De Bruyne and captain strategy occupy my mind ahead of GW35. I also cast an eye towards the bumper double to come.
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De Bruyne looks to good to ignore at present. He seems to have single-handedly revitalised City’s faltering season in the last week. If he can score against PSG then who knows what he’ll do against West Brom, Chelsea, Newcastle and Stoke in the next four. As he is also one to catch the eye for those crucial MOTM awards, bringing him in seems like a no brainer.
The more difficult question is who to bring him in for – I have narrowed my choices down to Vardy and Sigurdsson. Vardy has been a stalwart in my team and has only been outscored by his team mate Mahrez in the overall ranking. But Leicester are currently the 1-0 specialists meaning that their high scoring duo are struggling to get fantasy points at present.
Sigurdsson on the other hand is a man in form, which is backed up by the underlying statistics. But Swansea have a woeful fixtures list until the end of the season – possibly the worst of any team. Ditching the Icelandic international also means I can remain flexible in my future captain strategy, not something to be sniffed at. So I’ll most likely take this route and keep the Foxes frontman for now.
This week I have a (hopefully) deadly trio of Aguero (WBA) > Kane (MUN) > Lukaku (cpl). Transferring Kane to Lukaku also sets me up nicely for the bumper double the following week as Lukaku will kick me off as captain on Saturday against Southampton.
Losing Kane when he is in red hot form is a risk. I’d much prefer to get rid of Vardy using a similar strategy but I sadly can’t afford to, especially if I want to bring in the likes of Sanchez later down the line. Kane may come back in as part of my captain strategy in a few weeks though.
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