GW33 – Ben’s SkyFF Weekly Preview
Welcome everyone to my next SkyFF weekly review! I know it’s only been a few days but because these gameweeks are back-to-back, I’m back at it with another article! Once again, I have managed a small rank gain moving up to rank #1666 and am hoping I can keep this progress going and press on to the top 1.5k!
Review of Gameweek 32
Friday 16th April
Friday was a great start to the week with a single gameday between Everton and Tottenham which ended in a 2-2 draw. Not much really needs to be said on this one, almost everyone will have been on Kane© and therefore will have come away 34 points (17 for any non captainers) with Kane having scored a brace, with T1 shots and MOTM to go with it. The only negative of the match is that Kane came off in ET with an injury and it is looking likely he will miss at least 1, likely more, matches and so I will be moving him on until he returns.
Saturday 17th April
On Saturday I finally captained the trustworthy Jesse Lingard in the early fixture against Newcastle. Lingard was my only player this day but regardless, I would have captained him having made the mistake not to twice in a row now. After looking quiet all game, Lingard managed to get a late penalty, meaning his scoring streak continued and returning a total of 8/16© points. Annoyingly, Lingard wasn’t the only player who’s scoring streak, as did the streak of the Wolves goalkeeper who won’t be named, who managed another clean sheet meaning a 9/18© haul.
Sunday was a quiet day for me with all 3 of my players returning low amounts of points. Unfortunately, in the early fixture between Arsenal and Fulham, I fell for the trap that was transferring DCL to Lacazette, only for Lacazette to get a blank and an injury, great. In the later fixture, Bruno Fernandes, my captain, failed to be involved in any of the 3 goals scored by Utd but, thankfully, he still managed T1 shots and so returned 4/8©.
Monday 19th April
The first of the two back-to-back single gamedays started on Monday with Liverpool travelling to Elland Road. This was a very frustrating day for me with both of my Liverpool players Phillips and Salah missing out on the first 11. Phillips missed out due to an injury leading me to captain the benched Salah, who later came on, giving owners 1/2© points. Those who made a last-minute move
to Trent will have been pleased to see he got MOTM but other than that, not a whole lot to say about Monday.
Tuesday 20th April
Tuesday was the next of the back-to-back single gamedays seeing Chelsea host Brighton. Again, a lot of managers will have been left without any players in this fixture as Azpilicueta was benched however, I decided to make another transfer here, moving the injured Lacazette on for Mason Mount, who unfortunately blanked. Again, not a lot more to say, well done to anyone who is still holding Lewis Dunk who returned 7/14© points.
Wednesday 21st April
As expected, Kane was out on Wednesday with an injury and as such, picking a captain was quite difficult. The players I had remaining on Wednesday was Vestergaard, Martinez and Dias and, with Vestergaard being useless since coming back from injury, it was really between the other 2. Initially I picked Dias but last minute I followed my own advice from last week and captained Martinez just to guarantee that I was safe from pep roulette. Ultimately,3 it was the wrong decision, with Dias returning 4/8© points and Martinez returning 1/2© points, but still I think it was probably the most sensible call and one that wont have hurt me too much.
Thursday 22nd April
Thursday was a day for burning transfers for most sky managers being the first of another set of back to back single gamedays with Leicester facing West Brom. If you read my last article, you’ll know I was considering a Leicester double up and, with Kane being injured, that is exactly what I did. I moved Vestergaard on to Soyuncu instead of Pereira, who I had planned to bring in but was benched and did Kane to Iheanacho, with a plan to bring Kane back in for someone in my team once he is back from injury. Thankfully, this decision paid off with the 2 of them returning me a total of 30 points, bringing me over the 100 points mark for the week, with Soyuncu getting a CS and T2 passing and Nacho getting a goal and T2 shots. With 3 more single gamedays coming up, Leicester look like a fantastic team to own players from.
Friday 23rd April
Friday is the second of the back-to-back single gamedays with Arsenal hosting Everton. This is the fixture that most managers brought Lacazette in for but, now that he is injured, I would expect most managers to skip this fixture with there being no standout captaincy options. The most popular captaincy option remaining will probably be DCL who has been declared fit but personally, I’ll be captaining my only player in this fixture, Saka. I’m not very confident with Saka as my captain as he now hasn’t managed to score in the PL since the end of January but ah well, beggars can’t be choosers, I guess.
Saturday 24th April
Saturday puts me in that awful position once again, do I captain the player with the better fixture (Salah v Newcastle) or do I captain the most in form player in the league in a much harder fixture (Lingard v Chelsea). I also have Mount and Azpi playing in the Westham fixture, but Mount is pretty unpredictable, and I would be shocked if Chelsea manage a clean sheet against Westham and so really it is between Salah and Lingard for me. I’m really stuck on this one and will probably wait until the last minute to decide as there is a lot to consider. Salah is currently fasting for Ramadan and so it is possible that his attacking threat could be reduced, and it is really hard to go against Lingard at the minute, I know better than most, but God forgive me, I’m pretty sure I’ll be captaining Salah simply because the difference in difficulty of the two fixtures is too much to ignore.
Sunday 25th April
Sunday is quick and easy for me as I only have 2 players to choose from for my captain, Bruno Fernandes and Emi Martinez. Despite the potential of a Villa clean sheet against West Brom, Fernandes away to Leeds is a perfect captain for me for several reasons. Firstly, Leeds play very attacking football and as such are easier to counterattack. Secondly, United have excellent away form this season. Finally, and most importantly, Bruno is owned by nearly 99% of the top 1k teams and will 100% be the most popular captain on Sunday. So, for these reasons, Bruno will absolutely be my captain on Sunday.
Monday 26th April
Monday is the 2nd of the confirmed Leicester single gamedays, this time seeing them host Crystal Palace. As mentioned earlier I now have 2 Leicester players to choose from as my captain and once again I don’t think there will be much between the 2 in term of points. In all likelihood I will be captaining Iheanacho simply because he has a higher ceiling and will probably be the most popular captain of the day.
23rd April – Bukayo Saka
24th April – Mohammed Salah/ Jesse Lingard
25thApril – Bruno Fernandes
26th April – Caglar Soyuncu/ Kelechi Iheanacho
And there we have it for another week of SkyFF! Good luck with Gameweek 33, and as always if you have any questions feel free to message me on Twitter (@BenSkyFF).