FPL GW06 Review
Josh Dowling gives his thoughts on GW06.
The less said about GW06 the better.
ME = Aston Villa
My team was exactly like Aston Villa on the weekend, thought we were cruising nicely and continually improving, but nope, came crashing back down to earth. Aston Villa came up against a Leeds team who no one really gave a chance for Leeds to beat them especially after Villa put 7 past Liverpool and scored very late on to beat Leicester, but Patrick Bamford had a day out, literally everything he touched turned to goals.
Bamford has now scored 6 goals in 6 games for Leeds, averaging a goal a game. Two of his goals he scored were of top quality, one from outside the box into the roof of the net, while the other was a curling shot to the top corner.
Hammers have a point
Prior to GW06, West Ham have not grabbed a point off Manchester City for quite a while. In fact, City have won their last 5 visits to West Ham. West Ham scored a beauty of a goal from Michail Antonio, an improvised scissors kick, but City responded thanks to half time substitute Phil Foden.
As mentioned numerous times before, West Ham had endured a very hard start to the season in the opening 10 games, but it’s not all doom and gloom at the moment. I didn’t expect them to win a single game in their opening 10 games, but they put 4 past Wolves, 3 past Spurs and Leicester. I expected maybe a total of 2 or 3 points from 10 games and they’d be playing catch up but they’ve really surprised me by sitting 12th at the moment above both Manchester clubs with a points tally of 8.
I didn’t expect much to come from West Ham in regards to fantasy but Michail Antonio took his goal so very well which now gives him a total of 3 for the season. For the managers who have gambled on him, it’s definitely paying off – I will be looking at him after West Ham finish this 10 game bracket.
Well, currently, there isn’t much to be said about Manchester City, Kevin De Bruyne scored only 1 point coming off the bench, back from injury, but I do expect him to bounce back this weekend against Sheffield United. There have also been more woes for the strikers of city with Sergio Aguero confirmed to be out for another month, which makes Raheem Sterling a tasty option.
This also means the likes of cheaper players Riyad Mahrez and Ferran Torres are likely to get more game time and produce more FPL points. I would still steer clear of City defenders and any other City player the moment as they are unpredictable.
All I’m going to say is I’m so over Aleksander Mitrovic, unfortunately Fulham are just terrible and he’s just not the same as last season, I don’t think you’ll get much more from him, he might bounce back against West Brom this week as a final hurrah but after that he has to go.
No point keeping him as he has no form and Fulham are so poor.
Zaha the man
Like I said in my Crystal Palace team preview, Wilfred Zaha needs to be in your team if he stayed at Palace, and unfortunately I had no guts to start him as Palace’s finish to the season in July was terrible and I didn’t expect them to play the way they are playing.
Definite transfer target this week – they play Wolves, who haven’t been consistent either.
If you can guarantee Mendy is going to be Chelsea’s first choice goalkeeper then he is a must have, he will give you save points plus on the odd chance Chelsea keep clean sheets. There really wasn’t much else that went on apart from a clean sheet and a boring 0-0 game, which Cesar Azpilicueta thinks there should of been a penalty, to be honest it’s on the borderline.
All of the rest
There were routine wins for Liverpool and Tottenham, even if Liverpool went the hard route of having to come from behind against Sheffield Unitedwhile Tottenham left it late to beat Burnley.
Roberto Firmino got off the mark finally while Diogo Jota is becoming one of the best kept secret transfers in history.
Son Heung-Min scored his 8th goal of the season while Harry Kane notched up his 8th assist of the season. He is on record pace to beat De Bruyne’s assists of 20 last season.
There was always going to be a blank coming up for Dominic Calvert-Lewin and it was against Southampton, it’s not that Everton played badly, everything went right for Southampton. Che Adams probably deserved to score a brace with a marginally offside call went against him, while Danny Ings notched up 2 assists.
The less said about my GW the better, I dropped in rank for the first time this season after continually going up each week. I scored 35 points. Literally just forget about GW06, and look on towards GW07. I lost top spot on my league as well which isn’t what I want since the league I’m in are all the guys I coach football.
I have no idea what I’m doing with my transfers, will I use my wildcard? Most probably. I might leave it till after the international break. I might just back my team in since that’s what happened after that terrible GW01 score. I guess it’s only way up after a bad GW.
Hope everyone had a good GW, still a long way to go. We have another 32 GWs, plenty of time to improve that rank.
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Josh Dowling js from Australia and has been playing FPL for 9 years. He follows Liverpool fervently and is passionate about the Beautiful Game.
He is currently coaching and getting his FFA C license.
He blogs regularly as well, so do check it out!