Gameweek 14 in Review

In terms of Fantasy, its been another good week! My upwards climb continues, with this week bringing another green arrow, all the way up to 272,655. I finished with a total of 60 points, which I am quite pleased with, but it would have been really nice to not lose all of Vardy’s bonus in the last seconds of the match. Now the fixture congestion really starts, and i’m gonna have to write a minimum of two of these per week! I’ll be assessing each of my players individually to see what went right and what went wrong.

Goalkeepers

Paulo Gazzaniga: 2 points

Spurs seem to have a knack for staying clean until the 70th minute or so, then conceding two stupid goals out of nowhere, which they have now done for the third consecutive time. Perhaps this goalkeeper move was a mistake.

Michael McGovern: 0 points

Didn’t play.

Defenders

Trent-Alexander Arnold: 10 points

BANG BANG! Two assists right off the bat for Trent, who seemingly had a telepathic connection to VVD on the day. Once again, Liverpool have failed to keep a clean. Watford has had more managers this season than Pool clean sheets. We keep TAA for his offensive contributions nonetheless.

John Lundstram: 2 points

Again very close to keeping a clean, before the Doctor banged one in. Not too mad at this, as his points now mean nothing since he’s in everyone’s starting 11.

Caglar Soyuncu: 2 poins

The glorious clean streak comes to an end! Four in a row was fantastic, as was the goal that cost them the clean today. Caglar was quite solid at the back and i’m sure they’ll be back to their defensive fortress ways in no time at all.

Jetro Willems: 7 points

Of course. He does absolutely nothing in the two weeks after I buy him, then I choose to bench him against the champions of England, and he scores. This is starting to look scripted.

Diego Rico: 0 points

Three goals conceded and another yellow for the mustard man. It doesn’t mean much since I benched him, but he is worryingly only one yellow away from a suspension.

Midfielders

Kevin de Bruyne: 10 points

A goal and three bonus, another sparkling performance from the consistent Belgian. The same cannot be said for the rest of the team. Another lifeless, turgid performance saw even more points dropped, and the title has probably slipped out of their fingers.

Heung-Min Son: 10 points

So chuffed. Delighted. Two massive hauls since I brought him in, today it was two assists. A lot of attention is on the new look Dele Alli, but i’m really enjoying the attacking freedom felt by Son. Maybe I should start considering him as a captaincy option.

Mohamed Salah: 3 points

He did nothing. For once though, he outscored Mane, by a measly point, since he was subbed off early. I’m still patiently waiting for my repayment for keeping the faith. I hope its still coming.

James Maddison: 2 points

Leicester really struggled against Everton. Their signature brand of free-flowing, expansive football was effectively stifled and barely any chances were created. A day to forget.

Mason Mount: 2 points

Man did I want to ship him before. Man do I want to ship him now. His previous returns were somewhat fortunate, and its now clear to see that he’s not the kind of attacking player we thought he was. Only problem is that no other player in this price range is in any way intriguing.

Forwards

Raul Jimenez: 5 points

I was planning on bringing in Abraham for his home banker against West Ham, but he went and got himself injured midweek. I picked up Jimbo instead, and despite the hard fixture, he still managed to pick up an assist. Pleased enough with that, but it’s nothing to write home about.

Jamie Vardy (C): 6 points

Once again, I cap him, he scores. I’m riding this rocket all the way to the top. This was a typical Vardy performance, did nothing until his big chance, then put it away. He did put a wide open header over the bar late on, which ended up costing him bonus. Then a late winner from Ihenacho cost him the two he had left. Oh well, at least I didn’t cap Mane.

Mason Greenwood: 1 point

After last week’s euphoria we have now fallen back down to earth. He got a paltry ten minutes of gametime as reward for his goal, surely he deserved more.

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