A decent week as my 3 big hitters came in to lift my team into the top 600,000. Not a big jump admittedly, but at least I’m heading in the right direction again.
Last Game points: 69
Total points: 343
Squad value: 101.3
New skipper Aguero duly delivered a tidy 22 point captain haul. Despite this, quite a few big hitters came in, meaning the Argentine’s haul didn’t give me a huge boost.
In midfield, Eriksen continues to churn out the points and looks a fire and forget option moving forwards. While Zanka tackling game in defence means he can pick up bonus points when Huddersfield get a clean sheet. Unfortunately, Huddersfield face a horrible run of fixtures over the next couple of months, so that may be limit his output.
Elsewhere, my squad faired less well. The Swansea triple up fell flat with the Welsh outfit coming up short against Watford. I actually started Rosenoir ahead of Carroll as I backed Brighton to get a clean sheet. Sadly, though, Rosenoir appears to have fallen out of favour.
Plotting Lukaku’s exit
Looking to next week, I’m planning a bit of a reshuffle. I just feel that if I’m going to play 4 at the back most weeks, I’ll need another big hitter. At the moment I’m eyeing up Alonso or even Luiz as Chelsea face an excellent run of fixtures after the international break. Despite Alonso being subbed at 59 minutes this weekend, he seems a certain point scorer over the next couple of months. While Luiz, following his ban, has dropped to 5.9 and looks a cheap route into Chelsea’s resolute backline.
I’ll look to fund the move by shifting out one of my United assets (or possibly both). Despite Lukaku and Mikhitaryan serving me well, following the international break, United’s fixtures begin to turn. As a result, I’m likely to take their points and run. This move will represent a big risk as the the United duo have a huge ownership level.
Lukaku will almost certainly go. After this weekend, the big Belgian doesn’t offer a good captaincy option for a while. At 11.6, he simply doesn’t justify his price tag without being a captaincy contender. I’m looking towards Morata as a replacement, but haven’t made my mind up yet. Either way, I’v got a week to ponder before next weeks transfer splurge.
I’m not looking forward to the current week as my cheap players face some tough fixtures. This means that I’ll have to start Zanka against Spurs, which is less than ideal.
Despite Lukaku squaring up against the league’s poorest team, he’s unlikely to shoulder captaincy duties, highlighting the fact that he’s not worth his outlay. I’ll instead look to Kane as makes a strong case given his away form and midweek hat trick.
I’m hoping my squad can pull through as I roll the transfer and plan for a reshaping after the international break.
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