Game-week 6 saw good progress for the FPL Updates XI as they picked up 47 points, propelling them into the top 2% of FPL managers. This is how the team ended up:
Here we can see both keepers failed to keep clean sheets, so nothing was gained here apart from 2 points. In defence however, we had 2 clean sheets from Wisdom and van Aanholt, with Moore bringing in a solitary point. The midfield was unusually poor this week as they only got 9 points between them, which is the same number of points Pelle brought in on his own! Alongside Pelle, we had Rooney picking up 2 points after his red card, and captain Costa bringing in 12.
Hopefully we can continue to rise in the leagues, and this is the change we have made:
Rooney (OUT) -> Welbeck (IN)
This transfer had been somewhat forced upon us as Rooney stupidly got sent off for a ridiculously high, cynical tackle, meaning we would be without him for 3 game-weeks. Danny Welbeck comes in as he is fairly nailed on as Arsenal’s primary striker whilst Giroud is out injured. He scored his first career hat-trick mid-week against Galatasaray and despite having a difficult fixture at Stamford Bridge this weekend, their 3 games after the international break are against Hull, Sunderland & Burnley. Of course, no disrespect to these teams at all but we do expect none of these teams to come away from their match against the Gunners with clean sheets. This is how the team looks for the upcoming games:
So this week we start with Green between the sticks. Both keepers have tough fixtures, but we thought Green may have a bit more luck than Krul will at Swansea… don’t let us down Rob.
In defence we have started van Aanholt, Moore & Trippier. With Wisdom out as West Brom face his parent club Liverpool, and Rosenior dipping in and out of the Hull starting XI, the 3 defenders we have started are the only ones we can be fairly sure on starting. Moore & Trippier do play each other so we are hoping for a 0-0 (oops).
In midfield, we have Di Maria, Sterling, Sigurdsson & Fabregas. Di Maria & Fabregas arguably have the most difficult fixtures from the 4 but we reckon if there are goals for their teams in their matches, these guys will be involved.
Up top, we start an in-form Pelle, with Diego Costa & Danny Welbeck along side him. Of course, Costa & Welbeck are going head-to-head this weekend but if there are goals for either team, we expect these 2 to be involved.
The captain’s armband has gone to Di Maria this week. With Everton & United both leaking goals left, right & centre, we expect this to be a high scoring match. One of those players who will punish mistakes in defence and create a lot of chances will be Angel Di Maria. The idea of handing the armband to Sterling for this game-week was considered but with West Brom coming off the back of a 4-0 victory last week (albeit to Burnley) & a win at White Hart Lane, we should potentially expect a tight game.