Gameweek 22 Review

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Alright, to ease a burden I’ve offered my thoughts on GW22 thus far – noting we still have the Chelsea vs. Southampton game in a couple of days time before this round is complete. Hopefully you guys can get by with this until the great man Seags returns. Anyway, enough of my babbling and onto the games!

QPR 0 – 0 Tottenham

In what may be a somewhat of a surprise result, ‘Arry’s mob were defensively brilliant against his old side in Spurs (with much thanks to the maligned Julio Cesar). The pressure was high and sustained for most of the 90 minutes against them, so no doubt the precious point will be that little bit sweeter for Arry and QPR fans alike. Still, it does highlight the woes up front for QPR – really missing a dominant striker. Taarabt was playing mostly a lone hand up front, so the news of QPR possibly pinching Loic Remy from under the noses of Newcastle would be most welcomed down at Loftus Rd.

For Spurs, Sandro went off injured early in the game allowing Parker to return – but neither of which I think are really relevant. Defoe and Adebayor started up front together for the last time in a while before the latter heads off to the African Cup of Nations, but although both had their chances neither could get past Cesar. Dempsey came on to replace Adebayor late in the game and may find himself get a few more minutes until the big Togo frontman returns. Whilst Bale flashed in and out of the game in my opinion, that didn’t stop him landing 3 BP’s (along with Taarabt) even in a scoreless game! It’s easier not trying to explain it.

 

Aston Villa 0 – 1 Southampton

Well things aren’t going well for the Villains, going down to the lowly Saints at home thanks to a somewhat controversial penalty to Rodriguez which was slotted home by Lambert. I have to say I haven’t watched all of this game as I didn’t really have much vested interest in it, but Villa weren’t without their chances especially in the second half. Benteke was prominent in most of their chances of which many were well kept out by Boruc and the rest of the Saints defense. Those of us with any investment in Soton’s defense due to the DGW this week would be pleased with the clean sheet though, as that is unlikely to be repeated against Chelsea.

In some bad news for any of you that hold defensive cheapie Shaw, he suffered a nasty gash on his leg which may keep him out of the clash against the Blues. Well done to all those who picked up Lambert though, he has now scored in 4 of the Saints last 5 games, which at 6.4 is great value! He also managed to pick up the 3 bonus points as well. Unfortunately for anyone that invested in midfield cheapie Puncheon couldn’t land any attacking points, although he did hit the upright later in the game. It might be time to move him on following this GW if you still hold him.

 

Fulham 1 – 1 Wigan

Wow, Fulham really are in some terrible form. This was heading quickly down the path of a highlight free fixture, that is until unlikely hero/veteran Karagounis decided to let fly from long range – putting the Cottagers ahead in the first half. After that, the game was really lacking again – if you exclude a few good chances from Di Santo being squandered and a brilliant save from Aussie Schwarzer to deny a Maloney effort. However late on Di Santo finally put one into Fulham’s net with an absolute gem into the top right corner.

For Berbatov owners, he looked tired to me and that’s possibly been confirmed with him possibly coming up for a rest. As a Ruiz owner I was left disappointed by a goal line clearance late in the game, which probably would have seen the cottagers get over the line. The bonus points went the way of Reither (3) who claimed the assist to Karagounis (2) whilst Maloney picked up 1 for his efforts.

 

Everton 0 – 0 Swansea

The result here was probably the biggest surprise of the round – not the fact it was a draw, but the fact neither team could get on the scoresheet! In fact, the last time the Toffee’s had a clean sheet was 22nd September, 2012 (GW 5) in the reverse fixture at Liberty Stadium when they won 3-0. However the Toffee’s weren’t without their chances with 16 shots on goal (half of those on target). As you may assume, Baines and to some extent Fellaini were prominent in their chances whilst Vorm and Williams were influential in achieving the result for the Swans. Another stat, I heard that Baines had created the most chances on goal so far this season in European leagues, with 76 if I remember correctly – in my eyes he was probably the most influential Everton player on the ground producing several fine corners which resulted in a number of the Toffee’s spurned chances.

Everyone’s favourite Swans player Michu again had the best chance the swans saw all day, with his attempted chip over Howard athletically tipped onto the crossbar. The maximum bonus points quite surprisingly for mine went to Fellaini, which really reflects how valuable he can be to your side if he remains at Goodison park. The minors went to Rangel (2) and Tiendalli (1) – hopefully most of us weren’t celebrating these two guys being in the points.

