Last weekend showed the effect of when big teams lose, and Adrian Houghton points out the importance of monitoring fixture lists and form history
By ADRIAN HOUGHTON
Week 12 of Goal.com's EPL Fantasy was somewhat of a mixed bag.
While players from Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool flourished, the same could not be said for those at Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United.
It reaffirmed the unpredictable nature of the league and makes it all the more difficult for Fantasy coaches.
With almost a third of the season completed, my advice is to keep an eye on form.
Games come thick and fast in the coming month and coaches most alter their team with the word consistency in mind.
Trade any quality players in and replace them with those currently in form.
But also do not forget to include teams who are performing well, because winning teams will naturally land you more points in the process.
This weekend pits Chelsea against league leaders Manchester City – the two teams with most selected players – so make note and alter whichever way you see fit.
Carlos Tevez – Manchester City (38 points)
A class act. The Argentine striker scored a brace to remain one of the competition’s highest contributors. He lies in sixth position in the player rankings – £12,140,000.
David Silva – Manchester City (36 points)
Had a very poor start to the campaign, only to pick up his efforts in the last few weeks and deliver what fans have come to expect from the diminutive playmaker – £11,660,000.
Jose Enrique – Liverpool (34 points)
Perhaps the biggest surprise in the top three Fantasy performers in a weekend of action, but the Spaniard could become a revelation on the left wing – £8,480,000.
Ashley Young – Manchester United (6 points)
The winger has been out of sorts this season and is struggling to make an impact for any Fantasy coaches – his price decline of £3,110,000 is proof of his poor form – £8,210,000.
Clint Dempsey – Tottenham (2 points)
After making the switch from Fulham, the US international is failing to replicate last campaign's fine efforts – £8,270,000.
Jordi Gomez – Wigan (2 points)
Normally one of the side’s most consistent players, but his original price has halved and the Spaniard is experiencing a torrid time of it at present – £3,040,000.