Pos. Player. Week. Total
1. MickTheGooner 10 1595
2. Wayne Hubbard 0 1565
3. Karl-Yngve Lund 45 1495
4. Paul Kingston -25 1455
5. Michael Sheehy 20 1435
6. Abu K -10 1435
7. KildareGunner -5 1415
8. goonerdhanesh 30 1220
9. Sulabh 45 1180
10. Gaurav Ahuja 0 885
Saturday February 8
Liverpool v Arsenal
12.45pm GMT, Anfield, Liverpool
Liverpool have won 10 of their 12 home games and only City have scored more goals at home. They're eight points behind Arsenal and are losing ground at the top as they have only won three of their last seven games. If they're going to get back in the battle for the title they have to win this game.
Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge seem to be unstoppable for fantasy managers and Steven Gerrard is doing pretty well too.
Arsenal have won eight of their 12 away games and only City have scored more away goals than them. They're two points clear at the top of the table and will get the chance to increase that lead to five points and put some pressure on Chelsea and City who play later on Saturday. They will have to be at their very best to get a result from this game, but they are more than capable of doing so.
All of Arsenal's defenders are very good fantasy choices along with Santi Cazorla who is shinig in midfield at the moment.
This looks like it could be a very good and very close game and I think Arsenal will emerge with a narrow victory.
Aston Villa v West Ham United
3pm GMT, Villa Park, Birmingham
Villa are five points clear of the relegation zone after winning two of their last five league games. They were the lowest scorers at home until they put four goals past West Brom in their last home game, but they have only won three of their 12 home games. If they're going to remain clear of the relegation zone this is exactly the type of game they need to win.
Christian Benteke looks like he might have put his poor run behind him and is certainly worth considering for fantasy managers.
West Ham have only won two of their 12 away games, but they have a good defensive record away from home. Only Chelsea and Southampton have conceded less goals away from home than them and they have kept clean sheets in three of their last four games. They will need that defensive strength if they're going to get out of the bottom three, but the bottom half of the table is so tight that they have every chance of doing so.
Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan work very well together but Carroll has picked up a three game ban and I can't see any other West Ham players to recommend at the moment.
I think this could be a very close game and Villa might take advantage of West Ham having Carroll suspended to take all three points.
Chelsea v Newcastle United
3pm GMT, Stamford Bridge, London
Chelsea got a very good win away to City on Monday night and they are unbeaten at home with 10 wins and two draws. They have taken 23 points in their last nine games and have kept six clean sheets in those games. They're only two points behind Arsenal and level with City and are looking stronger with each passing week.
Chelsea are looking very good defensively and all of their defenders are worth having with Eden Hazard the best of those in front of them.
Newcastle were very poor in their 3-0 defeat at home to Sunderland last week and the sale of Yohan Cabaye might have had an adverse effect on the rest of the team. They have only won once in their last six games and have failed to score in five of those games. With Loric Remy still suspended their chances of taking anything from this game look few and far between.
I can't see any Newcastle players to recommend to fantasy managers right now.
This game has a Chelsea win written all over it.
Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion
3pm GMT, Selhurst Park, London
Palace have taken 14 points from their last seven home games despite being the lowest scorers at home with only 10 goals in their 12 home games. They have kept seven clean sheets in their last 14 games and that defensive prowess could be what keeps them in the Premier League. They're only one point above the relegation zone though and need to take something from this game.
Palace defenders are good fantasy choices at home in particular with Jason Puncheon looking good at the moment too.
West Brom have only won once in their last 14 league games and also find themselves one point above the relegation zone. They have only won once in their 12 away games, but they have managed six draws in those games. This is a very big game for them and a defeat could see them drop into the bottom three.
It's hard to see any individual West Brom players standing out as their fantasy points are spread throught the team.
This is a big game for both teams at the wrong end of the table and I have a feeling it will end all square.
Norwich City v Manchester City
3pm GMT, Carrow Road Norwich
Norwich have only won once in their last nine league games and are only two points above the relegation zone. They have the best defensive record at home in the bottom half of the table, but have found goals hard to come by with only Palace scoring less goals at home. They were thrashed away to City earlier in the season and will be eager to make amends for that result.
There are no Norwich players excelling for fantasy managers right now.
City suffered a setback when they lost at home to Chelsea on Monday night and dropped to second in the league. They have lost four of their 12 away games but they are the top scorers away from home. That defeat to Chelsea stopped a run of eight league wins in a row and they will be anxious to get back to winning ways.
