I spent 4 transfers last time out as I restructured my team. It wasn’t going too bad until I plumped for Holebas captain on Monday night…
Total points: 477
Transfers left: 31
Money in the bank: 0.1m
Last week Defoe, Hazard, Fuchs and Nsue made way for Aguero, Firmino, Baines and Holebas. Frustratingly, Defoe bagged a brace and now looks a good bet over the next few weeks. But I’m happy with my front 3 now and believe they provide the best captaincy options over the months to come. The price structure of Sky also makes a cheaper 3rd strikers difficult to justify long term with the likes of Defoe priced the same as the big hitting midfielders.
Elsewhere a Firmino blank in the destruction of Hull was very frustrating but again I think (hope) he will come good. Baines also picked up a niggle and looks a doubt for his Friday night fixture. Some may worry that I have too many eggs in the same basket with 4 Everton players. I think this may cause my rank to fluctuate more, but they are all good picks in their own right, so I’m not concerned.
Holebas was the biggest failure but he does have strong fixtures and is dirt cheap so I’m happy to have him in my team. I also don’t won’t to spend any more transfers on defenders as I have wasted far too many already. Overall then, my transfers were largely a failure but I’m happy with my team now and quietly confident that it will produce the good over the coming weeks.
Sterling, Coutinho, Son and Sanchez all looks great options but no transfers planned for me this week as I look to tighten up my flutterings in the market over the next month.
That leaves me with just captaincy to worry about. Lukaku is the obvious choice for Friday night. Saturday will be a toss up between Antonio who plays host to Middlesbrough or Firmino who travels to Swansea. Antonio seems to be the only player scoring for a team that can’t score, while Firmino seems to be the only player not scoring for a team that can’t stop scoring! Ibrahimovic will be my captain for Sunday as a dodgy looking Stoke team roll up to Old Trafford.
Lewis Nicklen’s “Mane problems” has shot into the lead on 507 points in both the cash and the free league. There’s plenty right behind him though, in what is proving to be a couple of highly competitive leagues.
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Blog coming to an end
Sad news I’m afraid. This is likely to be my penultimate blog post (I can’t end it with a Holebas captain!). The reasons for starting the blog was to create a small Sky Sports Fantasy Football community – which has been achieved on here and on the facebook group. I have enjoyed writing the blog and hope that it has helped others with some hints and tips, but I’m feeling less enthused to keep it up this year. I’m also starting a new job next week and don’t want to feel like its a chore.
The blog has done much better than I ever thought, now gaining around 5,000 hits each month, so thanks to everyone who has visited and to those that have contributed to the site. If anyone wants to start making a regular post, send me a private email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The posts don’t have to be a similar format, it could be anything from a weekly round up, a watchlist or captain strategy article.
I’m still enjoying playing the game and will continue to make comments on here and possibly do the odd update when I have time. There are also rumors of Disable running a Sky podcast soon, so watch this space.