 

Norwich 0 – 0 Newcastle

I can tell you, don’t be surprised if the Toon go down quicker than a $2 hooker if these sort of performances keep repeating. Not that the Canaries were much better, but at least they did have the better chances of the game and could have pinched the result late. Anyway, I won’t go on much about this as there’s really not a lot to talk about. Cisse really struggled, failed to get a shot off and that was a recurring theme for the rest of them as well. They lack creativity without the likes of Ben Arfa and Cabaye (although the Frenchman subbed on early in the second half) around and clearly miss Ba significantly already. The Canaries also missed their main man Holt for much of the game (on after ’67), which really coincided with some of their better movements forward. Surprise cheap defender Martin almost scored a screamer from long range to break the deadlock, only to be denied by the woodwork after beating a helpless Krul. I am perhaps stupidly considering getting him in for Demel after this game as cheap bench fodder.

On the bonus points side of things, Tettey picked up the 3, Krul picking up 2 and Snodgrass and Bunn got one each.

Reading 3 – 2 West Brom

What. A. Game. Well, the last 10 minutes that is! If you haven’t seen it, this is probably one of the most unlikely comebacks you’re going to see in a long, long time. The Baggies were cruising, 2-0 up after 80 odd minutes, probably unlucky not to be ahead by more to be honest. They had the three points well and truly in the bag. However Brian McDermott’s strugglers had other ideas, with Kebe, Le Fondre (penalty) and finally Pogrebnyak all netted within 7 minutes of complete and utter madness to give them 3 vital points.

As I mentioned the Baggies dominated the game, with Morrison (2 assists) and Lukaku (2 goals and another 2 denied by the woodwork) in particular absolutely dominating. Morrison was playing that role in behind the striker again which always tempts me into getting him – don’t though because next week he’ll be playing deeper again probably. With Lukaku however, keep an eye on this guy! He will be a fantasy lock in a couple of years if not sooner in my opinion, at just 19 he already has his moments where he is purely unstoppable. Until the last few minutes these guys were locked into 3 and 2 BP’s, but they ended up all going the Royals way with Kebe picking up 3 and Pog & Pearce sharing 2 each.

 

Sunderland 3 – 0 West Ham

I’ll start by saying this, if you saved your wildcard for the DGW coming up in R23, then forget about getting West Ham players. The Hammers are in terrible form at the moment, which was epitomised in this game. Sunderland, who have hardly been brutes delivering attacking potency all season, managed exactly that to claim a much welcomed and very comfortable 3 points for Martin O’neill. It all started with Larsson getting his first goal in for the season (a fair goal at that from long range) then Johnson dominating in the front half with the assist to that goal and following up with one of his own. Finally it was finished with McClean capitalising on a very poor shot from Sessegnon which was going well wide, only for him to run in behind Jaaskelainen and tap in to complete the rout.

The Hammers had very few chances all game and were lucky not to concede more, but Vaz Te did get a golden opportunity late to steal a goal when he was left unmarked only to plant it straight into Mignolet’s chest from close range.  The bonus points here all went the way of the black cats as you’d expect, with the three goal scorers taking home the chocolates; McClean (3), Larsson (2) and Johnson (1).

 

Stoke 0 – 4 Chelsea

Here is a game many of us were interested in, probably mostly because it was the first leg of Chelsea’s DGW. Much to most of our pleasant surprises, it mostly went according to plan for those of us who invested heavily in the Blues piling on some points – in spite of playing at the Britannia where the Potter’s have not lost in nearly 12 months. However this wasn’t their game, particularly not so for Walters who if you haven’t heard already, the definition of ‘Mare’ is now defined as “Jonathon Walters vs. Chelsea, 12th January 2013”. The Stoke striker managed to not only concede two own goals, but he also missed a penalty and managed to kick the ball into his own face – all in his 100th game. The beneficiaries of his brilliant headers into his own net were Azpilicueta and popular captain’s choice Mata. Not finishing there, Mata also claimed the assists from a Lampard penalty and an Eden Hazard long range gem – off his non-preferred if you don’t mind.

