GW Points: 68
Overall Points: 766
Overall Rank: 3,652
Transfers: None used
Game week 12 turned out to be a fantastic week. 68 points on the board resulted in a significant jump on the overall leaderboard to a position I’d be much happier with come the end of the season. It was also very worthwhile to hold the transfers until after the international break. B. Silva and Schmeichel also ended up outscoring Kepa and Richarlison. The only real disappointments for the week were that Mane and Kane didn’t do more.
Another clean sheet for Schmeichel was very pleasing. Especially as this appeared to be a slightly risky choice as hardly anyone else has him in the mini leagues I’m entered into. I’m still not convinced he’s a long term choice however I can’t complain with two clean sheets in two games.
Star man and 15 points for Robertson. I’d imagine most people have him but it was good to catch up ground on the very few that don’t.
Star man for Doherty. Very close to a clean sheet as well. He’s proven a good move and has consistently picked up points despite not keeping a clean sheet since I’ve put him in.
A goal each for Salah and Aguero.
Star man for Hazard.
Star man and an assist for B. Silva. Given Man City’s fixtures it’s now going to be a very tough choice around leaving him in or taking him out. I like the look of Richarlison playing Cardiff but Man City have two fixtures over the same week. It’s also looking less urgent to replace Schmeichel with Brighton, Watford and Fulham on the horizon.
It’s frustrating that Kane, Salah and Aguero have been a little inconsistent this season but they are currently the top scoring strikers in the game. I can’t see a case for taking any of them out yet.
Schmeichel isn’t a keeper I’d have chosen normally. However with good fixtures coming up and two clean sheets on the board already it’s difficult to make a case to take him out until his form drops. Worth keeping an eye on at this stage.
B. Silva was going to be the player to make way for Richarlison. However picking up the star man this weekend has made me doubt this. Maddison is a concern with an injury and lack of big points over recent weeks. However he’s difficult to replace as his value is so low. Mane is another one in midfield to keep an eye on. The problem is, it’s hard to justify taking out a fit player who is capable of scoring big at any point in time.
Tips for Game Week 13
With an international break approaching it’s difficult to look forward to game week 13 too far in advance as we don’t know who might pick up any injuries dury the break. However at this stage it’s worth noting that it’s another round of European fixtures with the two Manchester clubs having the best fixtures:
West Ham Vs Man City
Lyon Vs Man City
Man Utd Vs Palace
Man Utd Vs Young Boys
Under normal circumstances, I’d say Man Utd’s fixtures are definitely favourable but with the way results have been going I can’t see me moving for any of their players at the moment. Chelsea and Spurs play each other which could be a low point scoring game. Spurs then host Inter in a must win Champions League fixture. Liverpool face Watford in the Premier League and then travel to PSG which will be a tough game. Everton and Richarlison could be a team to look out for in particular as they host Cardiff.
At this stage my own plans are to wait until after the international break and plan my next moves. I’d be surprised if I don’t try and bring in Richarlison. As mentioned above I’m also keeping an eye on the goalkeeper position. On paper swapping B. Silva and Schmeichel for Kepa and Richarlison still seems like a good idea. However I’m not 100% sold on this idea. There’s a risk that this won’t be affordable after the international break with prices changing on Friday. I think I will have to take this risk for the benefit of holding onto the transfers. As long as B. Silva or Schmeichel don’t drop in value I should be fine.
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