Not a great week for the differentials and the double gameweek figures didn’t help our overall ranking, as we saw red arrows after gameweek 28. However there is still a fair way to go and we still have time to push further up the rankings. Here is how the team performed:
Apart from 3 players (Phillips, Zouma and Yoshida) the performance from the side was minimal with the other players scoring less (18) than the 3 players’ total score of 20.
A poor display from our vice-captain (who became captain after Nasri was surprisingly left out) Jelavic saw his 2 points doubled to just 4, and this pretty much summed up a very poor week. New boy Phillips produced the goods with an assist and 2x appearance points to total a respectable 7. Tottenham Hotspur failing to keep a single clean sheet over the double gameweek meant that Vertonghen’s score was held to a very poor total of 3.
Anyway putting this week behind us another 4 point hit has been taken to change things up in the squad. Here are the transfers:
IN: RIYAD MAHREZ / OUT: YOAN GOUFFRAN – Leicester still have 11 games left to play, with 7 of them being at home and the fact that they’re in a serious relegation scrap means they’ll be doing all they can to score goals in order to secure points. The midfielder Mahrez seems their best attacking threat and the lad is never afraid to have a shot on goal.
IN: WILFRIED BONY / OUT: PAPISS CISSE – After Cisse’s disciplinary hearing he faces a 7 game ban so his removal was a top priority. New Manchester City signing, Wilfried Bony, has yet to make an impact but has recently stated that he wants his first goal at the weekend, in an away tie against Burnley, so let’s hope Bony’s wishes come true!
Starting XI: Pantillimon (4.4%), Zouma (1.6%), Vertonghen (2.4%), Lescott (3.1%), Sakho (1.1%), Cuadrado (0.1%), Mahrez (0.3%), Nasri (2.3%), Walcott (0.5%), Phillips (0.3%), Bony (4.2%).
Subs: Ospina (2.0%), Jelavic (1.2%), Sakho (2.8%), Yoshida (3.0%).
The formation this week is perhaps a surprising 5-4-1, as Jelavic is a slight doubt against Leicester, while Diafra Sakho faces a trip to the Emirates and as a result the 5 man midfield seems more promising. The back 5 looks increasingly solid and hopefully we can pick up at least 3 clean sheets at the weekend.
All 5 midfield players have promising fixtures this week and this is always a good sign. Cuadrado is likely to start after he failed to feature in their UCL tie against PSG in the week, while Nasri is likely to return and an injury to Oxlade Chamberlain also makes Walcott’s chances of featuring a lot higher.
The captaincy goes to Wilfried Bony this week, after his midweek comments we feel increasingly confident in his abilities and Manchester City will be hoping to capitalize on a seemingly easy fixture.
That’s all for this week, let’s hope for a good total and good luck to you all, as always thanks for reading.