Here’s my Barclays fantasy premier league league team for gameweek 3
Well I’ve been agonising over this gameweek what feels like no other and in the end I made no changes!. If you saw my imaginary wildcard team you can see where I’m looking to go with my team so it was a matter of deciding where to go first. The transfer that has tempted me all week is the transfer of Ivanovic out Clichy in for what should be the most nailed on clean sheet imaginable. However I resisted it for 2 reasons. Firstly Kompany at £6.4m (and maybe even less over the international break) feels like the right City defender to have due to the CB emphasis in bonus points and due to his goal threat. While I could have got that with Nastasic, who I believe will partner Kompany (who is saying he will return after the international break), its firstly not guaranteed he will start today and even if he does its not guaranteed that I can predict who Pellegrini will select when kompany returns or that Pepe or someone such like wont be coming through the door in the next 24 hours. So tempting that the transfer was for what seems 6 guaranteed points I decided not to take the option.
I also thought about the JWP transfer for Hazard as Hazard was going down in value and ultimately I was going to ditch him to reinforce my front line. In the end I decided to leave it. I’d like to see JWP start at Norwich to feel secure and I also thought that Hazard’s price would at least stabilise over the international break. Depending on the trend I may do the transfer early in the week if JWP starts for Saints and the Hazard trend is to sell. I’d rather not though as the International break is rife with injuries and 2 transfers will be good cover for the period. While in my imaginary wildcard I went for Sturridge I haven’t ruled out Benteke as he’s home to Newcastle in GW4 and away to Norwich in GW5 which are 2 very good fixtures.
I did even think about an Aguero swap for RVP at 11.25am BST and then a swap back at 11.35am BST to maximise the captain opportunities over fantasy premier league GW3/gw4 but that again seemed a little short term.
So anyway now you know what was going on in my fantasy premier league head during this week . I wasn’t the most efficient corporate drone at work this week that’s for sure! I’m expecting to fall back quite a bit in the rankings this week without the City coverage as Aguero and Dzeko/Negredo go on the rampage but it feels like the right thing to do. It will mean I’ll be watching the City game either from behind the sofa or with my hands covering my eyes every time Negredo/Dzeko or Aguero get the ball unfortunately. I also have loads of people playing each other so if Walcott scores no clean sheet for Dawson, RVP scores no clean sheet for Mignolet etc Anyway enough, here’s the team unchanged after all that with Silva as captain:
- MUN (H)
Good luck to everyone in fantasy premier league gameweek 3
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