So game-week 1 has long finished and before we know it we are here on the eve of game-week 2. After game-week 1, FPL_Updates XI were so close to the perfect start, but unfortunately some significant points were left on the bench. However, it was still a good start in retrospect, being 12 points above average. With 59 points and ranked in the top 15%, it is a solid start but it’s just a little shame Sigurdsson was on the bench. Other than that we had good choices in the form of Raheem Sterling who put in a class performance against Southampton with a goal and an assist, giving us 12 points from himself. Others included Cesc Fabregas (11 points), Mathieu Debuchy (5 points) and Diego Costa (6 points). Finally, our captaincy choice of Wayne Rooney paid off, as although Manchester United lost 2-1, he did mange to get that one goal, giving us a total of 14 points from the striker. Anyway on to game week 2, onwards and upwards.
So, the changes. Well there isn’t a need to make any changes here and that’s what we have done. We have banked the transfer as we don’t feel the need to use it, and believe it would be more beneficial to us to have the use of the additional transfer next week. However, there are changes in the starting XI, with Young and Green dropping out, being replaced by Sigurdsson and Krul. Firstly, Tim Krul has an arguably more winnable game than Rob Green, coming up against Aston Villa, whilst Gylfi Sigurdsson is facing Burnley. The midfielder had a great game against Manchester United and we reckon he’ll continue to put in the performances.
Another point to note is that we have also given starts to both Giroud and Davies, even though they both hardly played a part in their respective games. However, with Giroud sitting the majority of the first game out and Sanogo not really performing, we expect him to start against Everton. Likewise with Davies, who sat out the entire game against West Ham, we expect him to start against QPR, especially with the suspension of Kyle Naughton.
We have given the captains armband to Diego Costa this week. After what was a good pre-season and getting his goal tally up and running in the his first Premier League game against Burnley, we reckon he’ll bag another one (hopefully more) against other league new-boys Leicester.