FPL_Updates XI – Game-week 3

Game-week 3 is less than 24 hours away, and this week there have been some crucial dilemmas hitting teams, forcing many to use their wildcard or take transfer hits.

Firstly, game-week 2 saw FPL Updates XI produce a score of 48. Of course, as this was only 4 points above the average, we are hoping for a better result this game-week! It was somewhat disappointing after the good start we had in game-week one, but we still have another 36 game weeks to make this rank loss of last week up. But on a positive note we are still ranked in the top 15%. Here is how the team looked to the end of the game-week:


It can be seen that out captaincy choice of Diego Costa paid off scoring us 6 points (12 as captain), which was the highest tally in our team.

This week we have made two transfers as we saved last weeks free transfer. So here they are:

Giroud (OUT) – Adebayor (IN)
Davies (OUT) – van Aanholt (IN)

The first transfer was forced upon us with Olivier Giroud being injured for 4 months after having an operation on his ankle. The second transfer made was due to Ben Davies not being favoured over Danny Rose, hence we have brought the Sunderland defender in as they have a nice run of fixtures.

This is how the team lines up:


In goal we have gone with Tim Krul as we fancy Newcastle to keep a clean sheet and possibly beat Crystal Palace comfortably.

We once again have a back three this week with Debuchy, van Aanholt and Wisdom playing over Trippier and Rosenior. All have winnable fixtures and could keep clean sheets as their fixtures aren’t too tough apart from Trippier and Burnley who face Manchester United.

There are no changes in the middle of the park, with Ashley Young once again taking the first substitute position.

Up top we have one change, being that we have swapped out Giroud for Adebayor. So we start Adebayor, Rooney and Costa, who is a slight risk as he picked up a little knock in training. Mourinho has recently commented that he hopes that at best, Costa will make the bench. However if he doesn’t play, he should be back next week and Young will come on in his place within our team.

This week we have handed the captain’s armband to Wayne Rooney, who should easily pick up some points at Burnley. The new England captain will also want to impress as all eyes will be on him with his new title.

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