Gw36 turned out to be one of my best yet. I’ll briefly review it, before turning my thoughts towards gw37’s bumper double.
5 transfers remaining
0.9 in the bank
Last week was a strange one. I got off to a bad start with Cech and De Bruyne being on the bench. To make things worse Sigurddson, scored against Chelsea, making my De Bruyne move look foolish.
Given that Cech was also on the bench the week before last, it could mean that Ospina had taken his place until Arsenal concede a few goals, so I decided to make a move for Robles. On Saturday evening this didn’t look to clever – Arsenal conceding 3 (meaning Cech will surely be back starting next week) and Everton failing to get a shut out. Some may quite rightly ask, “why spend a transfer bringing in a keeper when you only have 6 left!?”
Well, the extra money allowed me to captain Vardy, who had a good fixture against Sunderland, and then ditch him for Lukaku (regular followers will remember I was planning to remove Kane in the same strategy). This approach also saves me a transfer later down the line in bringing Kane back into the fold and allows me to bring in Sanchez next week. So, all things considered, Cech > Robles made sense (I think!)
As it turns out, Vardy scored a brace and returned 24 point captain haul and Robles brought home a tidy 10 points in the end, not to shabby (although maybe a little fortunate). Their scores and a healthy sprinkling of points across the board allowed me to jump up to 12th position overall – my highest position yet.
GW37 – the big one
Captain Lukaku kicks off the week against the Saints at Goodison Park. The big Belgian will then make way for Sanchez who squares up to Palace. I’m hoping Sanchez proves a canny differential as he’s owned by just 5.6% of the top 1000 managers – you can see full top 1000 ownership percentages on Disable’s post over on fantasy football scout.
I’ll use my captaincy switch to make Aguero skipper against a Newcastle team who have to go for broke at St James’ Park. On Wednesday, I’ll have to make a decision on which (if any) Liverpool player to bring in for Aguero. Klopp’s men seem to be rotating every match at moment, so I’ll have to think carefully on who to plump for.
It will probably be either Firmino, Coutinho or Sturridge. The good news here is that I will be able to see the Liverpool line up on Wednesday before I decide. Hopefully whoever I end up going with can keep their place for the following weekend’s match up against Newcastle.
This strategy will give me 4/6 captains and set me up well for the next gameweek. Regular readers will note that I no longer have a “possible transfers” column. This is because, unless there is an injury, all of my remaining transfers will be spent on captains.
I’ll only have 3 transfers left after this week, and with another planned to bring Aguero back in as captain against Stoke on the 24th, I’m running on empty. But I’m happy with my team and have various different options available moving forward. I just have to hope my squad stays injury free.
How did your week go? What’s your strategy this week? Need advice on your team? Feel free to ask in comments section below.