BGW29 review and GW30 preview
More pain as a failure to take a punt on either Leandro Trossard or Jesse Lingard resulted in another drop from 18.3 to 19k with a second consecutive score of 48. With only eight players after Heung-Min Son’s injury over the four fixtures, it could have been a lot worst really.
Patrick Bamford (11pts), Raphinha (8pts) and Ademola Lookman (5pts) got us off to a flyer on the Friday night with returns in the Fulham Leeds tie, and my transfer in, Lewis Dunk, got in the act with a clean sheet 24 hours later for Brighton against Newcastle.
The West Ham Spurs game hurt with just Vladimir Coufal (0pts) in that 3-3 thriller, but at least my captain Harry Kane (14pts) got something from the spot at Aston Villa. Onto the next one, the wildcard is calling!
My team is pretty well set up for this gameweek, the only decision is who to take a one-week punt on before shuffling the pack, a Chelsea defender or go back to Bruno Fernandes?
Antonio Rudiger or Cesar Azpilicueta both seem safe picks ahead of a seemingly home banker versus Sheffield United, while Marcos Alonso is on everyone’s radar, and for good reason. Rotation is always a worry though, so the plan is to bring Bruno in for Mo Salah, who will be well owned and captained for the Brighton match. Don’t think I can take another red arrow!
Kane is an easy captain choice and there is hope that a forward line of the Spurs man, Bamford and Dominic Calvert-Lewin can go big. A midfield of Bruno, Son, Raphinha and Ilkay Gundogan also looks exciting with some favourable fixtures. Good luck all!
Stones Dias Konsa
Raphinha Bruno (vc) Gundogan Son
Bamford Kane (c) Calvert-Lewin
Subs: Pope Coufal Lookman Dunk