We welcomed a brilliant 6th consecutive green arrow in gameweek 31 thanks to bagging ourselves 61 points, 5 points above the average. Double digit results from Pelle, Walker and our captain Sigurdsson meant we were well on our way to reaching that 60+ mark. Anya came off the bench for Watford to put it on a plate for Deeney and Simpson bagged a clean sheet in Leicester’s tie against Palace. That’ll do nicely.
With the double gameweeks rapidly approaching, the first of which coming in gameweek 33 thanks to the reorganised Palace v Everton fixture, it is vital to plan ahead when considering transfers. It is a shame that Sigurdsson has just passed the 10% ownership mark considering he has delivered returns above the standard 2 or 3 in every one of his performances for the Differentials XI (last 3 games), but rules are rules.
Therefore, although we would have liked to have banked our free transfer this week, we have brought in Everton’s Aaron Lennon. Without this transfer, we would have no available subs and we would be playing a 2 man midfield as Siggy would have been benched! However, if we look at the positives, Lennon comes in at a very small 0.9% ownership meaning we should be good to hold onto him until the end of the season… if he performs. He is on a good run of form with 4 goals and an assist in his last 6 games. His gameweek 32 fixture isn’t the most satisfying as it is a trip to Old Trafford but following that, he features in only 1 of 2 teams to have a double gameweek in gameweek 33 with fixtures away at Watford and Crystal Palace.
Starting XI: Courtois (7.6%), Dawson (3.7%), Walker (3.5%), Wollscheid (4.6%), Simpson (6.5%), Lennon (0.9%), Silva (6.5%), Antonio (4.2%), Rondon (1.8%), Deeney (4.8%), Pelle (7.7%)
Bench: Adrian (4.4%), Jagielka (6.6%), Ramsey (2.5%), Shaqiri (1.5%)
We have steered away from the mantra of ‘always captain the player playing against Villa’ this week as we have no outfield Chelsea players. Instead, we have gone for the idea of ‘captain the player who is playing against a team who hasn’t won in the Premier League since before Christmas’. Yes that’s right, we are talking about Palace and therefore our West Ham representative Antonio gets the armband. He grabbed a goal in 3 of West Ham’s last 4 games so we are hoping this good run continues.
Written by FPL Ghost