Here we are, game-week 4. After an international break resulting in 0 action in our beloved Premier League & FPL, we are back with the possibility of all the late transfer window signings making their debuts. We imagine the majority of you may have held off until now in order to make your transfers so that you can account for any injury scares throughout the break. We have made our changes to our SHITHOUSE XI but first, let’s analyse game-week 3:
22 points for the game-week means 956th out of 960 in the @FPL_Updates league with only 1 of the 4 players below us having played all 3 game-weeks so far. These shithousers are now ranked just under 3,000,000th out of nearly 3.2m players.
Unfortunately this week, a significant amount of our shithousers didn’t feature. Due to automatic substitutions, our team ended up looking like this:
Green – Green had a belter of a week against Sunderland, helping QPR to their first victory of the season at Sunderland’s expense. As well as keeping a clean sheet, he managed 6 saves and a bonus point, resulting in a total of 9 points. Keep that up Rob and we may have to consider swapping you out!
Amat – Swansea smashed West Brom 3-0 to keep up their 100% start to the Premier League season. This also meant that Amat earned himself his second clean sheet of the season. Again, we may have to reconsider his presence in the team in due course.
Onuoha – Unfortunately, Nedum did not feature and therefore picked up a big fat 0. He seems to very much be a fringe player and therefore we may need to take him out.
Brown – You can always count on Wes Brown to start and pick up next to no points though can’t you!? Again, he re-pays the faith we put in him by putting him in this team by returning the basic 2 points for playing. Keep it up Wes, you’re doing us proud!
Cattermole – Lee Cattermole loves a yellow card and he delivered by picking up his first of the season (surprisingly) in game-week 3. Our vice captain earned himself a single point for his troubles against QPR.
Cleverley – Tom was another one not to feature but we are going to stick with him as we hope he will feature more often for his new club Aston Villa. Of course in game-week 3, he was still part of the Manchester United squad.
Wanyama – Wanyama is the third of 5 players not to feature last game-week which is surprising due to his important link-up play he showed in his initial 2 games. However, we expect him to return against Newcastle.
Jedinak – Mile did what he did so well last season by simply picking up just the 2 points for playing. Lovely stuff.
Lucas – Lucas again didn’t feature which means he has only played 62 minutes of the season, all of which were in the first game. Liverpool are back at home this coming game-week against Villa so we are hoping Rodgers will prefer him at Anfield.
Soldado – Roberto Soldado is the final player in our line-up that didn’t feature. Unfortunately, he is completely out of favour as Adebayor is preferred ahead of him. The Spaniard has only played 11 minutes this season and if this continues, we will have to consider removing him from our SHITHOUSE XI.
Vaz Te – Vaz Te came off against Southampton whilst the score was level at 1-1 on the 57th minute, meaning our captain and new signing for the game-week ended up with just the 2 points. It is the first time he has featured for under 60 minutes, meaning bad timing for our choice to transfer him in!
So not the greatest week for our SHITHOUSE XI with 5 of our stating XI not featuring at all and 15 points of the 22 coming from just 2 of the remaining 6 players but nevertheless, here is how we line up for game-week 4:
Torres – Fernando has finally ended his torturous spell at Chelsea and the out of favour forward has gone to AC Milan on a 2 year loan deal, effectively seeing out his Chelsea contract until he is a free agent. As he will not feature in FPL this season and with Soldado an injury worry, we needed to ensure we have 2 strikers for this coming game-week.
Nugent – Granted, David Nugent has had a very tough start to the season with Leicester, with games against Everton, Chelsea & Arsenal. However, he has played the full 90 minutes in all three and has had his fair share of chances, most notably against Chelsea. Aside from this, he has a total of 9 goals in 5 Premier League seasons he has featured in, a meagre return. His best season on FPL was 09/10 where he picked up 92 points after achieving 6 goals and 3 assists throughout the campaign. It is definitely a gamble bringing him into the SHITHOUSE XI now that Leicester have 3 of the big teams out of the way for a little while to come. Let’s see if he proves us wrong…
In order to give Nugent the best of chances to do just that, we have given him the captain’s armband for this game-week against Stoke.
If you are new to these SHITHOUSE XI articles, welcome aboard! However, you may want to catch up on the previous articles which can you do here.