GW Points: 100
Overall Points: 989
Overall Rank: 994
Transfers: Werner out, Rashford in
As it’s Christmas Eve I’ll keep this week’s review fairly brief. All in all another very positive game week. 100 points on the board and eventually breaking into the top 1,000 is a remarkable start to the season. I couldn’t have wished for any more at the start of the season so I’m very happy with how the season has panned out so far. The transfer of Rashford for this week didn’t really pay off but I’m still 3 points better off. Ironically, without those points I probably wouldn’t have broke into the top 1,000 though.
Positive points for every player in the team but some particular highlights were:
Walker picking up 13 points with a clean sheet and star man award.
10 points for the recently transferred in Robertson
Double figure points for Salah and Kane. Delighted that Salah picked up 15 points with only one fixture this week and starting on the bench.
My main issue is the same problem I’ve had for the entire season – I don’t own Sterling. I’ve managed without him so far but when you look at Man City’s upcoming fixtures it’s hard to see this run of good luck carrying on. I could bring him in for Rashford but the only problem is this leaves very little to upgrade Mount or Barnes – I can’t see either of them scoring massively over the course of the season. I’m convinced I’m going to be caught out by this at some point but I still don’t know what to do about it. I’ve come this far without Sterling so it’s tempting to continue with this theme.
Tips for Game Week 14
I’ve got two transfers left, so I’m personally tempted to bite the bullet and put Sterling in for Rashford. I won’t be doing it until Boxing Day though as I’ll want to check line ups. Looking at the fixtures Liverpool look like they’ve got the best double game week coming up with games against West Brom and Newcastle. For me Salah is now essential.
I’ve updated the fixture spreadsheet to include January’s fixtures, we are probably at that stage of December that it’s worth considering these longer term fixtures now.
Finally, I hope everyone has a great Christmas, even if it’s likely to be different for most of us this year.