The midweek fixtures were an absolute horror for the draft team, posting 27 points, which is my worst score since Gameweek 8 and 26 points. This stopped my ascension to the top spot, as I was outplayed by 21 points by the team ahead of me at the top of the 8-man league. I still feel optimistic moving into Gameweek 15 at my current position.
The only bright spot of the weekend was Shkodran Mustafi posting a 7 point return, with a clean sheet and a bonus point. It was his third CS in a row and 5th bonus point in the 3-game stretch. He’s been solid defensively since being picked up in Gameweek 13.
Aside from his performance there were standouts, as my entire team returned just 2 points apiece, aside from Zaha, who picked up that 1 point from the Palance clean sheet. It was also disappointing to see Cesar Azpilicueta and Philippe Coutinho benched midweek.
Moving forward, I still like how the team is put together but need to see some production out of the big names, like Coutinho and Alli. While neither of those players will be dropped or benched, the have been lacking big returns.
On the season I now have 612 points, trailing the top spot by just 21 points, after Gameweek 14, in which the top team scored 48 thanks in part to Ramsey and Kolasinac.