Thursday, 10 December 2015

Chief's #FPL Team - Gameweek 16

Disclaimer: *I reserve the right to change this team at any time. Any changes will most likely be confirmed on FPLH's Twitter account.


Rojo and Deulofeu OUT
Kolarov and Coutinho IN



It goes without saying, Gameweek 15 wasn't nice for my fantasy football team.  40 net points was well below the average and Mahrez's hat-trick didn't help, that's for sure.  All in all, the gains from the previous Gameweek were eroded with a 300k OR fall.  Time to invest in higher ownership players...

Looking to Gameweek 16, I could have panicked and bought Mahrez in the unlikely hope that he would bag another hat-trick.  I think that train has sailed and Leicester will struggle to score 2+ goals a match in the weeks ahead as their fixtures get tougher.  I even considered selling Vardy for Giroud, but I'm happy to wait two more Gameweeks before I do so. I was close to selling Lingard for Silva, but that would have forced me to bench Vardy.

I decided to buy Coutinho as I think he's close to 100% fitness and has a good run of upcoming games.  In addition, his form (pre-injury) was scintillating. I needed an attacking Liverpool player in my team - he made sense.  In addition, Dier may be a doubt against Newcastle.  But I have retained him as he could still be fit for Sunday.  I wanted to sell Rojo but in truth there weren't many viable alternatives.  I opted for Kolarov in the end due to his attacking prowess and City's fixtures.  Yes, City are prone to conceding goals without Kompany, but I feel that Kolarov has a spark about him - as well as high ownership.

Finally, I decided to captain Kane as he was rested on Thursday and Newcastle United's away record is abysmal.
Good luck to you all!