPL_Updates and tweet us any questions regarding fantasy football.
Till next time,