Premier League: GW13 Retrospect – Part 2

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.

Finishing Saturday with 47 points, I posted a tentative green arrow and saw good potential in the three defenders I had remaining on Sunday. Looking at my bench, it was a bit tough to swallow the 5-point return for Pascal Groß, but it would take until the conclusion of Sunday to realize it was have been a net -1 if I started him over Sead Kolasinac.

I came into the Burnley/Arsenal match just prior to half time and pleased with the scoreless draw. As the game progressed, my excitement grew at the potential of 12 points from Stephen Ward and Sead Kolasinac. However, at 90+2, Tarkowski committed a “soft” foul on on Aaron Ramsey, which resulted in a penalty converted by Alexis Sanchez. On the positive side, Kolasinac was rewarded with the clean sheet.

The second game of the day SHOULD have been all City, but the Terrier put up a great fight but eventually conceded a late “weak” Raheem Sterling goal in the 84′. Just before halftime, Nicolás Otamendi scored an own goal, which wiped out the City clean sheet. Walker was getting forward, but was unable to return any offensive points on the day, as City won, 2-1.

On the day I recorded 10 points, which saw me finish on 57 points for Gameweek 13, which was 14 points above the average points of 47. I jumped up another 105k to 244k, my highest overall rank since Gameweek 7 of last year. It’s been 4 green arrows in the last 4 games and 6 out of the last 7 games as we head into the midweek Gameweek 14 fixtures.

Transfers were pushed through on Sunday, while I was on the road. Going through with my holiday plan, I transferred out Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen and brought in Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard. to start the ball rolling. I was also hoping to get the potential price bump in both players. The Spurs assets were the linchpins in this 5-man midfield taking shape, with Kane being the first to go to free up the necessary budget to afford Hazard.

After the midweeks fixtures the plan is to move Jamie Vardy and Pascal Groß fir Oumar Niasse and Leroy Sané. The final piece will come sometime next week and could on hold as Kolasinac was supposed to make way for Kiko Femenia or Marvin Zeegelaar of Watford to free up the necessary budget to bring Paul Pogba in.

The team looks strong headed into the midweek fixtures, now featuring the triple Chelsea attack ahead of a match with Swansea, it will be Hazard wearing the armband, after a very successful run for Richarlison as the captain.

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