Best fantasy XI gameweek 30

Posted by John Culea

Michael Regan/Getty ImagesWith a home date against Fulham on the docket, Gareth Bale stands a good chance to produce big for fantasy managers.

All twenty teams are in action this week, so if you were looking for the best starting lineup, there is a full menu of players to choose from. Last week with Gareth Bale as captain and six matches played, my Best XI returned 57 points; only six more than my regular fantasy team. Of course, my Best XI for the week did not include Jan Vertonghen's 17 that went into the total for my regular team.

Round 30's Best XI:

Goalkeeper:
David DeGea, Manchester United (vs. Reading home)
Four clean sheets in a row and a struggling Reading team visiting Old Trafford bode well for the Spaniard.

Defenders:
Patrice Evra, Manchester United (vs. Reading home)
Evra has 141 points, tops for defenders and has been racking up big points eleven out of the last 12 Premier League games.

Branislav Ivanovic, Chelsea (vs. West Ham home)
Now the third-highest fantasy defender for points, Ivanovic rebounded with a clean sheet his last PL match and at home against the low-scoring Hammers is a good bet to have a shutout and possibly a goal.

Jan Vertonghen, Tottenham (vs. Fulham home)
Not likely to score another brace or a goal, the Belgian has a good shot at a clean sheet with a Fulham team that usually is road kill.

Midfielders:
Gareth Bale, Tottenham (vs. Fulham home) (Captain)
Seven goals and an assist in his last six games -- how can you not think the streak will continue?

Juan Mata, Chelsea (vs. West Ham home)
The Spaniard has not had a goal or an assist in three matches; however, against West Ham at home, look for that to change. I thought about giving him the armband.

Santi Cazorla, Arsenal (vs. Swansea City away)
Three goals and a clean sheet in his last three matches and his team trying for a Champions League spot make the Spaniard a good bet to score a goal and get an assist.

Steven Gerrard, Liverpool (vs. Southampton away)
The Reds are on a roll and it is always good to go with the man who takes the PKs and no one does it better than Stevie. Servicing Suarez adds to the likelihood of a big day for Gerrard.

Forwards:
Robin van Persie, Manchester United (vs. Reading home)
Van Persie is looking to get back in the Golden Boot race against Suarez and has lowly Reading at Old Trafford for target practice.

Luis Suarez, Liverpool (vs. Southampton away)
Five goals and one assist in his last three matches for Flipper. The only negative for Suarez, he is two yellow cards away from a two match suspension and miraculously was not booked against Spurs. This week he should feast on the Saints as he works well with Phillipe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge.

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United (vs. Reading home)
A goal and two assists his last PL and a goal in the FA Cup, plus a need to once again prove his worth will have Rooney looking to fill the net.

Bench:
Petr Cech, Chelsea
Pablo Zabaleta, Manchester City
Frank Lampard, Chelsea
Christian Benteke, Aston Villa

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