As we are all aware the problems at Chelsea have been festering away for quite some time now, but with many of the team’s regulars still producing the good fantasy managers went largely unaffected by the situation, but that seems to be changing.
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, which is in stark contrast to the three goals and four assists he picked up in his previous five.
There is one glimmer of hope for fantasy managers looking for an excuse to hold onto the Chelsea midfielder and that is that four of his next five games are on the road and given that he has picked up eight of his ten goals on the road this season, he may just recover his form.
Anther cause of frustration for fantasy managers has been Demba Ba’s limited game time since arriving for Newcastle. Ba’s owners could have been forgiven for thinking that the former Newcastle man was about to get consistant game time after start three in a row from round 27 on, but it hasn’t transpired that way.
Ba was dropped for the trip to Southampton in round 31 and having returned to the starting line up last time out fantasy managers would have been quite pleased, but it wasn’t to stay that way too long.
The Chelsea striker only managed to last 45 minutes before being subbed off with an ankle injury which although doesn’t look too serious we will have to wait and see if he is ok to feature against Fulham this coming weekend.