With the weekend over and all of the bonus points handed out by the judges, we can assess Gameweek 27. Man City are still placed at the top with a simple win over Bolton, where fantasy favourites Silva and Aguero were not even called into action. West Brom hammered a final nail into AVB’s Chelsea career with an impressive last-gasp win thanks to Gareth McAuley and Fulham brought Terry Connors’ Wolves back down to ground zero with a 5-0 trouncing. Here is a round up of the top Fantasy Premier League performers from Gameweek 27:
- Mignolet (8pts, 4.4m) – Sunderland battled against the odds in the second half after Sessegnon received his marching orders, limiting Newcastle to just the one late goal. Mignolet pulled off an important penalty save, which preserved Sunderland’s lead in a significant moment in the game and deprived Newcastle the time to push on for a winner.
- McAuley (15pts, 4.1m) – West Brom pulled out a shock win against Chelsea, which proved to be the final straw for Abramovich, as AVB was given his marching orders on Sunday afternoon. McAuley was in the right place at the right time to grab the only goal of the game, whilst West Brom managed to keep a vital clean sheet for the win.
- Caulker (12pts, 4.0m) – Caulker put in a strong performance against the Latics, providing an assist and helping Swansea to a clean sheet. For this, he received the maximum 3 point bonus haul from the bonus judges.
- Ridgewell (10pts, 4.5m) – Providing the premier league fantasy assist for McAuley has given Ridgewell a spot in the Fantasy Football Addict dream team alongside his team mate. 2 bonus points and a clean sheet marks an impressive points haul in Gameweek 27 for the former Blues player.
- Dempsey (15pts, 9.3m) – The American marked a return to form with a brace against Wolves on Sunday afternoon to once again show his potency in front of goal. Fulham pulled out a clinical performance to keep Wolves down at the bottom battling against relegation.
- Sigurdsson (15pts, 5.1m) – Sigurdsson scored two wonderful goals to put added pressure on Martinez and his Wigan side. At such a low price, it comes as no surprise that there has already been considerable investment in this budget midfielder with an eye for goal.
- Young (18pts, 9.6m) – After a strong start to his United career, Young has rarely shone this season. However, buoyed by his midweek international goal, Young grabbed a brace to put Spurs to the sword in a vital win for United, as they kept up pace with Man City. With United experiencing a favourable run-in until the end of the season, many may choose to invest in Young but caution should be taken.
- Etherington (11pts, 6.5m) – Etherington took advantage of a refereeing mistake to score the vital winner against Norwich. It comes as no surprise that he was also awarded 3 fantasy premier league bonus points for scoring the only goal of the match.
- N’Zogbia (10pts, 6.6m) – Big things were expected from N’Zogbia when he signed for Aston Villa but he has largely failed to fill the chasm left by Young and Downing. However, against Blackburn N’Zogbia lashed home a short range rocket to give Robinson no chance. If N’Zogbia can produce more strikes like that one, Aston Villa should be safe from the threat of relegation.
- Progrebnyak (17pts, 6.2m) – Many questioned Jol’s decision to let Zamora go in January but Progrebnyak is looking like an inspired signing, with 5 goals in just 3 games. On Sunday, he managed his first premier league fantasy hat-trick and took home his first match ball. As he continues to adapt to the pace of the league, we should see more goals from the big guy.
- Van Persie (13pts, 13.3m) – RVP once again showed that he is fixture-proof with a vital brace at Anfield. Even when Arsenal struggle, the Dutchman seems to pull the fantasy football points out of the bag and it will take a brave manager to not have this marksman in their fantasy premier league squad.