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Fantasy AnalysisHazard was widely believed to be the favorite ahead of finalists Diego Costa, Alexis Sanchez, David de Gea, Philippe Coutinho and Harry Kane, the latter of whom won the PFA Young Player of the Year Award. Hazard co-leads the Premier League in goals by a midfielder (13), while his eight assists trail only Cesc Fabregas, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Angel Di Maria and Leighton Baines. He is arguably the most important piece of the Chelsea attack, one that has them just six points away from clinching the Premier League title.
Fantasy AnalysisKane was all but a slam-dunk to win the award, as the 21-year-old has 20 Premier League goals this season, plus another six in Europa League play. His league goal total trails on Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, and he's got a number of beatable defenses left on the fixture list, starting with next weekend's game against Manchester City.
Fantasy AnalysisPlaying without Diego Costa (hamstring) and Loic Remy (calf), which Didier Drogba (ankle) began the match on the bench, Chelsea was clearly playing for a scoreless draw and got just that. The good news for Ospina's fantasy owners is that he got a clean sheet too, though it kept him from any kind of win bonus. Up next is another solid clean-sheet opportunity when Arsenal travel to KC Stadium to take on Hull City.
Fantasy AnalysisThis was Baines first assist since January 10th after grabbing eight in his first 20 games. Baines still has had a productive season and will likely finish in double-digit assists for the first time in his career. With his assisting rate and recent clean sheet form, Baines is a top-notch fantasy option right now. Look for Baines to continue his good form next Saturday against Aston Villa.
Fantasy AnalysisMcCarthy called out Everton for their play about a month ago and since then Everton have won five of six games. Clearly he has taken a leadership role and has performed well offensively and defensively grabbing three goals and one assist on 24 games. Everton take on Aston Villa next Saturday.
Fantasy AnalysisThis is back-to-back games with a goal now and he now has eight on the season. Mirallas is as talented of a player as Everton have and it's a matter of consistency for the Belgian as he has been in and out of the staring XI. Mirallas has been in the doghouse with manager Roberto Martinez this season, so it remains to be seen if he'll start the last four matches. Mirallas and Everton travel to Aston Villa next Saturday.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 20-year-old has featured in only 19 games thus far, but has looked good in his limited appearances. He also had a nice game defensively here making five clearances and committing four tackles in the match as well. Stones is the type of player who can grow into something special if he continues to get playing time, so look for him to finish the season as the regular starter. Expect him in the starting XI come next Saturday when Everton travel to Aston Villa.
Fantasy AnalysisThis was quite the performance from Everton as they dominated Manchester United in a relatively meaningless game for them. With five wins in their last six matches, Everton is one of the hottest teams in the Premier League after struggling the first 25 games. Look for Everton to continue their strong form as they want to finish in the top half of the table. Everton travel to Aston Villa next Saturday.
Fantasy AnalysisOscar was leveled by Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina on a play in the box, which clearly should have been a penalty. It was a head-to-head hit, but Oscar clearly took the brunt of it. He was unconscious momentarily and appeared to be twitching on the ground, though amazingly he was allowed to stay in the game briefly before being taken off at halftime. It wouldn't be surprising if he missed time due to the injury, despite the Premier League's relative laps in concussion policy.
Fantasy AnalysisMertesacker was barely able to train this week because of the injury, but he'll slot back in alongside Laurent Koscielny against a Chelsea squad without Diego Costa (hamstring) and Loic Remy (calf), while Didier Drogba is on the bench with an ankle injury.