Disclaimer: This is relating to fantasy on the official EPL site, not Yahoo.
Hey guys, I wanted to get some feedback from all of you. With week 1 drawing to a close, my team thus far has scored a pretty respectable 38 points (average team score on the EPL site is 31 points). I still have Hazard, Torres, Cech and Pogrebnyak with one more game to play. Unfortunately one of my starting defenders, Ryan Taylor of Newcastle did not feature. Next up on my bench is Fabio, so EPL site will automatically put him into my squad, at the end of week 1 and he scored -1. Just so you guys know, with the EPL site you are only allowed 1 free transfer per week. You are allowed to use ONE "wildcard" which allows you to make as many changes as you like without being penalized. If you do not use the wildcard, and make more than one transfer, you are deducted -4 points from your total week score. I am debating using my wildcard now. Help me out here. Also, the maximum amount of players you can have from one squad is 3. This is my squad as it stands:
Disclaimer: Eden Hazard is a midfielder on the EPL site, I realize he is listed as a forward at Yahoo, but that is not the case over at the EPL site.
Riise, RTaylor, Assou Ekotto
Joe Allen, Eden Hazard, David Silva, Gareth Bale
Torres, Pogrebnyak, Suarez
bench: Fabio, Ross Barkley, Jamie Ness, Stephen Henderson (West Ham's backup goalie). I know my bench sucks, I put all my eggs into my starting line up.
This is what my team will look like if I use the wildcard and make wholesale changes:
*edit*Ashley Williams (changed from Danny Simpson), Kieran Gibbs, Riise
Michu, Ben Arfa, Hazard, Nasri
Torres, Ba, Tevez
bench: Jussi Jaaskelainen, Carl Jenkinson, Carlos Cuellar, Zoltan Gera
With week 3 being an off week for Chelsea, Jussi will step in for Cech, West Ham play Norwich that week so that is a good match up, Gera steps in for Hazard, either Cuellar or Jenkinson in for Torres.
Defenders in same price range as AWilliams: Chico, Ridgewell, Simpson, Collins, Mertsesacker, Hangeland, O'Shea.
This will also leave me with 0.4 left in the bank.
Am I jumping the gun here with the wholesale changes, or will they make my team better?