GW Points: 72
Overall Points: 893
Overall Rank: 8,136
Transfers: Schmeichel out, Kepa in
Maddison out, Shaw in
Game week 14 was an awful game week for me personally. On Saturday morning I was in the fortunate position of having two transfers in bag with only one game week left for the month. I had no injury concerns so I thought I’d take this opportunity to make some tweaks to my team to set up it better for the long term. Swapping two Leicester (mid table club) players for some Chelsea and Man Utd representation – two clubs who should be aiming for a top 4 finish. At that point in time I could only see this as an improvement. Both Chelsea and Man Utd have decent fixtures in December as well. Fast forward to today and I’m waiting for my December transfers already with injuries to Aguero, Mane, Robertson and Shaw. Hopefully the latter three are all only knocks but either way it’s far from a situation I wanted to find myself in. Had there been more information about Aguero being injured, I’d have probably swapped him for Aubameyang on Saturday and kept Maddison. Ironically Maddison then goes on to score twice in a week and pick up the star man last night. This has resulted in a drop on the leaderboard and I’m really hoping this isn’t a turning point for the season. I’ve been cruising along with no real issues or big mistakes so far this season and I wanted this to last as long as possible.
Doherty continues to score points despite Wolves not keeping clean sheets.
Richarlison got a goal last night.
Hazard picked up 10 points for the week.
Kane bagged 23 points with a couple of goals and a star man award.
Aguero is injured. There’s also very little information about when he might return. This makes it difficult to know what to do with him. Leave him in and it could just keep rumbling on. Take him out and he might be back sooner than expected.
Mane also has a knock and his form has been very patchy.
Shaw missed last night’s game against Arsenal but I’m hoping he will be available again soon. Regardless of this, Man Utd still seem unable to keep a clean sheet. On the back of a couple of decent defensive results I thought they would at least keep a clean sheet against Southampton.
The lack of a Man City midfielder is a concern but they seem to rotate so often that it’s hard to pinpoint which one to go for. Also Aubameyang picking up so many points appears to be costing me position on the leaderboard. If I could mathematically (which I don’t think I can) move on Aguero and Richarlison for Aubameyang and Sane/Mahrez this would be an improvement in the short term. However should Aguero return in December and start banging in the goals it won’t be possible to get him back in.
Tips for Game Week 15
If you’re going to take out Aguero the obvious choice for me is Aubameyang or Lacazette based on Arsenal’s fixtures. It is worth noting that whichever Arsenal player you go for – they are unlikely to play in the Europa League fixture. Whereas the other top clubs will get two fixtures this week with the final round of Champions League games. This would open up the idea of bringing in a City midfielder as a straight swap for Aguero. However City face Chelsea at the weekend which could be a low point scoring game. For this game week alone, I can’t see an obvious path to follow so I’d be interested to hear what other people are doing in the comments below.
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