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After eight consecutive red arrows and nine negatives in 10, the pain finally disappeared… for a week at least! I said I couldn’t wait to wildcard, and it couldn’t have gone any better – 77pts, a game week rank of 55,409, and a welcome climb from 20.5k to 9.7k.
Twitter Template FC done the business, and for once I came out on the right side of a 50/50 call. The choice to go with Trent Alexander Arnold (11pts) and Kelechi Iheanacho (13pts) over Nat Phillips (2pts) and Jamie Vardy (2pts) put me 20pts in profit. Jesse Lingard (14pts) over the unfortunate Pedro Neto (1pt) was also a correct decision.
Last Friday started off in familiar fashion with first sub Conor Coady picking up a clean sheet off the bench at Fulham.
The risky move to go without any Manchester City assets on wildcard paid off this time as Leeds pulled off one of the shocks of the season against all odds the day after. Of the three City I had previously, John Stones and Ilkay Gundogen blanked, and Ruben Dias was rested.
Liverpool looked out of sorts at home to Aston Villa until a second half goal from captain Mohammad Salah (14pts) and a last gasp Alexander-Arnold wondergoal banked some more vital points.
A double Chelsea clean sheet wipeout by Christian Benteke was annoying, but Sunday afternoon soon made up for that when both Lingard and Iheanacho both bagged braces to fly me up the rankings.
Even Heung-Min Son (7pts) returned to form with a goal against Manchester United. Rob Holding (8pts) completed the dream weekend with a clean sheet and two bonus at Sheffield United.
The easiest roll of the season for me, the team looks in great shape for the next few weeks. The only dilemma is to pick two from Antonio Rudiger, Holding or Coady. Kane is the obvious captain for the double gameweek. Good luck all!
TAA Holding Coady
Salah Jota Lingard Fernandes Son (vc)
Kane (c) Iheanacho
Subs: Forster, Rudiger, Veltman, Davis