GW Points: 54
Overall Points: 340
Overall Rank: 158,001
Transfers: None used
After a positive game week 5, this week was back to reality with a huge drop on the overall leaderboard. I honestly couldn’t have been more unhappy with how the week went. When you see Man City scoring 8 goals and you know Aguero started the game, you’d expect him to get at least a couple. You certainly wouldn’t expect B. Silva to pick up a hat trick. This is a bigger problem when you consider that I started with him in my team and he did very little and was even being benched. It made absolute sense to take him out and then it completely backfires with a hat trick no one would have predicted. I’d also heard that Aguero could have easily had 4-5 goals himself but missed a lot of chances. On top of that, the likes of Aubameyang continue to score goals despite Arsenal not performing overly well. Then we throw in the mix that Maitland-Niles got sent off (harshly I’ve heard), Zinchenko missed two potential clean sheets and Everton manage to concede twice against Sheffield Utd. All in all it was a disastrous week but I still can’t regret a single decision I’ve made. I can only put it down to poor luck in the majority of areas.
10 points for Aguero is a positive but not in the context of a 8-0 victory.
A goal and 8 points for Kane.
Star man and 10 points for Robertson.
Clean sheet for Mina in the cup was about my only bit of luck during the week.
3 points for Patricio was welcomed after his poor start to the season.
15 points for Sterling in the cup game.
I’ve got 4 players of concern and this has a knock on effect to my front three:
Zinchenko could become a problem if he keeps getting benched. It’s simple to resolve – Otamendi is currently their only fit senior centre back so a straight swap would work. This would however require a transfer.
Maitland-Niles picked up minus points this week. He’s scored well to date but with Bellerin looking likely to be involved again shortly I’ll probably need to move him on at some point.
Mina is becoming a concern with his lack of clean sheets since I bought him in.
Patricio and Wolves in general have made a very poor start. He really needs replacing.
The problem with replacing these players is budget. As a result, I may not be able to justify keeping Aguero if other cheaper strikers continue to outscore him. I should have stuck to my logic and kept Aubameyang really. As this would have saved me a transfer. I’ll almost certainly need the funds to upgrade some of these players at some point.
Tips for Game Week 7
There are a few teams with decent fixtures for game week 7. These include:
Liverpool: Sheff Utd (A), Red Bull (H)
Chelsea: Brighton (H), LOSC (A)
Man City: Everton (A), Zagreb (H)
Teams with more difficult fixtures include:
Man Utd: Arsenal (H), AZ (A)
Arsenal: Man Utd (A), Standard (H)
Spurs: Southampton (H), Bayern (H)
I’m personally looking at the following changes:
If Zinchenko is benched, I’ll be bringing in Otamendi. If both start I’ll stick with Zinchenko.
For my final transfer of the month, I’m then tempted to take out Mina for James as Everton play Man City this weekend. It’s a tough call though, as I see the value in Mina if Everton can start picking up a few more clean sheets again. I’m starting to see less value in James than I did a week or two ago with Man Utd starting to look very poor.
Looking further ahead to next month. I’ll be tempted to drop Aguero for Aubameyang. This will free up some funds to upgrade Maitland-Niles or Patricio to a much stronger option.
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