TWO FPL VETERANS REVEAL EVERYTHING IN A HEAD-TO-HEAD FIGHT FOR FPL GLORY
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FPL veteran (read: addict) of nine years with a day job in digital strategy. Season ticket holder at Spurs and madly in love with Harry Kane.
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English/Italian hybrid. Tactical nous of gli Azzurri with a Terry Butcher-esque never-say-die-attitude. Refusing to let life get in the way of FPL. Chelsea fan.
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TOBY'S LINEUP: GW3
After two good GWs I’m sitting fairly pretty on 150 points. Good, but could be better.
Everyone in the community seems to have gone nuts for a WC this week and I couldn’t be happier. My team isn’t in perfect shape by any means but it isn’t anywhere near bad enough to be wildcarding yet and I think having that WC later on in the season is going to be a real advantage with the threat of Covid-19 wreaking havoc with the fixture schedule.
I’ve treated myself to a -4 and a mini wildcard for GW3. Three transfers:
Aubameyang > KDB
Robertson > Saiss
Davis > DCL
I thought long and hard about this one. I’m gutted to be giving up on the Trent/Robbo double up. I still think it’s a great shout. But I’m also aware of how rapidly DCL is rising in price and I don’t want to find myself paying £8m for him in a few weeks when I could have got him at £7.1. It’s fair to say that Robertson’s price won’t be anywhere near as volatile. Moving Robertson to Saiss also frees up some money to do the Davis to DCL move.
What else is on my mind? Well, if I was wildcarding I’d be doing ASM to Podence all day long but I’m not taking a -8 for that. I have a sneaking suspicion ASM might get a return against Spurs on Sunday too (maybe the Spurs fan pessimism coming in there).
I’m also aware of just how good Jimenez’s fixtures are for the foreseeable. Were it not for Kane’s 21-point haul last GW I may have been looking to do Kane to Jimenez. I still might in a GW or two as that would free up £2m that could be used to upgrade Barnes, Reed or one of my defenders.
I’m not overthinking my captain this week. It’s Harry Kane. He notched 21 points last time out, is at home, is playing a Newcastle side that just got beaten 3-0 and is somehow a bit of a differential with just 15% ownership. Arise Sir Harry.
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It wasn’t meant to be like this. You don’t wildcard ahead of GW3 unless you’ve had a shocker. And boy did I have a shocker! Did I really need to make wholesale changes? Probably not, but I wasn’t up for an 8-point hit and don’t really rely on Wildcard 1 so was okay about hitting the button. Sounds weird doesn’t it? But I genuinely don’t rely on Wildcard 1 and usually end up spunking it in December just for the sake of it. Last year I used it on boxing day and made some dreadful decisions just for the sake of it – like selling Trent two days before his 24 record points haul vs Leicester. Wildcard 2 on the other hand is different gravy. That’s very much appreciated for the all important chip strategy.
Anyway looking ahead. Headlines are:
No Liverpool – Whilst I love Trent and Robbo, even Liverpool are looking like they will concede and with more goals than ever before in the PL I am using funds to invest in attacking players. Salah will be back in my team come GW6 but I’m planning on having fun with that premium mid slot until then. Sterling this week, maybe Auba next and maybe even a Utd player before heading to Mo.
Triple City – Foden could get a rest but you have to ride the wave with him. No other 6.5m will get his returns this season. KDB is set and forget as long as he is on pens and playing number 10 as he did vs Wolves.
Werner, Son and Jimenez have great fixtures and I’m expecting big things. Don’t let me down lads.
DCL was a tough one, I still like Che Adams and I think Chris Wood offers brilliant value but I have taken so many risks with this team that I want to play safe with DCL and cover Everton.
KDB captain, so its effectively quadruple Man City attack for me – if they blank it could end my season. Imagine that on GW3!? High risk, high reward and all that.