Fantasy Premier League Tips: Gameweek 36

It’s the final countdown duh duh duhhh duh etc. So now is your last chance to make a difference to that all important fantasy football position.

The Premier League season may be effectively done and dusted but there’s still plenty to play for in fantasy land, so walk this way for some top tips to help you end your campaign in style.

Rockin’ Robin

Arsenal can and should be applauded for their efforts in this seasons title race but in the end it all proved to be just to much for Wenger’s men. Would they have gone the extra mile if Robin Van Persie had stayed fit throughout? Quite possibly.

The Dutchman has bagged eight goals in just fifteen games this season and despite only returning from injury recently, was quickly back amongst the goalscorers with an early strike against Blackburn Rovers on Monday.

The Gunners finish their season with a home tie against a Fulham side with two eyes, an arm and eleven sets of legs very much on the Europa League final against Athletico Madrid just three days later. If there’s ever a time to stick Van Persie in your team it’s now.

And now the end is near (but before you go, pick…) –

Robin Van Persie (Arsenal)

Wings of a Dove

To the delight of traditionalists everywhere, Spurs have pipped moneybags Manchester City to the final Champions League spot and now look set to celebrate with a party at Burnley’s expense.

The Clarets have been in free-fall ever since they decided that a Championship reject was the right man to keep them in the Premier League and they should be no match for a free flowing Spurs side on top form and in even better spirits.

Winger Aaron Lennon started the season superbly and looked a shoo-in for England’s right wing berth before picking up an injury in December, which kept him out for four months. The 22 year old will now be desperate to reassert himself in Fabio Capello’s mindset and will not get a better chance to impress than against a leaky Burnley defence.

And now the end is near (but before you go, pick…) –

Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur)

Get Back

Arguably Burnley’s main weakness, aside from Brian Laws, has been their commitment to open attacking football. Personally, I think they should get a lot of credit for the way they have played but unfortunately pretty football doesn’t always bring success and sometimes it’s best to be a bit more cautious. Or in the case of Wolverhampton Wanderers, forget that you have an attack altogether.

Fair play to Mick McCarthy and co, Wolves have surprised many by staying up and in the end, did so fairly comfortably. It’s not been pretty however and just 30 goals in 37 games tells its own story.

Naturally then, they’ve stayed up on the back of a well organised defence and this has been led admirably by their newly crowned Player of the Year, Jody Craddock. Amazingly, Craddock is also the club’s second top scorer with five goals and with a final match against hopeless travellers Sunderland in the offing, he may just get the opportunity to add to more than just his clean sheet tally.

And now the end is near (but before you go, pick…) –

Jody Craddock (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

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