So what happened this week? Mourinho lifted Chelsea’s 4th title in 11 years, Van Gaal struck out at Van Persie, City grinded out another 3 points and no one was sober enough to see it all happen. While everyone was celebrating their long weekend, there was over 20 goals, more than 5, yes 5, penalties and 5 dismissals leaving fantasy football managers confused where all the action went as the top 4 struggled to entertain everyone. Let’s see where the points were hiding as we look at the dream team!
More than 140 points scored this week in the dream team and in goal we have the impressive Myhill who was praised massively by Baggies fans and the rest of the Premier League. He denied Van Persie from equalising from a controversial penalty, and played impressively throughout, making crucial saves as West Brom were up against the ropes and helped them to take all 3 points against all the odds. 9 saves, a clean sheet and a man of the match performance earns Myhill 17 points and securely puts him into the dream team for the first time this year!
Not sure he meant to score so highly this week but Olsson finds himself as the starting defender this week after a huge deflection which superbly rocketed into the top right hand corner and knocked the Baggies into the lead . A clean sheet also adds to his successes as the second choice defender leaves his stamp by edging the 3 points in his team’s favour. Ultimately, this means he also kept Rooney and Van Persie quiet for a full 90 minutes, something a lot of defenders can’t say.
Morgan finally finds himself on the right side of the dream team after a season full of own goals, red cards and poor performances. The Leicester defender finds himself in the back 3 after keeping a struggling Newcastle goalless and hopeless as they lose 8 games in a row. Morgan shone this week with a goal and an impressive defensive display earning himself 12 points.
Finally in defence we have Wasilewski. With the defender being a key performer, Leicester were able to dominate both offensively and defensively and Newcastle struggled to gain any grip on the game. Leicester have really picked up their performances following an impressive set of results going their way as they hope to escape from a tight bottom half of the table.
It’s quite a rarity to see a Sunderland player make an appearance in the dream team but this week Gomez netted 2 and got voted man of the match to secure a strong 15 points. A much needed win for Sunderland as they battle relegation struggles, 3 points and an impressive display will put the players in high hopes and with Gomez finding form in the last stage of the season, this could be a gift to Sunderland fans. His first appearance in the dream team after a slow start to the season.
Next we have Coutinho who is starting to become a regular in the dream team. A 2-1 Liverpool win saw him take part in both goals scoring one and then later assisting an 87th minute winner from an impressive cross. 7 goals and 11 assists for the Brazilian now as his goal collection becomes better and better every week, making it a potential reality that he may be looking at a summer transfer if his form continues for the rest of the season as he looks forward to an international spell in the South American cup.
Next we have Jonjo Shelvey and after a quite consistent season the former Liverpool player finds himself in the top 11 after 2 assists against a battling Stoke team who managed to take nothing from the game. A season improvement for Swansea as they look to secure themselves as a Premier League team and with the players they have, they make the most out of situations and play exciting, fluent and exceptional football week in, week out earning themselves another year in the top flight.
Next in midfield is none other than Alexis Sanchez and with his blistering pace, clinical shooting and phenomenal ability it is no surprise he was nominated for the player of the year award. His 2 goals against Hull takes his tally to an impressive 16 goals and with 8 assists complimenting this record he will look to carry his dominant form into the FA cup final where Arsenal can save their season with a trophy.
Finally in midfield we have Ramsey who broke the 100 point mark after a rough season riddled with injuries. The player bagged himself 12 points this week after assisting Sanchez before grabbing himself a goal in a dominating performance against a blown away Hull. The game was over before half time as Arsenal secured 3 goals in quick succession and an outbreak of talent from arguably 2 of the most consistent Premier League midfielders put the game to bed before Hull could even begin.
First up is Ulloa who silenced the travelling Newcastle fans (yes they still have travelling fans despite their performances) as his efforts along with Wes Morgan’s effort helped put Leicester 3 goals up. He did the business and what else was to be expected? After a 9 man Newcastle team strolled around the pitch it would be a disappointment not to find yourself on the scoresheet. The win took Leicester 1 point above the relegation zone and some key fixtures will decide their fate as the pressure comes piling down.
Finally is Benteke who is finding form at the perfect time, both against the battle of relegation and the chance of winning silverware for the first time since forever. 2 goals this week helped him secure a spot as his 13 points was completed with a man of the match performance, giving him the big 3 bonus points which takes his overall tally to 117 for the season.
To conclude, you didn’t miss much if you support a top 4 team (other than Chelsea of course as they won the league!) and I’m hoping you recovered by Monday night to see the success, or nightmares of what your team did this week.
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Till next time,