Stoke didn’t really have too many chances, although as mentioned Walters did miss a penalty by blazing off the crossbar and Jones missed a golden opportunity early when he missed the target after beating Cech when the score was still 0 – 0. That did mean a clean sheet for those of us who went that way, however Luiz  ended up playing central defense with Cahill missing the game to witness the birth of his child (why on Saturday’s!) meaning he wasn’t really in the frame for attacking returns. For those of us with Ba he was very quiet, although he was denied an assist early when Begovic kept out Lampard brilliantly – in fact I am not quite sure how Begovic was only listed with 3 saves as he was clearly Stoke’s best keeping several shots out. The bonus points all went the way of the midfielders, unwanted Lampard picked up 3, Mata the 2 and Hazard got the 1.

 

That moves us onto “Super Sunday” or “Ridiculously Early Monday Morning” as I liked to call it.

Man United 2 – 1 Liverpool

There was naturally a big build up here between these old rivals, but in reality I expected nothing less than a United win – especially at Old Trafford. That’s exactly how it played out too, especially the first 70 minutes or so with United dominating the play and the Reds playing absolutely terrible football until at least half time. In terms of scoring, RVP of course opened it with a seemingly effortless turn of Evra’s low, flat cross past Reina. It took until the second half for United to score again, with Welbeck (starting ahead of Hernandez in the absence of Rooney) was brought down by Skrtel when he was running onto a ball chipped over his head towards goal, fortunately the Red’s centre-back only earned a yellow card. However the resulting free kick, taken by RVP was played deep across goal with the smallest man in the box Evra left open to head the ball into the net. In a moment of somewhat controversy (in my opinion anyway), the goal has gone to Vidic who inadvertently got in Evra’s way and produced a tiny deflection off his header into goal – Evra got the assist but that of course means RVP missed out. Nonetheless, all was going along swimmingly for SAF and his men.

Then for whatever reason, Liverpool clicked – and it seemed to coincide with the introduction of new boy Sturridge making his first premier league appearance for Liverpool. The pace which he introduced up front, along with some great combination play with Suarez really troubled the senior citizens of United in Vidic and Ferdinand. It wasn’t long before Sturridge in fact netted, capitalising on a Gerrard shot which De Gea kindly tapped straight into his path to secure an easy first up goal for him. All of a sudden there was a game to be had, even though United were getting chances of their own still they kept looking shaky down back (a big reason I wouldn’t invest in Evra although he keeps getting attacking returns). Although this was the first time since September their first choice CB’s of Vidic and Ferdinand played together, I am not sure that’s ideal for clean sheets anyway – though Vidic injured his knee late on in any case (along with Young doing the same earlier in the game). So United held on, which I think they deserved to, but Liverpool showed some promise in the last 20 minutes to suggest they maybe aren’t as bad as some of us might think – especially if that Sturridge & Suarez combination clicks.

Bonus points all went United’s way however; Vidic (3), Evra (2) and Kagawa – wtf (1).

 

Arsenal 0 – 2 Man City

This game had some promise about it also, even if the Gunners aren’t the same team they once were back when the old Nokia 1100 was the most popular phone. Anyway, unfortunately this game was over almost before it even started, with Koscielny sent off after only 10 minutes for bringing down Dzeko with something resembling a tackle from the very best AFL inside midfielders. In my opinion it was a penalty definitely – however a red card as well was very harsh. Anyway Dzeko took the spot kick and only managed to fire it into the upright, with the ball ricocheting straight back into the waiting arms of Szczesny. So at least it was still 0-0 I thought, but that’s a long time to hold out with 10 men against City, even if you’re playing at home. It proved to be the case, City eventually breaking through with Milner played in by on-again, off-again man Tevez. That was followed up not long after by Tevez again playing in Dzeko this time to make it 2 – 0, it had all the makings of a drubbing after only 32 minutes.

However, with City missing not only Aguero but also the likes of Yaya Toure something seemed amiss with them and Arsenal were able to hold on and create some chances of their own. None of those were better than Walcott’s effort which was cleared off the line by Lescott, thankfully for me that since I benched him. That wasn’t the end of the drama though, as City also felt the wrath of referee Mike Dean with Kompany lunging in on a tackle on Wilshere, Dean deemed he went with both feet (which technically he maybe did) but must not have noticed that Kompany was on the ball first and thus he received a straight red, 10 vs 10. Alas it was already too late by then for the Gunners to come back. It’s already been confirmed City will appeal the red card, which if all sanity prevails (in my eyes) will be rescinded. So, the bonus points for the final game of the weekend weren’t too surprising ; Tevez (3), Milner (2) and Dzeko (1).

