Game-week 3 was once again reasonably kind to FPL Updates XI, scoring a total of 49 points which was 7 points above the average. This allowed us to climb up into the top 15% of Fantasy Premier League managers, but once again it could have been better with us leaving points on the bench yet again (Green – 9 points and Trippier – 6 points). This is how it looked:
Tim Krul managed just a solitary point which as discussed could have been 9 if we had played Rob Green. Our 3 man defence managed a total of 5 points which was very disappointing as none of them got any additional points. However, the likes of van Aanholt did look very promising having 3 shots and creating 2 chances, so there are promising aspects to these low points, and hopefully they will perform in the upcoming weeks.
The midfield once again performed well with only Samir Nasri picking up the standard 2 points. Sterling managed to score a goal against Spurs (7 points), Fabregas managed to get an assist against Everton (4 points) and the ever reliable Sigurdsson bagged himself 2 assists against West Brom (11 points).
Up front we had a disappointing 2 points from both Adebayor and Rooney, which was made even more disappointing by Rooney being our captain. The supposedly injured Diego Costa however managed to save the day by scoring 2 goals, giving him a total of 12 points!
So not a bad week, but it could have been better. Anyway, onwards and upwards! This is how the team lines up for game-week 4:
As you can see, no transfers made. We have decided to bank our transfer for next week and hopefully that pays off.
So starting with the goalkeeper, we once again start with the ever reliable Tim Krul, who last week was outshone by Rob Green who as we mentioned pulled in the points. However, with United looking for their first win of this season against QPR, we can’t see this happening again this week.
In defence we have gone with the usual formation of a back three, this time being; van Aanholt, Trippier and Wisdom. All three have games which are somewhat winnable with the exception of Wisdom. However, we hope for them to continue their promising form and bring in some points other than that of the two points for playing.
In the centre of the park we have gone with Fabregas, Sigurdsson, Sterling and Nasri. The first three we hope will continue their hot form and bring in even more points. Nasri was the consideration for transfer this week due to his lack of completing a full match and low accumulation of fantasy football points. Despite the lack of points, we have chosen to stick with him through this tough fixture.
Up top we have kept the same three being Adebayor, Costa and Rooney. Adebayor is away to Sunderland, which will be a tight game, but he could do well here. Diego Costa is once again ‘injured’… and therefore, we have stared him of course! We hope he will keep up his “goals to injury” ratio. Finally we have given Rooney once last roll of the dice, and for this occasion we have also given him the captain’s armband. If he fails to perform he will be getting the chop, however saying that we fancy him to lead the line and get a goal or two against QPR at Old Trafford.