GW Points: 101
Overall Points: 1,951
Overall Rank: 2,480
Transfers: Lindelof out, Maguire in
Aguero out, Rashford in
Game week 42 was a good one for me. 101 points scored and a big jump of 2,000 places on the overall leaderboard as well. I believe this is the highest position I’ve been in all season – which is the perfect time to peak with the game closing at the end of the month. On that note, just in case anyone didn’t pick up the communications – the game will now close at the end of July and the August European fixtures won’t count. It’s not ideal but I think Dream Team are giving themselves enough time to get the new game ready. I must admit, I was starting to wonder how they were going to get the transition done in time with very little time between seasons this year. I’d personally like to have as long as possible to pick my starting line up for next season, this is generally the part of the game I enjoy the most and it always sparks a lot of discussion on the blog. Anyway, back to the review of the week:
Patricio picked up 5 points – not a bad result considering Wolves only had 1 fixture this week.
13 points for Laporte. Good to see this transfer paid off eventually. Robertson picked up -3 points this week so that was a 16 point swing in my favour.
21 points for Maguire. I was over the moon when he popped up with the winner against Norwich to secure the star man, clean sheet and a goal.
25 points for Sterling and 18 points for De Bruyne. No surprise really considering they are the top 2 highest scoring players this season.
Fernandes picked up 20 points. I had reservations about going for a new player to the Premier League but I was wrong with Fernandes. He’s certainly hit the ground running.
It’s hard to identify any real issues at this stage of the season. The team is performing well and I’m happy with my overall position. However, the front three returning very few points between them was far from ideal:
I can’t say I’ve ever really been a fan of Jesus – I was surprised when he picked up so many points for me earlier in the season. His form since the break has been pretty awful in terms of point scoring potential.
Rashford has only been in the team for one game week and returned nothing. This isn’t unusual but with two fixtures for Man Utd over the game week, I’d have liked a minimum of 8 points.
Salah only played one fixture – the hammering against Man City. So I can’t be too quick to judge him on this performance. However, I hope Liverpool aren’t going to take their foot off the gas now they’ve secured the title.
Tips for Game Week 43
With only a few weeks to go, it’s worth mentioning that anyone who follows my team exactly might want to start considering different tactics within their mini leagues. If you’re at the top and want to ensure you’re not caught – then blocking off those below you would probably work better than following my transfers.
Despite being in a great position, I’m some way off the top of the mini league I wanted to win. The league consists of over 300 teams, and I believe some former winners of the whole competition are competing in it. My objective is now to finish as high on the overall leaderboard as possible (although I’d love to beat RR as well but I think he’s got the better of me at the moment). As a result, I’m likely to stick to the same tactics I’ve used for the whole season.
Looking at the upcoming week in terms of fixtures. I can’t see me changing much in my team. I’ve got good coverage of Man City, Liverpool and Man Utd players. All have good fixtures for the week and there isn’t a player I want in any urgency. I see the FA Cup games as being important. As a result, when we approach these I may carefully move some of my Liverpool players on but this will depend on how they perform in the coming week after a poor show against Man City.
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