Heading into round 35 of the Irish Times Fantasy Premier League the Everton defence looked to be in good form at home having collected three clean sheets in a row at Goodison and once again they didn’t let us down.
Saturday’s narrow 1-0 win over Fulham gave the Toffee’s their fourth clean sheet on the bounce at Goodison and with it kept plenty of fantasy managers happy with the clean sheet points.
Leighton Baines was once again in the points and with Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini once again faltering Baines looks to be the most viable option for fantasy managers looking to invest in the Toffee’s
Everton and Baines face off against West Ham at home in round 37 and while this may appeal given their good run at home the Hammers game is in between trips to Liverpool and Chelsea. These games may just have owners of Everton players and Baines in particular reconsidering their options.
Another cause for concern for fantasy owners of Fellaini will have been his switch to a deeper midfield role against the Cottagers. The Belgian was again given a deeper role with Nikica Jelavic and Victor Anichebe starting up front.
Fellaini shifted further forward when Jelavic was replaced and but he couldn’t capitalise on his opportunities and once again drew a blank.David Moyes looks to be quite happy to shift Fellaini around the park as he is needed and this is a major cause for concern for fantasy managers and with the Everton boss seemingly set on continuing with Jelavic up top Fellaini’s fantasy potential looks set to decline.
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