GW Points: 26
Overall Points: 462
Overall Rank: 39,357
Transfers: None used
Game week 8 turned out to be a disaster. On paper I was hopeful the team would kick on and progress further up the leaderboard following on from previous successful weeks. I expected to take a hit on the Man City Vs Liverpool game. However I liked the look of Kane against Cardiff after he scored three goals last week. I thought there was a chance Shaw and Hart might at least get one clean sheet between them against Newcastle and Huddersfield. Fortunately Hazard performed well once again to chip in 15 points but 26 points for the week overall is poor. More frustrating was that Doherty is in my transfer plans for later in the month. I thought it was once again worth saving the transfers until after the international break but this turned out to be a bad move with Doherty picking up 18 points.
Hazard got another goal and another star man award.
Robertson and Laporte managed another clean sheet each.
I’ve still got big question marks next to: Hart, Shaw and B. Silva. Burnley almost certainly look like they won’t achieve the success they had last season. Man Utd looked all over the place defensively and lacking in confidence. It’s hard to see them turning it around to the point where they are getting clean sheets every other game. For me, B. Silva may not pick up enough goals and points over the season to justify keeping him. He’s had a few good weeks and his value has gone up but I’m thinking it might be time for a change.
I’m also slightly concerned about Mane and Salah. Neither have contributed much in terms of points over the past few weeks. Liverpool have however had a tough run of fixtures during these weeks. After the international break they have a much easier run so I’m likely to stick with them both until the end of the month.
Tips for Game Week 9
I’d generally put my poor game week down to Liverpool and City playing each other in a low scoring game. Hopefully this will change in game week 9 where they both have relatively easy fixtures. I still might be tempted to make some transfers though as Burnley face City and I’m keen to move Hart on for this fixture. There is also a round of European games during game week 9:
Huddersfield Vs Liverpool
Man City Vs Burnley
West Ham Vs Spurs
Arsenal Vs Leicester
Man Utd Vs Chelsea
Liverpool Vs Belgrade
Man City Vs Shaktar
PSV Vs Spurs
Man Utd Vs Juventus
Arsenal and Chelsea also feature in the Europa League.
Fixtures suggest Hart and Shaw should be the players to go and their current form isn’t great either. Kepa is the goalkeeper I want but I’m not sure I’ll be able to get him in without doing a triple change but Chelsea do seem to be performing well defensively. It’s also worth keeping an eye on Lacazette who did some damage during the game week. For me, I’d still rather have Salah, Kane and Aguero right now but he is looking like a good option at his price.
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