FPL GW28 Review
With a blank GW29 coming up with only 4 games, this could make or break your season. There are massive gains to be made over the next few weeks, especially if you have any chips remaining.
This week’s piece will have a main focus on blank gameweek teams that I recommend getting in to your squad to maximize your chances of a good points total. With that said, let’s get into it.
Two derby games for teams with blanks, with Arsenal and Chelsea both facing off.
For us as managers, it would have been hard to hide the tears as Son hobbled off injured, but Erik Lamela, a near irrelevant player, scored a cute Rabona to put Spurs 1-0 up. As Lamela normally does, though, he got himself sent off as Arsenal took a derby day win. Down on the south coast, Brighton beat Southampton 2-1 with goals from Che Adams, Lewis Dunk and Leandro Trossard. Trossard, who could become a handy differential, could be the driving force against Newcastle.
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The 40% of FPL players who owned Emiliano Martinez were waiting for the routine clean sheet, and everything was going smoothly until Jamal Lascelles scored in literally the last minute to wipeout the clean sheet and inevitable bonus points. Villa look nothing like they did before Grealish’s injury, and seeing as they play Spurs, I wouldn’t load up on their players.
Newcastle, despite rescuing a point, don’t have enough threat with most of their key front men injured, and can’t rely on Joelinton for anything but increasing the wage bill.
DIOGO JOTA FC
Liverpool haven’t been at their best, but
you just knew the moment Jota came back, it would all be fine. He scored just before half time to give the Reds a 1-0 win but for Wolves there was worse to come. Rui Patricio was stretchered off near the end, which could turn a run of fixtures after the blank quite nasty. As I write this, FPL have given him a 75% chance of playing and with Wolves blanking this weekend, he should get enough rest.
It was tough to take.
On paper, Kevin De Bruyne had the best fixture, so he took the armband, but Pep making 7 changes completely ruined that. Gareth Bale should have been a good differential option, but with the lead gone, Jose takes Bale off at 58 minutes and brings on a defensive player. I went Richarlison instead of Iheanacho for one of my transfers, where obviously the former plays like Troy Parrot and the latter like Prime Ronaldo, but my Brighton punts were hugely successful. Amid the carnage, a green arrow.
With the FDR chart looking kind for Wolves ( 4 games in their next 5 rated 2),
Nelson Semedo is on my watchlist. He has been playing higher up the pitch, and despite his lack of returns in his debut PL season, the signs are there that he could produce returns both attacking and defensive.
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