Monday, 24 February 2014

The Rearview Mirror: FPL GW27 in Review

Well, Daniel Sturridge continues to make me look like a complete idiot, and each week that I think Suarez will finally outshine his strike partner once again is just another week that I lose a couple handfuls of bonus points.  Without drudging up the painful details, I've probably lost at least 30 points so far during my SAS owning, Suarez captaining run.  (I can barely type that without getting a headache and psychologically smacking myself in the head)

Let me get into the gameweek review before I dwell on it any longer.  I know you guys have some major planning to do, so I'll keep it short and sweet and include only two headlines per match instead of my usual three.  For those of you with DeGea, Koscielny, Terry, any Norwich defender who played, Evra, Henderson, Giroud AND Sturridge, enjoy the celebration, and please try to keep it down so the rest of us can get some sleep ;)

Chelsea 1 - 0 Everton
Ramires "wins" free kick (heh heh), Lampard places it, and Terry/Howard take it from there
CFC are right where they wanna be - Top of the Table
Arsenal 4 - 1 Sunderland
Giroud scores two separate times!! (I'm talking ON the pitch, you gutterheads;))
Giaccherini steals 4 points from thousands of angry FPL managers
Cardiff City 0 - 4 Hull City
Jelavic bags a brace as Bruce's Bullies cruise
Manchester City 1 - 0 Stoke City
City enjoy 74% possession and Yaya does it again
City keep pace with Chelsea and Arsenal to stay 3rd
West Brom 1 - 1 Fulham
Dejagah puts Cottagers ahead and Magath dreams of life out of the cellar
Things look good late, but ticket to 19th slithers just out of Stekelenburg's grasp
West Ham 3 - 1 Southampton
Yoshida puts visitors ahead (no typo)
West Ham roar back with 3 and, are ya ready, secure 10th place!
Crystal Palace 0 - 2 Manchester United
Moyes sets intimidating lineup for visit to Selhurst Park
Rooney catches stick, scores, then goes home and soaks in a bathful of warm money
Liverpool 4 - 3 Swansea
Sturridge doesn't take long to tell those captaining Suarez they're wrong again
Jordan Henderson caps 7-goal thriller and ensures Pool stay in Champions League spot
Newcastle 1 - 0 Aston Villa
Air of uncertainty settles over St. James Park as goalless draw seems inevitable
Remy to the rescue - stops 5-game home skid
Norwich 1 - 0 Tottenham
I watched a little bit of the match, and Sherwood did NOT look happy
Snodgrass slots home nicely to give Norwich and Hughton much needed victory
Well, there's your gameweek summarized in a jiffy. Now get back to those spreadsheets, formulas, graphs, and stats; gameweek 28 will be here before you know it, and we all know that the next few gameweeks are going to set the tone for the business end of the season and the double gameweeks on the horizon.  11 more juicy gameweeks - there's still a way to go everyone. One thing we can all be sure of; there will be unanticipated events in the whacky world of FPL that will have us re-evaluating and indeed changing our strategies, BUT.... having said that, having a plan that can be modified to react to these unforeseen events is of utmost importance.  As we approach the business end of the season, failing to plan means planning to fail.
Don't let Ultimate FPL divert your attention - get out there and grab the absolute highest year-end ranking you can.  And have a freakin' blast while you're doing it.  Chief, Matej, Fly and I will be right here with you all the way to the end.