GW Points: 61
Overall Points: 1,041
Overall Rank: 4,975
Transfers: None used
Considering I had a few doubts about the team going into the game week and having made no transfers, I’d say it was a fairly positive week. A decent jump on the overall leaderboard with two transfers remaining and the option to put Aguero back in is a fairly decent position to be in. Aubameyang has been a bit of a disappointment since I bought him in but with Arsenal’s upcoming fixtures it’s going to be a tough call when it comes to deciding whether to stick or twist with Aguero now back fit.
Hazard picking up 28 points for the week was a big bonus as he had recently had a bit of a dry patch in terms of point scoring.
Mane picking up 8 points was a bonus with a lot of people taking him out.
Another 8 points for Doherty. Looking like the bargain of the season so far.
A clean sheet for Kepa in the League Cup helped give me a boost.
7 points for Kane was welcome however I’d hoped for a little more across two fixtures.
Luke Shaw didn’t feature against Liverpool. Which wasn’t such a bad thing considering the result. It’s difficult to tell how Man Utd are going to bounce back from the departure of Mourinho. However I think it’s worth sticking with Shaw for the time being (if he’s fit) as Man Utd should still finish in the top 6 and they have decent fixtures approaching.
Richarlison blanked against Man City which was almost to be expected. However I’m hoping to see some returns from him soon as other midfielders are performing well at the moment. I’m not sure I expect much at the weekend when they face Spurs though which is a bit of an issue.
Aubameyang hasn’t done much since I’ve put him in and Aguero is now fit again. I’ve left enough in the bank to make the swap back, however Arsenal do have good fixtures for the rest of December (excluding Liverpool). I think both players have the potential for a high scoring game week but get the feeling that Aguero may be rested more.
Tips for Game Week 17
This week is a double fixture of Premier League games. None of the top 6 clubs face each other so it could be a high scoring week. Here are the teams in order of best fixtures:
Cardiff Vs Man Utd
Man Utd Vs Huddersfield
Arsenal Vs Burnley
Brighton Vs Arsenal
Man City Vs Palace
Leicester Vs Man City
Wolves Vs Liverpool
Liverpool Vs Newcastle
Chelsea Vs Leicester
Watford Vs Chelsea
Everton Vs Spurs
Spurs Vs Bournemouth
Out of all the big clubs Man Utd have the easiest games on paper. However based on the state of the club I’m not sure I’d trust them to get a result. I personally won’t be bringing in any more of their players but can see the value in retaining Shaw. The only exception I’d make to this rule is if Shaw doesn’t feature, I may well swap him for Lindelof who appears to be good value at less than 2m which would free up some funds. Based on the fixtures it looks like it makes sense to hold onto Aubameyang for the time being, although this could be a complete lottery based on City’s fixtures. My other concern is that someone like Sane or Sterling could have a big game week. As a result I could be tempted to roll the dice by sticking Lindelof in but also putting in Sane in place of Richarlison. I think this strengthens the team, but my main concern is that I’m then priced out of putting Aguero back in and I’d also be out of transfers. Unfortunately most teams kick off at different times over the weekend so it’s going to be impossible to check line ups before hand. I’m half tempted to just stay as I am, as ultimately this team performed well last week and has got me into the position I’m in but I don’t want to risk falling behind with a lack of City midfielders. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated – 2 transfers left and 1.1m in the bank.
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