The last gameweek had some incredible scores with the Fantasy Premier League Dream Team racking up a massive 147 points. This was reflected in the average score of 52 points, one of the highest of the season so far. Each player named in the Dream Team managed to notch double figures with a few closer to the 20 point mark than the 10 point one. There are some usual suspects along with some unlikely characters who performed well this weekend, so without further ado here is the Fantasy Premier League Dream Team in a valid formation:
DREAM TEAM ANALYSIS
Norwich pulled out a shock win when they took on United in Saturday’s late kick off. They managed to keep up their strong defensive form by preventing a Rooney-less United side from finding the back of the net. Ruddy (4.6m) pulled off a number of decent saves and was duly rewarded with 2 bonus points to reach the 10 point mark for Gameweek 12.
Rodgers has experimented lately pushing Jose Enrique (5.7m) into an attacking role on the left-hand side of midfield and it has rewarded him so far as Liverpool ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Wigan. Enrique thrived in this position grabbing a goal and an assist to add to his clean sheet (with him being classed as a defender), racking up a massive score of 18 points. It remains to be seen whether Enrique will hold on to this attacking role but for the time being he’s an excellent addition to any fantasy football side.
Norwich continued their incredible defensive form to make it 4 clean sheets in their last 5 games. So for the second consecutive gameweek, Garrido (4.6m) finds himself in the Dream Team backline as he supplied the all important cross for Pilkington to slam home his header for the winning goal against United. Garrido made several surging runs down the left-hand side and at 4.6m he is a great budget defender to have in your squad.
Joey O’Brien (4.0m) is the second defender to appear in the Dream Team for a second gameweek in a row, after he grabbed West Ham’s goal in the 1-1 stalemate with Stoke. The budget defender is due a price rise very soon but investors should be wary as O’Brien was substituted on the 76th minute for Demel, who seems to have made his return from injury. Despite O’Brien’s recent form, it remains to be seen which defender Allardyce favours and West Ham have some incredibly tough fixtures around the corner where clean sheets may be very difficult to come by.
Another man due a price rise is the City source for creativity, David Silva (9.3m) who picked up a great points score of 16 this gameweek. Villa were unlucky with the first 2 City goals but once they were in there was no stopping the Manchester side. With Silva back in the picture, it is evident that City are much greater attacking threat and for those without a City striker, the Spaniard is a great choice for City coverage with his ability to score goals and set up others as highlighted by the recent match.
Arsenal may not have Silva but they have their own Spanish wizard in the form of Santi Cazorla (9.4m), who brushed aside any tiredness doubts from a minute-less midweek trip to Panama to notch up 13 points. Grabbing a goal and setting up another, Cazorla punished a 10-man Spurs side and was rewarded with the maximum 3 bonus points. For anyone who can afford him, Cazorla is a brilliant option for Arsenal coverage this season.
Next up we have a great choice for those looking to free up funds elsewhere, Jason Puncheon (4.5m) had a great game in the away match against QPR. The budget midfielder found the back of the net and created another in the 3-1 win. He’s had a patchy season in terms of game time but if he keeps performing like this, Puncheon is sure to get more chances to impress.
The last midfielder in the Fantasy Premier League Dream Team is Arsenal midfielder, Theo Walcott (8.7m) who played an important role in the 5-2 victory over Spurs. The pacey winger created one and got his name on the scoresheet, and was rewarded with 2 bonus points to reach the total of 12 for the gameweek. With an ownership of just 2.1%, Walcott could be a great differential option if he continues to put in dangerous attacking performances.
The highest scorer of Gameweek 12 was Carlos Tevez (9.4m) who collected a gigantic 19 point haul from 2 goals and 2 assists in the 5-0 win over Aston Villa. The Argentinian is having a stormer of a season with 6 goals, 8 assists and 16 bonus points to rack up 87 points so far. With Silva alongside him, Tevez is sure to pick up many more points before the season is over.
Reading picked up their first win of the season when they beat Everton to climb out of the relegation zone. Le Fondre (4.8m) was given a rare start and rewarded Brian McDermott with two vital goals to notch up a total of 13 points for the gameweek. However, with 4 away games in their next 5 matches, investment in Le Fondre comes with its risks, with the possibility of Reading struggling on their travels.
West Brom continued their great season with a 2-1 victory over the European champions Chelsea who chose to rest Oscar and Mata in preparation for the match against Juventus. The Baggies played some brilliant football and Shane Long (6.2m) put in an excellent shift crossing for Odemwingie’s goal and getting his head on Morrison’s cross to score himself.
That concludes our round-up of the top performers from this fantasy football gameweek, how many of these players were present in your squad? Did any of you fantasy football addicts bring in one of these players at the last minute only to be rewarded with a strong points haul? Feel free to get involved by commenting in the boxes below or joining the conversation on Twitter with @FFAddicted. Also, don’t forget to like us on the Fantasy Football Addict Facebook page for your chance to win a detailed analysis of your fantasy premier league squad!
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