Gameweek 25: Fantasy Review

Posted by John Culea

Mike Hewitt/Getty ImagesThe fantasy armband for Chelsea's Eden Hazard yielded 44 points with his hat trick and clean sheet.

Best effort:
Eden Hazard, Chelsea
A hat trick by the Belgian propelled his team into the league lead and makes him the top point-producing midfielder with 169 points. His value will increase, as it is unchanged at 9.2 because of a goalless game the week before.

Class act:
Frank Lampard, Chelsea
The Chelsea regular penalty taker let Eden Hazard go to the spot for his hat-trick.

Hot streaks:
Kevin Nolan, West Ham
Taking up the scoring slack from suspended Andy Carroll, Nolan had a brace, giving him four goals in two games.

Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool
The Liverpool forward's goal gives him six goals and an assist in his past five games.

Robin van Persie, Manchester United
Another goal on Sunday gives him three goals in the three games since he returned to the lineup.

Emmanuel Adebayor, Tottenham
A Sunday goal means the Togolese striker has four goals and one assist in the past six games.

Luis Suarez, Liverpool
The Reds' forward managed an assist in the rout over Arsenal and has three assists and three goals in three games -- but no goals since January 28. With 172 points, he is the leading fantasy player.

Rickey Lambert, Southampton
A Saturday goal gives the big forward two goals and two assists in two games.

Charlie Adam, Stoke
Two assists on Saturday go with the midfielder's two goals in the last two games.

Nathan Dyer, Swansea
A goal Saturday brings his tally to one goal and one assist since returning from injury three games ago.

Martin Skrtel, Liverpool
The Reds' defender had a brace, including a magnificent header in the humiliation of Arsenal. Skrtel is sixth among fantasy defenders with a low 6.0 value.

Raheem Sterling, Liverpool
The winger's Saturday brace against Arsenal was his first goal in eight games.

Transfer dividends:
Shane Long and Nikica Jelevic, Hull
Long scored his second goal in as many games and Jelevic got his first score for their new team, giving manager Steve Bruce sweet satisfaction against Sunderland that sacked him in 2011.

Thomas Ince and Joe Ledley, Crystal Palace
Ince had a goal and an assist and Ledley a goal in the home result over WBA. An ESPN FC oversight left them off the fantasy selection list and each will be added very soon.

Thievy Bifouma, WBA
He scored his first goal for the Baggies and as is the case with Ince and Ledley, will be added to the fantasy roster.

Peter Odemwingie, Stoke
The transfer forward opened his goal-scoring book for the season with a strike against Southampton.

Juan Mata, Manchester United
Notched his third assist in this third game with his new club.

Uh oh:
Mesut Ozil, Arsenal
After arriving with a high price tag and much promise, the Gunners' midfielder only has one assist in his past seven games.

Oscar, Chelsea
No goals or assists in the past five games for Mourinho's favored midfielder.

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United
No goals or assists since Boxing Day.

Christian Eriksen, Tottenham
No goals and no assists in his past three games -- and removed in the 59th minute on Sunday.

Manchester City
The Citizens have not scored in two games and only had two shots on target against Norwich.

Return to sender:
Adrian, West Ham
His clean sheet on Saturday was his fourth in five games. The goalkeeper's performance has increased his fantasy value from 4.4 to 5.3 since Segment Two began.

Petr Cech, Chelsea
The goalkeeper had six saves against Newcastle and has hung seven clean sheets on the line in nine matches.

Seeing red:
Wes Brown, Sunderland
The defender was sent off with a straight red card in the third minute for a challenge on Shane Long. Down a man, the Black Cats were out of sync and lost 2-0 to Hull. Brown has had three red cards this season (one rescinded), the first time that has happened in the Premier League in 12 years.

Manager's delight:
Wayne Routledge, Swansea
The midfielder scored his first goal of the season in interim manager Garry Monk's first game and then had an assist in Swansea's 3-0 victory.

Darren Bent, Fulham
The forward scored in the dying moments to give his manager Rene Meulensteen a draw against Manchester United, the team that fired Meulensteen after six years on their coaching staff.


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