Gameweek 12 review
As we enter a few weeks of summer break for Fantasy Allsvenskan, we take a final look back at GW12 and then move forward with topics to cover in the coming weeks. Gameweek 12 was a week for clean sheets and low scores, as 9 out of 16 teams managed to shut their opponents out completely. Out of the seven teams that did score, only three of them scored more than a single goal (Djurgården, AIK and Norrköping).
The Stockholm derby between AIK and Hammarby was a pretty torrid affair where the only three shots on target in the entire game, came from a clinical AIK side who blitzed Hammarby in the space of two minutes, with Sebastian Larsson (8.9m) scoring twice. After that, they completely shut down Hammarby’s attack and more or less controlled the game from that point on. Tarik Elyounoussi (9.3m) was placed further back in a midfield role and his amazing scoring run finally came to an end. AIK have a few options up top with Henok Goitom (9.7m), Chinedu Obasi (8.6m), Jack Lahne (6.7m), and the now fit Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (9.4m). Consequently, Elyounoussi’s versatility and ability to slot in at midfield as well, might mean we’ll not see him reach quite the same heights going forward. He works hard though (lots of bonus points) and obviously likes to score goals so all is not lost after just one blank, but it will be worth keeping an eye on.
Djurgården went to Uppsala to play against Sirius and in form midfielder Jonathan Ring (7.9m) snatched another goal, bringing his tally for the season up to four goals, four assists. One player who hasn’t followed up on his early season form however, is striker Mohamed Buya Turay (9.5m). After netting three goals in the first three gameweeks, his last goal came in GW6 against Hammarby. Since then, it’s been six games with a total of just two assists to his name.
Norrköping went to AFC Eskilstuna and won two goals to none, with Jordan Larsson (7.3m) netting his eighth goal of the season. The worry there for Norrköping would be that some bigger clubs in Europe will start to sniff around, when asked about a potential summer transfer move he responded that he was “happy at the club and wouldn’t mind playing here for the rest of the season, but it will depend on what kind of club would be interested, and in what way”.
Norrköping, on the other hand, will try hard to hold on to their golden boy as they enter European cup qualifying competition this summer and manager Jens Gustafsson says they’ve been a bit “too kind” in the past with letting players go. Another player who impressed for Norrköping and one to keep close tabs upon ahead of their impending double gameweek, is defender Lars Krogh Gersson (6.0m). He scored his second goal of the season and he also plays most games at right wingback, a very interesting prospect going forward.
Summer break, topics to cover?
Fantasy Allsvenskan kicks off again on the 25th of June and it does so in a spectacular fashion, with another double gameweek! This time around it will be AIK and Norrköping that plays two fixtures each, but we’ll get into that more (and cover interesting options) closer to the deadline. An important thing to keep in mind is that many of the players who have performed well so far, might get poached by bigger clubs in Europe in the coming weeks. Daniel Sundgren (7.2m) is one such player, who is more or less confirmed to be signing for Greek side Aris very soon. He might still get a few more games for AIK, as everything isn’t finalized quite yet. Andreas Vindheim (6.3m) is already confirmed to be leaving and more will surely follow, like Benjamin Nygren (6.2m) who Göteborg look likely to cash in on.
During the break we’ll have a chance to take stock of what has gone on so far in Fantasy Allsvenskan, one such article that might come into fruition is a look at this season’s bonus point magnets, for defensive as well as offensive bonus points.
But what we’re really interested in hearing is what you, the FFS community, would like to see in terms of coverage over the summer break?
Is there anything in particular that you would like to read about?
Please leave your suggestions in the comment section below; and if nothing else, we’ll be sure to have a preview of double gameweek 13 as the deadline approaches!