Holly, the founder of FPL Community, has two top 10k finishes in five FPL seasons,
It’s fair to say, like most people, I haven’t had the best start to the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season.
Those 94 points from Gameweek 1 have faded beyond a distant memory, to a dream and it’s been largely downhill since then.
Four red arrows ensued and I’ve been bouncing around the 1.5 million
I’m in unchartered territory for this stage of the season and catching is not a position I’m used to. Last season I was camped in the top 100k for the entire 38 Gameweeks, with the large majority of them in the top 10k so I’m still unsure how I quite ended up here.
I guess this season has been truly unpredictable, just when we see a trend developing, it crumbles before our eyes.
Captaincy has failed us week in and week out, to the point where a dice roll would prove more effective in my case (it was Gameweek 1 when my captain last scored!)
I made what I thought would be some big moves last week, transferring out Teemu Pukki (£7.0m) and Mohammed Salah (£12.4m) for Wilson and Sadio Mané (£11.8m).
Although those moves left me with positive points, they didn’t exactly set the world alight the way I’d hoped and heading into future Gameweeks without Salah always fills me with nerves.
Gameweek 10 looks to be a tricky one to negotiate. I’m invested in five players from Burnley’s clash with Chelsea. Ruing the errors of my Gameweek 5 Wildcard, I also appear to still have two Norwich players in my squad including the injured Grant Hanley (£4.0m) who could easily have been a performing Diego Rico (4.2m) or Martin Kelly (£4.1m).
So, where to go from here? Well, I’m armed with one free transfer to ponder over, with my head telling me to hold and my heart urging me to hit that transfers tab and make yet more changes in an attempt to claw back my season. Patience is a virtue, but mine is wearing very thin right now. There’s absolutely nothing in the bank, so flexibility is at rock bottom right now.
Despite my front three providing absolutely nothing last weekend, I’m quite optimistic of their chances going into this Gameweek. The fixtures also look great for the midfield and I’m happy to play “King” John Lundstram (£4.6m) in defence, after regretfully benching his clean sheet last time out.
It’s the defence where options are most slim but one free transfer doesn’t provide
I’ve come to a point where I don’t expect my captain to deliver, but Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) is the chosen man this weekend with his home fixture and at least some midweek form to speak of.
Holly, the founder of FPL Community, has two top 10k finishes in five FPL seasons, is a regular guest on the FPL Show and recent addition to the Scoutcast line-up.
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