GW Points: 67
Overall Points: 2254
Overall Rank: 3,549
Transfers: None used
Game week 33 was another dull week for me. At this stage in the season it appears that overall position on the leaderboard has become fairly stable. I’d imagine this is because most teams within these positions have very similar players. If I was winning my mini league, this wouldn’t be much of a problem. However as I’ve dropped to 2nd, I’m now in a position where I’m going to be forced into making some different choices in May. This isn’t a route I’d normally want to go down – I’d prefer to simply pick the players who I think will score the most points during the month. I’m now going to have to attempt to do this from a pool of players who aren’t picked by my main competitor. The problem with this approach is that the players who I think are going to score well are the ones we’ve both already got. As a result it’s basically going to take a big slice of luck from a player I wouldn’t normally be looking at – not a great position to be in. This is most likely to backfire and will affect my overall finish, but I’m simply going to have to roll the dice if I want any chance of winning the mini league. I must admit overall my interest in the game has decreased slightly over the season – I’ve still given it my all in terms of trying to get points on the board but I find the format a little boring. Once you’ve established a position, most people make the same transfers and have a rough combination of the same players. There’s very little that can be done in terms of strategy. I much preferred the World Cup game, where we had the opportunity to really plan around fixtures with a shorter format and more transfers. I found it much more strategical and therefore more enjoyable.
Aside of Rudiger who was injured, it was clean sheets all around for my defensive assets. Two for Ederson and Walker and one for Van Dijk and Robertson. Other than this there was no real positives for the game week with none of my attacking players getting on the score sheet.
My only issue is that I’ve lost 1st place in the mini league I wanted to win. This is a big issue as 1st place now has a very similar team to mine. This basically means when I get fresh transfers in May, with very few games remaining I’m going to have to roll the dice on very different transfers. I’ll be looking at players from teams such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs who will still have a second leg of European football to play.
Tips for Game Week 34
If you’re fortunate to have any transfers remaining, I’d personally be looking at players who are still in Europe for the coming weeks. The likes of Son, Eriksen, Moura, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Hazard and possibly Liverpool players. There might be a temptation to move on Man City players after they crashed out of the Champions League but it’s worth considering that they will have the FA cup final to play at the end of the season.
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