Gameweek 31 was a horrific week for the FPL Updates XI. Without both Benteke and Austin the team were always likely to drop places. That partnered with an out of sorts Harry Kane and two of our defenders picking up knocks saw us only score 39 points. Here is how the team looked:
So our keeper didnt manage to keep a clean sheet this week and only brought home a solitary point, whilst Krul only managed 2 additional points. In defence we saw both Naughton and Hutton pick up knocks, both went off before 60 minutes which meant they also only brought home a point each, whilst Ivanovic and Chelsea leaked a long range goal against Stoke, so no clean sheet here either.
In the middle of the park we saw our highest point scorer of the week, being Eden Hazard who scored 13 points. Even if we had captained him we would have still fallen in rank. Meanwhile Silva, Eriksen and Cazorla didn’t have their finest fantasy football performances.
Finally up top we saw Giroud continue his good form, grabbing a goal against Liverpool. Aguero was just as consistent as Giroud in his current slump of form, and shockingly Kane didn’t score!
Moving on swiftly to the changes:
Kyle Naughton (OUT) -> Ritchie de Laet (IN)
As mentioned, Naughton picked up an injury which has ruled him out for the season, so we have replaced him with a Leicester City defender who have a game in gameweek 33 to cover for the lack of fixtures that week. This along with another transfer next week should allow us to field at least 10 players next week, with at least 3 double gameweek players in the team already for gameweek 34. Anyway, here is how we lineup:
In goal we keep Myhill between the sticks, as West Brom face Leicester City. We start a back three of; Ivanovic, van Aanholt and de Laet who face off against; QPR, Crystal Palace and West Brom respectively. These fixtures could produce some clean sheets, but we have seen stranger things.
In the middle of the park we are unchanged, as we start the same four, being; Eriksen, Silva, Hazard and Cazorla. Hopefully Hazard will continue his good form against QPR and the other three re-find their shooting boots.
Finally up top, the first thing to mention is that we have kept Sergio Aguero. Although he has had a dip in form we are sure he will re-find his form and as things stand, he is becoming a bit of a differential! We then were torn between Kane and Giroud for the captaincy, of which we went with Kane. The main reason for this is Kane hasn’t blanked twice in a row since December and Burnley managed to keep Spurs out so may do the same to Arsenal.