Following an 8-goal thriller at Old Trafford and a City win at Molineux, the title race is back on! Many had written off City a few weeks ago but so much can change in the game of football. We all assume that we can predict the future but it’s the unpredictability of football which attracts us to it. Here is a round up of the top fantasy football performers from Gameweek 35 in a valid Fantasy Premier League formation:
- Paddy KENNY (10pts, 4.4m) – QPR gave their survival hopes a real shot in the arm by upsetting the odds and beating Spurs 1-0 at the weekend. Kenny’s efforts in goal were vital in keeping a clean sheet, making 6 saves and rightly being rewarded with 2 bonus points.
- Philippe SENDEROS (11pts, 4.1m) – Fulham finally brought Wigan’s impressive recent form to a halt with a 2-1 victory at the weekend. Senderos showed us his attacking potential by grabbing the late winner and managed to pick up the maximum 3 bonus points for his efforts.
- Gael CLICHY (11pts, 5.6m) – Clichy inspired the first goal against Wolves with a delightful through ball for Aguero. He also picked up a clean sheet and was given 2 bonus points for his ability to pick up fantasy football points at both ends of the field. Despite playing the last 4 City games, there is always the risk of rotation with Kolarov waiting in the wings.
- Liam RIDGEWELL (9pts, 4.5m) – West Brom pulled out a shock by inflicting another defeat for Liverpool at Anfield with their 1-0 win at the weekend. Ridgewell was singled out by the bonus judges for his performance and 3 premier league fantasy bonus points were handed out in addition to his clean sheet points.
- Martin PETROV (17pts, 5.2m) – Gameweek 35 has been very important for Bolton’s survival hopes grabbing a vital 4 points including a victory away at fellow strugglers Aston Villa. Petrov has been central to Bolton’s performances collecting a goal, an assist and 5 fantasy football bonus points, leading to a massive 17-point haul.
- Yohan CABAYE (17pts, 5.9m) – Cabaye had an excellent game against Stoke picking up 2 goals and an assist before picking up a knock in the 60th minute. Pardew will be hoping that he shakes it off to finish the season and continue Newcastle’s challenge for a Champions League spot.
- Chris EAGLES (16pts, 5.1m) – Another Bolton player who had a brilliant gameweek was Chris Eagles. He also picked up a goal and an assist but fell short of Petrov by only 1 bonus point over the 2 games. If Eagles and Petrov can continue their form, Bolton fans may have something to cheer for come the end of the season.
- Luis NANI (15pts, 9.9m) – Nani made his long-awaited return against Everton with his first start since Gameweek 27. He didn’t hang around, getting his name on the scoresheet and setting up 2 goals. If United are to get a result at City in Gameweek 36, they will be hoping that Nani can repeat such a performance to make up for lost time.
- Danny WELBECK (12pts, 6.5m) – Welbeck followed up his goal against Villa, with a brilliant premier league fantasy performance at home to Everton. Welbeck created 2 goals and set up one in a strong attacking performance from United. At 6.5m, he is a cut-price differential but there remains the risk of rotation with Hernandez and the small matter of the title decider away at City in the next gameweek.
- Nikica JELAVIC (11pts, 6.0m) – Jelavic is proving to be a great acquisition by Moyes, adding to his impressive goal tally so far with a brace at Old Trafford. With a full pre-season under his belt, Jelavic could be one for us to keep our eyes on for next season. In addition, fantasy managers may want to consider bringing him in for the final fixtures, especially as Everton face both Fulham(H) and Stoke(A) in Gameweek 36.
- Wayne ROONEY (13pts, 13.0m) – Rooney grabbed his second brace in consecutive gameweeks to continue his strong fantasy premier league form. Despite not hitting the heights, Rooney continues to deliver the points but he may find it difficult with a trip to the Etihad next on the fantasy agenda.
That concludes our round-up of the top performers 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!