GW Points: 69
Overall Points: 1635
Overall Rank: 2,962
Transfers: None used
After a really positive game week last time around, this week didn’t really live up to expectations. Fortunately I’ve only dropped slightly on the overall leaderboard and still remain in a respectable position. However I was hoping for a little more than respectable from the season. I know there’s split opinions on luck and I’ve not mentioned it much this season, however I felt a little unfortunate this week. One player that can really make a difference for me is Aubameyang and I’d targeted him for having a decent game week. Unfortunately he was ill at the weekend and was then benched last night. I’d expected him to be benched for the Europa League but considering he missed the Huddersfield fixture I thought there was a chance he might start in the Europa League. Also Lindelof appeared to be rested for the clean sheet against Fulham and then played for minus points against PSG. I felt both events were slightly unfortunate.
Another hat trick from Aguero.
A couple of goals and a star man award for Sterling.
A goal and star man for Salah.
Clean sheets for Laporte and Robertson.
Chelsea’s form is a big concern. Kepa getting -5 across the week was a big blow. I’d expect much more from a premium keeper. A clean sheet in the Europa League would have helped massively but I’m now considering swapping him for Ederson. This is still a tough decision considering Kepa appears to be first choice for the Europa League fixtures and City haven’t really been fantastic from a clean sheet point of view.
Sane being benched again is another potential issue. Given Mane’s recent form and the price difference, I may just switch back to him when Liverpool’s fixtures kick back in.
Tips for Game Week 25
Looking ahead to game week 25, firstly I’d avoid bringing in any Spurs players for the time being as they don’t play during the game week. The main teams I’d be looking at are Man City and Chelsea, who both have a double game week with FA cup fixtures at the weekend and then European ties midweek. Liverpool have no fixture at the weekend and then a tough game against Bayern in the Champions League, whereas Man Utd face Chelsea in the FA Cup. Arsenal have no fixture at the weekend and then a must win game against BATE in the Europa League. The obvious players to look out for are the regulars in City’s team who start against Newport, who then might face Schalke in the week, however I can’t see many of these playing.
From my own personal point of view, if Ederson starts against Newport then I’ll be bringing him in. If he doesn’t I’m tempted to hold onto Kepa for now – he should almost certainly get two games this week. I think it would be equally as likely that either one of them will pick up a clean sheet if Kepa gets two games and Ederson only gets one so I won’t be making the change if Ederson isn’t playing against Newport. With regards to Sane, I really hope he starts against Newport – if he doesn’t I’m not sure I see him starting against Schalke either so it will be a bit of a dilemma. Mane is the player I’d ideally want to transfer in but with Liverpool only playing Bayern this week, I don’t think it’s the right time to make this change. I’m hoping in the short term that Sane gets enough game time this week to justify keeping him for now but I’ll be keeping a close eye on the City line up.
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