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Fantasy Premier League 2014 Week 29: Low-Cost Players Who Promise Big Points

Steve Sidwell to bag points in Week 29.
Steve Sidwell to bag points in Week 29.Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press
Dan BrettContributor IIIMarch 3, 2014

With a number of season-defining fixtures in Week 29, now is the time to pick up vital points ahead of your rivals.

Spurs' trip to Chelsea, Manchester United's jaunt to West Brom and Cardiff's match with Fulham provide plenty of opportunities to purchase an unexpected bargain.

Six sides also have games in hand over their positional rivals, too, with City and Sunderland sitting pretty with two games in hand each.

So let's take a look at who could bolster your side in Week 29. All statistics are provided by Fantasy Premier League.

 

Glenn Murray, Crystal Palace

Value: £5.2 million

Murray nets against Swansea.
Murray nets against Swansea.Jan Kruger/Getty Images

After scoring his first goal for Crystal Palace against Swansea last time out, the former Brighton and Hove Albion man presents a fantastic value for anyone looking for a new striker.

The 30-year-old held an important role for the Eagles, scoring 31 goals in all competitions last season before suffering injury in the first leg of the play-off semi-final against his former employers, per Sky Sports.

Now back to full fitness, Murray is set to score plenty of goals as he finally looks to make his mark on the Premier League, with team-mate Tom Ince praising the striker in an interview with Sky Sports:

There's no other lad that deserves it more than him, for what he's done for this club, doing so well in the play-offs at Wembley and getting them to where they are.

He's had a bit of a rough time over the last year; he's not really back to full fitness. For him to score his first goal, we're over the moon for him. And we're going to need him to get some goals.

We've got a good strike force - (Marouane) Chamakh, Cameron Jerome and Glenn Murray - so we've got options up there. It's great for Glenn. Hopefully he can continue that now.

Just 0.1 percent of sides have Murray included, so why not look to take that edge over your opponents and bag yourself a bargain?

 

Saido Berahino

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Saido Berahino (R) of West Bromwich Albion evades the Crystal Palace defence during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on February 8, 2014 in London, England.
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Value: £4.5 million

Young and hungry, Berahino's rise into the West Brom side has led him to be the Baggies' top striker on the Fantasy Premier League points scale.

His assist against Chelsea, setting up Victor Anichebe's late equaliser, showed Berahino's versatility as a forward that can not only score, but also create for his team-mates.

The striker hasn't scored in his last seven appearances for a faltering Baggies side, but with three goals to his name before the turn of the year and a 45th-minute strike against Newcastle on New Years' Day, he'll be looking to return to winning ways.

West Brom host Manchester United on Week 29—a side that they have already beaten once this season—and still without the suspended Nicolas Anelka, it will be up to Berahino to lead the line as his side look to cause an upset.

 

Steve Sidwell, Fulham

Value: £5.3 million

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 01:  Ramires of Chelsea and Steve Sidwell of Fulham watch the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage on March 1, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Fulham's trip to Cardiff presents the Cottagers with an excellent chance to get their survival hopes back on track, and it will be through midfield that Fulham will have to grind their way to success.

Steve Sidwell's lowly price makes him an excellent acquisition for any manager, with the midfielder scoring six league goals this term, per WhoScored.com.

Sidwell also remains one of Fulham's top performers this season, with five man-of-the-match displays and playing every Premier League minute of Fulham's last 14 fixtures.

Squawka Football also tweeted of the player's importance in saving his side defensively this season:

Per WhoScored.com, Sidwell has seen a four-game gap between his last three Premier League games.

The tie with Cardiff presents as Sidwell's fourth game since his goal at Manchester United.

Is is time for him to buck the trend? 

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