There were a number of exciting results and performances in round 31 of the Irish Times Fantasy Premier League. Robin Van Persie and Gareth Bale both scored again, you will not be surprised that we have elected not to cover this in our Managers Notes section below. Chelsea were beaten by a solid Southampton performance and Paolo Di Canio is now a Premier League manager after taking charge of Sunderland. We discuss this and other key points for fantasy premier league managers below.
Jan Vertonghen matches Gareth Bale with a Goal and Assist
Jan Vertonghen is a player who we have talked about on a weekly basis since his arrival into the Premier League last summer. Although he was a slow starter when it came to getting attacking points, Jan Vertonghen has certainly found his feet with another goal and assist away to Swansea last weekend.
Cazorla and Gervinho Steal the Show Against Reading
Santi Cazorla was our top Captain pick for round 31 of the Irish Times fantasy premier league and he did not disappoint. Arsenal manager made some unexpected changes to his team with Tomas Rosicky coming back into the team and Cazorla playing on the left flank. Gervinho also came into the team for the injured Theo Walcott and also flourished.
Manchester United Make it Six Clean Sheets in a Row
Despite changes to their backline in recent weeks the clean sheets keep coming for Manchester United. For the second round of fantasy football in a row Alex Buttner was preferred to Patrice Evra and the young left back put in an accomplished performance.
Rodriguez and Lambert Dent Chelsea’s Champions League Hopes with Another Great Performance
Chelsea were shell shocked when the ever improving Southampton beat them 2-1 to dent their chances of qualifying for the Champions League. The reigning European Champions were again humbled in the Barclays Premier League with both Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez the Southampton men scoring to take the plaudits.
Arouna Kone Takes Wigan Out of the Relegation Zone
Arouna Kone justified making it into our tips this week after scoring a late winner to help Wigan beat Norwich 1-0 to move out of the relegation zone in the Premier League.
Andy Carroll Makes a Claim for You to Sign Him with a Brace
Andy Carroll scored a brace for West Ham as they beat West Brom 3-1 at Upton Park . Andy Carroll has scored in his last three Premier League Appearances at home for the Hammers.
Will Paolo Di Canio Bring Fantasy Football Form Back to Sunderland?
Manchester United inflicted a 1-0 defeat on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon which proved to be Martin O’Neils final game as Sunderland manager.