GW Points: 54
Overall Points: 810
Overall Rank: 102,937
Transfers: Benrahma out, Moura in
Mbeumo out, Sancho in
Game week 14 was a good week in terms of getting points on the board and progress up the leaderboard. One of my transfers paid off with Moura picking up 13 points and Benrahma picking up 0. I thought Sancho was a decent punt but that transfer actually cost me 5 points – ironically the first points Mbeumo has scored for a while. Son also picked up points this week. At the end of the weekend all looked great going into the European fixtures. Spurs had something to play for in their fixture whereas most of the Champions League games were meaningless. As a result, I was eagerly looking forward to Spurs playing in the hope that Son and Moura might start and project the team further up the leaderboard. Typically based on how this season has gone, an unfortunate event derailed that plan with a number of Covid cases hitting the Spurs team. Very frustrating from a Dream Team point of view as it could have topped the week off nicely, in the bigger picture this doesn’t really matter and what is important is the health of the staff, players and their families at the club. Going into game week 15 is now quite tricky but I’ll cover my thoughts on that below.
18 points for B. Silva was a great return and I must admit unexpected. I thought his form would drop off as I didn’t imagine he would keep scoring consistently but he’s proved me wrong.
13 points for Moura was a good result with his first game in the team.
10 points for Son, as a slight differential I was pleased with this
13 points for Salah makes little difference as he’s owned by so many people
5 points and a clean sheet for De Gea was better than nothing
Minus points for my entire back line wasn’t great and I have heard that Alonso has been struggling with back pain but I’ve got other priorities to sort this month at the moment so they will all stay in.
Fernandes, Sancho and Ronaldo didn’t really perform. The plan was to take Fernandes out this week but I think I’m going to have to prioritise only taking players out who are unavailable.
On that note, we know the Spurs Vs Brighton fixture is off, and I’d imagine Spurs won’t play midweek either. So the simplest short term solution would be take Son and Moura out. Longer term, I’m not sure this will play in our favour. Ultimately they will be back at some point if they haven’t been affected too badly from Covid and then suddenly they will have a build up of fixtures, which might mean people will bring them in. If we take them out now, it’s going to cost us double the amount of transfers to put them back in for this fixture build up. We could potentially hold both, take a hit this week and then see what happens. Ship both out, and cross our fingers that we don’t pick up any more injuries or players with Covid for the long month of December. Or take one out and leave one in. I’m tempted to do this at the moment as it’s somewhere in the middle. The one I’d remove is Son, as the strikers are potentially explosive positions where we could lose a lot of ground in a week. Midfielders have typically not scored that well this season so leaving Moura in might not lose us too much ground. I’ve not decided one way or the other yet but if I were to take Son out, it would probably be for Jota.
Tips for Game Week 15
If you’re fortunate enough to not have any Spurs players and plenty of transfers in the bank, I’d probably hold onto them still unless you’ve got injured players. If you have got Spurs players, I’d be interested to know what you’re doing with them – I’ve outlined my thoughts above. Man Utd and Chelsea look like the teams with the best fixtures for the rest of the month. I’m not sure I trust Man Utd still to get consistent results, but I’m probably stuck with De Gea, Fernandes and Sancho for now. Here’s the usual link to the short term fixtures: