Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Double Gameweek 27 Review: Defenders Hot, Aguero Not

This blog proclaimed Gameweek 26 to be Harry Kane's gameweek. A week later and it's the same story, despite Sergio Aguero having a double gameweek. Kane is not to be underestimated at home, as pointed out after his hattrick and assist in 4-0 rout of Stoke. Aguero on the other hand, having scored in his first game of the Premier League week against the side rock bottom was beaten by Harry Kane, who fired yet another cluster- a brace v a strong Everton defence. Aguero owners were playing catch up but Aguero was unable to match Kane's 13 points even with a favourable mid-week fixture at home to Stoke.

Kane owners were rewarded for their faith, while knee-jerkers who took hits to get Aguero in were left disappointed. The same lesson of sticking to form players even in a double gameweek was taught in gameweek 34 of last season, when Kane outscored Lukaku who had a double gameweek blank. Time to trust Kane with the armband every week?

The double gameweek provided no consistent points for attackers due to Stoke's solid defensive work at the Etihad, but it meant both Man City and Stoke defenders kept two clean sheets in both their games.Both of which are differential defences, so points were there for the taking of managers with points to make up on rivals. Stoke seemed to have bounced back from a 4-0 loss with a new-found ambition v Middlesbrough and a new-look 4-4-2 v Man City.

Pedro, Hazard and Costa- The Holy Trinity

It is safe to say Chelsea have been the most consistent performers in this season's Premier League, testified by the league table. Three Chelsea players is still a must. This gameweek particularly strengthened the argument for having 2 of the 3 Chelsea 'PHD' attacking triumvirate. Between them they have 7 goals and 6 assists in the last 6 games. Whereas the last minute Lanzini consolation cruelly took away the clean sheet, but on another day it would be the perfect outing for Antonio Conte's men.

Written by Kyle Norbury

Stoke fan, football fan, fantasy football nerd.