FPL GW25 Review
Oh what a week! Most of us were saved by those final few minutes at Elland Road, and anyone who knows me can tell I had about three heart attacks before the final whistle. Here, I will review the gameweek gone by, and also give you an insight into my gameweek. Notepads out, there will be lessons to be learned.
FPL GW25 Review – Double Trouble
To start where we have just finished, Leeds annihilated Southampton on a pitch that wouldn’t look out of place in Sunday League football.
The three main Leeds assets, Bamford, Dallas and Raphinha, all returning. Southampton started well and by half time they could have had two, but they LOST STEAMduring the second half. My advice at the moment would be to stay away from Southampton assets, but definitely bring in Raphinha. Every Leeds attack tends to go through him, and in the absence of Kalvin Phillips, he is taking the set pieces.
Two sides of Manchester
Manchester gave us two entertaining games, as usual, both with the rarest of things.
At the Emirates Stadium, Raheem Sterling headed home in the 2nd minute to give City a 1-0 win, with Mahrez providing an assist on his birthday.
The Red side went to Newcastle, where Allan Saint Maximin payed the price, as so many players have, of celebrating a goal against Man United. Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James added to the Marcus Rashford opener to take a 3-1 win back to Manchester.
Jurgen’s book of excuses
Liverpool are now on one of the worst runs in their history.
They can’t seem to win at home, have lost their last 4, and Jurgen has now started to blame God for why they lost the Merseyside derby. In other words, Everton outclassed them. Richarlison has found his shooting boots again, and so has Gylfi Sigurdsson, albeit from the penalty spot.
Ahead of this double gameweek Everton assets look very appealing.
Eagles soaring high
Crystal Palace, who we all thought were overly reliant on Zaha, produce a 2-1 win over their rivals Brighton.
It could be said that it was the rivalry that pushed them to win it, but I think it is much more than that. Jean Philippe Mateta scored his first Palace goal and looked dangerous all game, whilst Christian Benteke has looked more like his former self all season. I see some short term value in Palace assets whilst Zaha is out.
I had an absolutely fabulous gameweek, managing 105 points.
I brought in Dallas, Bamford and Shaw, so besides the latter, massive hauls there. My captain choice of Raphinha paid off, whilst everyone else flocked to Bamford, so 24 points right there. In fact, only two players, Ollie Watkins and Luke Shaw, blanked, but it could have been one had I started Michael Antonio.
My overall rank has risen to 563,234 which is only going to rise. A third triple digit return this season leaves me in a great position in what can only be one of my better gameweeks.
Jesse Lingard is now onto my watchlist. He has been racking up the points at West Ham and I still have a Hammers spot in my team.
Luke Shaw was brought in knowing that Newcastle wouldn’t have Callum Wilson, but Harry Maguire’s poor clearance led to Saint Maximin’s goal. I swapped him in to get rid of James Justin, but I may as well have kept him on the bench.
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