As we await the final game of round 32 of the Irish Times Fantasy Premier League between Manchester United and Manchester City fantasy managers will be hoping for a few more extra points after what has been a rather disappointing weekend in terms of fantasy returns.
While many of the big name failed to produce the goods there were still points on offer for those who were a little braver with their selections, but all in all round 32 to date hasn’t been much to write home about.
That said there was still plenty to gleamed from the weekend’s fixtures as far as fantasy managers are concerned and as usual or coaches here in the Managers Office are on hand to bring you all you need to know from the weekend’s fantasy action.
Agbonlahor And Benteke Get Villa Back On Track
Heading into this weekend’s Premier League action Aston Villa were sitting precariously just outside the drop zone on 30 points with those below them not too far away, but after picking up three points on Saturday the Villans have given themselves a chance of survival.
Lukaku Slips To The Bench As Baggies Season Slips
Having started nine of the previous 10 matches Lukaku looked to be odds on to start against the Gunners at the Hawthorns on Saturday but Baggies boss Steve Clarke though otherwise and rolled out a 4-2-3-1 with Shane Long leading the line.
Gervinho Makes A Case For Inclusion
Having only registered 17 minutes in the Premier League for the Gunners since the turn of the year Gervinho’s Arsenal career looked to be fading away into oblivion in much the same vein as Chamakh’s but after his recent exploites he looks to be keen on making an impact at the Emirates.
Rodriguez Rifles Saints Towards Safety
The Lancashire lad has picked up four goals and six assists since Pochettino’s arrival and having notched up three goal and two assists in his last three games he looks to be emerging as a real fantasy differential for fantasy managers to consider.
Cisse Continues His Home Form
Having talked about Cisse’s potential to return infront of the St James Park faithful earlier last week the Senegalese striker left it late to pop up with the Magpie’s winner against Fulham.
Fantasy Frustration Grows With Chelsea
At one point this season Juan Mata was the man to have and the Spaniard could do no wrong, but that too seems to be changing after his fantasy owners were left pulling their hair out as Mata continued his terrible run of form that has seen him manage just one assist in his last five appearances