Midfield Transfer Prospects: Gareth Bale

Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 12:09 pm by Phil Mc Grath

The arrival of Andrea Villas-Boas to White Hart Lane seems to have done wonders for Bale’s attacking threat this season and with Tottenham and Bale in particular going from strength to strength over recent weeks it would seem that his points explosion has come at the right time for Spurs and fantasy managers alike.

With 4 goals in three games Bale is bang on form going to the final weeks of the season.

With 13 goals and 4 assist to his credit this season the merits of bringing in the Welsh international speak for them self but just in case you are undecided we thought we would nail it down for you.

Having gone through somewhat of a dry spell during December and January Bale’s new role in “the hole” seems to have done wonders for his fantasy potential. Since his move into center of midfield which see’s him sit in just behind the striker he has grabbed four goals in his last three games and in truth could have probably had more if his virtuoso performances were rewarded accordingly.

While Bale’s home form will have frustrated many managers of late his two goal haul last time out at the Lane will have done much to ease the worries of fantasy managers concerned about his home prospects. The upcoming home fixtures however may prompt concern among managers with Arsenal, Fulham, Everton, Manchester City, Southampton and Sunderland still to come at the Lane, but with Bale’s new role seeing him getting a lot more chances on goal.

Away from home is traditionally where Bale does his most damage with nine of his 13 goals coming on the road this season. Spurs travel to West Ham, Liverpool, Swansea, Chelsea, Wigan and Stoke  in their last six away games of the season and given the form of those teams they face goals and points for Bale look to be on the cards heading into those games.

With Bale’s penchants for away goal and given that he also seems to have found his range from set pieces it would seem that more goals and assists are a formality for the Spurs midfielder.

Either way, be it at home or on the road Bale is beginning to look like a fantasy must have once again and leaving him out could be you more harm than good.

 

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