Sky Sports' Fantasy Football guru offers his advice on who will deliver points this weekend.
By Tim Clement - @SkyFantasyFooty
Last Updated: 12/08/13 3:12pm
Sky Sports Fantasy Football bosses will be hoping Robin van Persie will help give Sir Alex Ferguson a fitting farewell when Swansea visit Old Trafford on Sunday.
The Dutchman, who must be considered one of Ferguson's finest signings after propelling them to the title with ease with his 25 goals, is in nearly half of all Fantasy sides ahead of the weekend and captain of over a quarter, nearly four times the amount of any other player.
Van Persie is considered the most likely player to find the net this weekend, rated at 4/7 to net anytime by the number crunchers at Sky Bet, while the league's most potent frontman has also rediscovered his scoring touch with six goals in five games.
The 29-year-old is the game's form players with 44 points from his last four games, followed by Phil Jagielka, Gareth Bale (both 38) and Leighton Baines (33).
With emotions set to be highly charged in Ferguson's final game at Old Trafford, the champions could well run riot if the Swans are understandably overawed by the occasion.
However, Wayne Rooney, who has failed to net in six, looks a questionable selection with his future cast under doubt amid speculation that he has requested to leave.
Swansea's leading scorer Michu is even less appealing as he is sidelined for the trip, while members of Michael Laudrup's backline are probably also worth transferring out.
Manchester City, Wigan, Arsenal and Reading players are also not in action as City and the Latics clash in the FA Cup final, although their rescheduled clashes come on Tuesday, which falls under the same gameweek for the purpose of setting captains.
Elsewhere, Tottenham will be desperate for Gareth Bale to keep producing the goods when they travel to Stoke, who may have their foot off the gas with survival all but secured.
Bale has netted in all of Spurs' last 10 wins and 11 times since the turn of the year, so getting the Welshman on board for Sunday's trip and the following weekend's visit of Sunderland looks a no-brainer.
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is the only player to have netted more times than Bale this year, but faces stiff opposition in a Chelsea side surging towards securing a top-four finish with 10 points from the last 15 available.
For those looking at their backlines, Everton's offers the greatest appeal ahead of the visit of poor travellers West Ham, having been breached just once in their last five games, but whether the impending departure of David Moyes impedes his side's focus remains to be seen.
As aforementioned, Jagielka and Baines have been picking up points aplenty of late, while Sylvain Distin (£5.2m) offers the best value for those on a tight budget.
Seamus Coleman, who has been utilised as a right-back, is even cheaper at £4.7m but is not rewarded with the clean sheet bonus points as he is registered as a midfielder.
On the injury front, Eden Hazard and Moussa Dembele are doubts, Steven Gerrard is ruled out for Liverpool's final two games due to shoulder surgery, while Stephane Sessegnon, Rafael, Olivier Giroud, Steven Sidwell, Daniel Fox, Gaston Ramirez, Craig Gardner, Marc-Antoine Fortune and Luis Suarez are all suspended.