GW Points: 58
Overall Points: 2,285
Overall Rank: 1,716
Transfers: De Bruyne out, Wan-Bissaka in
Game week 32 was another week where I’d hoped to make more progress than I did. The gamble on Man Utd defenders didn’t pay off, although Wan-Bissaka did return more points than keeping De Bruyne so not all was lost. Losing Maguire to injury is a big blow though, obviously this is going to cost me a transfer but it also makes Shaw and Wan-Bissaka less appealing. I think I’ll have to stick with them now though, due to where we are in the season and hope they can claim a clean sheet against Fulham this week. I’m potentially looking to bring in Alexander-Arnold for the injured Maguire as he seems to have picked up some form and Liverpool have good fixtures this week. I must admit I think my chances of a top 1,000 finish are slipping away though. I need a big week from one of my strikers to be back in contention for this and I’m just not sure I see it happening with so few games left.
Fernandes, Rashford and Salah all picked up double figure points.
Wan-Bissaka picked up 7 points compared to 0 that I’d have got for De Bruyne.
Maguire being injured is a big problem. As mentioned above I’ll swap him for Alexander-Arnold this weekend but it does make Shaw and Wan-Bissaka look like weaknesses in the team as well.
I’ve still got four transfers in the bag with Man City having decent fixtures this weekend, I could be tempted to bring in some of their players but I’d expect heavy rotation anyway now they’ve got the league wrapped up. It’s currently very difficult to see who to take out to make a big gain on the leaderboard.
Tips for Game Week 33
With only three or four games left for most clubs, I would suggest using transfers if you need to and don’t hold onto players that you have doubts over. We are very close to the end of the season so if you spot an opportunity it’s worth taking the risk. Unless of course you’re leading your mini leagues, in this case I’d personally just be blocking off people below to stop them catching you.
Quick note about the Euro 2021 game
It looks like Dream Team will be running a game for the competition, in a similar format to the World Cup game from a few years ago. I’ve not 100% decided if I’m going to do it yet but I’m considering running a blog which documents my team and the decisions that I’m going to make along the way. If there is enough interest then I’ll probably go for it.
There will be a small cost to get the password (£3-£4). If this is of interest, please leave a comment below or join the Facebook group I’ve set up for people who want to sign up:
If you want to see this happen, and you’re happy with the small cost. It’s essential that you leave a comment or join the group as I want to get a feel for numbers. If there’s not enough interest, I won’t be running a blog for it.
If you’re interested in what I did for the World Cup, it can be found here: