We’re back after an International Break, which is always a concern with the potential of injuries and other complications. After having gone a bit stale in the last couple of weeks, this gave me a good chance to step back and make necessary changes to keep me focused on moving up the table. My decisions look forward at the best upcoming fixtures leading to a busy festive period. Here are my respective fantasy teams in FPL and Fantrax:
I have been rather conservative with my funds so far, with a whopping £4.4Mil in the bank, keeping the potential to buy a low-owned but high-priced explosive player such as Kevin De Bruyne or Raheem Sterling if required. While it’s good to have a bit of wiggle room available in the bank, I will look at upgrading where possible/required to ensure I’m giving myself the best chance of success; it’s not worth keeping such a high figure in the bank.
The biggest decision was to remove Liverpool’s Mo Salah, swapping him out for Bruno Fernandes. Cash was also saved with Trent Alexander-Arnold moving out, replacing with Ben Chilwell; however, his injury doubt may convince me to move for Reece James.
As this is a wildcard with a Saturday deadline, further changes will be sure to happen, which I will mention in the comments section as I go along.
Currently on 479 points, ranked 576,505 overall.
I’m lagging behind a bit in this league (85th) and have limited funds due to some poor early choices and unfortunate injuries, so I need a bit of a refresh. My budget doesn’t afford me much room for maneuver, so in come Hakim Ziyech, Richarlison and Reece James.
Ranked 19th, I’m pleased with my team here, so I’m making steady adjustments as necessary. I have quite a few mainstay players who have increased in value, so I won’t be in a rush to sacrifice them right now. So far, I’ve been making the odd change, usually in defense, bringing in bargains and differentials when possible. Diogo Jota comes in as a cheap option who has been in strong form and should get game-time.
How do you rate my Fantasy teams? Any advice? How has the international break treated you and yours? Are you wildcarding in FPL? Which changes are you making for this game-week? Please share your thoughts and tips in the comments below!