Well, that was an interesting gameweek…
It was a week of fails on the captain front. The gameweek couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start with my captain Aguero benched, especially unlucky in hindsight considering he didn’t even start in the Nou Camp on Wednesday either – so wasn’t being rested for that. Of course we all know how Aguero’s sub appearance turned out, a missed penalty and a -4 captaincy, great start. Saturday was otherwise unremarkable with just an assist from Sanchez brightening the picture.
Sunday was something of an improvement, Holebas coming out of nowhere to get a goal, clean sheet and bonus for 16 very welcome points – (he can consider himself very unlucky not to get the MoM award to) those 16 points more than doubled my Saturday score. I opted to captain Dusan Tadic in a good home fixture but it was frustration all round, 7 shots (4 on target), 6 key passes and a dominating performance returned just 6 points as captain. Won’t be scared to captain him again in the future on this showing.
Monday night saw me captain Bobby Firmino in a match which saw basically nothing happen. He did sneak a tackle bonus though so all wasn’t lost. Scoring just 44 points I thought the damage would’ve been much worse but a drop of around 100 places isn’t the end of the world.
Gameweek Points: 44
Season Points: 626
Overall Position: 230
Transfers Remaining: 30
Whilst I’m relatively happy with my team, I think I’m going to make a double change this week in order to pounce on Theo Walcott’s form. I can move out Petr Cech & Etienne Capoue and bring in Tom Heaton & Theo, and that’s likely what I’ll do. Walcott looks a completely different player this season – he is unquestionably nailed on, which he hasn’t been in the past & the positions he’s getting in in the box are likely to wield more points going forward. Whilst I would never usually make a Goalkeeper change unless forced to, Cech to Heaton saves me a huge chunk of cash which can be used elsewhere, and Heaton seems to be hoovering up save points even when not keeping clean sheets. It also allows me to have a formidable looking midfield – Sterling, Walcott, Tadic, Gueye & Firmino so I think it’s worth the gamble.
These transfers would take me down to 28 remaining though, is this too many used at this stage? How many transfers do you have remaining?
It seems like an easy one this week, Alexis Sanchez is on fire at the moment with 3 goals, 2 assists and a MoM in his last 4, he’s the standout choice for Saturday’s fixtures for me. Sunday I’ll make the switch to Sergio Aguero and I don’t think I will be alone…he should be well-rested after cameos in City’s last two. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get another penalty!
What are your plans for the week? Leave a comment below