It was a bittersweet BGW even with a 9k green arrow from 71 points. There were some stellar performances but the captaincy left a sour taste in the mouth on what should have been a cracker of a week.
The wildcard’s been active since Friday night and a lot of tinkering has taken place. The Harry Kane injury threw a massive spanner in the works on Tuesday night. BB will be activated in DGW35, so a strong bench is needed.
Crystal Palace came in clutch with a double clean sheet. AWB nicked a bonus point while Guaita took all 3 for a double digit haul. Pereira got an assist for a 6 pointer. The only disappointment was Robertson’s 1 pointer on Friday night.
Brooks ends his spell in the side with another blank. Safe to say he was a poor move. Mané blanked for the second time in 9 weeks against a non top 6 side. To rub salt into the wounds he picked up a booking for kicking the ball away added time. Salah returned with a crucial goal but only enough for 6 points. Hazard stole the show on Monday night with a MOTM display.
It was certainly an eventful game for Barnes. An own goal, a booking and a goal gave him 3 points. Bournemouth disappointed this week and King couldn’t repeat his previous haul. Vardy was the main man until Hazard stepped up after a brace and an assist. The striker is in fantastic form.
Ryan: 2 DGWs in a row made him a relatively straightforward pick.
Foster: The Watford keeper has a nice DGW35 and will take the Brighton keepers place after the doubles.
Laporte: The city defender has been like Otamendi of last season. He plays every game and loves a DGW. Even though the fixtures in DGW35 are the best, I can easily see City grinding out a result and he looks good till the end of the season.
TAA: The Liverpool defender replaces Robertson as he saves the side roughly £1.0M. There was no value tied in the Scotsman and I can’t see much difference in either.
Doherty: The Wolves defender has been in the side for a while without playing but he’s back now. Paying £4.4m was a bargain but I’m hopeful the last month or so was a blip with a tasty run in to come.
Bednarek: He also keeps his place with Southampton having a great run in and he’s a great enabler at £3.9m.
Duffy: The Irishman double up with Ryan and comes with some goal threat.
Mané: The second and final Liverpool asset. Salah drops out due to his hefty price tag, for now. Even without a double gameweek, the winger has great fixtures and the league to fight for.
Son: With Kane potentially out for the season, it’s time for the Korean to step up.
Eriksen: A spurs midfield double up. Spurs only face Man City in the DGW while the rest of their games are favourable along with only 2 being away. Both are key in the absence of Kane.
De Bruyne: I think it’s important to have at least 1 city attacker and I think De Bruyne is a great option. After being rested midweek in preparation for this game, he looks key for the run in. Sterling was just a bit too expensive to attain but comes with a risk of rotation. I have some fund in the bank so I’m only 2 transfers away from him.
Jota: The Wolves manis back again. After being knocked out of the FA Cup, Wolves will have their focus on 7th spot in the league.
Jimenez: This guy was a no brainer. It was silly going without him earlier in the season and I’m not doing it again.
Deeney: The Watford skipper is back. He’s on pens and was ice cool in the FA Cup semi final. Watford have some nice fixtures along with a DGW.
Aguero: The Kane injury left a big chunk of funds in the bank and I sided with this man. I do expect a bit of rotation here and there but with such a strong bench, the risk should be worth it.
Captain: This was one of the hardest choices in recent weeks. Do I go for the DGW player, but I seldom captain a defender. Or do I go for the player who’s up against the worst side in the league but has a chance of being rested? After a long think I’ve gone with Son. With Kane and potentially Alli out, surely he needs him to fight for the top 4.
Written by FPL Junior (@FPL_Junior)