“Gameweek 1, what a disaster” I heard many of my mates say down the pub on Saturday afternoon and even more on Twitter. That phrase made many Fantasy Premier League managers feel better as “we’re all in the same boat” with “a freak opening gameweek”. Not me, that made me feel worse! With a score of just 22 FPL points, the Shithouse XI beat some standard teams and this cannot be tolerated. My gamble of Jesus Navas did not pay off and as a result he will be benched this week. Even more worrying is that my last minute striker choice Zarate, who was drafted in for the injured Valencia, only went and scored so he will be sold immediately. Thankfully I could count on my three C’s, one of which could have been sent off to bring my score down.
With a total of 22 points and a rank of 2,604,353 I am around 1 million places from my target.
Butland – Conceded so can’t complain but Liverpool had to work hard for that, so he’s now being monitored…
Coleman – First gamble paid off. I knew all the hype around Everton vs Watford would be a wash out and a standout zero points was indicative of this.
Cathcart – His opposite number showed Coleman how it’s done with a single point.
Colback, Cattermole, Coquelin – 1 point each, what a load of shit!
Navas – Picked up an assist so he’s relegated to my bench.
Sanchez – Equalling the good one, he brought me home a single point.
Zarate – With a goal and bonuses he has to be sold, this is not acceptable.
Crouch & Graham – Having not made an appearance, this is deemed as cheating my way to the bottom so at the earliest opportunity they will be sold.
OUT > Zarate
IN > Callum Wilson
So here is gameweek 2’s line-up….
I’ve gone with ‘Captain Colback’ as we don’t fancy the mid to produce anything away to Swansea!
By Matty Kaye