GW28 FPL Preview
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The slump continues. Just 59 points, one below the overall average, and a gameweek rank of four million plus, all added up to a disastrous drop from 10.5k to 17.5k.
In a set of matches where it seemed everyone benefited from a decent goalkeeper return (Emi Martinez, Sam Johnstone etc.) I was stuck with Nick Pope (2pts), who seems to have lost it of late. To make matters worse, I benched Illan Meslier away to West Ham, and of course he saved a penalty and picked up save and bonus points in a 2-0 loss.
The curse of holding on to Andy Robertson (2pts) was extended with another clean sheet wipeout versus Fulham, and John Stones (1pt) fell victim to Pep Roulette again in City’s double.
In attack, the gamble to swap Bruno Fernandes to Heung-Min Son (5pts) has put me in the red after that early penalty at The Etihad, but I’m hopeful the Spurs man can make that up over the next three matches.
Now to the positives. Harry Kane (19pts) and his supershow against Palace saved me from an even bigger red arrow, while captain Ilkay Gundogen collected 20pts. And that was about it, let’s move on quickly!
One move ahead of deadline, Ezri Konsa is in for Matt Lowton for two reasons – one to try and limit the constant pain of not owning Martinez, and the second to add my eighth player for blank gameweek 29. Villa have a nice game in 30 too with Fulham, so it makes even more sense. Had the cash for team mate Matt Targett, but opted for Konsa’s cheaper price and goal threat.
There was a thought to get Bruno back in, but that would affect my numbers for next week so will stick to the plan. Despite Kane picking up a knock in Europe, he takes the armband, with Salah vice. Picking a keeper and which Leeds attacker to go with were the only selection dilemmas, Pope and Raphinha made the cut. Let’s hope these 50/50 calls go my way.
Here’s to a green arrow, good luck all!
Stones Dias Konsa Robertson
Salah (v) Son Gundogan Raphinha
Kane (c) Calvert-Lewin
Subs: Meslier Bamford Coufal Lookman