GW Points: 65
Overall Points: 1,113
Overall Rank: 30,599
Transfers: None used
Quick review of game week 17 due to the time of year. However, the week was fairly positive with a further jump on the overall leader board. I didn’t really expect much movement considering Liverpool only had one game – I’d half expected to drop places this week so I’m happy with the result. I’ve still got two transfers to use but I’m struggling to see what I’d change at the moment.
Only one fixture for Liverpool but a goal, two assists, star man award and a clean sheet for Alexander-Arnold resulted in 22 points.
A clean sheet and 8 points for Robertson.
A goal and 8 points for Jesus.
A goal, star man and 13 points for Kane.
Mount is still a problem despite getting plenty of game time. On the other hand he is cheap so I can’t have my expectations too high. At this point I’d rather have Alli but accommodating this move could be tricky.
Soyuncu has done very little since I’ve bought him in but Leicester have had tough fixtures. They now have a decent run coming up but when looking to free up funds it is tempting to look at him for replacing.
I still don’t see Jesus as a long term option but when you look at Man City’s upcoming run of fixtures it’s difficult to make a case for replacing him at the moment.
Tips for Game Week 18
It’s a busy game week coming up. The one factor that stood out for me is that Man City are the only top 8 team to have three fixtures this week. As a result it’s always worth sticking with their players. I’m personally also looking to January where Man City, Man Utd and Leicester all have additional EFL Cup games. Of these three teams Man City and Leicester have the better fixtures during this period.
For my team I’ve got a number of decisions to make as I’ve got 2 transfers still to use. The problem is the only player I want to move on is Mount (at this point in time). With the money I’ve got in the bank there is no suitable replacement.
The only way I can make this happen is by swapping Jesus for Abraham and then putting Alli in for Mount. The issue with this is that Man City have three fixtures this week and then a FA Cup game and the additional EFL Cup games. To me this suggests Jesus should get a lot of game time. After his hat trick in the Champions League, I’m not sure it’s the right move to take him out due to the timing of these fixtures. I’ve also noted that Abraham hasn’t done much for Chelsea in the past couple of fixtures. Obviously Chelsea have no EFL Cup fixtures either.
The conclusion that I’ve come to is that I’m stuck with Mount for the time being.
Of course the other option is to downgrade Salah or Kane for someone like Vardy or Rashford but this comes with a massive risk. We know either player is capable of a hat trick at any point and with ownership being so high for both players I’m not sure it’s worth it. We would then obviously spend the funds to upgrade Mount. This would result in using 4 transfers in total if we wanted to take Salah out and then ultimately put him back in if we regretted it.
As a result, I’ve decided to keep hold of my transfers for the time being (unless someone picks up an injury). The team has been on a good run of form in terms of climbing the leader board so I’m hoping this trend can continue. If the week doesn’t go well, I can then use these two transfers to set the team up for January.
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