“City offer a wealth of fantasy options all over the park and going without any seems folly”.
These wise words were from me. And yes, you guessed it, I didn’t bring any of them in. With Aguero rumoured to return, I wanted some more information on who would be the surest investment. As it turned out, they were all good investments. This coupled with Ramsey, Davies and Lowe being unexpectedly benched and a trio of captaincy fails meant I ended up having one of the worst weeks playing the game in recent memory. The good thing about fantasy football, though, is there’s always next week.
Transfers Remaining: 31
In the Bank: 1.8m
The less said about last week the better. Only Eriksen and Fabianski brought home any meaningful returns. One bad week does not make a bad team, but I do feel I need a shakeup (yes, the one that I should have done last week). I’m eyeing up replacing Ramsey and Davies. I’ll be happy to see the back of Ramsey, but Davies has been good to me. The problem is the Spurs full back may have reduced minutes with Rose back in the fold. I’m eyeing up a City pair to replace the Welsh duo.
Investing in Sterling
Sterling is top of many fantasy managers wish list. And for good reason. The flying winger is an integral part of the seemingly unstoppable City attacking juggernaut. Priced at 9.8, he’s also one of the cheapest and has the stats to back up his impressive returns in recent outings. Over the last four gameweeks, the former Liverpool man has had the most shots inside the box (12) for any midfielder. The only slight worry is whether his minutes are reduced with the impending return of Aguero. I could stretch to Silva, who looks more nailed on and racks up bonus and assists for fun. With both seeming like good options, I’ll likely make a last minute call on Saturday morning. I’m currently leaning towards Sterling as the extra funds give me the option to bring in Coutinho for Eriksen next week.
Otemendi’s bonus appeal
The Argentine centre back is making a mockery of the passing bonus system, having achieved tier two bonus points by half time last time out. In fact, he’s racked up an astonishing 17 points in passing bonus alone that has seen him rise to joint 4th in the overall points rankings. According to Paul Ferris’s article on Man City assets, Otemendi also offers the best value of any City player. With a kind upcoming schedule, its difficult to see how the City defender is going to be anything other than a constant stream of points over the coming months.
I don’t want to bring in either Brighton or West Ham assets on Friday. That means I’ll be handing duties to Suttner and hope that he doesn’t accrue negative points. Saturday, I be giving Morata the armband providing he starts. I opted to keep him over Lukaku, so I’ll have my fingers crossed that he can outscore the big Belgium over the next few weeks. I’ll once again place my faith in Kane at Wembley when they play hosts to Liverpool on Sunday, although I’m beginning to think that he’s got a mental block.
Other Sky content
Lots of great Sky content on the site, including:
- Paul Ferris takes a look at the numbers behind City players.
- Carl Weeks weekend review. And his excellent forecasting model and toolkit – both of which I use on a regular basis.
- Last year winner Dan Cox’s members articles. Including how he won the title.
- Ian Parrin’s super clever and highly popular planning tool.
- My October captain strategy guide.
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