So with double gameweek 34 over we move back to the usual schedule for the next two gameweeks. As mentioned in last week’s article the choices for the double gameweek 34 were very difficult and the focus seemed to be on Liverpool and Chelsea. However under review it seems (apart from Terry) that the real stars of the show were the likes of N’Doye, Dawson and Vardy. Luckily for us the Leicester forward was our captain but with other players performing poorly we really could have done with a few extra stunners. Anyway here’s how our double gameweek went.
So as you can see again we really relied on one player to bring in the points, this time Vardy, our captain. The rest of the team (apart from Lescott who came off the bench) only really managed appearance points, which just won’t do. So after identifying some targets I was shocked to find that a few star players had dropped below the 5% selected by mark, meaning we could pick them up, even if it was for a short time.
So with that in mind here are our transfers:
OUT: NASRI / IN: OZIL: Nasri is on a red flag and he clearly isn’t guaranteed a place on the bench, let alone a starting place. Onto the replacement, a man who worked wonders for the side after I took over and while he remained below 5% for that short period of time. With some great fixtures coming up and a double gameweek (37) on the horizon Ozil really could be a great signing – IF he stays below that 5% mark for longer than this gameweek.
OUT: REMY / VAN PERSIE: A bit of a rushed decision saw us bring Remy in for the double gameweek and on reflection there were some obvious choices ahead of the Frenchman, but we move on and this week replace him with RVP – who returns to fitness. With Rooney an injury doubt the Flying Dutchman could be in for some serious points as Manchester United face West Brom at Old Trafford.
Now here’s how we line up for gameweek 35:
Starting XI: Ospina (2.7%), Schlupp (2.0%), Dann (2.0%), Zouma (1.2%), Phillips (0.9%), Lennon (0.9%), Ozil (3.5%), Mane (1.7%), Van Persie (2.0%), Ings (4.7%), Vardy (4.4%).
Bench: Davis (2.0%), Vertonghen (1.9%), Mahrez (0.3%), Lescott (3.6%).
This week could be like one we haven’t had in a while, that being that each player actually starts (apart from Zouma who is always an uncertainty). At the back it’s Ospina between the sticks who’s Arsenal side face a trip to the KC Stadium, against a Hull side who have had two wins in two and perhaps need one more to secure survival – perhaps a tougher game than some first thought.
In front of him is Zouma, who is a doubt, Dann and Schlupp. On paper there is the potential for a clean sheet from Leicester as Schlupp looks to make it into the side. Schlupp was absent in the last gameweek but he seems to be back in contention for Saturday’s early kick off, particularly with other defensive injuries for the Foxes. Dann’s Palace face Chelsea who only need a win to secure the Premier League title.
There is definitely potential in the midfield and attack, with new man Ozil adding a lot more to the midfield (he takes the vice-captaincy and will become captain if RVP fails to make the cut). Making up the midfield is Aaron Lennon, Phillips and Mane, all three of whom have shown real potential in the past few weeks – all having good chances for points returns. Finally the other two strikers are Ings and Vardy, both of whom have fairly good fixtures.
So a potentially exciting gameweek 35, thanks for reading and best of luck to you all, thanks.