 

Score: 69

To come: Mata ©, Hazard, Ba, Clyne

Captain: Mata

Lord: Mata, (Hazard, Clyne, Naughton, RVP)

Loser: Demel, Begovic, Ba

Trades: Already did Hazard to Cazorla for the DGW.

Vent: Missing out on Ruiz’s goal really makes me rue not getting Lambert for the DGW!

That’s it from me for this week, hope it is all easy enough to read and I haven’t put you all to sleep! Hit me up with any comments you might have, if I write any further articles I wouldn’t mind constructive criticism. In the meantime you can hit me up on twitter (see below) to banter about FPL or whatever other sport is going on – I’m into most of them! Cheers!

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38 comments on “Gameweek 22 Review

  1. Red

    Score: 60

    To come: Mata ©, Ivanovic, Lambert (Puncheon on the Bench)

    Captain: Mata

    Lord: Mata, (Lambert, Fellaini, Ivanovic)

    Loser: Shawcross, Suarez, Ruiz, Michu, Walcott.

    Trades: Waiting for Blues v Sot’on

    Vent: Mike Dean is an idiot, effectively ruining any chance of Gibbs/Walcott making a mark on the game. Can’t really hate on the others, they’ll come good.

  2. Joe

    Score: 73
    To come: Mata, Luiz, Ba, Clyne, Lambert
    Captain: Mata
    Lords: Mata, Lambert
    Losers: Begovic, Gibbs
    Trades: None, I’m not convinced Walcott and Cazorla are worth taking -8 for.
    Vent: Gibbs was a last minute swap for Shaw, hoping it pays off next week.

      • Joe

        I’ve done Bale to Walcott, the only change I could make in my mids without costing too much money. I’ve had Mata, Michu and Fellaini for a while and they would cost too much to swap in and out.

        • Shaun Curnow

          Are you getting Bale back next week? Spurs have Norwich, West Brom, Newcaste, West Ham after the ManUtd game. Bale is must have for those fixtures.

          • Joe

            The plan is to get him back in next week, I have Joe Cole in midfield for the DGW but don’t see him as a long term option. The plan is to downgrade Luiz to a cheapie and upgrade Cole to Bale which will give me a midfield of Mata, Bale, Michu, Walcott and Fellaini.

          • Joe

            I had another look at it, Bale only had 1 point against Norwich at home, 2 against West Brom at home and 2 against Newcastle away at the start of the season. I miscalculated my funds, I would have take a -8 hit to get Bale back in, trading Luiz and Gibbs to cheaper defenders to upgrade Cole to Bale. I think I will keep Luiz, Chelsea have pretty good fixtures (Reading (A), Newcastle (A), Wigan (H)) and Gibbs, then I can play swap Lambert and Cole on the bench, their fixtures line up pretty well. I pretty sure though that things won’t quite work out to plan however and Bale will kill it for the next 4 weeks!

      • grinpowderdiah Post Author

        Agree – i’ve already got Walcott and only brought in Cazorla this week (for Hazard) on my free transfer. Wouldn’t take a hit for him, even though the 4’2″ spaniard could probably score a hat trick of headers against West Ham..

  3. MattyZach

    Score: 61
    To come: Mata (c), Luiz, Ba
    Captain: Mata
    Lords: Mata, Davies, Luiz, Bale
    Loser: Cameron, Begovic
    Trades: Probably Luiz to Gibbs, freeing up some extra cash. Then Ba back to Suarez if I think it’s worth the -4. Definitely not chasing the DGW like I did this week.
    Vent: Last minute I swapped Cameron with Shaw in my defense and cost myself at least 6 points. Oh wells!

    • MattyZach

      Hating that I traded Lambert to Ruiz with my wildcards. Had Lambert all season till this GW. Dumb decision!

  4. stiffysexton

    Score: 80
    To come: Mata (c), Ivanovic, Lambert, Puncheon
    Captain: Mata
    Lords: CS- Ivanovic, Zabaleta; Mata, BP-Snodgrass, Fellaini; RVP, Lambert, Evra
    Loser: Federici, Walcott
    Trades: I’m looking at Ruiz>Vaz Te, Fulham/Berbas not looking good at the moment. also looking at upgrading Snodgrass>Michu the following week….

