FANTASY FOOTBALL: Cooke stays in driving seat

Scarborough News Fantasy Football League
Scarborough News Fantasy Football League

Simon Cooke's seadoggeees team are still setting the pace in the Scarborough News Fantasy Premer League table.

Like most managers, Cooke was hampered by several of his players being sidelined due to FA Cup action or not having a Premier League game in Week 30, but choosing Spurs hot-shot Harry Kane proved to be crucial as he claimed 26 of Cooke's overall team haul of 57 points thanks to his brace of goals against Aston Villa.

The seadoggeees total of 1,725 sees Cooke pull 25 points clear of second-placed What Ford, managed by Dan Griffiths, and 29 ahead of third-placed Carl Sample and his #uptheburn side.

Ridsdale Rovers, managed by Alec Coulson remains at the foot of the table with 903 points after a haul off 11, while second-from-bottom Craig Rackham's Rackti Dettori claimed 20 points and third-from-bottom JEF United, run by Geoff Osguthorpe earned five points in a week to forget for the Commercial FC boss.

Ones to watch for Week 31

Ashley Williams – a home encounter against Aston Villa affords Swansea the chance to move one step closer to survival. Williams has scored twice in eight appearances since the departure of Garry Monk and leads all defenders for bonus points (21) over the course of the campaign.

Bertrand Traore – with Diego Costa suspended, the youngster could be poised to lead the line at home to West Ham this weekend. Priced at just 5.4 and classified as a midfielder, Traore has produced two goals and an assist in three BPL appearances under Guus Hiddink so far.

Georginio Wijnaldum – a home clash against relegation rivals Sunderland hands new manager Rafa Benitez the perfect opportunity to endear himself to the Newcastle faithful. Wijnaldum has already scored nine times in front of his own supporters – more than any midfielder – and faces a defence with a single clean sheet on their travels all season.

Alexis Sanchez – a goal and assist in his last couple of league matches suggests the Chilean is stepping up his contribution to Arsenal’s title tilt. Having fired a late leveler in the Gameweek 29 north London derby, Sanchez now travels to Goodison Park, where Everton have conceded more goals in front of their own fans than any other side this season.

Salomon Rondon – after a patchy first few months in the top-flight, West Brom’s big money signing has belatedly found his form. Priced at just 6.5, Rondon has bagged four goals and an assist in his last six matches and is now handed back-to-back clashes with two of the bottom four, starting with a plum home clash against Norwich this weekend.