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Riyad Mahrez and company set to fire their clubs to glory

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English football has a new champion for the first time in 38 years after an incredible Premier League full of surprises was finally won by Leicester City.

Tottenham's faint titles hopes were finally extinguished with a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea made a vicarious impact on the title race, handing the Foxes a first league trophy in their history.

However, there's just about time for a few more twists in the campaign, as Manchester United look to resurrect their hopes of finishing in the top four and Liverpool attempt to find some consistency after they were well-beaten by Swansea.

With plenty of action still to come, it's only right to have a look at some of the catalysts who can make the difference for their teams this weekend.

Anthony Martial ($6,200)

Anthony Martial has banished any concerns about his huge price tag with an impressive first season, but the best is yet to come.


He gave a reminder of his class with a well-taken opening goal in the 1-1 draw with Leicester, a strike which earned him +10 fantasy points. In fact, he has an average of a goal every three games, which gives him a good look at making a big impact when Manchester United face Norwich City at Carrow Road.

Norwich will be scrapping for their lives as they struggle to avoid relegation, and they need to attack United. Yet, that could leave them exposed down the flanks.

Louis van Gaal has often been criticised for playing the former Monaco man out of position, employing him on the wing instead of as an out-and-out striker. The benefit of that, though, is that it has allowed Martial to work on his crosses, each of which earn him +1 point.

Norwich are among the top five worst teams for giving away fouls, so if Martial uses his pace to get past them, he can also pick up +1 point for each foul drawn.

Adam Lallana ($4,400)

Adam Lallana's stats might not draw him much attention, but make no mistake, he has still been a key player for Liverpool this season.

The England international's contribution is often understated because he only has four goals and six assists in the league. His importance for Jurgen Klopp's side lies in his ability to win them possession, with tackles and interceptions worth +1 and +0.5 points respectively.

That said, he also likes to pass the ball about and create opportunities. He has made 47 opportunities for the Reds already this campaign, and even if he has not found the net many times, any shots he does try will give him +1 point (plus another point the shot is on target).

Lallana's willingness to get involved in the midfield battle could see Watford draw fouls from him, but any he does concede will only lose him -0.5 point at a time.

Riyad Mahrez ($7,100)

The form of Riyad Mahrez has been one of the stories of the season. While the Algerian superstar is likely to attract interest from the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea this summer, he should remain at the King Power for at least one more season.

He can benefit from being Leicester's key man for another year, and he looks set to give another scintillating display in their final home game of the season against Everton.

Leicester could be forgiven for taking their eye off the ball now that they are officially champions, but Claudio Ranieri is unlikely to allow them to lose focus. Everton themselves cannot afford to lose sight of Mahrez, who has scored 18 goals and made 11 assists in all competitions this season.

Expect plenty of shots (+1) against Everton's shaky defence, but with Jamie Vardy coming back into the side, Mahrez may also turn accomplice, earning +6 points for any assists. If his own eye for goal takes precedence, he could be good for a goal, worth +10 points.

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