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Fellaini danger to Chelsea quintet to get most fantasy football points

| 10.01.2013

Double gameweeks are always contentious as fantasy football managers look to accommodate extra players into their teams from clubs with two fixtures.

If nothing else, managers are assured two lots of appearance points from the more guaranteed starters and this is why it is four Chelsea players that head the betting to accrue the most points in gameweek 22.

Chelsea open with a trip to Stoke and then host Southampton in a rearranged fixture because of their participation in the Club World Cup.

Juan Mata is favourite to score most points at 6/1 and has been a regular contributor of points to managers of late.

He may have only achieved a one-point haul in the defeat to QPR, but had scored at least six points in each of the five weeks previous.

Demba Ba is next at 7/1 and he already scored twice against Southampton on his Chelsea debut in the FA Cup.

However, whether he will start either or both of Chelsea’s games is not assured and as a result he looks best avoided.

Of the Chelsea players, Branislav Ivanovic may be one to consider at 16/1, given that no defender has netted more Premier League goals than him this season and Stoke and Southampton both offer promising clean sheet possibilities.

Luis Suarez is the only player to have made the fantasy football team of the week in the last two weeks and this may make him a big price at 25/1, even if Liverpool are playing away to a Manchester United team that has kept successive clean sheets.

Robin van Persie will be another who is expected to shine in the same fixture and is 18/1 to be the week’s top points scorer.

But the best bet at the prices may prove Marouane Fellaini at 22/1.

Everton have won all three Premier League meetings with Swansea without conceding a goal and Fellaini scored in the clash in Wales earlier this season.

Despite virtually playing as a striker, he is a midfielder in the game and this means he will get extra points for a goal, alongside points for an Everton clean sheet.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.