We are officially halfway through the season! 80 points gave the side a 14k green arrow. Saturday night saw a big rise in rank but with no one in the final game on Sunday, we dropped back down. However, a green arrow is always welcomed.
The last few gameweeks have come and gone but we’ve not managed to make much ground after the gameweek 18 setback. I can’t believe we’ve managed to hold our wildcard for this long but it’s finally been activated. Games are still coming thick and fast and if you’ve had a bad gameweek, there a chance to make amends days later.
Patricio and Doherty both conceded against Fulham and Alonso also blanked for a third straight gameweek in a row. Wan-Bissaka brought home 2 bonus points in his clean sheet against Cardiff, while Alexander-Arnold returned with a nice haul of 11 points. A clean sheet, an assist and a couple of bonus points. Unfortunately Digne was benched for his brace against Burnley. A long range strike and a free kick saw us miss out on 17 points!
Sané was the only man to blank in the midfield. Pogba braced against Huddersfield but Anderson who was transferred out matched his big haul. Richarlison came off the bench to score but took his shirt off! 5 points off the bench wasn’t bad. Captain Salah scored and assisted.
Kane just scored one against Bournemouth while Rashford wasn’t involved in any of his sides 3 goals.
Fabianski and Speroni are the keeper pair. The latter as he’s the cheapest in the game at £3.9m. Fabianski hasn’t been keeping many clean sheets but continues to make saves and that adds up over time.
Alexander-Arnold maintains his place, at £5.0m he’s a bargain. Digne’s recent performances make him un-droppable and Doherty’s attacking potential means he keeps his spot. Wan-Bissaka has also retained his spot, at the £4.0m paid, I can’t see any reason to sell him. Bednarek comes in and that means I’ve decided to save a lot of cash in defence. Another nailed defender for only £3.9m under Hasenhuttl and helps beef up the midfield 5.
Mo Salah hefty price tag and upcoming fixtures made me think twice but the league leaders most important man stays. He’s a great captaincy option and I’ll want him back if I decided to spread the funds. Son gets a spot in the squad before he flies off to the Asian Games. I expect him to start 2 of the next 3 at least. Pogba’s passed his trial and stays in the side, he’s skyrocketing in price too. Richarlison fixture list great up until gameweek 26 and he’s key to Everton. The final player is Eden Hazard. He returns at £11.0m with him performing after selling him a number of weeks back. His fixtures are great and is performing well in his new false 9 role.
Kane is our premium striker. While the fixtures are good he stays as he’s a good captain option but I’ll look to offload later down the line. I’ve decided to take a punt on Troy Deeney. At £5.8m he’s an enabler and his upcoming games look great, he’s also on penalties too. Kamara is our final man. At £4.3m he’s a great enabler and he’s getting the odd start too but hopefully not needed off the bench.
Captain: There were plenty of options this week between Pogba, the two Spurs players, Hazard and reliable Salah, but Pogba takes the armband this week. Out of all the options, he’s got the best fixture. Bournemouth are without their captain Francis and Pogba looks a different man over the past 2 games.
Written by FPL Junior (@FPL_Junior)