The battle to avoid relegation is on the English Premier League, and Adrian Houghton writes of the importance of keeping abreast of things at the bottom
By ADRIAN HOUGHTON
Week 29 of Goal.com's EPL Fantasy was a shortened version, with only six matches completed for the round.
There were some refreshing surprises, none more so than Andros Townsend's thrilling performance for struggling QPR.
The Rs on a whole were fantastic from start to finish in their 3-1 victory over Sunderland, and that point leads us to the tip of the week.
It is the final run-in; the time of the season when relegation-threatened sides grit their teeth, dig their heels in and produce shock results.
With this in mind when you cast your eye to the fixture list, try not to view it with the same degree of probability that you normally do.
Do-or-die matches will come thick and fast throughout the next two months, so expect an increase in the amount of upsets.
Stay extra vigilant and on your game, because the beleaguered teams may ruin your Fantasy title dream if you are not careful.
Andros Townsend – Queens Park Rangers (32 points)
The young midfielder, on-loan from Tottenham, put in an inspired display and in the process scored on of the goals of the season - £7,230,000.
Jan Vertonghen – Tottenham (24 points)
Could have been the unlikeliest of heroes against Liverpool with his brace, but it was not to be. Nonetheless, looks worth every cent and more of what Spurs paid for him - £9,150,000.
Luis Suarez – Liverpool (22 points)
It would not be Fantasy column without the magical Uruguayan making an appearance and the prolific forward scored yet again - his 22nd of the league campaign - £16,490,000.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – Tottenham (6 points)
After showing immense promise on-loan for Swansea late last season, the attacking midfielder has struggled to make an impact with Spurs and is a hefty Fantasy buy - £8,640,000.
Anthony Pilkington – Norwich City (4 points)
Like the rest of his side the 24-year-old has gone cold recently, which is reflected in his price decrease of £1,380,000 - £5,600,000.
Stephane Sessegnon – Sunderland (4 points)
Failed to hit the heights of a fruitful previous campaign and the Black Cats are in need of an upturn in form from their Beninese playmaker - £8,610,000.