clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Rate our FPL Game-Week 14 Teams: Raja vs Paul

New, comments

Another two staff members pit their FPL teams against one another this game-week. Rate the teams and vote for your favorite in the poll!

Declan Rice and Luka Milivojevic - West Ham United vs Crystal Palace - English Premier League
Raja faces Paul in this edition of ‘Rate My Team’ — Who’s your winner?
Photo by JUSTIN SETTERFIELD/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Raja

Like Albert Einstein once famously said, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

Learn from yesterday means correct the mistake you did yesterday, and don’t do it again (Never trust Pep!). Live for today means don’t do those mistakes today (I have no choice, the fixture seduced me). Hope for tomorrow means if you learn from past, then your future will be bright (I guess I have learned nothing, and this week is going to be “click and hope”).

Three City players against West Brom sounded like a great move, one that could have a high ceiling, but... Yes, that 3-letter word “BUT” can change any positive sentence in the blink of an eye. Pep being Pep doesn’t care about us FPL guys. Why can't he be like Marcelo Bielsa and tell us his team before match day? Is that too much to ask?

As my City assets didn’t play, I am hoping and praying they will play against Southampton (I know, I know — I haven’t learned from my mistakes but I am a sucker for risk).

Great doubts, deep wisdom. . . small doubts, little wisdom, a great Chinese proverb which encapsulates my feelings or is just another way to make myself feel better as I have major doubts. Due to the lack of fingernails left waiting for Man City’s team sheet to see if my guys are playing, I am going to take it easy and just focus on my bench by bringing in a player who is not injured or never ever going to make it to the pitch unless all five subs go missing. As these are uncertain times, I need the cover; maybe now that Big Sam the defensive guru is in town, I may pick up a West Brom player. The only downer with that is they don’t have attacking potential, so I will go with Kyle Walker-Peters who is within my budget. After Man City, he faces Fulham and West Ham.

I am just waiting for days to pass so I can get my hands on a wildcard during the New Year’s countdown. I will be looking at wholesale changes, and my New Years resolution will be to stop getting any City players except for KDB.


Paul

Like many other Managers in the last game-week, I was disappointed by the well-backed Kevin De Bruyne as West Brom grabbed a shock draw against the Citizens. Although frustrated, I won’t be in rush to drop KDB anytime soon. I was mostly happy with my team going into game-week 13, so I was able to bank an extra free transfer, which means I have two for this game-week.

Wolves defender Kilman is now out of favor, so it’s a priority to replace him, but that’s not without its challenges to find good quality. As we enter the busy festive period, I’m keen to keep that safety net of 1 free transfer, especially as I have a fully fit squad who are scoring steadily.

Currently I sit on 2 free transfers, as I’m not one for rash decisions. £1.2Mil is in the bank with my prospective transfer to move Kilman out for either Bednarek or Alioski. Watkins is also treading a fine line after disappointing recently; thankfully he’s a budget forward and allows me to keep a strong midfield. I plan to make the one change, carrying one over to the next game-week.

~

Poll

Which staff member’s team are you backing?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Raja
    (11 votes)
  • 83%
    Paul
    (55 votes)
66 votes total Vote Now

~

Please let us know your thoughts in the comments!

~