GW Points: 68
Overall Points: 1470
Overall Rank: 47,591
Transfers: None used
The team had a really slow start to game week 24, which was disappointing after building some momentum over the past few weeks. This resulted in a drop on the overall leaderboard for the week, which was a disaster at this stage of the season. I put this pretty much down to Kane scoring twice against City – obviously, I missed out on those points as I don’t have him in my team but I also have two City defenders. It was the worst possible start to the week. Thankfully, Spurs were their usual inconsistent selves and Kane failed to pick up further points during the week against Burnley. The result, however, has pretty much cemented in my mind that it’s time to move Ronaldo on for Kane. Another blank week from Ronaldo was the final straw for me but unfortunately, I’ll have to make this move in March as I’m out of transfers until then.
I was delighted with 16 points for Matip and also happy with another 10 points for Robertson.
28 points for Salah was a decent result considering I sacrificed De Bruyne to get him back in.
18 points for Maddison from the Conference league fixture was a very good result and I’m surprised it didn’t boost me further up the leaderboard than it did.
The biggest problem in my team at the moment is a lack of points for Ronaldo. It’s gone on for too long now and I think I’ve held out for long enough. It’s time to make a chance as soon as transfers become available for March. It’s likely to be Kane to come in, however Mane could also be a good shout if he can pick up some good form until the end of the season. For anyone who read my blog last week, I did tip him as someone who might do well this week and he delivered to goods.
Tips for Game Week 26
I’m still out of transfers so there’s nothing I can do for game week 25. If you’re lucky enough to have transfers remaining, Man Utd and Leicester only have 1 fixture each this week. If I had Ronaldo and a transfer left, I’d be very tempted to bring Kane in as Spurs face Leeds and Middlesbrough. If you don’t fancy Kane, Mane is another option with Liverpool facing Chelsea and then Norwich. It’s also a double game week for Man City, Chelsea and West Ham. I think Chelsea players come back into contention with a couple of clean sheets last week and decent fixtures on the horizon. I’m not sure I’d fancy any of their strikers at the moment but any of their defenders might be a good pick and Ziyech looks to be hitting some form in midfield. As always, check out the fixtures below and would love to hear what everyone has planned in the comments below.