Game week 27 review and game week 28 preview
Friday 12th March
I started GW 27 just outside the top 100 having kept hold of all of my 5 city assets despite some others in and around me already moving off to cover certain match days. I brought in Matty Targett at the start of the previous game week with this fixture in mind (Villa vs Newcastle). With many likely to go Ederson to Martinez I wanted to hold Ederson for the Fulham game and then move on to Mendy for the epic Chelsea run of fixtures.
Although I was disappointed to see Villa concede in what was essentially final kick of the game Targett came away with a dubious MOM bonus so netting me 10 points as captain and with his low ownership putting me 2 points up on Martinez owners going into Saturday.
Saturday 13th March
First move of the day saw me transfer Targett out for Dallas, the method behind the madness is that Villa have a tricky run coming up, with Leeds having a couple of games condensed in the next week before a tricky run of fixtures begins for them. The move also allows me a potential daisy chain of Targett} Dallas} Fofana for the nice fixtures Leicester will have after playing Man City. I got an instant reward for my move with an unexpected Leeds clean sheet netting me 7 points for Dallas right off the bat! In the final game of the day, I blindly captained John Stones and to my relief all my City assets started and returned a haul with Stones even getting on the scoresheet. I finished Saturday in 59th position overall and the 6th best game week score so far, result!
Sunday 14th March
Feeling content with the weeks work so far, I brought in Dunk for Stones to cover off the single game day for the following week and get the extra fixture today. The move had instant pay off again with Dunk banging in an overdue goal. I made another move bringing in Bale for DCL for a little 3-1. This move so far has not paid off with Bale largely anonymous in his 50 odd minute cameo v Arsenal in a largely really poor showing from Spurs. Harry Kane gained me a massive 4 points as captain, and I was now praying Bruno (the other great option for captaincy this day) blanked. Luckily for me Bruno didn’t do much either and I finished Sunday in largely the same position as Saturday.
Monday 15th March
The least said about Salah the better, another blank and I’m left questioning why the hell I own him? At the moment I’m probably going to keep for the remainder of the season. The reasons….
- He’s Mo Salah!
- Liverpool have some favourable fixtures
- Seems like it’ll be a risky wasted transfer wasted especially if he hits form and goes off!
Looking ahead to game week 28 and what is known as a “blank game week” I’ll be sitting on my hands transfer wise and letting the players I currently have do the biz. I have 5 players playing in this mini gameweek.
Friday 19th March
I own both Dallas and Raphina but I’m inclined to stick it on Dallas although still fairly unsure at the time of writing this
Saturday 20th March
The armband goes on my only owned player this day Lewis Dunk, I’m really not expecting anything but a clean + passing bonus would be a dream if it comes off!
Sunday 21st March
I’ll stick the armband on Kane and hope both him and Gareth Bale show a reaction from the horror show v arsenal and return me some points!
Good luck folks, it’s only a small game week and with international break right after it gives us an opportunity to assess our teams and plan for the run in!
Overall rank: 65th
Transfers remaining: double digits 😉