GW Points: 115
Overall Points: 2,065
Overall Rank: 1,000
Transfers: Schmeichel out, Mendy in
Foden out, Mount in (at the end of the game week)
Aubameyang out, Salah in (at the end of the game week)
Game week 27 was another half decent game week. I was expecting to take a hit on the leaderboard as I only used one transfer and didn’t make a move for Salah at the start of the week. I just didn’t feel comfortable rushing into three transfers over the course of a long month. Luckily it didn’t pan out too badly, however I would have been better off making the changes. As a result, I decided to make some transfers at the end of the game week. I bought Mount and Salah in for Foden and Aubameyang. Foden did well this week and only made way to create the funds for bringing Salah back in. Overall I’m still still with the performance of the team over the course of the season and I’ve consistently hovered around the 1,000 mark of the leaderboard, which isn’t a bad result at all. I’d obviously be delighted to make the top 1,000, however it doesn’t really matter too much to me where I finish. I don’t tend to aim for a really high finish, I prefer to consistently perform reasonably well with one team rather than having 10 teams and taking risks to get a high finish.
After a disastrous start it was good to see Mendy bounce back with a star man performance in the Champions League.
It was good to see Maguire pick up another 10 points, not ideal that he will miss the second leg of the Europa League though.
De Bruyne, Fernandes and Foden all picked up double figure points.
Kane and Rashford also picked up double figure points.
For me Aubameyang was an issue, only 2 points across two fixtures isn’t a good return for a striker position. I felt like this had to be addressed quickly and the only person I wanted in was Salah. As a result, I made this move at the end of the game week before prices changed.
The only real problem I’m left with at the moment is Moura. He did well for me during the first couple of weeks but with Spurs out of the Europa League it’s time to move him on. The problem I have is that I have no funds in the bank and no ideal replacement at 3.1m or less. As a result, I may be stuck with him for the time being. If it was closer to the end of the month, I’d probably take Maguire out for a Chelsea defender and use the funds to upgrade Moura but I’m not using all of my subs with so many fixtures still to play in the month.
Tips for Game Week 28
As always it’s worth keeping an eye on the fixtures, using the link below. Despite bringing in Salah it’s also worth noting that Liverpool may well crash out of the Champions League. This will leave them with less fixtures for the rest of the season. I’d also be avoiding bringing in any Spurs players with no Europa League fixtures and a game against Man Utd at the weekend. Chelsea still look like the team with the best fixtures, followed by Arsenal. However, I’m not entirely sure I trust Arsenal to put in consistent performances against anyone at the moment.