Gameweek 30 saw all those who captained Super Harry Kane score big, whilst those who gave the armband to Sergio Aguero were left wishing they hadn’t done so. With no Premier League action this weekend, fantasy football managers will have plenty of time to dwell on their teams! So, until then, let’s have a look at how the dream team looked at the end of gameweek 30:
This week saw Simon Mignolet pick up a spot in the gameweek 30 dream team as he managed to save Wayne Rooney’s late penalty attempt. Unfortunately his save was in vein and Liverpool were still defeated 1-2, in which was a crucial game for the Reds as they push for Champions League football. Steven Gerrard’s foolish red card may have just handed Manchester United fourth spot, however there are still another 8 games to go, and a lot can change in this unpredictable league. Mignolet has managed a total of 12 clean sheets this season so far, which are surprisingly good statistics for the Liverpool keeper.
Last season, Seamus Coleman was a must have defender, and if you didn’t pick the player up, you ended up seeing red arrows most weeks as he consistently picked up clean sheets, goals and assists. This week he was the highest scoring defender, and managed a total of 13 points after he managed to grab the opening goal in Everton’s win against QPR.
This season’s must have defenders generally consist of a Southampton defenders, and what better player to have than Ryan Bertrand. The English defender cannot seem to buy a place in the England squad, but he certainly can find a spot in many managers fantasy teams, as he has scored a total of 126 points over the season so far. This week he managed to score 12 points, after Ryan helped Southampton keep a clean sheet, along with an assist and three crucial bonus points.
Ryan’s team mate Nathaniel Clyne is another consistent defender in this season’s fantasy football and most Premier League games. The Englishman unlike Bertrand has proved his worth for a spot in the England squad, and is also currently sitting in the overall fantasy Premier League dream team with a massive 134 points. This week he grabbed an assist, just as Bertrand did, but was only worthy of 2 bonus points.
The final part of our back four see’s Swansea’s Federico Fernandez who managed to help Swansea to a clean sheet and a 0-1 win over Aston Villa. His performance also earned him the all important 3 bonus points, giving him a grand total of 9 points. Although Fernandez is only owned by 0.1% of fantasy Premier League managers, his statistics were very impressive and may be one to consider in the near future.
This week we only have three midfielders in the dream team, and our first participant is Juan Mata, who definitely had a game to remember. It was as if the Spaniard had found the form he once had in the Premier League, after he scored two past fellow dream-teamer Simon Mignolet. Ever since Mata joined Manchester United, he has never really lived up to the form he had at Chelsea, however after scoring two goals and securing all three bonus points, the midfielder owned by just 6% of people scored those with him in their teams a massive 15 points.
Next we have an unusually high fantasy football point scorer, being in the form of Manchester City’s midfielder Fernando, who managed to score City’s 1000th Premier League goal as well as grab an assist against a 10 man West Brom. Unfortunately the game will be remembered for the red card incident, which saw Gareth McAuley incorrectly sent off instead of Dawson, instead of the performance the Brazilian put in. Fernando managed to complete 98 of his 100 passes during the game, and also scored with his only shot on target.
Finally we have the Toffee’s new boy, Aaron Lennon, who has shown some good form since leaving Tottenham. The speedy midfielder managed to grab his first Premier League goal for Everton against a weak QPR side, which saw them win 1-2 away from home.
Surprise, surprise… Harry Kane. Need we say much more? The in-form English striker is really becoming a regular in the Fantasy Premier League dream team, making an appearance in 5 of the last 8 dream teams! With 19 goals this season, Kane has deservedly earned himself a spot in the England squad and we won’t be surprised to see him succeed at this level, just as he is at club level. With a hat-trick this week against Leicester City, he certainly rewarded those fantasy managers who gave him the captain’s armband – Unfortunately he captained Aguero in his personal team!
Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud is our next striker this week, with a total of 13 points, after the Frenchman managed to grab two goals against Newcastle, in their 1-2 win over the Magpies. Since the arrival of Danny Welbeck, Giroud has really stepped up his game and has since been scoring on a regular basis.
Our final member of this week’s dream team is Glenn Murray who managed to score a goal and create one against Stoke City. Palace’s forward has been showing some good form of late, excluding his red card in gameweek 27, as he has scored 4 and assisted one in 4 Premier League games.