Previous winner of the FFGeek league and top 1k overall finisher Simon Rowley talks through his team and plans in this Sun Dream Team hints article
Sun Dream Team hints – FFGeek Sun Pundit Simon Rowley updates us on his team
Value (including money in the bank) £61.2m, 787 points, and overall ranking of 8,936. So not to bad, but dropped off from last couple of weeks, from a high of 4,722
2 preliminary transfers done, which can be changed right up till 7am on Friday. Davies out, he’s missed the last few premier league matches, and with Rose back to fitness, he’s likely to rotate even more, so D Sanchez in. I don’t particularly like swapping defenders in the same team, but I wanted a Spurs defender, and with Alderweireld nursing an injury, and Vertonghen missing a recent international, Sanchez looks the most game time secure (he’s also got a better points per game ration than Alderweireld surprisingly).
With WBA’s recent form, Hegazi needed to come out, but this is the transfer that had me thinking most. Eventually I’ve gone for Gomez at Liverpool, he has decent fixtures coming up, and looks a good prospect. Christiansen at Chelsea is also very tempting, but I’m unsure on his game time every week. This leaves me £1.1m in the bank, which doesn’t leave me enough to swap Pickford out for anyone significantly better, but hopefully Everton’s form improves once the new manager is finally in place.
Rest of the team
I’m happy enough with everyone else, Lukaku’s form has obviously dropped off, but I think Pogba’s return will change that. Jesus could do with more game time, but I still think he’ll score goals.
Thoughts on my team
Signing of the season? – Easily Salah, proving an absolute bargain for everyone who had him from the start.
The one that got away? – KDB. I had him, but transferred him out (I wasn’t the only one though), but wish I hadn’t now.
Disappointment of the season? – Pickford. Enough said.
Surprise of the season? – Otamendi and Sterling. Both scoring far more points than I could have imagined.
Money no object signing? – probably Aguero. If I had the money I’d probably put him in, but every season he has a spell out injured, quite often around this time of year, if memory serves me right.
Player I’m hoping will move me up the leaderboard? – Hazard. Low ownership, and the potential to score big points, means he could be a really good differential.
Follow me on twitter (@upthevale1) for weekly updates, and any transfers I do. Comments and questions also welcome. Good luck to all as usual.
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