Fantasy Football GW30 : Nothing but Bonus Points
So… Gameweek 30 was a tough week. Surprisingly tough in that none of the 3 predicted big hitters hit big…
Suarez, RVP and Bale all came up short this week. It’s a strange week for us #FPL managers, with a full program of fixtures we never got the points on the board we were all expecting leaving a very moderate 39 point GW average.
However this can happen – we have been treated in recent weeks to players like Bale and Suarez putting in some extremely strong performances and ultimately no player can maintain that level every minute of every game. (A Suarez Hat-trick would have helped my #FPL team a hell of a lot this week though!)
Wins for Everton, Southampton and Fulham may not have made up your weekend accumulator slip but once again the Premier League reinforces the competitive nature of the competition.
Maximum bonus points this week for Monreal of Arsenal was a sign of things to come. He has settled well at Arsenal and there have been some welcome clean sheets in the league since his arrival. In his 5 games so far he has contributed 1 goal, 2 assist, 3 clean sheets, 5 bonus points and now averages 7pts per game.
Another full back currently improving his position is Fulham’s Sascha Riether with another 2 bonus points this week. Two assists and a goal in his last 3 games have put him on our watchlist, however he has been consistent all season and finds himself in 15th position for point scoring defenders. A push for the top 10 is no without possibility.
Ricky Lambert popped up again with a goal and took all 3 bonus points also. A handsome reward for #FPL managers who retained his services after he drew a blank in both his last two previous outings.
Stoke v WBA finished 0-0. Having only seen the highlights of this game I can honestly say it would be difficult to pick out too many stand out performances. The team allocating the bonus points must have had a same thought so they decided to give SIX players bonus points!
Rooney took the maximum for United and Hazard was impressive for Chelsea as they seek to challenge strongly for the Champions league positions.
Full bonus point allocations are below and as always drop a comment underneath or contact us on twitter @FantasyYIRMA
How did your Team do??
Everton 2 – 0 Man City
Aston Villa 3 – 2 QPR
Southampton 3 – 1 Liverpool
Stoke City 0 – 0 West Brom
Swansea 0 – 2 Arsenal
Man Utd 1 – 0 Reading
Sunderland 1 – 1 Norwich
Tottenham 0 – 1 Fulham
Chelsea 2 – 0 West Ham
Wigan 2 – 1 Newcastle