The Tottenham midfielder has done it once again, a superb solo performance on Monday night once again highlighted the need for fantasy premier league managers to have the Welsh international in their side.
Two goals against the Hammers at Upton Park was exactly what the doctor ordered in terms of a fantasy return and after his spectacular second in injury time to win the game for the Lilly Whites it seems almost unthinkable not to at least consider him for the impending fixture week.
We have spoken many times in recent week’s about Bale’s shift to a more central midfield role and the advantage it gives him going forward, from Monday night’s performance it is clear now that this is the role for him and AVB knows it.
His ability to drift in between the lines between the oppositions midfield and defence was evident in his first goal of the night but more importantly it makes it increasingly difficult for the opposition to mark him out of the game, unlike when he was playing out wide.
This week Tottenham welcome their old rival’s Arsenal to White Hart Lane in a game that could have a significant impact on the Champions League places come the end of the season.
The Gunners go into this one on the back of a 2-1 win over Villa last time out and despite the fact that many feel Wenger’s side have fallen off the pace in recent weeks they have only lost one of their last six.
This game is sure to have plenty appeal to fantasy managers and with 15 goals to his credit this season, six of those coming in the last four games Bale is bang on form and will certainly cause trouble for an Arsenal defence that hasn’t looked at it’s best in recent weeks.