Fantasy La Liga picks for the final games of the season

La Liga

Girona will fight for LaLiga survival while Valencia, Getafe and Sevilla battle it out for that final Champions League spot in the last round of games in the LaLiga season.

As always, we’ve taken a look at the fixtures from a LaLiga fantasy football viewpoint to help you with your picks for the final weekend of the season.

Have a read and see if any tips stick out which might suit your fantasy LaLiga team this weekend.

Goalkeeper – Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) – 11.0 million

Jan Oblak is the usual safe option in goals as Atletico Madrid still prove to be one of the strongest defensive options in LaLiga. Oblak has 119 points this season. Continue reading

Week 37: Best 11 Players of the Weekend in Fantasy La Liga

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Just one team- Barcelona won from the top 3 as they increased their lead at the top to 11 points over Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid lost again as they just want the season to end but they will finish in 3rd anyway and be ready for the Champions League.

But the excitement is all about who will get that 4th and final Champions League spot. Currently Valencia have 58 points and lead on goal difference from Getafe who also have 58 points and there is also Sevilla in the mix with 56.

Below we take a look at the best performers of this past weekend in La Liga- did you have them in your team?

Formation 4-4-2.

Goalkeeper: Diego Lopez- Espanyol

Diego Lopez has kept his 2nd clean sheet in a row after Espanyol beat Leganes 2-0 to go into 9th place. Lopez gained 7 points at the weekend and now is valued at 4m.

Defender: Jordi Alba- Barcelona

Yet another clean sheet for Jordi Alba and that is why he is rated as the best defender in La Liga Fantasy rankings. 5 points earned as Barcelona eased to a  2-0 win over Getafe.

Defender: Gerard Pique-Barcelona

People talk about Lionel Messi and the main reason that Barcelona have retained their league title. But the pairing of Alba and Pique at the back for the club has been instrumental, and their chemistry is unique. Pique made some great tackles and earned 5 points and his value is 7.5m.

Defender: Roberto Rosales- Espanyol

Roberto Rosales seemed like he was at the heart of everything happening for Espanyol as he helped to keep another clean sheet for the team who are now inside the top 10. Espanyol beat Leganes 2-0 and Rosales is valued at 5.5m.

Defender: Jaume Costa- Villarreal

Jaume Costa starred in Villarreal’s vital 1-0 win over Eibar which now guarantees the club safety for next season. Costa has 22 points for the season and is valued at 6.5m.

Midfielder: Raul Garcia- Athletic Bilbao 

Raul Garcia earned 8 points for Bilbao as they beat Celta Vigo 3-1 to shoot up into a Europa League spot. Garcia had the weekend of his season though as he scored the opening 2 goals of the game for his club including a penalty. Garcia is valued at 8m and has acquired 41 points.

Midfielder: Joaquin Sanchez- Real Betis

Sanchez was influential as the midfielder earned 7 points at the weekend to take his total tally to 37. He scored both of Real Betis’ goals including getting a last minute winner in a memorable weekend for the player.

Midfielder: Arturo Vidal- Barcelona

Vidal earned 5 points to make this team for league leaders Barcelona who brushed aside Getafe 2-0. Vidal got the opening goal and that was his 3rd of the season for the Catalan giants.

Midfielder: Sarabia- Sevilla

Sarabia continues to be an outstanding player for Sevilla and earned 4 points at the weekend. The player is ranked as the best midfielder in La Liga Fantasy rankings with 87 points and is valued at 7m. Sevilla just remain outside of a Champions League place and drew against Atletico Madrid 1-1 at the weekend.

Striker: Borja Iglesias- Espanyol

Borja Iglesias earned a brilliant 8 points as Espanyol beat Leganes 2-0 and the striker scored both goals including a nervous penalty which sealed all the three points. He has 69 points for the season and has scored a terrific 17 goals, claiming to be one of the best forwards in Spain right now.

Striker: Enes Unal- Real Valladolid

Enes Unal wouldn’t see his name on a player of the weekend too much but the Rayo Valladolid player opened the scoring against Vallecano and then assisted in his team’s 2-1 win over the club. Unal has 23 points and is rated at 5.5m.

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Fantasy La Liga picks for this weekend’s action

La Liga

Starting with Sevilla and Leganes on Friday night, there is another full schedule of 10 LaLiga games this coming weekend.

