Forward Transfer Prospects: Robin Van Persie

Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 12:38 pm by Phil Mc Grath

The former Arsenal striker has been a revelation at Old Trafford since his move to Manchester in August and there is no doubting that Van Persie is a fantasy premier league managers dream as he continues to bring home fantasy points week in week out.

Van Persie has 19 goals and 10 assists for the season can you really do without him?

The Dutch striker has only failed to return either a goal or an assist in five games including substitute appearances this season and as a result Van Persie is the league’s top scorer with 19 goals.

Goals aside Van Persie has been key to United’s success this season and with 10 assists to his credit it is easy to see why. After a recent slump of not scoring in two games on the trot many fantasy premier league managers were suffering a crisis of confidence in the United front man, but after his goal and assist last time out against the Toffee’s normal service seems to have returned.

As far as Van Persie’s and United’s remaining fixtures go they welcome Norwich, Reading, Manchester City, Aston Villa, Chelsea and Swansea to Old Trafford and really looking at the fixtures there is not a single game that you can honestly say Van Perise won’t score in. Norwich, Reading and Villa have only managed three clean sheets on the road between them this season and with City, Chelsea and Swansea going off the boil of late United could have the title wrapped at a canter.

Away from home United travel to QPR, West Ham, Sunderland, Stoke, Arsenal and West Brom in their final six away games of the season and once again with Van Persie racking up five goals and two assists against these six teams in the reverse fixtures it is very difficult to bet against him grabbing more goals and assists as United push on in their bid to claim another league title.

Really at this point of the season the Dutch master is a fantasy must have and despite his hefty price tag he has to be one to considered for the run in. His ownership rate at the moment stands at 50.2% meaning that if you do not have him in your squad you could potentially lose ground on your nearest rivals. So it seems to be the case that you may need him just to keep pace and then have to look elsewhere for a differential or two and with quite a few of those around it may not be all that difficult to make up ground over the remaining 12 weeks.


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