My Sky and Telegraph teams will continue through the season to be selected using The Algorithm and various analytical evidence.
Following my original draft of the Sky team, I found out that Rudiger was injured meaning the process needed to be re-worked. I’m also slightly relieved as Chelsea have a new manager so am not sure if their style will change (eg frequency of passing bonus).
Before starting with selecting the team, I hear a lot of chatter about Guilbert of Villa priced at £4.5m (being a good enabler). Based on Villa’s defensive rating (albeit based on last season) and their opponents in the first four games, the algorithm forecasts defenders to score 7.65 points (excluding bonus, goals etc). This on its own makes him a reject....
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