Premier League Fantasy – Select XI (GW-36)

Premier League Fantasy – Select XI (GW-36)

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Gameweek 36 is next on the fantasy football agenda and it may be the last real opportunity for managers to claw back leads in mini-leagues. Many teams are making up for FA Cup postponements with double gameweeks and the right selection could lead to a profitable week of fantasy premier league. Here is our advice on who we think can get you some premier league fantasy points this coming gameweek:

GOALKEEPER

  • Petr CECH [QPR(H), NEW(H), 6.8m] – Chelsea will be in great spirits after shocking the footballing world and knocking out Barcelona of the Champions League. With the FA Cup final coming 4 days after the Newcastle game, Cech is the safest option to play both matches and with 4th place still to play for, Chelsea should be pushing hard for points although rotation is likely for the match against the Geordies.

DEFENDERS

  • Kyle WALKER [BLA(H), BOL(A), 6.1m] – Spurs have struggled for form of late but they are still in the race for a Champions League spot. Taking on two relegation strugglers won’t be easy but if Spurs turn on the style both teams will find it difficult to contain them.
  • Liam RIDGEWELL [AVL(H), 4.5m] – West Brom are in great defensive form with 3 clean sheets coming in their last 4 matches. Ridgewell has been central to these defensive performances and was singled out by the bonus judges last week for the maximum reward. With Villa struggling with injuries and form, the match points to a possible shut out for the Baggies.
  • Steven CAULKER [WOL(H), 4.1m] – Swansea’s last home game finished in a comfortable 3-0 win over Blackburn and they will be keen to put on another show for their home fans when Wolves visit this weekend. Wolves are already relegated and are playing purely for pride whilst Swansea will be keen to climb as high up the table as possible for prize money. A premier league fantasy clean sheet seems likely for Caulker when the two teams meet this weekend.

MIDFIELDERS

  • Steven PIENAAR [FUL(H), STO(A), 7.1m] –  Pienaar has been in excellent form of late picking up 3 assists and 2 goals in his last 4 matches. Everton kept the title race alive last Sunday with a great comeback and will go into Gameweek 36 full of confidence where they take on two mid-table sides. Pienaar will have two opportunities to continue his impressive form and bring home the points.
  • Gareth BALE [BLA(H), BOL(A), 9.2m] – Bale has struggle in terms of fantasy premier league performances but this gameweek provides him the chance to correct this poor run of form. Taking on Blackburn and Bolton won’t be easy but they will both find Bale’s pace hard to handle and if Spurs are to challenge for a Champions League spot, they will need Bale to be on top form.
  • Gylfi SIGURDSSON [WOL(H), 5.7m] – In Swansea’s last home match, Sigurdsson was the key player grabbing a goal and an assist against Blackburn. Wolves have little to play for after confirming their drop to the Championship last gameweek and Sigurdsson will look to take advantage when the bottom of the table side arrive in Gameweek 36.
  • Yohan CABAYE [WIG(A), CHE(A), 6.0m] – Cabaye has been in outstanding form to keep up Newcastle’s charge for a Champions League spot, 4 assists and 2 goals in his last 3 matches. Away trips to Wigan and Chelsea won’t be easy but with such attacking threat in the form of Cabaye, Ba, Ben Arfa and Cisse, Newcastle will travel without fear.

STRIKERS

  • Papiss CISSE [WIG(A), CHE(A), 8.1m] – Amassing an incredible 70 fantasy premier league points in his last 6 games, Cisse is proving to be an amazing purchase by Newcastle. Confidence will be flowing through his veins and it’s certain that Wigan and Chelsea will not be looking forward to taking on a striker in such great form.
  • Nikica JELAVIC(C) [FUL(H), STO(A), 6.1m] – Jelavic is another striker who is finding the net with regularity, as United discovered last weekend. Grabbing 4 goals in his last 2 games, Jelavic will be full of confidence and Gameweek 36 presents him with two opportunities to add to his excellent return so far for the season.
  • Emmanuel ADEBAYOR [BLA(H), BOL(A), 9.1m] – Adebayor reported on his twitter page that he will be training on Friday, which suggests that he has recovered from his injury. Despite the reported training ground argument with Redknapp, Adebayor should start both matches with Spurs struggling to find form at the business end of the season. With two chances to impress, we fancy the Togolese striker to repay Redknapp’s faith in Gameweek 36.

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