GW Points: 44
Overall Points: 614
Overall Rank: 2,435
Transfers: None used
Game week 8 was a damage limitation week for me. I had a few players that I wanted to move on but didn’t fancy making any changes before the international break. Havertz was never going to be fit for this week, Davies was likely to be benched and Mahrez wasn’t even in the squad. As patience had been my greatest strength so far this season, I decided to play it safe again and hold onto my transfers. It backfired a little bit this time around as Ziyech would have been the player I’d have bought in for Havertz and he ended up scoring well. Regardless, it’s hard to predict how these situations are going to play out and on another day he might have blanked so I’m not going to dwell on it too much as I’m delighted with the start I’ve made to the season so far.
Fernandes picked up a decent 19 points but most people own him anyway.
A late goal and star man award for Kane resulted in 13 points. He’s almost certainly a pick and stick for the season for me now.
Another 8 points for Werner. I compare him to Sterling most weeks, as Sterling is the player I really want so whenever Werner scores more I’m always happy. It’s inevitable that Sterling is going to bag a hat trick at some point and Werner will blank but I’m happy with Werner at the moment.
Davies has probably ran his course with him facing the bench for most Premier League games and not coming on for a clean sheet. I could probably afford to get Castagne back or a Man City defender now anyway.
I believe Alexander-Arnold is injured but I’ll probably just swap him for Robertson as a like for like replacement.
Mahrez not even being in the squad means he will probably be next to come out. I’d like Ziyech but I think I may then be too heavy in terms of Chelsea players but he does appear to be a very good option. Barnes is another I’m considering.
Tips for Game Week 9
Game week 9 seems a long way off so I’ll pick up any specifics in the comments section as we get closer to the game week starting. My advice would still be not to rush into transfers and keep an eye on who picks up any injuries over the international break. We’ve got two weeks of European football to look forward to when we return.