GW Points: 72
Overall Points: 882
Overall Rank: 117,578
Transfers: Moura out, Mount in
Son out, Robertson in
Game week 15 has probably been one of the most deflating weeks of the season, if not the whole time playing Dream Team. Game week 14 felt like a turning point where my team had finally started to click and rise up the leaderboard. Towards the end of that week, Spurs had a Covid outbreak and their fixture got canceled. This left me with a decision to make at the start of game week 15 – I had reservations about losing Moura and Son but decided to risk it and take them out – I bought in Mount and Robertson, which instantly paid off. All was looking great at this point. Man Utd then only get a 1-0 win against Norwich but at least De Gea picked up 13 points with a star man performance. Everything looks to be on the up at this stage. However, things quickly took a turn for the worse when Man Utd reported a Covid outbreak. I even stated within the Facebook group before the outbreak happened “If we take them out Son and Moura, what happens if a team like Man Utd have an outbreak”. At that point in time, that was the worst case scenario but it became a reality. Four players losing a fixture against Brentford was disastrous for my game week and they’ve already had their fixture at the weekend canceled. I’m down to one transfer and with so much uncertainty about which club might get an outbreak next it’s very difficult to know what to do. This can only be put down to bad luck, as it was a completely unpredictable event. I’ve had 6 players affected by fixture cancellations in the past 2 weeks.
De Gea picked up 13 points with a clean sheet and star man performance. It could well have been more had their fixture gone ahead against Brentford.
Despite not keeping a clean sheet across the game week Alonso and Rudiger both managed to chip in with some points.
Robertson picked up 8 points in his first game in the team.
Instant returns of 15 points from Mount.
21 points from Salah.
8 points from Ronaldo but we will never know if this would have been more against Brentford.
Without Covid related issues, I’d be happy with my team given the fixtures that we had ahead of us. With Man Utd currently not playing games it makes this very difficult though. The player I’ll be looking to take out is Fernandes, as he was on my radar to come out anyway. We will have to see what the weekend brings before making a decision, but I’m considering a number of players as a replacement but I think at this stage we need more information around which games are likely to go ahead.
Tips for Game Week 16
With fixtures getting canceled left, right and centre, I’ve updated my fixture tracker below until the end of March. I’ll do my best to keep on top of it as fixtures get rearranged. At this stage it’s difficult to give out any advice for the week ahead. All I’d say at this stage is save your transfers for players who are definitely unavailable. If all 11 of your team is playing at the weekend, I’d probably hold onto transfers.