The defenders dominated the previous Fantasy Premier League gameweek but the last weekend has proved to be completely different with the Dream Team reverting to the usual formation of 3-4-3. Gameweek 6 stood out with various sides notching rare away victories including Chelsea at the Emirates and Spurs at Old Trafford. Man City were also back in business despite travelling to the fortress that is Craven Cottage. Aguero and Silva were back in the starting lineup and they were given license to attack with Barry and Garcia protecting the defence in the 2-1 victory. There were some very high scores this weekend so without further ado, here is the Fantasy Premier League Dream Team in a valid formation:
DREAM TEAM ANALYSIS
Vertonghen (6.4m) is the pick of the bunch at the back after scoring the first in the 5-goal thriller at Old Trafford. He has threatened attacking returns and finally delivered in Gameweek 6. With 3 home games in his next 4, Vertonghen is a good fantasy premier league transfer for those who can afford him. Begovic (4.5m) managed to keep out Swansea to secure his spot in the Dream Team and could be a great choice once the next two gameweeks are out of the way. Stoke face Liverpool and United next before embarking on a very favourable fixture run where Newcastle are the only top side they face in the subsequent 8 gameweeks.
Bale (9.3m) finally got his fantasy football season up and running in one of the most unlikeliest of places, grabbing a goal and 2 assists at United. Bale was a fantasy dynamo last season and he has an enticing set of fixtures to continue his form with Spurs playing host to Villa, Chelsea and Wigan in their next 4 games. Nuri Sahin (6.7m) had many admirers in the summer and was Bundesliga player of the year the season before last but he had yet to make a mark until Gameweek 6. Sahin was excellent as Liverpool were rampant away at Norwich, collecting his first Premier League goal along with 2 further assists. At 6.7m he is a great option for those looking for a cheap way into the Liverpool attack with them facing Stoke and Reading at Anfield in their next 2 fixtures.
Juan Mata (8.8m) has had a difficult start to the season but like his fellow Spanish team mate Silva, his quality is starting to shine through. Mata set up Torres for the opener against Arsenal before adding his name to the scoresheet. To continue this great form, the Spaniard grabbed a brace against Nordsjaelland tonight. With Norwich up next, he is a definite captain choice for Gameweek 7, although fantasy managers looking to bring him in should be wary as Chelsea take on Spurs and United in the two following fixtures.
Luis Suarez (9.4m) is another player who has been threatening since the start of the season and finally exploded against Norwich with a hat trick and an assist for good measure. The Uruguayan has undoubted ability and with two home fixtures coming up, he will be another possible captain choice for those with him in their squads. Jelavic (8.4m) was no stranger to finding the back of the net last season but had struggled to replicate the same sort of form this season until Gameweek 6. Jelavic was instrumental in the win against Southampton, scoring twice and setting up the other in the 3-1 victory. With a fantasy ownership of 6.8%, he could prove to be a handy striking differential for those fantasy managers looking to catch up rivals.
To finish the Dream Team off we have Peter Crouch (6.6m) who is arguably in the form of his career. With 4 goals in his last 4 games, Crouch is currently the third highest points scorer up front on 42. As mentioned earlier, Stoke face two tricky fixtures next but after that Crouch should definitely be in our minds as they begin a great set of fixtures.
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