Premier League leaders Manchester City endured a nervy ending to see off the threat of Watford City, Liverpool came from behind against Burnley to keep their pace on the champions, and Wolves delivered a fine performance in a narrow win against Chelsea. Here’s the top performers in the midweek Fantasy Premier League Team of the Week:
GK – Lukasz Fabianski (£4.5m): Fabianski pulled off a couple of fine saves to keep West Ham’s lead in tact against Cardiff City. He will be disappointed he didn’t obtain a clean sheet (having only secured two this season) but should be happy with his performance in goal nonetheless.
DF – Vincent Kompany (£5.2m): The big man was a rock at the back for City in only his sixth Premier League appearance of the season. He came off in the 82nd minute and Watford scored shortly afterwards, leading Guardiola to bring on Laporte as City weathered a late Watford onslaught.
DF – Leon Balogun (£4.2m): Balogun has only featured on four occasions for Brighton in the Premier League this season, but his goal against Crystal Palace earned his side a crucial three points after Shane Duffy was sent off early in the game.
DF – Terence Kongolo (£4.3m): Kongolo put in a solid display at the back for Huddersfield and even managed to score his first Premier League goal of the season, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to see off Bouremouth, as they lost out 2-1.
MF – Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m): Riyad Mahrez had a hand in both of City’s two goals against Watford City, scoring one and creating the other. He was a nightmare for the Watford defence and deservedly earned himself the man of the match award. Mahrez is only selected by 2.9% of Fantasy Premier League managers, but after that performance looks likely to start the next match against an out of form Chelsea side.
MF – Ryan Fraser (£6.2m): Fraser has been a consistent performer for Bournemouth, and managed to secure a goal and an assist against Huddersfield Town, taking his tally to 4 and 7 respectively for the season. At just £6.2m and a key player for Eddie Howe’s side, it’s no shock that Fraser is chosen by 26.9% of Fantasy Premier League managers.
MF – Robert Snodgrass (£5.3m): Snodgrass’ delivery was the catalyst for two of West Ham’s goals against Cardiff City, earning him a place in the Fantasy Premier League Team of the Week. A fine individual display helped his team to a valuable three points. Still waiting for his first goal of the season but is on 3 assists, adding to his one from last week against Newcastle United.
MF – Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.2m): Loftus-Cheek started his first Premier League game of the season after his second-half goal against Fulham last week. Unfortunately his goal wasn’t enough, as Wolves scored two to see off the Blues. However he did deliver a solid individual performance earning him a bonus 3 points.
FW – Lucas Perez (£6.2m): Perez banged in two goals for West Ham United in a man of the match performance, earning the Hammers an important win over Cardiff City. Perez hasn’t featured regularly for West Ham this season but those two goals will give Manuel Pelligrini something to think about this weekend.
FW – Callum Wilson (£6.9m): Wilson was brought back into a high number of Fantasy Premier League managers’ squads for this gameweek and he didn’t disappoint with a goal and an assist, taking him to 8 goals and 8 assists or the season. Wilson is a bargain buy and selected by a whopping 38.8% of Fantasy Premier League managers.
FW – Harry Kane (£12.4m): Harry Kane was a goalscorer and provider as Spurs eased past Southampton 3-1, recovering from their North London derby defeat a couple of days ago. Tottenham moved up to 3rd place in the league table after Chelsea dropped points at Wolves. That’s 9 goals and 3 assists for Kane this season. Always a top performer and that’s why he has been selected by 27.4% of fantasy Premier League managers.
The average points total this gameweek was a meagre 13 points so I’ll be content with my 52 points this week. However, lost out massively with Sane injured for Liverpool’s trip to Burnley and Arnautovic suffering an injury and coming off early for West Ham. On the plus side, Sane was transfered in and found the net, as well as goals from Richarlison and Fraser which helped my side out. How did your Fantasy Premier League side do in Gameweek 15?