How annoying is it when FA Cup competition and the Premier League clash together? Success this week was all about having and finally utilizing the free hit chip to climb the ladder in our respective group tables.
Despite the English top-flight offering only four matches, the games didn’t really disappoint, so it did turn out to be a fine scoring week for many, with the exception of Newcastle and Aston Villa. Plus, I have to admit that I don’t mind the points I received after playing the free hit chip.
Brighton really paid back the faith I put in them aiming for a clean sheet. Robert Sanchez, Lewis Dunk and Ben White earned 18 points total; I really couldn’t have asked for more. Given Tottenham’s failure in the Europa League, there was a sense that Jose Mourinho’s team might rebound with the help of Harry Kane, which is why benching Villa’s Martinez was the safe choice, and it paid off.
Raphinha was on the radar again with another impressive performance. The removal of Patrick Bamford was a tough call, but the Brazilian worked for me too.
West Ham United’s attacking threat of Jesse Lingard and Michail Antonio proved valuable despite Arsenal coming back from three goals down. Kieran Tierney, Martin Odegaard and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all failed to contribute to any of the goals, which is really a shocker for me, but I guess that’s what happens when one’s opponent scores goals for you.
The most obvious choice to captain had to be Harry Kane, and the English striker delivered with a goal. Kane is Kane.
How did your teams perform in this game-week? Did you use the free hit chip or any other strategy? Who were your hit and miss players for GW-29? Please let us know in the comment section below!
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