GW Points: 108
Overall Points: 964
Overall Rank: 48,200
Transfers: None used
Game week 15 was probably one of the best weeks of my season so far. A massive jump on the overall leaderboard was a great result, although realistically I’m still some way off where I’d like to finish. This can pretty much be put down to Jesus grabbing a hat trick in the Champions League – this was a massive slice of good fortune but hopefully just what I need to get my season back on track.
28 points for Jesus was the big highlight of the week.
Robertson and Alexander-Arnold both grabbed 13 points each.
Salah and Kane both returned double figure total points.
Mane picked up 9 points with a star man award in the Champions League.
Mount and Patricio are still a concern but considering their relatively low value, I don’t have any real expectations from them in terms of big point scores. If I could see an obvious upgrade (within budget) for either of them I’d make a change but at the moment I can’t see any real options so may stick with them for the time being. Other than these two, I’m relatively happy with my team for the very short term future.
Tips for Game Week 16
My biggest problem to solve is what to do with my final two transfers of the month. I’m going to hold onto Jesus for at least this game week, and hope that he gets a good amount of game time. However, with four Liverpool players in my team there is a concern with them being involved in the Club World Cup. I think this will rule all of their big name players out of the EFL cup fixture this week against Villa. They then only have 1 fixture during game week 17, where some other clubs have 2. The question then becomes – is Salah (2 games) going to outscore Vardy (4 games), Rashford (4 games) or Abraham (3 games) during the next two game weeks? And if we think he won’t, is it really worth two transfers (to take him out and get him back in) for the extra points? My feeling is that if he doesn’t start against Watford that I might consider taking him out. As this would only leave the fixture against Leicester as a potential point scorer. Where someone like Vardy might get 90 minutes in four fixtures in this time period. I’ve got the transfers in the bag to make this happen and the short term risk on Jesus appears to have paid off for the time being so maybe it’s time to roll the dice again. Having said that if Salah does start against Watford, I really can’t see the point in taking him out as it’s too big a risk.
Other than this dilemma, looking at game week 16, there are four teams with additional EFL cup fixtures. These are Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool and Leicester. I’d dismiss Liverpool as I think their big name players will go to the Club World Cup. It will be very difficult to predict who will start for City against Oxford and I’m even thinking Jesus is unlikely to if he is their main fit striker at the moment. Man Utd and Leicester could be good teams to look at but again predicting starting line ups is going to be very challenging.
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