GW Points: 99
Overall Points: 438
Overall Rank: 4,427
Transfers: De Bruyne in, Foden out
All in all it was another fantastic game week. 99 points on the board and a further jump on the overall leaderboard. I’m now comfortably into the top 10,000 teams with a brilliant position of 4,427. It’s a great place to be so early on in the season and momentum is certainly with the team at the moment. In fact, it’s the highest position I’ve ever been so early on. The only negative I can take from the game week was one slip up by taking Foden out and putting De Bruyne back in. Foden went on to score more points over the week but with both starting on the bench I played it safe by putting De Bruyne in. I’d have been much better off taking Mahrez out but as he started the game, I couldn’t justify it. I’ll come onto the specifics below, but I just wanted to highlight one specific high point. Bringing in Mendy has been nothing short of a masterstroke – not many others went for him and he’s returned some excellent points since and continues to rise in value. I’ve received criticism in the past for following the crowd and playing a fairly risk averse game but the selection of Mendy proves that my logic isn’t always about what the majority think.
As mentioned above Mendy picking up 16 points was a fantastic result.
I’ll take 13 points from TAA given his poor point scoring start to the season.
Happy with 5 points from Davies given how cheap he is.
Also very happy with 8 points for Castagne, shame he’s picked up an injury as I’d be more than happy to keep him for the long haul.
12 points for KDB was a relief after Foden picked up a good amount of points at the weekend. These 12 points helped to balance out that bad decision.
Steady points for Fernandes Salah.
More points for Kane, he’s probably been my pick of the season so far as his ownership hasn’t been as high as expected and many dropped him early on.
I was over the moon with 15 points for Werner. I was so close to taking him out for Sterling but he’s doing the business in terms of getting points on the board, which is really all that matters. I didn’t see the game but from the comments I took that he was lucky to get star man. Either way he’s only worth around the 4m and someone like Sterling is almost twice the price with only a few more points. We’ve got to save money somewhere in the team so for me Werner is currently very good value based on his points total. It will catch me out at some point and I fully expect Sterling to outscore him over the season but the question is by how much.
I’ve got one transfer left and an injury to Castagne so he will be my final transfer of the month. I’ve not decided who I’ll bring in yet but looking at the fixtures someone like Zouma could be an option. I’m not sure I’m keen on the Chelsea double up so may look at a Man City defender. I’ll need to have a closer look at the fixtures before making a decision.
Mahrez is another issue after blanking this week and doing very little last week. Annoying because he’s a player who is capable of scoring 200 plus points over the season. Either way he’s not injured so he’s one to address with next month’s transfer allowance.
Tips for Game Week 7
I’d imagine most of us are down to our last transfers, and many won’t have any left at all. In these circumstances it’s hard to know what to suggest for game week 7. I’m personally removing Castagne as he’s injured. It’s another double game week with City and Chelsea looking like they’ve got the best fixtures. Leicester and Spurs also have good fixtures but we’ve seen a lot of rotation from Spurs in the Europa League. I’m half tempted to bring in Zouma or Chilwell based on Chelsea’s fixtures but I do worry about the Chelsea defensive double up. Walker, Dias or Cancelo could be worth considering. There’s also Justin or Fofana at Leicester for cheaper options.
For those who are interested in my graph that maps against last season, here’s the updated version. As you can see I’m well ahead of where I was this time last year so let’s hope this continues for the duration.