Game Week 1 Review

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With Chelsea playing two games in the first gameweek, most managers wanted to have 3 Chelsea players in their side but who to pick? I personally thought Mata was nailed on for a start but Jose obviously didn’t agree. The same with the centre forward. Why would he pick the out of sorts Torres and Ba to start a game each instead of the inform Lukaku. Although Lukaku is excellent value should he get the shirt, the early signs are that Jose doesn’t have quite as much faith in him than many of us outsiders and this coupled with them almost certainly signing either Rooney or Eto’o before the deadline probably means Lukaku will be transferred out of many manager’s teams.

Manager of the Week

What a start that Hydrogen’s Ed Garnsey has made almost breaking the ton with a huge 98 points but even Ed got it wrong with choosing Mata as his captain. Imagine if he’d had Lamps, Benteke or RvP instead! Ed is one of many managers who weren’t in our league last season so a very warm welcome to Ed and all the other newbies.

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The Dreamteam

The Dreamteam is the best combination of players that you can pick that week. It’s always a good clue to up and coming players that few managers have picked which is important for those of you not in the top ten because you’re never going to make it by picking the same players as the top managers. Looking for value in unpopular but high performing players is essential if you’re going to make progress.

How good is Gareth Bale? Not only has he been in the Dreamteam no less than 7 times this season he’s 5th in the overall points league for all players and the most in form player in the whole league. At £10m some may think he’s expensive, but on the other hand, he’s only in a fifth of teams and so choosing the Welsh wizard may help you to climb the table. 

 

Name

Team

Points

Times in the DT

Price

Percentage of Managers Chosen By

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mignolet

Liverpool

15

1

£5.5

26%

Ivanovic

Chelsea

15

1

£6.5

29%

Coleman

Everton

13

1

£5.1

13%

Shaw

Southampton

12

1

£4.6

9%

Whittaker

Norwich

11

1

£4.1

15%

Oscar

Chelsea

13

1

£8.5

7%

Lampard

Chelsea

13

1

£8.0

10%

Cole

West Ham

11

1

£5.6

5%

Benteke

Villa

18

1

£9.0

26%

Welbeck

Man U

13

1

£7.6

6%

Aguero

City

12

1

£11.0

9%

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Vincent Kompany

Depending on which report you read, Komps will be out for between 3 and 6 games following his groin strain against Newcastle. What should also worry FL managers is that City now only have one senior central defender in Lescott and this may have a knock on effect on other city defenders’ performances such as Zabaleta and Clichy.

 

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