With less than a week to go before the start of I’m reviewing the first drafts of my initial decisions of using the algorithm and analysis (hence Ali & Anna's Teams). As my teams will be based on analysis, I would not expect these teams to change during the week (apart from injury news or press conferences).
There is very little additional information that is used in selecting my main eleven players from my first draft. My only two changes are replacing Walker and Gross with Zinchenko and Perez. I ignored these two players in my initial draft as I was uncertain about them starting, however following the pre-season I am happy to have them in my squad.
I’ve also changed my bench to be able to fund a more expensive third striker. Currently having King as my third striker with the option to move to Haller or a Chelsea striker once information becomes available.
Another feasible option was to have Salah and Coleman instead of Siggy and TAA. This was just 0.5 points behind on expected points (which would have been made up I captain points). However, the cost would have been £82.m meaning the bench would be very weak to cover any rested players etc.
The line-up for this week will be:
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