    • stevenfsexton

      Hey, is Koscielny playing over the DGW? If so, should I do this (leaving 0.0 pounds in the bank)
      Ivanovic>Koscielny & Ruiz>Vaz Te this week and Snodgrass>Michu the following week. This would mean a -4 point hit for the DGW but might be worth it if comes off…..

    • grinpowderdiah Post Author

      Good score for the week! Decent to potential to reach 100 there too!

      I would forget about Ruiz to Vaz Te, not sure if he’s even a long term option for West Ham when Carroll returns.. plus I may not have mentioned that they suck and are barely creating chances at the moment (i.e. if you’re just chasing the double, i’d avoid). Agree Fulham looking bad but Ruiz still nearly scored – he is/they are a much better option.

      Snodgrass to Michu is a good move – dont know how anyone can go without him to be honest. Creates chances (and frequently converts them) even when Swansea aren’t going that well.

      • Liam Post Author

        Vaz Te is a surprisingly good player but West Ham are recruiting in depth in the forward 6 positions so he will see less game time as they find their best 11. I think he will become an impact player

        • grinpowderdiah Post Author

          Oh, not saying Vaz Te isn’t a good player, I quite like him – however you’re exactly right. They are recruiting for depth and he will be used as an impact player rather than a regular first XI starter.

          Adding the fact that the midfield of West Ham has really struggled in recent times, meaning the forwards are getting even less opportunities than usual spells no go for me!

  5. Liam Post Author

    Score: 67
    To come: Mata (c), Luiz, Ba
    Captain: Mata
    Lords: Mata, Bale, Luiz, Turner, Nastasic, RVP
    Loser: Berbatov
    Trades: Shorey > Demel already done. Looking to make another 1 or 2 feeling Ba > Podolski
    Vent: Berbatov stinking it up, having Nelsen’s 7 points tucked away on my bench

  6. kingcolesy

    Score: 58
    To come: Mata (c), Cole, Ba
    Captain: Mata
    Lords: Mata, RVP, Cole, Bale
    Loser: Federici, Demel
    Trades: Done A.Cole to Gibbs
    Vent: Was hoping for better. Left with 2 West Ham defenders for a couple weeks sucks!

      • grinpowderdiah Post Author

        I’d probably go second to be honest, not by much but hey…

        Option 1
        Sturridge – good smokey option yes
        Bale – almost a lock in my opinion
        Demel – i’m thinking of getting rid of him even for DGW. West Ham are pathetic.
        Pogrebnyak – I don’t really like Reading’s attacking prospects even though he scored this week
        Baines – decent attacking option but Everton don’t do clean sheets and he’s quite expensive for a defender.

        Option 2
        Suarez – gun, not much else I need to say
        Fellaini – gets bonus points for just turning up. Transfer rumours are getting quieter.
        O’Brien – looks like he’ll miss at least 1 game this weekend. Again, West Ham (at least he has attacking presence over Demel though).
        Ruiz – great cheap forward option, much better than Pog IMO. Nearly slotted the winner this week.
        Harte – decent option as he’s cheap, but there are better cheap options out there IMO. Okay for bench cover.

        To be honest i’m not sold on either option but if I had to choose I’d go #2.

  7. George

    Score: 69
    To come: Mata (C), Luiz, Ba, Lambert
    Captain: Mata
    Lords: Mata, Lambert, Bale, Davies, Luiz
    Losers: Shawcross, Begoivc, Walcott, Ruiz
    Trades: Luiz to Gibbs, Ba to Suarez??? (Should i do these?)
    Brag: Happy with the score so far. Hopefully the players to come from Chelsea gain big points!

  8. Craig

    thanks grinpowder and matty yeah just really concerned about liverpools fixtures and also west ham play qpr soo thats why im getting in already used wilcard.

  9. Craig

    Team Atm .7 in bank
    Szsceny (begovic)
    Gibbs Zabaleta Demel (davies, harte)
    Michu Feliani Mata Walcott (Noble)
    Van Persie Suarez (Pogrenbyak)
    Dont want to lose value in getting rid of begovic but could go szsceny to rudd
    and suarez to sturridge and then noble to cazorla/bale, just cos i feel sturridge is in the plans of rodgers and suarezs tough run is too much. (he is not fixture proof)

    • grinpowderdiah

      But Sturridge will also have the bad fixtures that Suarez does..

