There are just three weeks to go until the end of the season, so the timing for a double gameweek in Fantasy Football couldn’t have come at a more pivotal moment. As Manchester City and Manchester United prepare to duel, eight clubs in the Premier League make up for the fixtures they missed due to the FA Cup Semi Finals two weeks ago. Who are the players performing twice though that you need to be keeping an eye on?
The Captaincy Debate
Due to the well publicised financial situation at Everton, David Moyes hasn’t had many opportunities to delve into the transfer market of late. However, in Nikica Jelavic, he’s found the regular goal scorer Everton were in need of. In his last four games, Jelavic has found the net five times. His best performance to date came last weekend as he bagged two against Manchester United at Old Trafford. In the double gameweek, he’ll go up against Fulham and Stoke City. It would be surprising if the Croatian forward didn’t net in either of these games, judging by his recent form.
Good form though is something unfamiliar to Spurs currently. Ever since Fabio Capello resigned as England Manager, the North Londoners challenge for the Champions League has rapidly disintegrated. With that, so has the form of Gareth Bale. However, with four games left, all is not yet lost and over the course of this gameweek, Bale will face two relegation candidates in Blackburn at White Hart Lane, followed by Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium. Facing the relegation candidates could just rekindle Bale’s form from earlier in the season when the Welshman was playing superbly.
Whilst Spurs have suffered of late, Chelsea have managed to turn around their fortunes under Roberto Di Matteo. Juan Mata has been one player in particular who has been impressive of late. Whilst he hasn’t had too much of a chance to make an impact in the last two league matches, he has a goal and three assists in his last four starts for Chelsea in the Premier League. The Blues have two home games against QPR and Newcastle in the next week. They will be pivotal to any hopes of qualifying automatically for the Champions League although should they fail, there’s always the Champions League final. That said, Mata is likely to start in both games and is therefore a great option to have.
Just to check though, you have Papiss Demba Cissé in your side, right? What? What do you mean you don’t? The Newcastle striker is the most in-form player in the Premier League. He’s scored 11 in his first nine games. That includes nine in his last six matches. The man is a revelation. Yes, he does have two tough away games coming up against Wigan and Chelsea but this is Demba Cissé – he’s scored when he wants so far.
Captain: Papiss Demba Cissé – It’s very hard to ignore the Senegalese the way he’s playing at the moment.
Vice Captain: Juan Mata – He hasn’t started in the last two league games but that’s because of the Champions League. You have to fancy the Spaniard to make a mark over the next week.
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