GW Points: 85
Overall Points: 436
Overall Rank: 9,748
Transfers: None used
I’d say game week 7 was another hugely successful week. A return of 85 points resulted in a significant jump on the overall leaderboard, putting the team just within the top 10,000 teams in the game. At this stage in the season I’m fairly happy with this result. More importantly I’m also very happy with my team going into October which is another positive. There’s nothing worse than going into a new month thinking that three transfers may be required instantly. From looking at my team, I’m thinking that I probably don’t need to make any for the first week of the month. This should set me up nicely to make some more proactive transfers later in the month. This worked well during September, as I was fortunate enough to be able to take Mendy and Pedro out when they both had a spell on the sidelines.
Clean sheet for Shaw in the Champions League and 3 points despite a heavy defeat to West Ham. Man Utd’s form is definitely a concern but given his price, I still think Shaw is a decent option given their extra games and the amount of game time he is getting. It’s hard to imagine that Man Utd will finishing outside of the top 6 teams come the end of the season so their fortunes must surely change soon.
Clean sheet and another 3 points for Laporte making 11 for the week. This has been a successful transfer with Mendy currently picking up 0 points each week.
Hazard with a goal and star man performance. He also gained 3 points for a cameo in the Europa League. Another successful transfer, although I’m still disappointed I missed the hat trick week.
Maddison picked up 5 points which was a positive considering his value.
Aguero is constantly picking up points with another 15 this week.
Kane grabbed 25 points for the game week. I’m hoping these points are what has made the difference this week. Many people were considering taking Kane out based on his form. I wanted to stick with him in the hope of a big game week. Although 25 points isn’t huge, it’s enough to gain a good advantage over those who don’t have him. If he can start to consistently do this over many game weeks it could create a huge gap.
Hart seems to be playing well at Burnley but I’ve still got a question mark next to his name. I’m fairly sure Burnley won’t have a season like that had last year and could even be drawn into a relegation battle. This doesn’t look good in terms of Hart picking up many points. Having said that, based on his value he may still get enough to justify a place in the team.
B. Silva only managed 3 points across the game week, despite City having two fixtures. This is a slight concern as he didn’t start in the Champions League.
Luke Shaw is a positive but also a slight concern. The concern being the way West Ham managed to score three times.
Mane and Salah both appear to have had a dip in form, especially from a point scoring perspective. Due to the nature of the game, most people will now move from wanting to drop Kane to thinking about dropping Salah. Which I completely understand, however for me personally there’s a case for waiting a little longer. I believe Salah’s stats aren’t too dissimilar from this time last year so I’m going to be as patient as possible.
Tips for Game Week 8
As tempting as it is to start looking at making changes with new transfers available for the month, I’m going to hold fire this week. I’ve got question marks next to Hart (Huddersfield), Shaw (Newcastle) and B. Silva (Liverpool) but given their fixtures I’m going to stick with them until after the international break. Should they all under perform this weekend. I may be tempted to look at:
Out: Hart, Shaw
In: Leno, Doherty
Out: Hart, B. Silva
In: Kepa, Doherty
Either way I’m giving myself another couple of weeks to consider this and also to evaluate what others do over the weekend.
If you are looking to make changes yourself, some fixtures of interest for the weekend are:
Spurs Vs Cardiff
Man Utd Vs Newcastle
Fulham Vs Arsenal
Southampton Vs Chelsea
Liverpool Vs Man City
As always, feel free to share your own progress, suggest any players to look out for or provide any other useful comments below.
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