Gameweek 11: Fantasy Review

Posted by John Culea

Luis Suarez second goal celeb Liverpool vs Fulham GettyImagesLuis Suarez has eight goals and one assist in six games.

Big marquee matchups sometimes fail to live up to entertainment expectations and that was true for the match between Manchester United and Arsenal. Robin van Persie scored the only goal on a Sunday when three out of the four matches ended with just one goal in each game. Swansea and Stoke produced six goals, but none of the scorers were major fantasy players.

Here are fantasy highlights of the weekend:

BIG GAME, BIG SEASON

Luis Suarez, Liverpool:

The forward nailed a brace in the Saturday demolition over Fulham. Since returning from suspension, Suarez has eight goals and one assist in six games played. His teammate Daniel Sturridge, who leads all fantasy forwards with 70 points, has the same goal tally but has not scored in two matches.

Wilfried Bony, Swansea:

A brace in the Sunday draw with Stoke, Bony has four goals and has stepped up with Michu out injured.

Loic Remy, Newcastle:

Two goals in two games and now seven for the season with a bargain 7.6 salary.

Robin van Persie, Manchester United:

Four goals in four matches but only one shot against Arsenal.

Ravel Morrison, West Ham:

The midfielder’s goal on Saturday gives him three with one assist in seven games.

Eden Hazard, Chelsea:

The midfielder’s penalty on Saturday gives him four goals and one assist in five games.

Adam Lallana, Southampton:

The Saints’ midfielder has three goals and two assists in seven games and his solo effort against Hull on Saturday was a thing of beauty. He is now the third highest fantasy point producer for midfielders, but his salary has dropped to 7.1.

FIRST GOALS OF THE SEASON

Phil Bardsley, Sunderland:

The defender got the only goal in the Sunday shock result against Manchester City.

Jonathan Walters and Stephen Ireland, Stoke:

Gary Hooper, Robert Snodgrass and Leroy Fer, Norwich:

The three Canaries helped put it to Big Sam’s Hammers on Saturday.

Morgan Schneiderlin, Southampton:

His Saturday goal helped the surprise Saints into third place.

MAY I ASSIST YOU

Rickie Lambert, Southampton:

Two assists to go with his goal on Saturday gives him two goals and three assists in three games.

Steven Gerrard, Liverpool:

Two assists against Fulham on Saturday gives him four assists and two goals in his last six matches.

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United:

A Sunday assist gives him two assists and two goals in his last three games.

BIG GOAL, BIG MOMENT

Charlie Adam, Stoke:

His penalty goal in the sixth minute of second half stoppage time was his first since August 24.

MISSED WAKE-UP CALL

Yaya Toure, Manchester City:

Ninety minutes played, zero shots.

Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Mesut Ozil, Mathieu Flamini and Jack Wilshere, Arsenal:

The Arsenal midfield on Sunday was terrible against Manchester United. The Gunners had 10 shots with only two on goal.

SAVED THE DAY

Tim Krul, Newcastle:

Man of the match against Tottenham, the Dutchman had 14 saves and notched his second straight clean sheet.

David de Gea, Manchester United:

The goalkeeper broke a six-game stretch without a clean sheet in the big home result over Arsenal.

Vito Mannone, Sunderland:

New manager Gus Poyet’s injury replacement goalkeeper kept a clean sheet in just his second game against Manchester City’s potent attack.

Tim Howard, Everton:

The American is the Premier League’s leading fantasy point producer with 66 points and now has three straight clean sheets.

REDEMPTION SATURDAY

Dean Moxey, Crystal Palace:

With 19 fantasy points in the first 10 games, the defender has been Sir John’s designated worst fantasy player in the Premier League. However, on Saturday, Moxey kept a clean sheet against Spurs and tallied seven fantasy points, and now has 27 for the season.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.