With Barcelona and Valencia still in European competition, will they be resting players? The two legs of the Champions League and Europa League semi-finals are on either side of this weekend which will influence team selections.

As always, we’ve taken a look at the fixtures from a LaLiga fantasy football viewpoint to help you with your picks for the weekend.

Have a read and see if any tips stick out which might suit your fantasy LaLiga team this weekend. Continue reading

Atletico Madrid in the market for attacking options

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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is set for a busy summer in the transfer market, with the biggest exodus of his time in charge in La Liga, expected in the coming months.

The Argentinian is set to remodel his side for 2019-20, with experienced players moving on and uncertainty surrounding other players in the squad.

Defenders Diego Godin and Filipe Luis look increasingly likely to leave in the summer, when their contracts expire at the Wanda Metropolitano.

That means defensive reinforcements are a priority, in particular a replacement for Godin, who has been central throughout Simeone’s time in charge.

There are doubts over the futures of Saul Niguez and Rodri, with Manchester City interested in both midfielders – however Simeone is unlikely to let either leave, having worked so hard to keep them away from Barcelona in the past 12 months.

The main issue, alongside Godin, could be finding a fresh attacker to partner Antoine Griezmann.

The French international has committed his own future to the club, after another round of speculation linking him with Barcelona.

However, the club are looking to part ways with controversial striker Diego Costa, after he received a eight game following a red card against Barcleona earlier this month.

Simeone has been standoffish on the subject, claiming the Spanish international deserved to be punished, but remained ambiguous as to whether or not he was actually guilty.

The club’s hierarchy appear to have now lost patience, and want to move Costa on, and are willing to take a cut price offer for the former Chelsea man.

Gelson Martins is set to make his loan move to Monaco a permanent one at the end of the season, with Luciano Vietto set to head off to Portugal as a makeweight in the deal.

Alvaro Morata’s loan looks set to stand, with Chelsea’s attempts to recall him early due to their transfer ban, set to be rebuffed by FIFA – however he could go back to London at the end of the 2019-20 season.

That leaves just Griezmann, Morata and Nikola Kalinic, who has also been linked with an exit, as Simeone’s only strikers, unless he can make a move.

Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi could be the ideal fit to replace Costa, and act as a foil for Griezmann, however Simeone will have to battle Real Madrid and Bayern Munich to bring the Argentinian international in.

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Week 35: Best 11 Players of the Weekend in Fantasy La Liga

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Barcelona are champions! It is the teams 26th La Liga win and incidentally it is Lionel Messi’s 10th championship in a quite remarkable career. Barcelona beat Levante to claim the title with 3 games left to play.

Four of the six teams lost including Real Madrid’s shock defeat against Rayo Vallecano. With that said let’s see which players were the top performing this past weekend.

Formation 4-4-2.

Goalkeeper: Bono – Girona

A few goalkeepers earned 7 points but we have given the nod to Girona’s Bono on the basis that he kept a clean sheet and his team won 1-0 against the mighty Sevilla. Girona moved out of the relegation zone with this massive win and Bono made some important saves. He is valued at 6.5m

Defender: Paulo Oliveira- Eibar

Paulo Oliveira had to be at his best for Eibar who pulled off a terrific result at the weekend to beat Valencia away from home 1-0. He has played 22 times for his club this season and is great value at just 5m.

Defender: Kenneth Omeruo- Leganes

Kenneth Omeruo put in a strong performance to earn 5 points at the weekend as Leganes kept a clean sheet against Celta Vigo in a match that ended 0-0. Omeruo has been personally consistent this season which has been a difficult one for his club. His value is 5.5m.

Defender: Clement Lenglet- Barcelona

The Barcelona defender has risen to the occasion once again when he has been given the chance by Barca. He has started 21 times and helped to keep a clean sheet against Levante, as Barcelona won the Spanish league title at home. He can be brought into your team for 6.5m.

Defender: Stefan Savic- Atletico Madrid

A lot of Atletico players could have made this list as they all got 5 points required. But Savic was a delight to watch in the back four and was full of confidence as Atletico went on to to beat Valladolid 1-0 and he kept another clean sheet in the process.

Midfielder: Portu- Girona

Portu earned 6 points at the weekend as his goal was enough for his club Girona to beat Sevilla 1-0. Portu has been hailed as a hero by local press, and it could be a result that eventually saves his team from relegation. He is 8.5m to buy and has got 46 points overall.

