One Man’s Team Journey – FPL Gameweek 2

Previous Gameweek – Summary

As the dust settled on Gameweek 1, some people licked their wounds while others were quick to celebrate their success.

At times, this can give you a feeling of missing out, seeing scores that are way above what you’ve got. If you want my advice – don’t worry about it too much. Or do, but realize that it’s as effective as solving an algebra problem by chewing bubble gum (thanks, Baz Luhrman).

Just stay the course. I normally choose to do the latter, otherwise you get yanked into transfers that are (many times) one step behind.

While my team hasn’t lit the world on fire in Gameweek 1, I would be a fool not to take 87 points gracefully. A great score with a rank of 458,690 – it feels like being off to a good start.

My defensive players brought in 35 points (40% of points, 7 Points Per Player), midfield led the line with 37 points (42,5%, 9,25 PPP), while the attackers (thanks to a late brace by Harry Kane – that’s exactly why I wanted him) chipped in with 15 points (17,5%, 7,5 PPG).

All in all, like I said, a good start. Now, where do we go now?

Current Gameweek – The Team

Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane both duly delivered as has my backline, so no real complaints there – the two premium players remain my two most prized assets.

I still have faith in Andrew Robertson and I’m sure he’ll start bringing in FPL points, but the two Liverpool players at the back is something I will need to contemplate after GW2.

Ayoze Perez and Joshua King were the two notable “blankers” in my team who apparently never looked like scoring – they are the closest to the chopping block right now.  Meanwhile, Gylfi Sigurdsson was denied a haul by a goal-line clearance and could have had much more on another day.

I won’t lie, the hat-trick from Raheem Sterling hurt. Not because I had him in my earlier drafts (“everybody” did), but because it was a calculated risk gone a little bit wrong.

I hoped for a slow start from him and with Spurs coming in GW2, I hoped to be able to last the first two gameweeks without him. What I’ve seen was a man hungry for goals on a team that will score many, MANY goals this year.

I’m assuming that pretty soon, we’ll be scrambling to put more Manchester City attackers into our teams.

But for now…not just yet. I will (gladly) save my free transfer this week and then reassess after GW2 comes to a close, what best to do with 2 or 3 (4 point hit) transfers. The Egyptian international remains the captain despite 120 minutes during mid-week and the line-up unchanged.


P.S. For what is worth, I was toying with the idea of jumping on (and then off in GW3) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this gameweek, but decided against it. I still think that the attacking trio of Auba, Pepe and Laca will soon start being on the minds of many FPL managers.

Good luck!



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