GW Points: 109
Overall Points: 850
Overall Rank: 1,219
Transfers: Davies out, Robertson in
Overall I’m very happy with how game week 11 worked out. The bottom line is that I ended up reaching the highest position I’ve been on the overall leaderboard all season which is certainly something to celebrate. I’d still like to break into the top 1,000 at some point but it’s still early days. We know this game relies on a lot of luck so I’m hoping my good start can continue throughout the season. I managed to hold my nerve when it came to making too many early transfers for the month, ironically the only one I did make was a clear upgrade but I ended up two points worse off with Davies having another good week. Just shows that I could have even held on a little longer with that one but overall I’m happier with Robertson in the team for the long run. It was also a bit frustrating to see Walker missing from the Man City squad at the weekend and Barnes benched for the Premier League fixture. Fortunately both bounced back with some good points mid week.
8 points for each of my defenders with a clean sheet for Walker and Robertson and a goal for Zouma.
Double figure scores for De Bruyne and Fernandes. Doesn’t do an awful lot as their ownership is high but it’s important to keep them in the team.
Delighted with 8 points for Barnes in the Europa League. Shame he couldn’t get another and the star man as I’d have certainly made the top 1,000 but it wasn’t to be.
Kane and Salah also hit double figure scores. Salah was a particular highlight as I noticed in a mini league that not many people had prioritised bringing him back in, which I think was probably a mistake.
I wouldn’t say I’ve got any major concerns within the team. When the season has gone so smoothly so far it’s difficult to make a case for doing things differently. Having said that, there’s a few issues to iron out:
Ziyech being injured means he needs to come out. There is very few options for a replacement. I’m currently considering Havertz, Mount, Grealish or a Man City midfielder. The advantage of Mount is that I could swap Werner for Sterling if I really wanted to.
I’ll need to keep my eye on game time for Walker and Barnes as well but nothing to worry about right now.
Werner is a player who has had a question mark against him pretty much all season. I can see why as he misses a reasonable number of chances but ultimately he’s still scored more points than some of the bigger names. At the back of my mind, I just need to have a plan for getting Sterling in (if I want him) but at the moment I’ll probably stick with Werner.
Tips for Game Week 12
My advice for game week 12 would be very similar to game week 11. Don’t rush your transfers, as December is a long month. I’m only going to take players out if it’s absolutely essential – we’ve seen with injuries and Covid how quickly players can be ruled out so for me it’s best to play it safe.
It’s worth studying the fixtures for December when making any changes. I think this is still up to date but please let me know if any fixtures have changed: