Last week the FPL Updates XI played their wildcard, and boy did it pay off! 84 points this week, 24 points above the average, saw a massive jump in the rankings back up to 25,963 (from 42,650)! Here is how the squad looked:
To start things off, Schmeichel did us proud. With two games last week, he managed to grab a clean sheet and some bonus in his first fixture, which set him up nicely to finish on a huge 11 points. Meanwhile we should also mention our sub keeper Myhill, who also did well this week with a respectable 9 points! The back three this week didn’t do too bad either, three clean sheets spread over the three players who in total played 5 times. Who would have thought two of those belonged to dream team defender and Hull City’s McShane!?
In the middle of the park, we didn’t do as good as the defence as the usual ‘big hitters’ didn’t perform as they usually do, with blanks from all 4; Sterling (5), Henderson (5), Cambiasso (5) and Hazard (10 as captain).
Up top however we saw aguero and Kane just have the one fixture, but still bring in some points, with 6 and 5 points respectively. We also went with Jamie Vardy who managed to haul in 12 points for the team after a goal and an assist in his two fixtures.
So, how do we plan on rising higher in the ranks? This week we have gone for the one change:
Vardy (OUT) -> Giroud (IN)
It may seem harsh as the Leicester City striker was one of our top scorers this week. However Leicester City’s fixtures are getting tougher now and Giroud does have a double gameweek coming up. Here is how we line up:
To start things off this week we have Kasper in goal against Newcastle, whilst Myhill takes a rest on the bench as West Brom face Manchester United. In front of the keeper we start; van Aanholt, Duff and Cahill, who all have reasonable fixtures this week against; Southampton, West Ham and Crystal Palace respectively.
Our only change in midfield this week is that Sanchez comes off the bench to replace Cambiasso as Arsenal take on Hull City. Meanwhile we keep faith in Henderson, Sterling and Hazard. We also have given Hazard the armband this week, as surely he won’t blank a third match in a row?
Finally up top we bring in Giroud for Vardy, as he sets up alongside Aguero and Kane.