So, the last retrospect of the year, as the FPL draws to a close on a piss poor season. I’m not the only fantasy manager who’s struggle, excelled and been frustrated, as this ride has come to an end. It was mentioned ahead of DGW37 that, a single week could make or break your season. For me, that gameweek, followed by GW38 did me in. This off the back of a lot of work and good decision making to break into the top 120k.
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Going to keep this short and sweet as I look back on the final double gameweek of season. Fantasy managers knew there would be rotation and based on the previous DGWs, there was some concern over how this gameweek would play out.
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Out on a camping trip for GW36, I was unable to watch any of the weekend action, Thankfully, there was an Internet signal and I was torn to pull up statistics and scores as the weekend rolled on. Thankfully, I got the nerve to open Fantasy Football Fix and watch my players perform or in the case of a few not even play. Thanks Pep!
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It was an important week to keep momentum headed in the right, or is that the up direction as we close in the on the end of the season. A season that hasn’t been all that kind to fantasy managers over the course of 35 weeks. Coming off a 20k red arrow, I was hoping to rebound and finish strong, but those with the Free Hit chip had me concerned.
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Anticipation was running high ahead of Saturday, I backed my Mohamed Salah talk, but activating the Triple Captain Chip on the Egyptian superstar ahead of their home fixture against Bournemouth. However, I believe fear got the best of me, in a moment of weakness I bought in Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku, players who have haven’t performed well in my squad this season.
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In a week that saw the worst average score this season (32 points), my squad banged on this week recording another green arrow, finishing on 45 points (after the -4 hit). Injuries to Mohammad Salah and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, midweek caused me to reevaluate my starting XI, which resulted in an additional transfer this weekend. It was the second week in a row I had taken a hit, but come out on the positive side of the transfer points.
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You’ve heard the adage, “measure twice, cut once.” That could have been applied this last gameweek to my transfers, as I took a -4 hit to start the week. It was a week in which my squad came through to gain me a fourth consecutive green arrow, as my ascent up the OR continues. Moving forward there are few midfield concerns, as well Harry Kane. Does he make the cut now?
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It was supposed to be a very low scoring week, they said. Just run whatever players out there, they said. Don’t need to use your Free Hit Chip, they said. Well, in the end, “they” were wrong, but “they” were also right to a degree. In fact, there was some truth to many of the podcasts I listened to ahead of BGW31.
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In what was a very low scoring week, fantasy managers averaged just 41 points, I made my second biggest, one week jump on the back of a 72 point week, moving up the OR by 256k to finish the week at 330k. This represents my best OR standing since GW16, which ended a run of 8 green arrows and more recently it gives me back to back green arrows to build upon, ahead of BGW31.
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Two surprise moves ahead of Gameweek 29 resulted in a mixed bag at the end of the play. After weeks of planning towards BGW31 and DGW34, it seems I tossed it out the window and made a late transfers, thanks in part to FPL_Guidance. I also changed gears and attempted to rely on Harry Kane and not #AlwaysCaptainSalah on the weekend. Let’s just say I had a feeling, but it was not one to be goal filled.
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It was a love hate relationship this weekend with my fantasy squad. A very late transfer saw me take a -4 point hit to introduce Riyad Mahrez for Alexis Sanchez, after just 3 weeks of play resulting in just 9 points. It was time to cut ties in search of more points and better fixtures. Leicester City seemed to fit that bill with a great run in the rest of the season. Unfortunately, we had to wait until Thursday to finish the gameweek.
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Gameweek 27 finished up with Marcos Alonso owners livid, as the Chelsea man was dropped from the starting XI, not even included on the bench. For many who didn’t drop the defender last week, this event was the proverbial, nail in the coffin as FPL heads into a 2-week break with UCL, UEL and FA Cup games upcoming.
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