GW Points: 76
Overall Points: 286
Overall Rank: 98,292
Transfers: B. Silva out, Mane in
Game week 5 was a much improved week with a decent jump on the overall leaderboard. I’m still no where near where I want to be but it’s at least a step in the right direction. It was good to see the move for Mane pay off instantly with 21 points this week compared to B. Silva only picking up 4. More frustrating was Aubameyang picking up 21 points as well compared to Aguero’s 8 for the week. I’d have probably been better off holding onto Aubameyang but it was impossible to predict that Lacazette was going to pick up an injury resulting in Aubameyang playing more centrally and also in the Europa League. All in all I’m fairly happy with my team as it is and I don’t feel the need to rush into any transfers this weekend so will most likely stick with the team I’ve got for the upcoming game week.
Mane came straight in with 21 points. Always good when a transfer pays off straight away.
Clean sheet for Zinchenko in the Champions League.
A lucky clean sheet in the Europa League and an assist against Watford resulted in 9 points for Maitland-Niles. Remarkably this makes him the second highest scoring defender despite how poor Arsenal have been at times. Based on his value I think this is a great result.
A goal each for Mount, Salah, Aguero and Kane.
I’ve got big question marks next to Patricio and Mina. However I can’t see a viable way of moving Patricio on. Mina could easily be swapped to James to solve that problem.
Mount took a nasty blow to his ankle in the Champions League. I’d be really disappointed if I had to move him on as he’s been playing well and is great value for money.
Although Kane, Salah and Aguero all scored. I’m still questioning the value of having all three of them. I mentioned Abraham a couple of weeks ago and pointed out that based on his value we should all be rushing out to bring him in. I didn’t follow my own advice and he goes a bags a hat trick. This has just reenforced the point for me. With Aguero being benched in the Champions League as well, I’m thinking this money would be better invested elsewhere – which was my logic at the start of the season. Part of me still believes this is true and with Aubameyang having another good week, I’m tempted to revert back to him as he’s significantly cheaper and may well return a similar level of points.
Tips for Game Week 6
Unless you’ve got an injury I wouldn’t be making many transfers this week. Liverpool and Chelsea face each other which could be a tough game for both teams. Spurs travel to Leicester which won’t be easy. The only two fixtures I like are Man City playing Watford and Arsenal playing Villa. There’s also a round of EFL cup games but selection for those matches is always a lottery. One player I’ll personally be keeping an eye on is Aguero – I’d assume he will start against Watford but if he doesn’t, I could be tempted into taking him out already. Hopefully he starts and the decision won’t have to be made then.
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