So gameweek 28 is a midweek set of fixtures, with a double gameweek for both Spurs and QPR. FPL Updates XI will be looking to make the most of this, as gameweek 27 saw the team slip down the ranks slightly from 26,836 to 28,237. Here is how we did:
So we scored 40 points, which was above the average, but as is always, it wasn’t quite enough. Considering the injuries and problems we had before the gameweek, if we were offered this rank we would have probably taken it!
Firstly, we can see Tim Krul was as reliable as always, bringing home a massive 8 points! We had to play 5 defenders this week as Kane & Hazard didn’t have a Premier League fixture, and Lucas was injured. Here Cameron didn’t feature, and van Aanholt got booked and conceded two goals… great start! Naughton managed to grab us a clean sheet and Hutton and Yoshida picked up a joint total of 3 points. The defence is the weakest part of this team, and we will be improving this in the upcoming gameweeks.
Next, in midfield, Downing managed an assist, giving us 5 points. Silva missed a few sitters and only brought home 2 points which was somewhat frustrating! Finally, Di Maria was subbed at half time so only gave 1 point.
Up top we saw a goal from Giroud and an assist from our captain, Aguero, too!
Anyway, enough for gameweek 27, hopefully we won’t be seeing a performance like that in a while! So the changes:
Downing (OUT) -> Eriksen (IN)
Downing hasn’t been producing at the levels he was earlier on in the season, and with a poor run of fixtures we took the opportunity to bring in Eriksen who has two fixtures this week.
Here is the lineup:
So in goal we start Foster, with West Brom facing Aston Villa this week. Hopefully the Pulis effect will continue and we see Ben bring home a clean sheet. We then start with a back three of Hutton, Yoshida and van Aanholt, who play West Brom, Crystal Palace and Hull respectively. All three are fixtures in which should return some points, and possibly some clean sheets.
In the middle of the park we start new boy Eriksen, alongside; Silva, Di Maria and Hazard. Here both Silva and Hazard have attractive fixtures against Leicester City and West Ham, whilst Eriksen has two fixtures against Swansea and QPR.
Finally, up top we start Giroud who has been in some indifferent form of late, but against QPR surely the Frenchman can grab a goal here. Aguero and Manchester City face Leicester City this week, which surely means one thing… goals! Finally this week our captain and final player is Super Harry Kane, who will surely return some good points as he plays both Swansea and QPR this gameweek.