GW Points: 43
Overall Points: 1687
Overall Rank: 58,383
Transfers: None used
Being out of transfers probably played into my hands in game week 29 – I’d have probably taken Sterling and Maddison out a week ago if I had transfers but as my hands were tied, I ended up picking up 13 points from each of them. I also picked up 9 points from Kane and some small returns from Rudiger and Cancelo. Considering how many of the big name players weren’t involved during the game week. I’m surprised I didn’t climb further up the leaderboard. I think at this stage in the season it’s much easier to hold onto a position than make ground up. A good example is the risk I took by bringing in Vardy, it completely backfired but it was a risk I had to take to attempt to gain ground on others. The people above who don’t have to take these risks are in a much stronger position and it highlights again how important it is to get off to a good start. Either way, I’ll continue to push on to finish as high as I can but it’s disappointing to know that I won’t match my previous performances with consecutive finishes of around 1,000th.
13 points from Maddison and Sterling – I was considering taking both players out.
9 points for Kane.
5 points for Rudiger.
I still think my midfield is a problem, I could easily make a case for taking out Maddison, Sterling, Bowen and Silva. Mane hasn’t done much for me yet either, but Liverpool do have excellent fixtures during April so I’ll hold onto him and hope for a big point haul at some point.
Tips for Game Week 30
As we’ve got a week with no point scoring fixtures, it’s difficult to plan too far ahead at this stage. We need to review who is fit and available for game week 30 a bit closer to the time. I’ll personally be keeping an eye on Bowen potentially returning for West Ham – if he does, I may well keep hold of him. More broadly, Liverpool are the team with the best fixtures for April, it may well be worth considering bringing in another Liverpool defender to double up with Robertson. I’d probably revert back to Matip at this stage as he’s a decent cheaper option. I’ll also keep hold of Salah and Mane given Liverpool’s fixtures. Despite good scores for Maddison and Sterling this week, I’m tempted to lose both of them and almost certainly Sterling. I’ll be staying away from Man Utd players with them being out of Europe, the same applies to Spurs (other than Kane). I’ll publish some more detailed thoughts on a plan for game week 30 in the comments below as we get closer to the game week kicking off.