Can you believe there’s just 3 gameweeks to go until the curtain comes down on yet another fantasy football campaign.
Who would’ve guessed we’d be sitting here right now, watching on as Leicester lie top of the pile 7 points clear of their nearest rival. Spurs also deserve a great deal of praise with nobody considering them as serious title challengers too. But these 2 teams are beating all of the rest and have played some scintillating football.
With 3 gameweeks to go though, there’s still plenty of fantasy points on offer, especially with one last double coming in 37. With this in mind, let’s not dillydally…
So without further ado, here is our weekly FFA Select XI, where we’ve chosen 11 players in a valid formation who we think will score highly this gameweek…
- Heurelho GOMES [AVL(H), 5.0m] – Watford face Villa next so we’re expecting them to bounce back from their FA Cup exit. A clean sheet isn’t guaranteed, especially if Villa go on the offensive with nothing to play for but Watford will make it difficult and should emerge victorious.
- Hector BELLERIN [NOR(H), 6.5m] – Arsenal’s inability to find a way past the Hammers, Palace and Sunderland in recent weeks has cost them dear in the title race. With United breathing down their neck, looking to snatch a top 4 spot, Arsenal now have to focus on securing the points against Norwich. Bellerin remains the best option for their defence and has the potential to deliver at both ends of the field this weekend.
- Patrick VAN AANHOLT [STO(A), 4.7m] – Big Sam is doing what he does best and is giving Sunderland a fighting chance of staying up. They’ve tightened up at the back with 3 clean sheets in their last 4 and beat relegation rivals Norwich in the process. Van Aanholt has also been supporting the attack with 7 shots and 4 chances created during this period.
- Aaron CRESSWELL [WBA(A), 5.7m] – Cresswell has delivered on his attacking promise with a goal and an assist in his last 3 games. The same can’t be said of the Baggies who may have seriously damaged Spurs’s title challenge but have struggled terribly in front of goal.
- Mesut OZIL [NOR(H), 9.5m] – Ozil has struggled for attacking returns of late but his stats are still particularly strong with 10 shots and 20 chances created in the last 4 gameweeks. A home game against Norwich provides the ideal opportunity for him to answer any doubters and deliver on his stats.
- Alexis SANCHEZ (C) [NOR(H), 11.1m] – Sanchez on the other hand has scored 6 times and created 2 more in his last 7 games. In such terrific form and with a favourable home encounter on the cards, Sanchez is a clear captaincy candidate.
- Riyad MAHREZ [MUN(A), 7.3m] – Mahrez didn’t disappoint us last week as he opened the scoring against Swansea with Leicester showing that they can cope quite adequately without Vardy. They’ll be tested once more at United and it might be a cagey game but we’d like to think Mahrez can once again inspire Leicester as they close in on the title.
- Ben WATSON [AVL(H), 4.3m] – With talk of Sanchez Flores’ position under threat, Watson has come out to state that the squad is fully behind the talented manager. So Watford should be fired up for this game and with Watson delivering a goal and an assist in his last 2 games, we’re backing the budget midfielder in Gameweek 36. He also has a double in 37 and can help you free up some cash if you have your eyes on another double gameweeker.
- Romelu LUKAKU [BOU(H), 8.7m] – Lukaku is going through a drought at the moment with no league goals in his last 5 games. He had plenty of chances against United in the cup and if he gets the same supply at home to Bournemouth, that elusive goal that gets him back on the trail is sure to come.
- Jermain DEFOE [STO(A), 5.1m] – Accompanying Sunderland’s defensive solidity has been Defoe’s goals. He’s bagged 3 in his last 6, which isn’t a great rate but they’ve been important goals and as we reach the business end, his input is going to be even more vital. Sunderland are rejuvenated and Defoe could be the man to keep them up.
- Troy DEENEY [AVL(H), 5.2m] – To complete our lineup, we have Deeney, who was Watford’s best player in the FA Cup semi-final. In the last 4 gameweeks, he’s had 5 shots and created 4 chances and should be able to improve on these stats when he takes on Villa.
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