Fantasy Football Preview: Gameweek 35

Carlos Tevez

As the season end draws near, more and more sides have little to play for, making picking the right men to bring home the points even trickier. Manchester City, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea players all figure in the preview for this week.

Fixtures Analysis: There are some fine fixtures this weekend, but it is also worth considering the makeup of your team for gameweek 36, where six teams have two matches. Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur all fall into this category, and they have good looking matches this week too against West Ham (H), Swansea (H) and Wigan (A) respectively. Everton play host to Fulham this week, who have switched off for the summer it would seem, whilst Arsenal vs Manchester United could see plenty of goals.

Transfers In: Manchester City might not have a huge amount to play for, but they are one side whose performances can get better in relaxed conditions. The visit of West Ham might see Carlos Tevez (9.1) do well, and if Sergio Aguero (10.9) is fit for the match he is in good form. Either of the Argentinians could be the man to turn to if you are one of many having to replace Luis Suarez in your side. Samir Nasri (8.0) is a decent option too, and at the back Matija Nastasic (5.3) offers a relatively cheap way into the back four.

Chelsea are entering another fixture pile-up, but a home game against Swansea should see field a strong team as they aim them avenge their Carling Cup loss and secure a top four place. As ever Juan Mata (9.8) and Eden Hazard (9.6) are the best options going forward, whilst the adventurous David Luiz (6.5) is the defender to have.

Gareth Bale (10.5) is back, and Spurs second half performance against Manchester City indicates the Welshman is not the only player to consider from their team. Jermain Defoe (7.9) could be a wise pick once again, and Clint Dempsey (8.9) has found his scoring touch of late, although he might be a rotation risk if Lennon is fit.

Everton's loss at Sunderland might have snuffed out hopes of a Champions League place, but they will be keen to reassert themselves against Fulham at Goodison Park this weekend. Marouane Fellaini (7.4) should be pushed further forward once again, and Leighton Baines (7.8) could bring in points at both ends against a disinterested Fulham side.

Arsenal will be seething at the prospect of giving Manchester United, and indeed Robin Van Persie, a guard of honour this weekend, but they might be able to take advantage of the champions having little to play for. Theo Walcott (8.8) and Lukas Podolski (8.1) are be vying for a central place with Giroud suspended, and both could be good picks.

Manchester United will not let Arsenal have it all their own way however, and Van Persie (13.8) could well increase the dissatisfaction of the Emirates crowd given his recent fine form.

The other sides with double gameweeks next week are Swansea, Wigan and West Brom, so if pushed for a transfer the likes of Michu (8.2), Romelu Lukaku (6.3) and Arouna Kone (6.7) should be considered.

Captain Choice: Gareth Bale is a fine choice away at Wigan, but Carlos Tevez could have a stormer against his old side, and might be a handy differential if chasing positions in your league.

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