Fantasy Football Tips: Seamus Coleman and Tom Heaton become essential

Team 33 Fantasy pundits Eoin Sheahan and Tommy Rooney look ahead to the upcoming Gameweek

BY Raf Diallo 21:38 Thursday 2 February 2017, 21:38 2 Feb 2017

Everton's Seamus Coleman (left) and Stoke City's Erik Pieters (right) during the Premier League match at the bet365 Stadium, Stoke. Picture by David Davies PA Wire/PA Images

It goes without saying that we're all fond of Seamus Coleman round these parts.

Captain of Ireland, a product of our own domestic league by way of Sligo Rovers and one of the most highly regarded full backs in the Premier League with his exploits at Everton.

Plus, he's often been a Fantasy Premier League gem because of his goals and attacking instincts.

This season alone, the Donegal man is only second to Romelu Lukaku when it comes to Fantasy points amassed for Everton. He has managed a total of 97 points.

As we approach Gameweek 24, one recent trend is making him a must for your Fantasy team.

While he pops up to score at the other end, Coleman has been part of a defence that had kept four clean sheets in the five matches before Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Stoke City.

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"That's a big stat for me," says Team 33's Fantasy pundit Eoin Sheahan on the podcast this week in regard to Coleman and Everton's clean sheets record of late.

"The change in the way Koeman has been setting up his team first of all is what's got Coleman onto our radars because he's got much more positions in terms of scoring goals and he's certainly been finishing them as well. But also the clean sheets for me is quite possibly the most important thing about it. Relying on defenders for attacking returns is a very dangerous game to be playing. With Coleman now with four in five clean sheets before this week four in six isn't a bad return. They've got Bournemouth at home this weekend. You'd be expecting a fifth and five in seven clean sheets after this weekend and all of a sudden Everton are looking like the defensive team to look for."  

Plus Tommy Rooney sung the praises of Burnley's goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

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