It’s the Premier League season that just keeps on giving. Nobody is running away with the title, there’s a four way battle for fourth position and bar Portsmouth, nobody has been cast adrift at the bottom. As a result, this season has been fiendishly difficult for fantasy football managers, with shocks a plenty and consistency at a premium.

Chances are, this has left many of you short on transfers, so this week it’s time to cut out the one night stands and settle down. Sure, they may not blow you away but they can be relied upon to play and pick up points week in week out. So without further ado, here are the candidates for Mr. Reliable:

Left back? Left back in the changing room more like!

It may be one of the least glamorous positions in football but one left back that has almost certainly not been the subject of that age old put down is Patrice Evra. The Manchester United full back has played in every league game for the Red Devils this season and while his goal tally may be blank, he does pick up the occasional assist and more than his fair share of clean sheets.

If you want to ditch those pre-conceptions and take the plunge then Patrice is your man.

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Patrice Evra (Manchester United)

The ugly duckling

To say it’s been a long time coming is a serious understatement but Bobby Zamora has finally found his feet in the Premier League. He’s still not the most fashionable of forwards but one thing he has been this season is effective. The England wannabe has notched 14 goals in all competitions already this term, aided by a fitness record that his more illustrious strike partner, Andy Johnson, can only dream of.

He may still have work to do to win over a certain Italian but there’s no doubt that Bobby is blossoming.

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Bobby Zamora (Fulham)

A diamond amongst the rough

Gerrard has looked uninspired, Carragher tired and Torres injury prone, but one player that has consistently excelled for Liverpool this season is the man between the sticks – Jose Reina.

The Spanish stopper has been in fine form and despite the failings of his team-mates has still managed a very respectable 12 clean sheets in the league, along with a penalty save last weekend and an ever present record.

With all to play for and a relatively easy run in for the Reds, there look to be few safer options than our ‘Pepe’.

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Jose Reina (Liverpool)