GW Points: 58
Overall Points: 1,115
Overall Rank: 845
Transfers: None used
Game week 15 looked on course to be a disaster. Before Man City played Man Utd, I was outside of the top 1,000 teams once again. The game week was pretty much saved by Dias picking up the star man award and even with this I still lost around 300 places. My biggest regret of the week was not taking Mount out for Davies, logically this move made sense to me but I wasn’t sure that Spurs would keep a clean sheet against Leeds and I thought this was more of a sideways or backwards move. It ended up costing me 13 points. Good game weeks from the rest of the Spurs defence and the likes of Son and Foden also pushed me further down the leaderboard. Thankfully I managed to hold onto a top 1,000 place but I think there is some work to do before we head into game week 16. The big question is, do I make changes before the prices change – without knowing who is going to be playing in the FA Cup fixtures at the weekend.
16 points for Dias was a great result for the game week.
18 points for De Bruyne was more than welcome after a few quiet weeks.
15 points for Kane
6 points for Sterling was OK. Luckily he outscored Rashford and Werner who were my previous two strikers in this position.
All of my issues tend to fall within the Chelsea team, who pretty much got me to where I am now on the leaderboard. I had a feeling their time was numbered in the team a couple of weeks ago and should have acted more decisively back then. However, the time has now come to move them on. At the very least, I plan to take out Mount and one of Mendy or Zouma and I may even do this before the end of the day to make the most of my funds. I’ll probably go 433 bringing in a Man City and Spurs defender. Based on funds this is likely to be Walker and Dier.
Tips for Game Week 16
It’s FA Cup week, which makes it a complete lottery in terms of who is going to play. Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester only have one fixture this week. Spurs and Arsenal play in the Premier League midweek but don’t have a mid week Premier League fixture next week. Both Manchester clubs have a double game week this week and next week. I’ll personally be looking at players from the Manchester clubs. I could even play a risky move and take Salah out for one game week (if he doesn’t start in the FA Cup) for someone like Rashford. On the assumption that I can bring Salah back in. January is a long month though and this will put me three transfers down assuming I remove two of the Chelsea players as well.
My main advice would be to check the upcoming fixtures below. I’ll be updating this with February’s games within the next week or two. But currently, Man City’s fixtures look too hard to resist.