GW Points: 106
Overall Points: 692
Overall Rank: 102,203
Transfers: De Bruyne out, B. Silva in
Azpilicueta out, Chilwell in
Bertrand out, Son in
All in all game week 12 was a very successful week and one of the best weeks of the season for the team so far. I benefited from waiting until after the International break to make some positive changes and these mostly paid off. Chilwell returned some decent points but unfortunately looks like he’s picked up a nasty injury. Silva picked up points whereas De Bruyne obviously didn’t feature. It was annoying to see Son blank as he is obviously a massive upgrade on Bertrand but I’m sure his day will come. The points returned resulted in a massive jump on the overall leaderboard but I’m still not in an acceptable position given that I typically finish around the 1,00th mark. It just goes to show how important a good start is in this game – as I’m now in a very difficult position to try and claw back a respectable finish. Having said that, there’s a long way to go and it’s not a challenge I’ve had to face before so I’m interested to see how it will pan out by the end of the season.
Happy to see De Gea pick up 8 points and a clean sheet. With Man Utd’s fixtures in December, I’ll stick with him for now.
23 points for Rudiger and 15 points for Chilwell was a very good result.
8 points for Walker
13 points for B. Silva in his first week in my team
16 points for Salah is almost irrelevant because of his high ownership
18 points for Ronaldo was well overdue given his price tag
Looking ahead to December I can see a few minor issues in my team:
If Chilwell is going to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines, then he will need to come out. This will probably be my last transfer for November. In an ideal world, Alonso takes his place week in week out at a cheaper price so he may be the route that I go down.
Mbeumo has blanked two weeks in a row, although I feel like he’s been unlucky not to score, I think December will be time to move him on. Chilwell to Alonso should free up funds to make this happen.
Other than that, I’m happy with my team going into the first week of December. However, I do need to keep an eye on Fernandes and Son. I’m not 100% convinced that Fernandes will recapture his point scoring form of last season and his value could be better spent somewhere else (a Man City defender). This might create funds to upgrade Son, as I’m not convinced by Spurs longer term. Both have decent fixtures for the first game week in December so I’ll probably take another look after that week.
Tips for Game Week 13
I’d absolutely be using any transfers left at this stage to set teams up for the long month of December. Check out the fixtures below to see who has the best run. In my view, it’s Man Utd, but I wouldn’t say I trust them to get results or clean sheets. I’ve only got one transfer left, and I’m considering Chilwell to Alonso. I’d be interested to hear what other people are doing if they’ve got transfers remaining in the comments below.