Round 35 of the Irish Times Fantasy Premier League came to a rather impressive close last night as Aston Villa put six past Sunderland at Villa Park and with Christian Benteke picking up a hat-trick there will have been plenty of very happy fantasy managers too.
But that was then and this is now and it’s time to put last week behind us and look forward to what awaits us in round 36 of the fantasy premier league and we continue our coverage of the impending fixture week with a look at defenders.
With things beginning to heat up at the top and the bottom this week’s tips focus in on players from either end of the table who still have it all to play for and at this point in the fantasy season that is exactly what you want, players who will fight for every ball and every point over the remaining weeks of the season.
So let’s dive straight in and see just who has popped up on our coaches fantasy radar for round 36.
Brede Hangeland (Fulham) £3.7 million Fixture: Reading (Home)
It has been another season of ups and downs for Fulham and having started the season so well it looks like they will once again finish the season in mid-table obscurity having hit that magical 40 point mark.
Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham) £4.1 million Fixture: Southampton (Home)
Last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Wigan is not exactly the result that Tottenham would have hoped for as they go in search of Champions League football next season but in the end it turned out to be a point earned rather than two dropped.
Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) £4.2 million Fixture: QPR (Away)
Round 35 of the Irish Times Fantasy Premier League turned out to be a rather good weekend for Arsenal as in terms of their Champions League aspirations, having picked up a point against United, they would have been very pleased to see Spurs fail to beat Wigan.
John O Shea (Sunderland) £3.5 million Fixture: Stoke (Home)
To say Monday night’s heavy defeat at the hands of Aston Villa was not expected is an understatement and it is certainly not one that Sunderland will want to dwell on for too long as they search for safety.
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