Well what a delta of fortunes in the S**thouse head to head league as FPL_Junior almost cuts my score in half in what was, for me, a painful gameweek 7. It was the 3 clean sheets for my defence and a Fellaini brace that shot me to the wrong end of the league by 18 points!
It wasn’t all plain sailing for Junior with 2 cleanies also, however he nailed the attack element of this feature with the highest scoring non defender being new boy Krychowiak from West Brom, with an assist an bonus point to boot. Overall ranks for the two teams are:
Let’s look at Junior’s team from gameweek 7 and his plans for gameweek 8:
Hennessey (1) – Another week, another hammering.
Lowe (0) – A perfect debut. Off at 59 minutes but he still would have received 0 if he lasted the 90.
Simpson (6) – A clean sheet on the road is not good news.
Lowton (6) – Another clean sheet against the struggling Everton so he’s on his last legs.
Romeu (2) – The captain brought home a safe 2 pointer after he picked up a third yellow card of the season.
Barry (2) – Another two points for the veteran.
Gueye (2) – Himself and Romeu are really trying to see who is the s**tter of the two! Blank.
Kante (2) – A loss to Manchester City and with it comes a blank.
Krychowiak (6) – Not a debut to remember. He picks up his first attacking returns of the season.
Gray (1) – Dropped for Deeney! He really is s**t!
Sandro (1) – If Everton can’t score, he certainly isn’t getting near the points.
Bench – Fosu-Mensah wasn’t able to play his parent club (what a shame) while the rest picked up 6 points between themselves.
Now onto this week’s picks:
Captain – Pieters takes the armband as he comes up against a City side who can’t stop scoring.
Transfer – the injury Kante sustained on international duty means he makes way for Jack Cork.
Onto my team now which isn’t pretty reading by any means, having scored 48 points, only 3 less than the whole average:
Pope (9) My rotation isn’t working well as Pope gets max points.
Tarkowski (6) Second CS in a row so he is under monitor.
Simpson (6) A rare CS from Danny means a third knife in the back this week!
Dunk (2) Can count on Dunk for the majority of the time. Captain success!
Total defensive points – 23
Hayden (1) – Proving to be a hit in the S**thouse team with a single!
Fellaini (16) Probably the worst ever score in S**thouse history. Thank goodness he’s injured!
Gueye (2) 2 points. Standard.
Billing (1) Proving to be a great buy. Single!
Britton (2) Like a true Britton; rubbish.
Ayew (2) My strikers are truly terrible! 2 points for the first…
Perez (1) …and a single for my second! Result!
Bench (13) Steve Cook the only player not to play which was the reason Fellaini came off the bench!
Now onto this week’s team:
Transfer – Why I haven’t considered this guy before is beyond me. Puncheon has the most yellow cards out of any midfielder, and he’s playing for a team who haven’t scored this season!
Captain – Zouma away to City, what can go wrong?!
Good luck and save those reds for us!