Oh, Fantasy Football you absolute bugger. Another week goes by and although I did actually improve this week there’s still one decision that is tugging at me reminding me that I got it wrong.
I should have picked the Brighton keeper instead of the West Ham one.
Yeah, it’s a weird Premier League week when that is my biggest error.
Granted, I could have done even better if my front three of Sturridge, Kane and Aguero had got more than three points combined. Combined!
Thank the footballing gods that I got rid of Sadio Mane and brought in Eden Hazard to captain the side.
A few other changes were made, as you can see below.
Lukasz Fabianski, West Ham: 3 points
I know, I thought. West Ham have started playing OK and David de Gea is bobbins nowadays. I’ll bring in Fabianski who has been, traditionally, one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. Sure, he played OK but my sub keeper, Brighton’s Mat Ryan, played better and would have given me nine points. Ooops.
Kyle Walker, Manchester City: 6 points
Well, at least Pep has finally worked out a way to stop Kloppo beating him. City should have won as well.
Issa Diop, West Ham: 2 points
I cunningly decided to pick Issa ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold this weekend as I felt that TAA might get tore a new one against City. It turns out I wasn’t the only manager dropping the England international this week as Jurgey lad did the same.
Davinson Sanchez, Tottenham: 11 points
A clean sheet. An assist. Bonus points. A yellow card. It was a busy day for Davinson against that Championship side.
Eden Hazard, Chelsea: 28 points
Normally when I make a big change like this the form of the player I have signed falls off a cliff. Not this time though, as Hazard battered Southampton pretty much single-handedly.
Marouane Fellaini, Manchester United: 1 point
Unsurprisingly, the big tree was thrown on to save the day for United. The surprising thing was he didn’t actually have anything to do with any of the three goals United scored after he came on.
Roberto Pereyra, Watford: 2 points
Yeah, he was doing pretty well until I signed him. His stay with me will be a short one.
James Maddison, Leicester City: 2 points
I sign him and he gets an England call-up. Coincidence? I sign up and Gylfi Sigurdsson sends him back to Norwich with a Cruyff turn. Coincidence?
Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool: 1 point
Hey, I only signed him in case he keeps scoring off the bench. I am not judging him on this one.
Harry Kane, Tottenham: 1 point
Harry, I brought you back instead of Lukaku. Please do better.
Sergio Aguero, Manchester City: 1 point
So, if the ref had given one of a few penalty shouts Sergio would have scored. Hell, if Pep hadn’t subbed him he’d have scored the one Mahrez blazed over the bar. See, this is what happens to me.
Total: 58 points
Above average, green arrows, Wildcard played. I head into the international break a little bit like Bournemouth, wishing it wasn’t happening as I have a little bit of momentum. Oh well, that will soon change I am sure.