Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Gameweek 31 Review: Vardy Comes Late To The Party

It has taken him until April, but Jamie Vardy is starting to hit the goal trail. After scoring in 11 consecutive games last season, it is safe to say Vardy has failed to reproduce the same sort of goalscoring form this season. It is difficult think the same striker scored 24 goals last season, but with a goal in each of his last three games, it's the first time he has managed to score in three straight league games all season.

Vardy is a pricey 10.0, but is a good differential option to replace the misfiring pair Diego Costa and Romelu Lukaku, who are around the same price. Both are temporarily out of form, without a goal in their last two. Keep your eye on the Leicester striker to make up ground in the run-in.

Kane-less Spurs Still Scoring

Spurs left it late against Swansea, but they turned around a 1-0 deficit to win 3-1 as Alli and Eriksen scored and assisted. Spurs have won all three games without Harry Kane, who was ruled out for at least 6 weeks with ankle ligament damage. There were concerns from Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen owners as to their output without the talismanic forward, but they seem to be coping in his absence.

The predicament managers now face coming up to the double gameweeks is which of the two Tottenham midfielders to include in their wildcard teams. Alli has 2 goals and 3 assists in the three games without Kane, while Eriksen has 2 goals and 2 assists, but Eriksen claimed maximum bonus points in the Swansea game. Eriksen is 0.2 cheaper, but Alli has racked up 11 more points over the season. Decisions, decisions.

Written by Kyle Norbury

Stoke fan, football fan, fantasy football nerd

Twitter: @SCFCNerd