So a massive points haul from Fantasy Premier Legaue Differentials XI again in gameweek 2 helped us achieve an FPL average score of 44 points. However, with Ross Barkley on the bench, we missed out on 11 points which would have seen us move quite comfortably up the rankings. Mainstream point returns from the likes of Benteke, Aguero and Henderson also contributed to our eventual red arrow at the end of the gameweek, but nevertheless we push on to gameweek 3.
First let’s take a look at the performance from gameweek 2.
So another strong showing form our midfield saw Redmond score 11 points, while captain Payet managed to bag 18 in total. However recent ownership changes mean that both Barkley and Payet are now ineligible for the squad, again forcing a transfer, this time to the midfield. So with that being said let’s take a look at the side for gameweek 3.
So to avoid a -4 hit we made one change, swapping Payet for the in-form Montero. I’m sure the tricky winger will look to cause a ragged Sunderland a whole load of problems on Saturday as the Swans take a trip to The Stadium of Light.
With the transfer out of the way let’s take a look at the line-up.
Starting XI: Boruc (1.9%), Rose (2.9%), Schlupp (1.8%), Reid (1.0%), Montero (2.0%), Young (0.8%), Redmond (3.2%), Lens (2.0%), Jerome (1.1%), Rodriguez (1.5%), Vardy (3.9%).
Bench: Adrian (5.5%), Gibbs (1.0%), Jones (0.5%), Barkley (10.6%).
Of course there are two ineligible players in our 15 man squad (Adrian and Barkley) however with Adrian suspended and Barkley as third sub it removes the chance of them scoring any points towards the sides’ total. Unfortunately a wildcard may be forced in the coming weeks, particularly if our players continue to perform, and rise in ownership percentage.
So again we look to our midfield for our main source of points. However, as Ashley Young’s starting place is threatened, we aren’t holding out for any miracles this week. The armband moves over to Jamie Vardy, whose unbeaten Leicester face a Spurs side looking to avenge their home defeat against Stoke last Saturday. However the sheer pace of the Leicester attack and ‘Blitz’ approach encouraged by Ranieri will be too much for a shaky Spurs defence to handle, in my opinion. Anyway, football is a strange old game so you never know what can happen.
That wraps things up for this week folks, all the best of luck for another gameweek and see you next time, thanks for reading.