The last gameweek was some what of a success. I scored 65 in a week that averaged 47; with 18 total from captain Alexis. It was another week that Lukaku excelled and scored 16 which was a shame but the real shame was Mawson scoring -1. So it actually cost me to have him.
As for my team selection I wasn’t planning on changing a thing with Chadli an actual captain contender due to West Broms recent record against United and with all of their injuries at hand I genuinely think another upset can be had. However Pulis has said with two games coming close together that Chadli along with others was a rotation risk; which means he will play more than likely on game of the next two. In addition to that West Brom face United and Liverpool in the next four games and have a blank week in 35.
That all has lead to me selling Chadli and bringing in Downing. For starters since the manager has left he’s been allowed back in the fold and started the last game. He should be a regular starter and on some set pieces. Also Boro face the Swans, Hull and Burnley in the next three which are as good of fixtures as any and then they play twice in GW34. It’s a cheap punt at £4.9m and frees up just over a million pounds which is great for the coming weeks.
My team selection pretty much picked itself; Morgan is injured and Brady faces Spurs. My keeper selection was the hardest choice but Randolph plays over Forster because of the Saints backline missing so many players and Bournemouth being more of an attacking threat than Hull. In the last position I’m playing Brunt over Mawson because Mawson plays Downings Boro and Brunt faces a depleted United. I think Brunt will be a huge set piece threat and today even more so with all of Uniteds missing players. Also with Phillips out there’s still a good chance he will play higher up the field.
Captaincy was a difficult decision and it was between Alexis or Aguero. I’m going with the latter because he didn’t play the full international game and Arsenal after conceding 3 at the Hawthorns; it should have been more. A win for City here will be a springboard for them to finish the season well and hopefully a big showing from Aguero will make him an FPL essential again for the remainder of the season. I miss the old Kun and while both players will more than likely score I fancy Aguero to score more than one, which I can’t see Alexis doing.