Fantasy Team of the Week: Joel Matip and Gylfi Sigurdsson shine
Ayoze Perez and Gerard Deulofeu continue their fine form
By Billy Lumsden
Last Updated: 23/04/19 12:47pm
Liverpool's Joel Matip played a pivotal part in continuing their title charge, while Gylfi Sigurdsson helped Everton thrash Manchester United during gameweek 37 in Sky Sports Fantasy Football.
Talking points from gameweek 37
- Joel Matip keeps consecutive clean sheet as Liverpool ramp up the pressure on Man City.
- Gylfi Sigurdsson lands blow to Man United's top four hopes, contributing to his 18th Everton goal.
- Ayoze Perez hits hat-trick to boast a 24-point haul.
- Lucas Digne registers his fourth clean sheet in five matches.
- Gerard Deulofeu racks up another 20+ score - 69 points from last seven.
Read on to see who else made the cut in the Fantasy Team of the Week, then change and select your Sky Sports Fantasy Football team.
Sergio Rico - £6.5m: 15 points
The Fulham goalkeeper kept a second successive clean sheet as Scott Parker's side picked up their first Premier League away win of the season, at the penultimate opportunity.
Rico reached tier one save bonus points on top his clean sheet, while earning a Sky Sports Man of the Match award for his role in Fulham's win, which only saw a mere 0.1 per cent of Fantasy Football managers benefit from his selection.
Joel Matip - £8.7m: 15 points
Matip has posted 29 Fantasy Football points from his last three Premier League fixtures, keeping two clean sheets in that time as well as recording passing bonus points from each of those matches.
His calm and organised performance at Cardiff was enough to see him earn an MOTM award and become the highest scoring defender of gameweek 37.
Shane Duffy - £7.5m: 12 points
The rock at the heart of Brighton's defence put in another resolute performance to help his side gain a valuable point at Wolves in the context of the relegation battle.
He was rewarded with an MOTM award and a seventh clean sheet of the campaign, with 1.7 per cent of Fantasy Football bosses reaping the rewards.
Conor Coady - £6m: 10 points
Ryan Bennett - £5.7m: 10 points
The Wolves duo both attained 10 points from their respective clean sheets and tier two pass bonus points as Wolves enjoyed most of the possession against Brighton but failed to break them down.
Bennett has kept two clean sheets from his last three Premier League appearances, while Coady snuck into the Team of the Week due to his superior value-for-money ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold and John Stones.
Lucas Digne - £8.2m: 14 points
Digne has six clean sheets in his last eight games for Everton, making up more than half of his overall tally of 11 for the campaign. He has 36 Fantasy Football points in his last five matches and scored his fourth goal of the season in Everton's demolition of Manchester United.
Digne has contributed to eight Everton goals from defence and racked up an impressive 147 points. Despite this being the case, just 1.7 per cent of Fantasy Football managers have shrewdly selected his services.
Gylfi Sigurdsson - £9.1m: 16 points
Sigurdsson has had a hand in four Everton goals in only five games (two goals, two assists), in which two came against Manchester United, following a long-range strike and an assist for Theo Walcott's goal.
His 181 Fantasy Football points are the most from any Everton player this year - these have come from 13 goals, five assists and five MOTM awards.
Gerard Deulofeu - £7.7m: 21 points
Deulofeu has been in fine form for Watford recently and scored another brace as Watford won at Huddersfield. This was his seventh and then eighth goal contribution in only seven games, coming from six goals and two assists in that time, and registering 69 points in that period.
Michail Antonio - £7.9m: 13 points
Antonio impressed at the London Stadium as he made only his first start in four. He marked it with a goal and an MOTM performance against Leicester, only his second double-figure haul of the season and his largest tally of the campaign so far.
Christian Benteke - £10m: 10 points
Benteke both scored and created his first goal of 2018/19 at the Emirates, and what a place to do it. The striker played a pivotal part in handing Crystal Palace a 3-2 win at Arsenal, which should give him a springboard to finish the season in fine fashion.
Ayoze Perez - £9.8m: 24 points
Newcastle forward Perez reached double figures for the season after his hat-trick against Southampton. This is his best return of the year in regards to goals and left little wonder why he was given the MOTM award. Perez has 63 points from his last six Premier League games, yet has only a 0.8 per cent selection rate.