This should be the right time to start the countdown for the end of yet another wonderful season of the finest that English football could have offered! These are our choices for your fantasy teams’ Captains:
Eden Hazard (11.4) continues to dominate ownership levels in fantasy teams across the globe, and now that he is officially the player of the season there is more credibility that comes attached with this player’s abilities. With Chelsea needing just one more win to secure the league, Hazard should be motivated enough to contribute his part and relish in the incoming congratulatory messages. Hazard aggregates an average of 6.4 PPG, with 2 Goal attempts per game ensuring a high point scoring potential against a relatively weaker team in Crystal Palace this weekend. In all fairness, the Eagles had an inspired run of games after the handover to Manager Alan Pardew but coming towards the end of the season, up against a strong team such as Chelsea is a different thing all together. In their last four games, Crystal Palace have conceded an average of 1.5 goals per game along with 16 attempts on goal. Impressive defensive statistic from one perspective but with Hazard doing what he does best, these could be signs of a disaster waiting to manifest.
Manchester City may have conceded their claim on the title but Sergio Aguero (12.6) is still out there trying to make an impact as an outgoing champion. Averaging 6.5 PPG and accompanied with an average of 3.75 goal attempts in the last four games, Aguero could be classified by cynics as a high risk-high reward bet. The Argentinian managed to prove his naysayers wrong in the last game week but can he repeat the feat this time around? City travel to White Hart Lane this weekend to face a team that still has dying hopes of securing a better place in European Championships. Obviously that would mean that Tottenham are bound to make things difficult for City so this should be a nice game to watch out for.
Gameweek 35 will be brought to an end by the Arsenal game, so do train your eyes on the one player who can make a big impact in this game. Oliver Giroud (8.7) had a lackluster performance against Chelsea last weekend, but do not discount this talisman striker who has found the back of the net 7 times out of 8 games. Arsenal face Hull City in their next game, a team who have conceded an average of 9.25 attempts on goal and 2 big chances as well (again on an average). However, all those fantasy pundits who had written off the Hull city players until last weekend were found to have gone into hiding as the very few who managers who did not pay heed ended up winning the lottery last gameweek. Interesting fixture this, one would say.