Leicester City are 2015/2016 Premier League champions. What a truly unbelievable season this has been. However, for fantasy Premier League managers, the season is not over as a lot of us will see our title challenge go to the wire in our mini leagues. With that being said, here is our FPL gameweek 36 review, looking at which players performed best over the weekend.
Here’s how the dream team looked at the end of the week:
Karl Darlow – Newcastle are currently out of the relegation zone, and this has a lot to do with the performance of this man! Darlow, Newcastle’s third keeper stepped up and kept out Yohan Cabaye as he looked certain to find the back of the net with a penalty. This coupled with a clean sheet, save points and bonus points earned him a spot in the gameweek 36 dream team.
Leighton Baines – The England international was one of those must have players last season, but this season he has gone somewhat under the fantasy Premier League radar. His season so far has been a bit hit and miss as he has been in and out of the team with injuries and has generally lacked the form he had in the last campaign. Baines this week did manage to find the back of the net in Everton’s 2-1 defeat of Bournemouth, earning him a spot in the gameweek 36 dream team.
Nacho Monreal – It was a relatively low scoring week for defenders in FPL, as our second defender in the dream team scored just 9 points. However, for those that had Monreal in their teams, it was 9 welcomed points as he helped Arsenal keep a clean sheet and also picked up 3 bonus points too.
Wes Morgan – Leicester City have done it. This week they managed to grind out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, in what turned out to be a vital point in order to have the season wrapped up this gameweek. Wes Morgan once again stepped up to the plate as he found the back of the net to score the equaliser in Manchester. No bonus points for the centre back, but 8 points nevertheless earned him a place in the gameweek 36 dream team.
Sadio Mane – Finding the back of the net against Manchester City is usually a brilliant achievement, but doing it on 3 occasions in the same game takes some doing. Mane did just this, scoring a hat-trick against City and the Senegalese man would find himself in a lot more FPL teams if he was a little more consistent. This week however he notched up 20 points, making him the highest scoring player this week.
Mark Noble – The Hammers midfielder once again raised questions on whether or not he should be on that plane to the Euros this summer. 4 goals in his last two games for West Ham shows just how good his form is at the moment, as he plays in a bit more of an advanced role for West Ham. 16 points and a place in the dream team for the 2.7% of FPL managers that own him!
Andre Ayew – Klopp’s rotation came back into play this week, of which Swansea took full advantage of. Specifically, it was a good week for the Ayew’s as Jordan found the back of the net against Watford, but it was his brother Andre who out done him and scored twice against Liverpool. This coupled with 3 bonus points saw Andre Ayew feature in this week’s dream team, as Swansea beat Liverpool 3-1.
Tom Cleverley – With a double gameweek next week, many FPL managers looked to Everton players to bring in. Many brought in Lukaku, Barkley and co, but it was Cleverley who was the one that came up trumps this week, scoring 13 points after he scored one and created one too! Not bad for the 0.4% of FPL managers that took a gamble on him.
Cheikhou Kouyate – Our second West Ham midfielder this week sees Kouyate feature as he matched fellow dream teamer Tom Cleverley’s performance with a goal and an assist! 2 bonus points earned the Senegalese midfielder a place in the dream team with a total of 13 points.
Troy Deeney – If Villa’s season could have been summed up in 5 minutes of football, this was it. Sitting 1-2 to the good with 5 minutes to go, not only did Deeney grab an equaliser but he also grabbed a winner! Prior to this, Villa looked reasonably comfortable to see the game out, even with 10 men, but the boyhood Birmingham City fan no doubt took pleasure in scoring twice to rub salt in the wounds of the already relegated Aston Villa.
Kelechi Iheanacho – Aguero’s understudy, Iheanacho is really one for the future. The young Nigerian is even keeping Bony out of the team at times and it is clear to see why! Another two goals for the youngster this week, albeit in a 4-2 defeat to Southampton, but 4 goals in his last 2 appearances is nothing to grumble at and is usually the form you would expect from Sergio Aguero! 12 points and a place in the dream team for the striker.
Written by FPL Fantasy Talk