Teams with a higher number of international players often exhibit poorer performances after international breaks, especially when facing opponents with fewer internationals. Additionally, the significant fixture between Man City and Liverpool has influenced my decision to transfer out some players from these teams.
Looking ahead, there will be no more international breaks until March next year. Fantasy managers can now begin strategizing with a longer-term perspective, anticipating fewer unexpected factors in their planning.
I suffered a significant setback for my FPL team with the injuries to Maddison and Udogie. I’ve made a transfer, bringing in Hee Chan for Maddison. This week, I’m not utilizing any point hits or wild cards, opting to risk Ben White and Udogie, both with a 75% chance of featuring. Onana, although carrying an injury concern, is expected to play this weekend. For captain, Ward-Prowse has been assigned the role, and Hee Chan is set as vice-captain due to their favorable fixtures.
The primary determinant for my Fantrax team this week is the fixture, prompting me to drop prominent players in favor of those facing teams from the relegation zone. Coufal, Ward-Prowse, Tavernier, Edouard, and Solanke have been chosen precisely for this purpose. Nick Pope as goalkeeper is a calculated risk at a low entry price.
Mirroring the approach of NMA-11, I am opting for players with favorable fixtures this week. In addition, I am swapping out David Raya for Sam Johnstone due to the former’s ineligibility. Despite the consistent performance of City and Liverpool in recent years, it is surprising that none of their players are present in the 17 slots available to me. I hope this decision does not prove to be a mistake.
What do you think about my teams in Fantrax and FPL? Do you agree with my changes? Please log in and leave your comments below. Additionally, feel welcome to showcase your own squad and ask for a “Rate My Team” evaluation!