After a piss poor Gameweek 25, I don’t believe the situation can get any worse. Rage, in conjunction with risk seem to dominate my thoughts recently. Frustration had set in prior to GW23, which saw a premature activation of the second wild card. In hindsight it wasn’t the correct decision, especially with 2 FT in the bank, didn’t know I would lose both once on the wild card. Last week, I followed my thoughts and introduced Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
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What a poor week! Not sure there is any other way to describe the games that past few days. As expected, Andreas Christensen didn’t make it past 57 minutes this week, in fact he lasted just 27 minutes before succumbing to injury. It really didn’t matter, as Chelsea lost, big, 3-0 to Bournemouth. The debut of Alexis Sanchez in the EPL was rather unimpressive, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan had a 30 minute cameo.
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It’s wild card weekend for me, as I hit the activation button midweek to bring about my second and last wild card on the season. Too soon? Possibly, but even with 2 FT headed into GW23, I felt change was necessary. My squad didn’t perform as well as I had expected, however GW22 was strong, even if I missed the deadline for the start of the fixtures. No, I wasn’t hungover either.
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Yesterday, I briefly discussed rolling the Gameweek 21 FT over, allowing me 2 FT ahead of the Spurs double gameweek in order to reacquaint myself with Harry Kane. In a calculated move after Gameweek 13, I offloaded Kane in order to bolster a 5-man midfield. We all know how that has gone, based on the last 2 weeks, which has seen Kane net 6 goals ahead of Spurs BGW. While the short term is currently in order, it’s not too early to look ahead at the new year and what transfers could help fantasy teams.
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It’s been a down week, after coming off a season low, 35 points in Gameweek 16. If that wasn’t enough fantasy managers find out Alvaro Morata isn’t starting and Aaron Ramsey could be sidelined up to 3 weeks! Both players have recently been acquired, but injury was one of those factors I didn’t plan for when putting together my strategy for the rest of the 2017.
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It’s been an interesting week on Twitter with banter regarding Harry Kane, the growing expectations he has to perform versus his high price tag. Some big game in the UCL this week that saw a few players come into prominence as we approach Saturday kickoff.
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Having a plan in place for the holiday period, I was confident in the direction my squad was taking. On the heels of starting the season using a 5-2-3 formation, my team flourished, while my captaincy selections were an Achilles heel that held me back from gaining improvement in the overall rank. A failed activation of the Free Hit Chip in Gameweek 9, 36 points (vs 58 if I didn’t play it) is the only blemish on an otherwise productive period since Gameweek 7 (8 out of 9 green arrows).
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Just two days until the start of Gameweek 15 and we look forward to what potential changes or in form players would could introduce to give our squads a bump. For me, this was to be the week I dropped Jamie Vardy and Pascal Groß in favor of Oumar Niasse and Leroy Sané. However, Vardy scored last week against Spurs, while Niasse was still serving his suspension, Wayne Rooeny hit for a hat rick and Sané came up ill, which calls into question his availability for Gameweek 15.
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As I mentioned in my Gameweek 13 retrospect, I made transfers for upcoming week on Sunday, before the end of the Man City game, in order to catch price rises. It was the second week in a row I had rolled a FT over to the following week, in order to help me set up for the upcoming holiday period.
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My concern heading into Sunday fixtures was the fact I had no attacking options for Man City, relying on Kyle Walker as my only asset. While not owning any City attackers hasn’t really been a big concern, up against a trodden downed Huddersfield team had the potential for big returns.
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