St.Stephens day produced some great premier league games with the highlight being Manchester United playing out a thrilling 4-3 win over Newcastle at Old Trafford.
The round of fantasy football fixtures produced 25 premier league goals but as usual we are going to look a little deeper into the performances.
Players that have played well and featured in these articles in previous weeks include Adel Taarabt before he went on to score two goals against Fulham and last week Chris Brunt was on the radar as an attacking force due a goal that materialised as West Brom beat QPR.
Not to mention Steven Gerrard before he popped up with his three fantasy premier league goals and two fantasy football assists is his last three fantasy premier league appearances.
The Most Attacking Players for Round 19 of the Fantasy Premier League
Gareth Bale Tottenham
The Welshman scored more goals (hat-trick), made more crosses (17) and had the joint leading number of attempts on goal (7) as Suarez and YaYa Toure. The fantasy football star is someone you should be looking to add to your team for a number of reason including the fact that he created four chances for teammates to score too against Aston Villa.
Luis Suarez Liverpool
It is no surprize to see Suarez at the top of the attacking premier league players list as he is ever present because Rogers Liverpool team tend to dominate and he benefits as a lone striker for the Reds but his conversion rate is poor.
Against Stoke the Uruguayan got fantasy premier league owners an assist for winning a penalty against Ryan Shawcross in the first minute but sadly for fantasy football owners and Liverpool fans alike, Suarez never added to these points.
Liverpool’s main man had 7 attempts on goal, created 3 opportunities for teammates to score but also missed a big chance he should have scored himself.
Brendan Rogers has secured Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea and we expect his chance conversion rate to radically improve Liverpool’s fantasy premier league points return.
Yaya Toure Manchester City
This is the Manchester City midfielders first appearance at the top of the most threatening players but sadly for fantasy football owners the former Barcelona player did not deliver fantasy premier league points.
He had 7 attempts on goal and 33 touches in Sunderland’s defensive third with only Silva getting more of the ball in the final third than any other Premier League player.
Manchester City’s poor run of results cant continue and you should expect Yaya Toure to be involed in the goals when they return.
Robin Van Persie Manchester United
Manchester United’s marquee summer signing again delivered the goods for Sir Alex Ferguson and fantasy football managers with a goal and an assist against Newcastle.
The Manchester United star had 6 attempts on goal and 6 crosses which led to him collecting a good points return for fantasy football investors in the Dutchman.
Juan Mata – Chelsea
Many fantasy premier league managers were disapointed in Mata when he produced a solitary assist in Chelsea’s 8-0 win against Aston Villa.
The Spaniard was in great attacking fettle against Norwich as he scored the only goal of the game to clinch victory for the pensioners.
Mata had 6 attempts on goal, 5 crosses, created 2 chances for teammates to score and had 26 touches in the final third.
If Mata is not in your fantasy premier league team he should be on your fantasy football radar.
Steven Gerrard Liverpool
Steven Gerrard was the highest scoring fantasy premier league player in round 18 of the Irish Times Fantasy Premier League with a goal and two assists.
He scored a penalty in round 19 of the Premier League and also stays among the most threatening fantasy premier league players with his performance against Stoke, despite Liverpool suffering defeat.
The Liverpool legend had 5 attempts on goal and produced 6 crosses at the Britianna Stadium on St.Stephens night.
Stephane Mbia QPR
Stephane Mbia picked up an assist for QPR against West Brom and has become a regular since Harry Redknapp took over at the R’s.
His ownership rate is so low that it computes at 0.0% meaning less than 100 Irish Times Fantasy Premier League managers own the defender!
Mbia had 5 attempts on goal against West Brom and produced an assist from 2 chances that he created. The QPR defender couldn’t be a bigger differential and with one clean sheet in his last 5 games the 26 year-old Cameroonian football might be worth a cheeky punt!