GW Points: 25
Overall Points: 2,115
Overall Rank: 1,384
Transfers: None used
Game week 29 was another fairly poor week. A score of only 25 resulted in a drop on the leaderboard which is far from ideal at this point in the season. I was hoping to keep the momentum going for a top 1,000 finish. Chelsea keeping two clean sheets certainly didn’t help, especially with Mendy being benched twice. However, I expected that to do more damage than it did to my overall position. I am still glad that I held back a couple of transfers as this week showed how quickly key players can pick up injuries, with both Kane and De Bruyne missing their second fixtures of the game week. I’ll need to monitor both this weekend but it makes sense to move them on if they are injured, hopefully others are stuck with them if they are out for a while but I’ll need to check for an update.
The only real positive from the game week was Kane picking up 18 points. Rashford’s 5 points were also welcomed but not a huge return.
My main issue at the moment is the players with potential injuries – De Bruyne and Kane. The problem is, I don’t want to take them out if they are only going to miss one game week as it’s going to require another transfer to bring them in. Ideally they both feature at the weekend.
Another slight concern is Salah not starting against Leeds. Liverpool have a decent fixture against Newcastle at the weekend, and if he starts I’d like to keep him for that game. Liverpool also have a decent run of Premier League fixtures in May. I just need a good reason to keep hold of him.
My other concern is the Man City defenders. Cancelo isn’t starting enough games for me and although Dias is, City aren’t keeping as many clean sheets as they were. I may look to replace one of them with a Chelsea defender, if I don’t need to replace any of the injured players.
I’ll obviously need to keep an eye on Mendy being benched as well. I can’t really understand that one, especially for the Premier League game.
Tips for Game Week 30
There’s still a couple of game weeks left in the month, but my main advice is to keep an eye on those injuries to Kane and De Bruyne. I’m personally hoping they will both be available as I don’t want to take them out to put them back in. I’d also be interested to hear how other people are approaching the last few weeks of the season. Will you be aggressive with your transfers during May or saving them for the cup finals at the end of the month?
Also apologises to those who commented on last week’s blog. I’m moving within the next week so I didn’t have a chance to reply to most of the comments. Normal service will be resumed shortly.