Gameweek 6 was the fourth time in six weeks I’ve scored 60 or more points. Ahead of the season, ’60’ was the magic number I wanted to average over the course of the 38-week season. This week it was 63 points, and a GW rank of 815k. I registered a green arrow, second in a row and third in four weeks. On the season it’s 358 points, just two points off where I anticipated to be, before we started the FPL season, with a overall rank of 457k.
Enter GW6 with two transfers, held them until late Friday before using both them on Kyle Walker, who replaced Ben Mendy and Ryan Fraser for Pedro. Fraser feels bandwagon, just like Theo Walcott, it felt wrong but went through with the transfers.
This week my starting XI was powered by defense, again! It was five clean sheets between Ederson in goal for City and my four defenders. On the day, Aaron Wan-Bisska was the big winner, 9 points from the CS and 3 bonus points, the third time this season he’s hit for maximum bonus points. Andrew Robertson picked up his fifth CS on the season and a bonus point, while the pairing of Marcos Alonso and New boy, Kyle Walker each got 6 points.
The midfield let me down for the second straight week, as Mo Salah, captained was the only one to return points. Salah could of had a brace, but the second goal was disallowed due to an offside call. In the end, it was 16 points, which was better than Eden Hazard and Kun Aguero. James Milner didn’t return, while Ryan Fraser went back to his old ways with no attacking points. Theo Walcott was brought in off the bench when Marko Arnautovic was deemed unfit ahead of the game.
Up front, Aguero scored, his 4th goal on the season in just 60 minutes of service, as City have midweek Champions League. Wilfried Zaha looked bad and is quickly becoming a player I won’t play at home, as all three of his goals have been on the road this season. Still, I favor him over the other “flavors of the month” in Mitrovic or Wilson.
Been very pleased to date with the performance of my team. Could be a bit lucky with such a strong defensive output to date but willing to take whatever points I can get. I do believe this defense is stronger than how I started last season, when I focused my attention on this group of players in a 5-man defense.
There are still some concerns in the midfield, outside of Salah as I am not sure where goals and points are going to come from. Milner is a nice 4th or 5th option and on pens, which is why he’s in the starting XI. Walcott’s time is drawing near and had hoped with the return of Richarlison his play would improve. Not sure it did over the time he was on the pitch, but in the first half, I still be outplayed the Brazilian. Fraser? Why Fraser? Figured once bitten with the Walcott transfer I would have looked for a stronger candidate than the Bournemouth midfielder to buy into. I see him as this year’s Etienne Capoue fro a few years ago, strong early on and then never heard from again. The Cherries do have a good run, hopefully that plays into my advantage and he can return something.