Last weeks red arrow has been rectified with an above average week. The past 4 weeks we’ve been in and around 1m gameweek rank, which has meant we’ve climbed slowly and steadily. 63 points was 14 points above the average and we’ve 2 FTs to utilise this week. Fixtures are coming quick and fast, so I expect the bench to come into use sometime soon.
It was nearly a clean sweep at the back, although everyone got some sort of return. Heaton kept his first clean sheet in what felt like ages after a convincing win against Newcastle. Robertson still struggles to keep a clean sheet but another attacking return earned him a bonus point too. Leicester have now kept 4 clean sheets on the bounce and Soyuncu keeps ticking over. Lundstram shipped 3 goals against Man Utd but assisted the opener and went mighty close to scoring early on. His price is now up to £5.0m!
Martial was disappointing considering there were 3 goals scored and he wasn’t involved in any. He’s got one more week before he possibly gets the chop. Speaking of the chop, Mount was benched and came off for a single point against Man City. He simply doesn’t look as good value compared to other mids at this moment. Sterling blanked for the third week running and was denied a late goal by the smallest of margins by VAR. Fuming. KDB was finally back in the points with a deflected goal against his old club. Fixtures are on the up, so I’m hoping that helps his form. McGinn failed to return in his 2-0 win against Newcastle and he’s just had 1 assist since GW8. There’s going to be a midfield cull this week.
Abraham blanked against City which wasn’t too surprising but picked up a nasty knock in the champions league. Vardy is a machine at the moment. The skipper scored and assisted against Brighton and he got a bit of luck with a penalty retake but this game is a lot about luck, so I’ll take it!
Transfers: Sterling/Mount/Abraham -> Son/Pulisic/Jimenez (-4)
3 top 4 players are out. An injury and rotation see the Chelsea duo exit. Sterling’s price is too high to not be giving him the armband. Income 3 in form players.
Heaton travels to Old Trafford and his next 3 look tough, so I won’t be expecting much. Mendy gets a rare start and he plays Newcastle who are struggle to finish their chances. The budget duo of Soyuncu and Lundstram face Everton and Wolves. Finally Roberson makes it 4 at the back as he plays Brighton. Surely he can get a clean sheet this week!
Martial faces Villa at home and the majority of his squad got Thursday off as Ole brought the youth over to Azerbaijan. New signing Son faces Bournemouth for Mourinho’s first home league game. He looks like the perfect Mourinho, similar time Perisic who he couldn’t acquire at Man Utd who works hard on the wing. Son loves a shot at goal as well with the new manager boost and decent fixtures who should stay in the side till wildcard time. KDB plays Newcastle and I expect him to get some sort of return. There’s so many emerging options in the midfield, I can’t afford to have one slacking. Pulisic is the second new buy. His form has been exceptionally good and I’d have bought him last week if he didn’t have Man City. He’s much more attacking and prolific than Mount. He’s also finally in Lampard’s plans after not being able to break into the squad due to his lack of pre-season.
Vardy plays Everton whose manager is on the brink of the sack. Their defence is so inconsistent and this dominant Leicester side will be licking their lips. Last seasons budget hero, Jimenez, is in. He got booked midweek so will miss his next Europa league game and he’s been pivotal in Wolves’ recent form.
Captain: Vardy. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Form and fixture means he keeps the armband.
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