Daily Fantasy Gameweek 33 Review: Chelsea Disappearing Fast, Spurs Starring, Plus Bargain Targets

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​Chelsea. Chelsea. Chelsea. Everything is Chelsea. Why are all those Blues - Yahoo Daily Fantasy powerhouses for so much of the season - returning absolutely terrible value for money now?

That, the big names who you can trust to perform, the late-season bargains and much, much more in this week's ​Yahoo Daily Fantasy review:

Manchester United v Chelsea - Premier League
Manchester United v Chelsea - Premier League

Chelsea. Why?

It's official - Chelsea have gone weird. They're still favourites for the Premier League title despite their defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, but this...well, it's not really about that, is it? This is about the fantasy value of their top individuals. And that's gone through the floor. 

The biggest performance dip has probably come at the back. The Blues' back line was nigh-on impregnable in the latter stages of 2016, conceding just two goals in 12 games between 1st October and Boxing Day. That's points in the bank. 

Since then, they've been coasting on that previous success. Marcos Alonso, David Luiz and co are still getting picked, but they've kept just two clean sheets in their last 14 league games stretching back to New Year's Eve - and none in their last ten. Get out. Stay out. 

The attack hasn't fared that much better, mind you. The likes of Willian and Pedro can deliver every once in a while but not remotely reliably. Eden Hazard has been decent, but there's only so long one player can carry his side's attacking hopes. And Diego Costa...boy, Diego Costa. -0.4 points this week, the Spain international's head looks elsewhere. It feels weird to say about the league leaders, but there's not a single Chelsea player who's trustworthy in Yahoo Daily Fantasy right now. 

Manchester United v Chelsea - Premier League
Manchester United v Chelsea - Premier League

Big Value Hits and Misses

Diego Costa wasn't the only big name to massively underwhelm on the weekend, though. Two of the week's eight most expensive players finished in minus points: Costa, and Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

Just outside that top eight, Dele Alli and the aforementioned Hazard both failed to reach five points, the former failing to capitalise on a dominant performance in his side's 4-0 win over Bournemouth, while Philippe Coutinho also performed below the level of his price tag. 

West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool - Premier League
West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool - Premier League

The gameweek was one of extremes though - with the other five players commanding price tags in the week's top eight (excluding Costa, Ibrahimovic and Coutinho) all smashing the 15-point mark with commanding performances. 

Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen led the way with a timely reminder of just how reliable Spurs' attacking stars have been of late, while Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez got back in among the goals. Oh, and Romelu Lukaku continued to be Romelu Lukaku. 

Everton v Burnley - Premier League
Everton v Burnley - Premier League

Hidden Gems

You know who was brilliant last weekend? Vincent Kompany. You know who was available last weekend for just £10, and was picked in fewer than 1% of all teams? Yeah, the man who looks a bit like Megamind. Unlike a lot of the breakout performers week to week, the City defender has both the talent and the team to make this form stick for the rest of the season. 

Of the other high scorers who featured in fewer than 1% of teams last weekend, Sam Vokes is possibly the most interesting option. The Welshman features in most of Burnley's games, and no player was cheaper than him last week. Zero. None. It's not inspiring, but if you're short on budget, he's worth a flier. 

As for Harry Maguire and Wahbi Khazri? Yeah...don't bother. 

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