GW Points: 37
Overall Points: 1,950
Overall Rank: 1,121
Transfers: Robertson out, Foden in
Son out, Aubameyang in
Game week 26 went OK, the team made a small improvement by moving up around 100 places on the leaderboard but the transfers I made didn’t really pay off. After making the transfers (taking out two players who weren’t playing) I ended up only 3 points better off. This is far from ideal and I can’t seem to catch a break in terms of my strikers. Firstly Son picked up an injury, and Spurs crash out of the Europa League and then Aubameyang blanks in a game where Arsenal score three times. Despite the lack of fixtures, I’d have probably been better off sticking with Salah as I’m now in a tough position going into April, more on that below. Having said that, I can’t complain in terms of my overall position for the season to date. Floating around the top 1,000 teams with a couple of months to go isn’t a bad position to be in and I’m hoping for a strong finish.
I’d have rather seen Schmeichel pick up 8 points with a clean sheet but 3 points is better than nothing.
Another 8 points for Dias.
De Bruyne and Kane grabbed 8 points each.
I was once again delighted to see Moura pick up 10 points. Ironically, I’ve seen him as my weakest player over the past couple of weeks but he’s actually been the one who’s made the difference in terms of my position on the leaderboard given his low ownership. If only Spurs were still in the Europa League. I’d have no doubts about holding onto him.
I planned to take Schmeichel out for Mendy, this is still my plan but at the same time I need to be cautious with my transfers as April is a long month. The problem is, I can’t keep delaying it, as Mendy will eventually be out of reach.
I need to consider what I do with Moura. He’s scored 20 points in the past two weeks and is great value on that basis. However, Spurs now don’t have additional Europa League fixtures so I do need to question if I keep him or not. If he can keep up picking up points in the Premier League, this doesn’t really matter but I can’t see his point scoring form lasting too long.
My main problem is that I probably need to get Salah back in. The issue is who to bring out. Both Rashord and Aubameyang have decent fixtures at the start of the month with easier Europa League games. It’s hard to make a case for taking Kane out given how consistent he is in terms of scoring. I’d also need to take someone else out to get Salah in so I could be three transfers down very quickly in a long month.
Tips for Game Week 27
Game week 27 seems a long way off. As a result, I’ve not really got any tips for the game week yet. My main advice would be to monitor who picks up any injuries over the international break and then study the fixtures (link below) when making any initial changes. As always with the start of a new month, I’d suggest being cautious with your changes and don’t use all five off the bat. It’s a very long month ahead.