So, what a disaster the FPL Updates XI are having. By the sounds of it, we aren’t the only ones struggling to start picking up the points, as many are already rushing to that Fantasy Premier League wildcard button. The FPL Updates XI on the other hand will not panic, and a few bad weeks won’t dampen our spirits just yet. Last year we managed to rank inside the top 1% of all managers on the Fantasy Premier League game, and right now we are quite a way away from that. Sitting just outside the top 50%, with an abysmal score of 33 points, here is how we looked:
So to start things off, our luck was completely out as Ruddy lost his clean sheet to a player that isn’t even on the game! Then just in front of him, we find ourselves still looking for some clean sheet points as neither of the players want to pick up more than two points!
In the middle of the park it was a familiar site of 1’s, 2’s, 3’s and even a score of 4 from Jordan Henderson! This is something that we will definitely look to improve on.
Finally up top, Rooney managed to disappoint thousands of fantasy football managers as they had the faith to captain him. Benteke on the other hand showed why he was a popular choice, scoring a massive 9 points.
So to the changes! As we said, we aren’t panicking and its a marathon of a season, so no wildcard (just yet)! This week we have utilised both of our free transfers being:
Sterling (OUT) -> Mahrez (IN)
Henderson (OUT) -> Ayew (IN)
This week the second transfer was a tough choice between Payet and Ayew, but we have gone with the latter. This is how we line up:
So in goal we stick Butland in between the sticks. Both Ruddy and Butland go head to head this week as they play each other at Carrow Road. Just in front of him we start a back three of; Huth, Cedric and Richards. All three have reasonable fixtures and ones which there is a possibility of a clean sheet, but we won’t bank on it given our luck!
In the middle of the park we start a flat 5, consisting of new boys Riyad Mahrez and Andre Ayew, alongside Hazard, Cazrola and Depay. All 5 need to start scoring the FPL Updates XI some points, otherwise we could see some more wholesale changes in the core of the team. We have also given the captaincy to Memphis Depay. After his performance during midweek, we fancy him to have a breakthrough on the domestic stage this weekend.
Finally up top we start Benteke alongside Rooney. Benteke got his first goal of the season last week and the latter on the other hand (Rooney) has one last chance to perform, but will likely be replaced by Aguero this week.
Best of luck one and all!