Fantasy Football Guide and Predictions for this Weekend – May 2nd 2015

Welcome to another week of my fantasy football guide. The Premier League team of the year was announced this week and many of our Fantasy team stalwarts were included. 


We will pick our team based on the form, fitness and fixtures and each week the flops will be kicked out and new players brought in!


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Team for next week:



1. Thibaut Courtois

Next fixture: Crystal Palace (H)

Previous match: vs. Arsenal – Drew 0-0

Chelsea have not conceded since Charlie Adam’s 60 yard strike on 4th April; over 300 Premier League minutes ago. Clean sheets against Man United and Arsenal were extremely hard fought and go a long way to show that Chelsea have been by far the best and most consistent team this season. Courtois has been top notch, and given his age, he is only going to get better. I expect Chelsea to beat Palace and take the title at Stamford Bridge. Palace will do very well to score against Chelsea.



2. John Terry

Next fixture: Crystal Palace (H)

Previous match: vs. Arsenal – Drew 0-0

Terry was an obvious pick in the Premier League team of the year and has been an obvious fantasy football pick all season. Consistent and solid and he rarely lets you down. Chips in with important goals and crucial tackles. A manager’s dream. They could win the title with a victory over Palace and Terry will be urging his troops on for the win and a good solid defensive performance.


3. Hector Bellerin – Arsenal

Next fixture: Hull (A)

Previous match – vs. Chelsea – Drew 0-0

The young Spanish fullback has really broken through at The Emirates this season. He has been solid and consistent, and also chipped in with a goal and a few assists. Despite his age, he has shown maturity and a natural ability to read the game. A victory should be on the cards for an in form Arsenal away to a struggling Hull side.


4. Branislav Ivanovic – Chelsea

Next fixture: Crystal Palace (H)

Previous match: vs. Arsenal – Drew 0-0

Another member of the Premier League team of the year from the champions elect Chelsea. The Serbian fullback has been solid all year and was an easy choice for the team. Chelsea are all but champions and a win at home to Palace should be a formality.


5. Daley Blind – Man United

Next fixture: West Brom (H)

Previous match: vs. Everton – Lost 3-0

United were not on the ball against Everton and conceded some very poor goals. The result was completely out of character for a United side that had performed so well in the last few matches against the bigger sides. Daley Blind was off colour in this match, but I expect him and the United team to pull their socks up and secure a champions league spot in their next few matches. A win against West Brom at Old Trafford would all get them one step closer.



6. Ander Herrera – Man United

Next fixture: West Brom (H)

Previous match: vs. Everton – Lost 3-0

Another United player to fire blanks against Everton. He had been magnificent previous to this game and I think he will bounce back against The Baggies.


7.  Cesc Fabregas – Chelsea

Next fixture: Crystal Palace (H)

Previous match: vs. Arsenal – Drew 0-0

Fabregas was extremely unlucky to be left out of the Premier League team of the year and a place in my fantasy team is his consolation prize. Chelsea are marching to the title and Cesc has been crucial to their good form. He will no doubt provide a lot of chances in his next match too.


8. Eden Hazard – Chelsea

Next fixture: Crystal Palace

Previous match: vs. Arsenal – Drew 0-0

The young Belgian was voted the best player in the League this season and not many can argue with this. He has been an almost constant presence in my fantasy team and has scored goals and provided assists for fun this season.


9. Ashley Young – Man United

Next fixture: vs. West Brom

Previous match: vs. Everton – Lost 3-0

Young gets his first feature in my fantasy team and if you'd told me last season I’d be picking him in a fantasy team his season, I would have called you crazy. He was terrible under David Moyes. He has improved so much under Van Gaal, he has confidence and his final delivery has been top notch all season. He is a constant starter for United and he deserves his place in my team for the visit of West Brom.



10. Christian Benteke – Aston Villa

Next fixture: Everton (H)

Previous match: vs. Man City – Lost 3-2

Tom Sherwood has had a positive effect on Villa’s strikers and Benteke has reaped the rewards of his attacking tactics. He has 9 goals from his last 8 games and I expect Villa to be on the attack against Everton as they look to avoid the drop.


11. Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur

Next fixture: Man City (H)

Previous match: vs. Southampton – Drew 2-2

The young player of the year has been a sensation for Spurs this season. Unheard of last season to England’s latest saviour this season. Admittedly he has not been at his best the last few matches, but he has got a goal and an assist in his last two matches. The Man City game will be an open and attacking affair and I expect Kane to be on the scoresheet. City have found it difficult away from home this season and Spurs will prove tough opposition.


That's my team for the upcoming fantasy football week! Why not share your fantasy football teams and wildcard choices with me on Twitter @tommorogers.


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