With the end of the season nigh, Fantasy Football expert Adrian Houghton believes there might be a bargain or two within the league's most improved players
By ADRIAN HOUGHTON
Week 35 of Goal.com's EPL Fantasy saw Stoke City and Aston Villa pull clear of the drop zone and compound 18th-placed Wigan's relegation fears.
Only three rounds of action remain.
Coaches - you are on the home stretch. What are you made of?
Avoid tinkering significantly with your team, but one little strategy that could maximise your scores is looking through the list of the most improved players in the stats section.
If you fancy a trade, then this function could help you decide who could be an appropriate choice.
For example, West Ham striker Andy Carroll is one of the most improved players on the list and appears to be playing for his Liverpool future.
A player with it all to prove is perhaps the type of player coaches should think about making a cheeky trade for.
Jordan Henderson – Liverpool (40 points)
The young English midfielder is maligned by the media and even by some of the club's supporters, but his fine display against Newcastle United was the perfect response – £8,850,000.
Christian Benteke – Aston Villa (36 points)
What a stirring impact the former Genk man has had in the top-flight. A hat-trick hero against Sunderland, he has strong claims for being Fantasy's best bargain buy – £11,560,000.
Romelu Lukaku – West Bromwich Albion (32 points)
Like his Belgian compatriot, the 19-year-old has made a big impression at The Hawthorns, evident by his £6,130,000 price increase over the campaign – £9,690,000.
Kevin Nolan – West Ham United (4 points)
After a strong start to the season, the Hammers' captain has struggled to retain that level consistency and is limping towards the finishing line – £7,660,000.
Kyle Walker – Tottenham (4 points)
Was one of the best defenders in Fantasy competition last season, but has failed to contribute in the way of goalscoring involvements this term – £5,340,000.
Franco Di Santo – Wigan Athletic (2 points)
The young Argentine has been linked with a move away from the DW Stadium and it is no surprise after scoring just five goals in 35 appearances for the campaign – £4,690,000.