GW Points: 37
Overall Points: 185
Overall Rank: 29,779
Transfers: Lowton out, Van Dijk in
Mahrez out, Pedro in
By far the worst game week of the season so far for me. Awful points return, although I can’t imagine there were many particularly high scores. I was a little surprised to see such a big drop in the overall leaderboard given there were very few clean sheets around and not many of the big names scored well. From looking at the team, I’m not sure there was much else I could have done to prevent it.
Transfer decision went to plan (kind of). I made a couple of key decisions with the transfers this week. It was obvious Mahrez and Lowton had to go. Bringing in Van Dijk over a City defender paid off straight away with a clean sheet for Liverpool. Although bringing in Pedro resulted in 0 points, the other option I’d considered was Richarlison who got -3 points and a 3 match suspension for a red card. Moura would have been a better option but I didn’t expect two goals against Man Utd.
Goals for Salah and Kane. To be expected really but glad to see they are both racking up the points.
Clean sheet for Liverpool was good with Robertson and Van Dijk. However I think a lot of people have full Liverpool blocks which may have gone against me.
After a clean sheet during game week 1, Burnley have gone downhill very quickly. This puts a big question mark next to Hart for me. The difficulty is finding a better replacement for him.
I’ve also got a question mark next to B. Silva and Pedro. I can’t see either of them being huge point scorers or overly consistent this season. I’m happy with them while they keep their place in the team but appreciate that they both may need to come out. Hazard is also a big worry but it’s very difficult to accommodate him at the moment.
I’m fairly happy with my backline but I’ve got a tricky month for Liverpool in September at the back of my mind to consider. I may end up swapping Van Dijk back out after seeing the Champions League fixtures.
Tips for Game Week 4
As I’ve got no transfers left, I’ve not looked too much at game week 4. If you’ve got remaining transfers it would have made sense to use them before prices changed this morning. However if you are still looking to use some before the weekend, the top teams with the best fixtures are:
Cardiff v Arsenal
Man City v Newcastle
Chelsea v Bournemouth
Watford v Spurs
Burnley v Man Utd
Leicester v Liverpool
As a result if you’ve got Arsenal players I’d be tempted to keep hold of them for this week. I’d also favour Man City players as they’ve got a decent run of fixtures in September. Although Liverpool have started well I’d probably avoid bringing in any of their players at this stage due to a very tough month approaching in September.
I was also interested to see prices change by up to 0.3m today. I’m not sure many of us expected them to rise by this amount. Last season prices changed by 0.3m per week but we didn’t see a 0.9m increase in the first change back then. Fortunately I don’t think this will affect many of us that much. I’m not sure if this has been done by mistake. From looking on Twitter they’ve suggested it might be an error but do we expect values to be readjusted?
We are aware of an issue with price changes and are currently working on a fix. Updates to follow!
— Dream Team Support (@DTcustsupport) August 31, 2018
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