      Szczesny is probably not worth holding, i’d go Begovic and cheap backup (Bunn or Federici for example if you’re worried about them playing). Stoke will bounce back and produce more clean sheets this year, I have little doubt about that.

      Noble will need to go in the longer term for sure, if you’ve already got him in for this DGW then that’s okay – but hopefully some of the funds you’re going to free up from the keeper trades will allow you to upgrade him to a better option (along with your 0.7 already in the bank).

      The way I see it is, every week you’ll have to play one of Pog or Noble, neither of which I think are genuine starting material – bench maybe okay but there are cheaper options even then for bench cover.

      Anyway, good luck with it!

    • Liam Post Author

      Value is less of a worry with the 50% rule. I had this thought today should I trade Begovic?

      I thought to myself at 5.8 yes I would trade Begovic in a heart beat

      If I valued him at 4.5 (I held him from the start) then no his still valuable

      Now at 5.1 the selling price it becomes difficult, is there honestly better options out there?

      So I guess it depends what you bought Begovic for

      Personally I wish I had picked Begovic & Jussi at the start, would of been done and dusted for the season in the gk spots.

      • grinpowderdiah

        That’s what I did, I can tell you it only caused me headaches every week (along with many lost points), when I chose the wrong one on the field about 75% of the time – not an exaggeration either unfortunately.

        So with my WC last week, I cashed in Jussi to Federici (just to have a starting backup) because a) Begovic is reliable enough to play the rest of the season and with Stoke’s style he will get clean sheets more often than others, and b) because West Ham have been the best part of pathetic of late I had been ignoring Jussi recently anyway.

        Anyhow, completely agree with your post. If you bought Begovic at his highs, then he is remotely expendable. However if you bought him low at the start, you’re going to struggle to get a worthwhile replacement at just 5.1 (effectively you’re likely to downgrade in points here).

  10. mad romeys

    Score: 66
    Captain: Mata
    Lord: Mata, Ba, David Luiz.
    Loser: Puncheon (for being on the bench), Me for trusting David Luiz over Hazard and Ruiz over Puncheon.
    Trades: David Luiz>Gibbs. Bale/Ba>Cazorla/Podolski.
    Vent: Could have finished off 24 points better if I had gone with Hazard and Puncheon over David Luiz and Ruiz, Which I had originally planned to but I went with the mainstream and so I was left with 66 points instead of 90.

    • MattyZach

      It’s crazy how in a DGW like this simple changes can make a massive difference. I missed out on 7 points by swapping Shaw with Cameron last minute, and 12 by trading Lambert to Ruiz last minute. And then on Puncheon’s 10 on the bench, not that I considered playing him ahead of a premo really.

  11. kingcolesy

    considering i traded out tevez(11), puncheon(12) and clyne(16) with my wildcard…for J.Cole(2), Harte(2) and Ba(9), not cool!! Money broke even by end of wildcard week.

    • mattcraigdt Post Author

      I’m in the same boat, ignored Hazard (19) them compounded my problems by including Luiz and captaining him over Mata. Simple decision, 23 points gone. Wow.

      • Dan

        Think most will have a similar story over the DGW..I swapped Shaw to Clyne when I heard he was fit, but then got cold feet on Sth defs and bought in Boyce for his OOP potential.
        Cost me about 10 points and 0.8 so far…and now with Ramis down inj. Boyce may well lose any potential attacking returns.

        Still last min decision to capt. Mata paid off so it all balances out…

        Final score of 81 not too bad. Already done Ba>Podolski for his DGW…then looking at possibly Sturridge or Remy…or losing Luiz down back to fund Pod>Aguero.

        • grinpowderdiah Post Author

          For once I made a lot of right decisions, I ended up on 95 after I got in Hazard, took the safe option in captaining Mata and brought in the likes of Clyne in my defense. Very fortunately for me, Ba started and scored, otherwise my forwards would’ve been slim pickings out of RVP, Ruiz and Ba.

          Anyway, I will certainly take it! One thing I might have jumped the gun on though (for long term prospects), I traded out Hazard for Cazorla for this GW as soon as it opened with my free transfer. Of course I could just as easily get him back in for Cazorla straight after GW23, but Hazard could also be on a little run again and score just as much as Cazorla even without a double.

          I have to admit though, I am supremely tempted to bring in Suarez this week to replace Ba. I have a feeling he will go spastic against against the Canaries.

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