GW Points: 64
Overall Points: 756
Overall Rank: 119,342
Transfers: Chilwell out, Alonso in
Really disappointing game week after such a positive week previously. Only 64 points on the board and a drop on the overall leaderboard. I was really hoping the team would kick on again this week and build on the success of last week but it wasn’t to be. Ironically, had I got off to a good start and the team was sat within the top 10,000, I don’t think I’d change an awful lot going into December. The team is fairly well balanced and has players in place who have decent fixtures coming up in December. Playing catch up makes it much more difficult though, as I’ll need to take some risks which are less likely to pay off. My biggest annoyance over the past few weeks was the split decision between Jota and Son – of course Jota went on a scoring spree and Son hasn’t done an awful lot (and Spurs had their game against Burnley postponed, which is completely out of our control). I was literally 50/50 between the two of them but I opted for Son as he had better fixtures, a new manager to impress and typically is more certain to start longer term than Jota. At that point in time I was happy with my decision and on that basis can’t really call it a mistake. As with football, it’s gone completely the other way but I’m not sure I’d do much differently if I found myself in that position again, as we can’t see into the future and it generally comes down to short term good fortune anyway.
Another 8 points for B. Silva in only his second week in my team. Very happy with that.
7 points for Fernandes, was considering taking him out but will probably give him another week now as Man Utd do have good fixtures.
17 points for Ronaldo was a good return and pretty much saved my game week from being a complete disaster
8 points from Son was better than nothing
Mbeumo has to come out, a short term punt that didn’t pay off. Typically I’m 0.1m short of being able to afford Moura.
I’ve been happy with Walker’s return so far but he wasn’t in the squad midweek. Hopefully, it’s just a minor knock and he will be available for the weekend.
Spurs face Norwich at the weekend so I’ll probably leave Son in. If he doesn’t do much I may switch him for Jota but part of me thinks that ship might have sailed now.
Tips for Game Week 14
December is a very long month so I wouldn’t personally be blowing too many transfers early on. I’d expect a decent amount of injuries and player rotation so it’s worth seeing. Studying the fixtures hasn’t always worked this season and I don’t really want to say it but Man Utd have an incredible run throughout December. Do we trust them to turn a corner and start playing better? I personally don’t as it’s the same players but at the same time I’ll hold onto the three I’ve got for the time being. Other than that, Man City have a decent start to the month and overall Chelsea have some good fixtures spread out across December. I’ll add January’s fixtures to the list shortly as well but for now it’s just the busy month of December: