My New Year resolution didn’t even last a month. Back in came Sergio Aguero, and for once he repaid my faith as he scored over half of my team’s points bringing home a nice round 40 as captain. I avoided switching my captain for last week’s matches on Sunday and Monday meaning I have Aguero lined up for an away trip to Upton Park.
Dawson, Nyom, Van Dijk
Ozil, De Bruyne, Alli, Mahrez
Kane, Lukaku Aguero (C)
Last week’s points: 71
Overall points: 1376
Overall rank: 119
Transfers remaining: 16/40
Money in the bank: 0.2mil
In order to bring Aguero in I had to sacrifice Ramsey, unfortunately I did so before his haul against Liverpool. I still think the Welsh man is a decent option but his inconsistent form forced my hand. I now have my desired front 3, all explosive and captain material.
I have avoided making changes the last couple of weeks mainly because I have been away with limited internet. My lack of tinkering seems to have helped, with my team edging back towards the top 100.
I’m not particularly happy with my midfield but other options seem few and far between with no one really catching my eye at present. The one exception being Payet, but I’m likely to wait until his GW27 Monday night clash with Southampton so I can make the most of captaincy that week. Although depending on how he looks against City, I may even draft him in for Mahrez next week.
Getting rid of Mahrez is a big decision and one that I won’t take lightly as he is highly owned, cheap and dangerous. But it seems like he no longer has pens, is off form and has poor fixtures. I’ll reassess the situation after this week.
In defence, holding onto Van Dijk paid off as he brought in back to back clean sheets. I’m still not completely convinced by him but again I can’t see that there are many options in that price bracket that are worth a trade.
At first glance this week looks pretty straightforward, I had planned to use my transfer change to make Ozil captain as Arsenal play host Chelsea. This works out well as Arsenal then play host to Southampton in game day 1 of the following week (which is a Tuesday due to FA cup games). However, there is also the option to stick with Aguero as captain as City play at Sunderland the same day. Its basically a toss up between Ozil x2 and Aguero x1 against Sunderland – a 50-50 call and one I’ll likely make Saturday evening.