GW Points: 39
Overall Points: 889
Overall Rank: 1,525
Transfers: Ziyech out, Mount in
Game week 12 was a strange week. Very few points around for the bigger names resulted in only 39 points, which is unheard of for a double game week. Regardless of this, I still managed to maintain a decent position on the overall leaderboard which was a positive sign. Bringing Mount in couldn’t have gone much worse – I’d have been a point better off had I stuck with the injured Ziyech but that’s the way it goes sometimes. Overall I’m still happy with my start to the season and current position on the leaderboard so I’ve got nothing to panic about at the moment.
5 points each for Walker and Robertson was better than nothing.
13 points each for Kane and Salah was a decent result.
This week was Werner’s last chance to give me a reason to keep him in my team. He blanked again. With Chelsea only having one fixture this week, I thought it was time to move him on for a player who has an additional EFL Cup fixture in game week 13. It was between Rashford and Sterling. As Rashford is the in form player who looked certain to rise more than Sterling, I decided to opt for him. This could be for one week only if Rashford doesn’t do much this week but I thought it was worth a calculated risk.
A wider issue is having Barnes and Mount, I’ve got doubt over both long term for hitting big points. Barnes appears to be only playing every other game and Mount isn’t really an explosive point scorer. The problem is, if I want Sterling at some point I’ve got no budget left over. As a result, I plan to monitor how Sterling, Rashford and Werner get on this week and either bite the bullet and go for Sterling at the end of the game week or use the left over funds to upgrade Mount or Barnes.
Tips for Game Week 13
If you’ve still got transfers to use for December, my advice would be to look at teams with additional EFL Cup fixtures this week. That would include Man City, Man Utd and Spurs. Being careful to pick players who might have a chance of playing in both fixtures, even though this can be a complete lottery. We’ve also got another game week in December so it’s worth keeping that in mind as well.
As always, the fixtures can be found at:
I’ll also be updating this sheet to include January’s fixtures when they start to become important.