All Set gw36 – De Bruyne and the Deadly Captain Trio

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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Transfer thoughts

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.

Captain Strategy 

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.

Need advice on your team?

If you need advice on your team or captain strategy let me know in the comments section. Don’t forget you can also follow me on twitter and join in with discussion on our facebook group.




12 thoughts on “All Set gw36 – De Bruyne and the Deadly Captain Trio

  1. SAM W April 7, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    Nice write up Will. Vardy is the man to make way for me. Here’s hoping to another good week!

    Good luck mate.

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  2. Jack FF April 8, 2016 / 9:29 am

    I’m thinking Vardy to de Bruyne myself. With Sigurdsson likely to make way for de Bruyne in your team, how will that affect your plans to bring in Ozil? Will Vardy eventually go anyway or will you be sacrificing one of your other mids?


    • Will aka The Sky Guru April 8, 2016 / 9:50 am

      I’m unlikely to bring in Ozil now. He’s not been producing and it was a choice between him and KDB for the Sigurdsson slot.

      Vardy is likely to remain in my team for now as Leicester have decent fixtures over the next few.


      • Jack FF April 8, 2016 / 9:18 pm

        In that case, would you suggest I switch out Ozil rather than Vardy based on the team below? Neither have really been producing but Arsenal’s fixtures are looking pretty nice and I only have 6 transfers to play around with.


        • Jack FF April 8, 2016 / 9:24 pm

          Or option c would of course be to bank that swap for a little later in the season, where it may be needed for injuries and such.

          Also apologies for taking over the entire page with that image, had no idea it would end up so big. Feel free to edit that post, if that’s possible.


          • Will aka The Sky Guru April 9, 2016 / 7:05 am

            Nice team! Don’t mind the picture at all 🙂

            I wouldn’t be thinking of taking Ozil out if I had him, even though his form isn’t great those fixtures are brilliant. Personally I would probably go Vardy > De Bruyne.

            You could always wait until City play Newcastle on the 19th though. That gives you a bit more time to assess KDB if you are not sure on him. Vardy’s fixtures are also decent for the next 2 so he could still do well.


      • ianp1970 April 9, 2016 / 10:21 am

        Yep, originally had Kane there for Mahrez but can’t afford with KDB.

        Any suggestions…


        • Will aka The Sky Guru April 9, 2016 / 12:12 pm

          Sturridge could be an option instead of Coutinho?

          I have switched Cech out for Robles. VERY annoyed he’s not started, but this does allow me to keep Kane instead of Vardy and save a transfer later down the line


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