Midfielder: Adri Embarba- Rayo Vallecano

Embarba also earned 6 points at the weekend and makes our selections of best midfielders. He played maturely in midfield and will remember beating Real Madrid the whole of his career. It was a penalty in the end and he scored it and his team won a very famous 1-0 victory over Zidane’s team.

Midfielder: Pere Pons- Girona

Pere Pons was part of the Girona side that beat Sevilla 1-0 and he was a key player. Pons assisted for the goal which ended up being the only one and winning one. It was his first assist all season and such an important one.

Midfielder: Arturo Vidal- Barcelona

Vidal doesn’t get much games or as much as he would like with Barca, but he was played at the weekend when they sealed the deal and won the league. And he contributed the winning goal setting up none other than Lionel Messi for it, to cap off a terrific day and another 4 points earned in Fantasy La Liga.

Striker: William Jose- Real Sociedad

William Jose picked up the most points as strikers were concerned with 6. Jose helped his side beat Getafe, first by opening the scoring and then assisting for the teams winning goal, in a memorable weekend for the forward. It was his 11th goal of the season and he is valued at 8m.

Striker: Lionel Messi- Barcelona

To be fair it was a poor weekend as strikers and goals were concerned in La Liga. Messi made this cut earning just 4 points. Messi is here not just on name but because he came off the bench to get the winning goal over Levante which sealed Barcelona’s 26th La Liga title, it is just another example of how brilliant the player is. He now has an incredible 164 points for this season and that was his 47th goal/assist combined so far.

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This weekend’s suggested fantasy La Liga picks

La Liga

There was a full schedule of LaLiga midweek games over the last couple of days but there will still be ten more games for your viewing pleasure this coming weekend in Spain’s top tier.

Starting with Athletic Bilbao and Alaves at midday on Saturday, the action continues right through until Real Betis play Espanyol on Monday night, with all 20 LaLiga clubs in action over the two days.

As always, we’ve taken a look at the fixtures from a LaLiga fantasy football viewpoint to help you with your picks for the weekend.

Have a read and see if any tips stick out which might suit your fantasy LaLiga team this weekend. Continue reading

Thomas Lemar must adapt at Atletico Madrid

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Atletico Madrid made forward Thomas Lemar their club record signing last summer when they splashed out €70m to secure his signature from Monaco. It outstripped the sum they had spent on Diego Costa from Chelsea six months earlier, with the Frenchman arriving amid much furore.

Yet the return has been disappointing from the 23-year-old has proved to be disappointing. He hit the winner in Saturday’s victory at Eibar but that was only the second La Liga match in which he scored in 26 outings. It was also his first in two months, with his two other league strikes coming in a victory at Getafe in August. Continue reading

Fantasy La Liga picks for this weekend’s games

La Liga

This weekend sees another full schedule of LaLiga fixtures so it’s time to be getting your fantasy LaLiga selections ready!

Starting Friday night with Alaves against Real Valladolid, all 20 teams are in action with the last fixture between Real Betis and Valencia on Sunday night.

As always, we’ve taken a look at the fixtures from a LaLiga fantasy football viewpoint to help you with your picks for the weekend.

Have a read and see if any tips stick out which might suit your fantasy LaLiga team this weekend. Continue reading

Atletico Madrid chalk up another win thanks to impenetrable defence

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Atletico Madrid clawed two points back in what many consider to be a non-event of a title race last weekend.

Diego Simeone’s side’s dominant performance was, once again, underpinned by a solid defensive set-up with one of the best goalkeepers in the world between the sticks.

Jan Oblak oversaw proceedings from his own penalty area and was on hand to provide some guidance to the inexperienced centre-back pairing of Francisco Montero and Antonio Moya Vega in front of him. Montero and Moya Vega have a combined age of 41. Continue reading

Diego Costa has played final Atletico Madrid match

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Diego Costa may well have played his final match for Atletico Madrid. The striker has received a whopping eight-match suspension following his red card at Barcelona last week, ensuring that he will not play another game this season.

The future of the Spain international had already come under scrutiny with clubs from the Chinese Super League reportedly making tentative approaches for the striker in January. Atleti rejected the advances back then but have since landed Alvaro Morata on a long-term loan from Chelsea and may decide that this is the final opportunity to cash in on the Brazilian-born player. Continue reading