David Silva, Yaya Toure, Vincent Kompany and Eden Dzeko would seem to be the City players to have at the moment.
City need to bounce back from their defeat to Chelsea and I think they will do so by a few goals.
Southampton v Stoke City
3pm GMT, St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Southampton seem to have their mojo back and are unbeaten in their last four league games. They have only lost three of their 12 home games and seem to be rediscovering the defensive strength they had earlier in the season. They will have to do very well for the rest of the season if they are to have any chance of qualifying for the Europa League.
Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez are the in form Southampton players with their defenders starting to look good again too.
Stoke got a very good win at home to United last week and it moved them up to eleventh in the table, but they're only three points above the drop zone. They have only won once in 12 away games and no other team has taken less points away from home. They have let in a lot of away goals too with only Norwich and Fulham conceding more on the road.
There haven't been too many Stoke players performing well for fantasy managers, but Charlie Adam isn't too bad when he gets a game.
Southampton should be good enough to win this game by a couple of goals.
Sunderland v Hull City
3pm GMT, Stadium Of Light, Sunderland
Sunderland have taken 16 points in their last nine games to move out of the relegation zone and they have only lost one of those games. They have only won three of their 12 home games though and their home form could be what keeps them up if they can improve it. Gus Poyet has done a very good job at Sunderland since he got the job and they look like they have more than enough to stay up.
Adam Johnson and Vito Mannone are in fine form at the moment and are both a great addition to any fantasy team.
Hull got a 1-1 draw at home to Spurs last week and it was the first goal or point they managed in five games. Despite their good home form they have only managed five points away from home and only Palace have scored less goals on the road. They are only two points above the relegation zone and need to arrest their slide as soon as possible.
Hull players haven't done an awful lot to impress for fantasy managers recently and should be avoided when they are away from home in particular.
I think Sunderland will continue their march up the table with a win.
Swansea City v Cardiff City
5.30pm GMT, Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Swansea have only won once in their last 10 league games and are only two points above the relegation zone. They parted ways with Michael Laudrup this week and this is the biggest game of the season for their fans. They have a poor defensive record at home with only Fulham conceding more home goals and they have only won three of their 12 home games.
Wilfried Bony was doing well a few weeks ago but the goals seem to have dried up for him and there aren't any other Swansea players looking impressive.
Cardiff got a very important win at home to Norwich last week, but they have only taken four points from their last eight games. They have only won once in 12 away games and only Palace have scored less goals away from home. They won at home to Swansea earlier in the season and their fans would be in heaven if they were to do the double.
Cardiff players haven't done an awful lot to impress in recent weeks either.
This is a huge game for both clubs and I think Swansea might just shade it.
Sunday February 9
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton
1.30pm GMT, White Hart Lane, London
Spurs have only won five of their 12 home games and have only scored 14 goals in those games. They're only three points off fourth place though thanks to a very good away record and still have hopes of Champions League football next season. If they are to keep pace with the top four they have to get something from this game, but it won't be easy for them.
Christian Eriksen and Emmanuel Adebayor still look like the Spurs players most likely to succeed for fantasy managers.
Everton have only lost twice away from home in their 12 games, but they have only won four of them. Only West Brom have drawn more games than them and they have proven to be very difficult to beat at home or away. If they can take something from this game they could move back into the top four again with Liverpool facing a very tough game against the league leaders.
If Seanus Coleman has returned from injury he's well worth having in any fantasy team along with Kevin Mirallas.
Neither team can afford to lose this game and I think it could well end in a draw.
Manchester United v Fulham
4.00 pm GMT, Old Trafford, Manchester
United have failed to win half of their 12 home games and are in seventh place with a seven point gap to fourth place. With Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney back from injury and Juan Mata newly arrived at the club they have the attacking players to make a difference but they need to improve in defence. As bad as they have been at home there is very little chance of them slipping up against Fulham.
Van Persie, Rooney and Mata all look like very good fantasy choices at the moment.
Fulham are bottom of the table and have lost 13 of their last 16 games. They have lost nine of their 12 away games and have conceded 28 goals in those games. They're still only three points away from safety though, but they need to turn things around very quickly to have a chance of staying up.
I can't see any Fulham players to recommend to fantasy managers at the moment.
I think United should have more than enough to win this game comfortably.
That's it for this week.
See you next week.