What a turn up in Sky Sports fantasy football. I’ve been forced to sit there with my team after I used 5 transfers in December way too early dying to make transfers and now I can, circumstances have changed and I wont be making any? Here’s how this bizarre situation has come about. I’m in 2,188 position overall by the way.
Firstly, I was desperate to get rid of my cheap defensive gamble of Wisdom of Liverpool. Now Enrique has a hamstring injury with no return date although some earlier reports talked about 6 weeks. With Downing playing so well as a winger its hard to see him going back to LB so does that mean Johnson to LB and Wisdom to RB? One things for sure, I’m going to wait for the Sunderland game before moving him on.
Also I wanted to move Rafael because of a mixture of Utds defensive issues and the rotation issues that surround their defence. My target is David Luiz of Chelsea who seem to be getting their defence together under Benitez. He’s also playing in midfield and has free kicks in his locker. However with Utd playing today and Chelsea tomorrow under Sky Sports fantasy football rules I can make the transfers tomorrow.
I’m also intending to replace sterling with a cheap tackle and bonus player, maybe someone like Lucas or James McArthy. Lucas is a great target, but needs to secure his starting spot. I’ve left this again as home to Sunderland is a place I can really see Sterling getting returns so I’ve put it off for 1 week.
Lastly I wanted to get Bale back in to my team at the expense of Silva. Bale then goes and gets suspended for 1 game, ruling out that option as well. I’m considering Mata if he lines up against QPR tomorrow but Bale is my number 1 midfielder of choice.
A word about Walcott who is obviously the man of the moment. This is also a big area of contemplation. Arteta is a must in my mind due to his penalties and the tackle and pass bonus situation. He is the number 1 beneficiary of these rules and is very good value. Cazorla is a pretty frustrating fantasy football player but in Sky Sports fantasy football his value and the fact that Cazorla and YYT are the only all round midfielders who benefit from the tackle and pass bonus rule. He’s also the runaway leader on points in Sky Sports fantasy football midfielders. So here’s the issue. Readers will know I’m a little reluctant to double up on players in attacking areas of fantasy football but to have 3 from 1 team seems inconceivable. I haven’t resolved this dilemma in my mind and with Walcott playing City at home next (after Saints) I have at least a week contemplation time coming up.
Anyway here’s the rather surprising unchanged team