My team was nominated as the official Fantasy Football First team. My job is to tell you how and why I have picked certain players and formations for the Fantasy Premier League, and explain my reasoning behind any changes along the way. This article explains the changes I have made to my team and why.
How did I do in game week 29?
For game week (GW) 29 I sold the injured Kane for Gabbiadini and the underperforming Snodgrass for Hazard, both of whom have double game weeks before the end of the season. These moves cost me 4 points.
My team took a big set-back when Hazard was announced injured around one hour after I had transferred him in. It took a second set back when Gabi played for just 30 minutes.
I picked up 61 points and fell 14k in the rankings.
It took a third set-back when Coleman broke his leg on international duty. All in all, a kick-in-the-teeth round.
Game week 30
Starting with injuries as always, Coleman will be out for a long time. I need to sell him. Coleman is in my team to provide Everton cover for game weeks 32 to 37. Therefore, I don’t need to replace him with an Everton defender. Also injured are Gaby and Hazard, although both are expected to return for the midweek games. Therefore my number 1 priority this week is a replacement for Coleman.
With the four defenders I have remaining, I can get by with
- GW30: Azpi vs Palace (H), Walker vs Burnley (A), Hoelbas vs Sunderland (H)
- GW31: Walker vs Swansea (A), Hoelbas vs West Brom (H), McAuley vs Watford (A)
- GW32: Azpi vs Bournemouth (A), Walter vs Watford (H), McAuley vs Southampton (H)
So I have a choice. I can bring in a cheap defender, for example, Gibson of Middlesbrough who will give me an extra DGW player; or for example, Koscielny of Arsenal who will give me great fixtures in the coming weeks and double game week cover. With Cech ruled out for this weekend and for the midweek game week, I feel Gibson is the better selection for now. After all, I can always switch McAuley over to Kos in a few weeks.
So this is my move. To confirm, I have sold Coleman and bought Gibson.
I am not very happy with my team at present. I think I need to bring back Alli in midfield and Costa up front. To do these two moves, and bring in Kos, I need to free up cash. Selling Mirallas will help but it won’t be enough. Over this coming week I will do some planning using the comments section to gauge opinions.
I will confirm my captain on twitter tomorrow.
Best of luck this weekend. Post your team below, tell me your GW30 plans, and I’ll take a look.