2019/20 Premier League: GW6 Starting XI

Ahead of GW6 the decision was made to roll the FT, even with Mason Mount calling a flag, as Chelsea host Liverpool this weekend at Stamford Bridge. The Blues midfielder is still recovering from an ankle injury sustained in the Champions League game on Tuesday, in a 1-0 loss to Valencia. Earlier today Frank Lampard said, “He’s got a chance. We’re trying to get him moving today and it’s one I’ll have to call just before the game with another 24 hours in the bank.” Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW6 Starting XI”

2019/20 Premier League: GW6 Transfers

After what appears to be a successful wild card played ahead of GW3, I rolled out of the international break with  57 point week, and a green arrow in a week that say 52 points as the average score. Intentions with an eye on Friday, roll the FT and come with potential changes in two weeks. The starting XI is settled. Bench, two players deep and both starting. Picking up two starting forwards ahead of GW5 in place of Harry Kane, I shifted formation to a 3-4-3, which appears to be favored by the top 1000 managers (45.8%). Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW6 Transfers”

2019/20 Premier League: Starting XI

I wrote the transfer article on Thursday and then decide to make multiple moves to my starting XI. As written in GW5 Transfers, I had a few thoughts and directions I could have potentially gone since I was holding 2 FTs. First there was Aguero that would have required to downgrade a defender, then Aubameyang, a direct swap for Kane. I decided to dump the premium and move on two moderate priced forwards with good potential. That said, I should have held the FTs until Friday, as word comes down about Lacazette being out through October. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: Starting XI”

2019/20 Premier League: GW5 Transfers

Activating the first wild card ahead of GW3 allowed me to roll my free transfer headed into the first international break, providing more options when Premier League action returns. This was the strategy employed last year out of the break, as I look to improve my squad. Thoughts of Sergio Aguero are stirring in my loins…again, given defensive clean sheets are down this season to start, budget seems to be the buy for the back line to free up attacking budget. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW5 Transfers”

2019/20 Premier League: GW4 Retrospect

*queue Nat King Cole* “Unforgettable, that’s what you are…” That was the result at the conclusion of GW4, a second unforgettable game week and we are just four weeks into the FPL season. It’s not a personnel problem, as I activated my first wild card ahead of GW3 and have a strong starting XI. It was just one of those down weeks…again! It’s now two red arrows in the opening four weeks as the Premier League heads into the first international break. I do take comfort in knowing, I have two free transfers to use when play resumes. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW4 Retrospect”