Former Sky Sports Fantasy Football champion Dan Cox brings us his latest diary, documenting the highs and lows of his Fantasy Football season.
Gameweek 29 Review
It was a mixed gameweek. Saturday was very uneventful; I had high hopes for my captain Danny Ings, and at half time I was hopeful... he was on two tackles and one shot on target so I was hoping that he would at least earn tier one shot and tackle bonus but it wasn’t to be as he was substituted on 73 minutes. It was especially disappointing considering that Southampton battered Villa all game.
Sheffield United again conceded to disappoint those of us with Dean Henderson or another Sheffield United defender and Leicester v Manchester City wasn’t much better. De Bruyne earned no more than the two points for starting and Sergio Aguero ended up on just one point via a missed penalty (-3) and shots bonus (+2).
Jamie Vardy now hasn’t scored in Leicester’s last nine game but to be fair he didn’t feature in two of those. He did hit the post against City but he’s been on an awful run. Saying that - he’s probably the standout option for captaincy on Friday night away to Norwich, he’s got to score sometime! I was quite surprised to see that he’s in 20.6% of the top 1000 teams.
Sunday was more eventful; Bruno Fernandes starred as United beat Watford 3-0 and earned 14 points from a goal, assist and man of the match award.
Diogo Jota was the main man with 22 points from two goals, shots bonus, an assist and man of the match. At 8.3m he’s a good price and on his current run of form has to be considered for bringing in. He started Sunday in just 0.5% of the top 1000 teams but now finds that his ownership has increased to 8.3%. Adama Traore again started on the bench and this is a concern for the 55.2% of top 1000 teams that have the Wolves man in their side. If you can make the move from Traore to Jota then I think that looks the best course of action. Raul Jimenez scored a rather disappointing six points from a solitary goal and was booked to boot.
The game of the day for me was Arsenal v Everton. Nine points for Richarlison from a goal and shots bonus, but another yellow card. Aubameyang with 19 points from two goals, shot bonus, tackle bonus and MOTM; the Gabon international has been in great form recently. For those of us with Martinelli still, he again didn’t feature and has proved to be a disastrous overhaul pick.
Monday was the turn of Liverpool again to deliver the points. Who would score most, Salah, Mane, Trent or van Dijk? It was quite surprising to see Liverpool conceded twice but Alexander-Arnold making up for the lack of clean sheet with two assists, tackle bonus and man of the match. I always debate going Van Dijk or Salah captain and I was pretty close to going for the former as I couldn’t see West Ham scoring and thought Van Dijk would be an easy 20 point captain whereas a blank for Salah would be just a four pointer. Luckily I stuck with Salah so I was more than happy for Fabianski to let his rather soft shot through his fingers.
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