Gameweek 36 Best Fantasy XI

Posted by John Culea

Gareth Bale celebrates after putting Tottenham into the lead in the North London derbyGettyImagesGareth Bale is bound to score points with two matches for Tottenham this week

The best fantasy XI for Gameweek 36 features only players on the six teams that play two games in the week (subject to change 30 minutes before kickoff):

Goalkeeper:

Joe Hart, Manchester City vs Swansea (away) and WBA (home)
A back concern made him a question mark, however, announced lineups can be checked before a final decision on Saturday.

Defenders:

Jan Vertonghen, Tottenham vs Southampton (home) and Chelsea (away)
The #5 ranked fantasy point producer for defenders should have an easy game at home and a tough one at Stamford Bridge.

Pablo Zabaleta, Manchester City vs. Swansea (away) and WBA (home)
Two winnable games for City's player of the year and a chance for clean sheets and goals.

Emerson Boyce, Wigan vs WBA (away) and Swansea (home)
Wigan is in a fight for their Premier League life and Boyce has shown he can score and there might be a clean sheet in his two matches.

Midfielders:

Michu, Swansea vs. Manchester City (home) and Wigan (away)
Michu has not scored in his last two matches, however, you can't overlook his 17 league goals for the season.

Designated Captain: Gareth Bale, Tottenham vs. Southampton (home) and Chelsea (away)
Ten goals and three assists in the last ten games he has played make Bale a fantasy must for the double game week.

Juan Mata, Chelsea vs. Manchester United (away) and Tottenham (home)
His last goal was February 2, however, he has two assists and two clean sheets in his last three matches. Two very difficult opponents, but Mata is quality-plus.

Eden Hazard, Chelsea vs. Manchester United (away) and Tottenham (home)
A goal and an assist in his last three games make Hazard a threat against two difficult opponents.

Forwards:
Romelu Lukaku, WBA vs. Wigan (home) and Manchester City (away)
The Belgian has a goal and two assists in his last two matches.

Arouna Kone, Wigan vs. WBA (away) and Swansea (home)
The Ivorian has not scored in four matches, but the survival of Wigan is on the line and Kone is their biggest hope.

Carlos Tevez, Manchester City vs. Swansea (away) and WBA (home)
Tevez has four goals in his last eight matches and seems to be Mancini's choice to start. Unlike other players on teams that are secure in their league position, Tevez is giving his all every minute he is on the pitch. Unless he is victim of Mancini's rotation, Tevez and Sergio Aguero should have their way over their two opponents.

First XI fantasy value: 86.9

Bench:
Ben Foster, WBA
Daniel Agger, Liverpool vs. Everton (home)
Branislav Ivanovic, Chelsea
Theo Walcott, Arsenal vs. QPR (away)

Bench fantasy value: 27.8

Total value for 15 players: 114.7

Last week's best fantasy XI tallied 74 points. Sir John's regular fantasy XI managed just 48 points.

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