It’s crunch time for those at the wrong end of the Premier League table, and those that step up will score big in Sky Sports Fantasy Football.
There are several ‘six-pointers’ coming up in the next few weeks, but who will be the players who steer their side to safety?
Who will follow the seemingly doomed West Bromwich Albion is massively unclear, as we pick out players from those in danger who could be more worth your Sky Sports Fantasy Football cash than ever.
West Ham – Joe Hart (£7.3m)
Six points above the drop with six games to go, West Ham may appear safe, but they have Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Leicester all to come.
Goalkeeper Joe Hart will be absolutely key then, and he showed that as his man of the match display earned the Hammers an unlikely point at Chelsea on Sunday.
Hart needs to perform well if he wants to be England’s number one this summer too, making him an even more appealing selection as he looks to impress Gareth Southgate.
Swansea – Jordan Ayew (£8.4m)
Swansea appeared safe at the beginning of last month, before Jordan Ayew’s red card sparked a run of three Premier League games without a win.
Ayew is back this weekend though and will be looking to make amends, with the Swans facing a mixture of very difficult and very winnable final fixtures.
The 26-year-old had two goals in two games before his suspension and was on a run of five games of picking up more than the customary two Sky Sports Fantasy Football points, awarded for a place in the starting XI.
Huddersfield – Steve Mounie (£8.5m)
After four games without one, Steve Mounie was back among the goals last weekend.
Town are the lowest scorers in the division and will be looking to the Benin international to take confidence into their final games and provide the goals they need to stay up.
The Terriers’ next two games are particularly crucial as they take on Watford and Everton, with Mounie needing to fire them to victory ahead of a horrid final three games – against Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.
Crystal Palace – Wilfried Zaha (£9.3m)
It could be argued that if Wilfried Zaha had been fit all season, Crystal Palace would not be in the position they are in.
Either way, the Ivorian international is back now and fighting for survival, scoring a wonder goal at the weekend as Palace took a point at Bournemouth.
Zaha now has one goal, two Sky Sports Fantasy Football bonuses and two assists in his last four games, with his drive to stay in the Premier League paying dividends for those who have him in their team.
Southampton – Oriol Romeu (£8.4m)
Southampton are going to need to show real grit and determination to survive, qualities that Oriol Romeu has shown all season.
The Spaniard’s fight has secured the Saints some unlikely results, and he needs others to follow if they are to end a run of five winless games.
Averaging 2.8 tackles and 57.3 passes per game, Romeu regularly rakes in the Sky Sports Fantasy Football bonuses, and is always a reliable points scorer despite his team’s results.
Stoke – Xherdan Shaqiri (£8.9m)
Stoke are in total free fall, without a win in nine and having lost their last four games.
However, they face a more favourable end to the season than some, with crunch clashes against West Ham, Newcastle and Swansea all to come – in which Xherdan Shaqiri’s talent could be the difference.
Despite seven goals and six assists this term, Shaqiri has not been involved in a goal in his last five games – a run that needs to end in these final few games if he wants to keep the Potters up.
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