(/\/\/\ 32k rise /\/\/\)
(/\/\/\ 32k rise /\/\/\)
Folks, we did it again! BOUNCE-BACK-ABILITY. Let's be honest, after the "Giroud Red Card / Boxing Day Massacre" it's never been the same for my team. But the last 3 Gameweeks have demonstrated that you should never say never in FPL. Gameweeks 27-31 were nothing but red arrows. Cue some form and the "big" Double Gameweek and our wildcard - 54k rise in the space of 3 Gameweeks - Back in the Top 1%! I don't want to boast about these minor successes, but they certainly do mean a lot, especially when the blog team fell 78k places over 14 Gameweeks. Having said all that I was gutted to only score 95 (5 short off a ton). Then again that equated to a 5k rank for Double Gameweek 34. All this with a Captain Hazard fail. N'Doye (the calculated risk) proved to be a super differential, you can hear me rave about him here.
Looking ahead, I could have made various transfers. But why should I? 10 of my starting XI are playing at home. Yes, it's a risk doubling up in positions during a non-DGW. The plan is to use my FTs after GWs 35 or 36 to purchase sufficient Ars/Sun coverage for DGW37. I am starting N'Doye as Hull have only failed to score once at home since 1st Jan and I have benched Koscielny as Arsenal have only kept 1 away PL clean sheet since 18th Jan. I'm also happy to have PvA as sub3 as he has only kept 2 clean sheets since 27th Sep. As for my captain, I have gone for Hazard. It would be a shame if he blanks 3 times in a row. But with the knowledge that he's been voted Player of the Year and a Chelsea win at the Bridge will secure them the title he has to score, surely!?
Matt won FPL in the 2012/2013 season. He is currently raising funds for a charitable cause and is close to hitting his target (7% away). Please click here to donate via his JustGiving page. Every penny counts!
Jack is currently ranked 2nd in the world and 1st in the FPLH classic league. He's a member of the FPL Twitter community and could actually win FPL, like Matt. Show your support by following Jack and using the hashtag #TeamJackW on Twitter.
It's only rudimentary at present, but I am pleased to announce the launch of an informal FPL newspaper - Fantasy Football Friday. As per it's name, it will be updated once a week. Worth reading for some last minute ideas. Please have a read and subscribe.
- And remember -
FORM IS KEY. CLASS DOESN'T MATTER.
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