I GOT MY CAPTAIN RIGHT! Finally!
After a run of about 15 gameweeks, I managed to select my captain correctly, as well as make a decent substitution, and it showed in my points haul. Last week I took Eriksen out my side (he played 45 minutes and got a single point this week) and brought in Nasri. The Manchester City midfielder got a goal, assist and two bonus points, which culminated in an impressive 13 points. Hazard (8), Cazorla (10) Aguero(C) (9 – doubled to 18) and Kane (4) all racked up decent points for me.
60 points, with an average of 42, meant I saw green arrows for the first time in a while. I jumped up a massive 70 000 places in the global rankings, up to 370 000th and just outside the top 6000 in the country. I need quite a few more jumps like this if I want to end the season in a respectable position.
GAMEWEEK 26 TEAM
GAMEWEEK 27 TRANSFER
I’ve read numerous people saying they will only be able to field eight or nine players this week. With Chelsea playing Spurs in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday – both their premier league fixtures have been postponed. So Chelsea, Leicester, Spurs and QPR all have no game this week. Thankfully I knew this a few weeks ago and planned for it. I have always had two free transfers in the bank since I played my Wildcard, so one more change this week and I’ll still have two next week.
Looking at my squad, I’m obviously forced into playing 4-4-2 this week, and with a Chelsea and Spurs player on the bench, I need to make sure everyone plays so I can have 11 players. When I look at my side, Baird is the one that stands out for me, he has fallen out of favour at West Brom, playing only 63 in the previous four matches. Valued at 3.9, and having only 0.4 in the bank – it doesn’t leave me with too many options. But at 4.3, I have found a decent replacement. Maya Yoshida has played four consecutive games since Alderweireld picked up an injury, and being part of a solid Southampton defence makes bringing him in a very easy decision.
Not much to choose from this week. I’m forced into played 4-4-2, which I don’t like and with City playing Liverpool – it takes a few captaincy options away. I’ve decided to give the armband to Downing, the West Ham man has not got a goal or an assist in his last four matches, I’m hoping that means he’s due some points.
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