GW Points: 62
Overall Points: 1,575
Overall Rank: 5,887
Transfers: Mahrez out, Mane in
Game week 25 was another positive step in the right direction – albeit only a small one with a slight increase in position on the leaderboard. At the same time it was a bit disappointing as the week could have been much better. Lindelof really should have picked up probably 8 points against Chelsea as he missed the fixture only through illness. He then played in the Europa League, where Man Utd conceded a needless goal. That felt like 8 missed points to me. I also thought Mane was unfortunate not to get 8 points when he came on at the weekend and scored the winner. He was set to achieve this until a late yellow card dropped him down to 4 points. It was also disappointing to see Jesus and Aguero start but neither of them got on the score sheet against West Ham. All in all I can’t complain about rising on the leaderboard but I’d hoped for a bit more out of the game week.
Patricio was my highest scoring player of the week with 16 points. I don’t really understand why his value is so low as he’s picked up a decent amount of points compared to most keepers this season.
De Bruyne grabbed 15 points.
Robertson and Alexander-Arnold got 8 points each with a clean sheet in the Premier League.
Moura is becoming a problem for me. Fortunately I’ve got the funds to bring Sterling back in but Moura has been really disappointing. He’s a player who was capable of scoring a hat trick against Ajax in the Champions League last season and has had plenty of game time since I put him in but has failed to deliver enough.
It was frustrating to see Traore benched at the weekend and then withdrawn after around 60 minutes in the Europa League. It looked to me like he was on for star man had he stayed on the pitch and may have even grabbed a goal himself. I’m hoping this isn’t a trend that is going to continue but for the time being I’ll stick with him.
Aguero and Jesus only picked up 6 points between them but I’m fairly happy to hold onto them for the time being. Especially with an FA Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday coming up before the end of February.
Tips for Game Week 26
For me, game week 26 is a case of monitoring if Sterling is likely to be back from injury. Man City have two fixtures and Spurs only have one so I’ll be looking to move Moura on if Sterling looks likely to make a return. Other than that, I can’t see me making any transfers as I’m fairly happy with my team. With Son picking up an injury I’d imagine some people will be looking to replace him – the only strikers I’d be looking at (other than the ones I currently own) would be Jimenez or Martial. They’ve both got a double game week coming up and I think the Europa League could be a good source of points during the early knockout rounds. My only concern with Jimenez would be that he might get rested given Wolves have such a big lead going into the second leg.
On a side note – is there anyone still reading who is in the running for winning the mini league set up as part of this blog? It would be great to hear from some of those who are still chasing the top spot.
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