Sky Sports Fantasy Football tips from former champion Dan Cox. Each week he brings us his weekly digest, giving us the highs and lows of his season and everything else you need to have a successful fantasy campaign.
Sky Fantasy Football - Gameweek 34 Review
Well, Sky Gameweek 34 can only be described as a bit of a disaster. Kelechi Iheanacho continued the fine point scoring form with an assist and shots bonus against Southampton on Friday but annoyingly for those of us with the Leicester defence they conceded again for the second game running.
Even more frustrating for owners of Wesley Fofana as he was withdrawn at half time as Leicester changed tactics after the early Southampton red card. He was on 40 passes and two tackles so passing tier two bonus was pretty much guaranteed and even tackle bonus was on the cards.
It’s also typical that everyone I have spoken to has brought in Soyuncu and Fofana and it’s stalwart Johnny Evans who’s scored two goals in three games and even grabbed an assist!
Saturday again was frustrating. No Ruben Dias, so I chose to captain Cesar Azpilicueta who didn’t start. I did have Kai Havertz so I wasn’t sure wether to be happy he scored a brace or kick myself for not being brave enough to captain.
He was only in 27 of the top 1000 teams and I would have gone up to 22nd if I’d been a bit braver.
To make matters worse Lewis Dunk kept a clean sheet and was man of the match and he is still in a fair few teams (27.4%), it wasn’t ideal. Even less ideal was the goal for Dominic Calvert-Lewin who also remains in over 16.4% of teams.
Onto Sunday starting with Newcastle v Arsenal and no Rob Holding for Arsenal as David Luiz returned - this may be an issue for owners. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a goal and assist but with his ownership at 1.3% it’s nothing to be concerned about.
Manchester United v Liverpool being postponed would have been a disaster for those that captained Mohamed Salah or Bruno Fernandes, But luckily for them the most popular captain Harry Kane managed to avoid earning any attacking returns in a 4-0 win over Sheffield United as Gareth Bale scored a hat trick.
I think Reguilon’s late miss from a Harry Kane pass summed it up. It looked easier to score than put it wide, yet he managed to and deny Kane an assist. The late cross from Bergwjin that Ramsdale just got a glove on to deny Kane a late headed goal just showed it just wasn’t his day.
Not as many people brought back Harry Kane as I had imagined as his ownership only went up to 82% from just over 50%.
Monday was another non event for many with Lingard scoring two points and Patricio conceding again. Those that held onto Michail Antonio have fallen on their feet as he is only in a handful of teams - I suspect those that held have run out of transfers?
Chris Wood scored again and he’s been mentioned ahead of next Monday’s game v Fulham as a potential captain, but with the likes of Salah, Kane and Iheanacho can you make space for him in your team?
Sky Fantasy Football - Gameweek 35 Preview
We start again with Leicester as they host Newcastle on Friday night. Iheanacho, Vardy, Maddison and the defenders are all good options. I really need a Leicester clean sheet as my move for their double defence certainly hasn’t paid off so far. I think with Iheanacho’s ownership at 65.4% that he’ll be the most popular captain and he’ll be my captain.
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