I had a good week of Fantasy Football last week. Yeah OK, it was the FA Cup but at least I didn’t slip down the league!
That said, now we are back in the Premier League swing of things the old inadequacies are showing up once again.
Jordan Pickford, 2 points
Jordan was signed because I believed Everton might become pretty difficult to beat under the change in regime. Ahem. 4-0 at Wembley suggests maybe not, but fortunately for me, Tottenham hit the target so often Pickford was forced to make six saves which got him a couple of bonus points meaning he didn’t end up with nothing from his day out.
Ben Davies, 6 points
Poch must have been a little worried about Everton as he picked Ben Davies. A clean sheet and a whole 90 minutes was the reward for me.
Cesar Azpilicueta, 7 points
The fact Cesar got a bonus point probably tells you how bad Chelsea were against Leicester City in the 0-0 draw. Still, a clean sheet is a clean sheet so I will not grumble.
Jamaal Lascelles, 2 points
Don’t talk to me if you conceded a goal against Swansea, Jamaal. Can you have a word with Mike Ashley to see if you can make your team just a little bit better in January? I need more points from you. Ta.
Phil Jones, TBP
Jonesy will probably line up for United tonight against Stoke City. The thing is, this is the kind of game where Phil puts in the kind of performance where we pull faces at him and not the other way round.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 0 points
Didn’t play against Burnley, meaning he could well be swapped with N’Golo Kante when the final points are sorted. N’Golo got two points, so that’s nice.
Richarlison, 2 points
Two points for turning up and playing, thanks Ricky. Mind you, he didn’t get booked. I get the feeling Richarlison’s star is starting to fade at the same speed that Watford are – the problem is, I cannot really think of anyone to replace him with.
David Silva, 0 points
It would be utterly wrong of me to lose faith in David Silva considering what he is going through personally, so he stays in my side as a mark of respect.
Dele Alli, 6 points
Another assist for Dele, no yellow cards and a clean sheet though, to be fair, he didn’t really have to work too hard for that bit against Everton.
Harry Kane, 26 points
Lovely stuff. Two more goals for Hazza and three bonus points to boot – all of which are doubled as he is, of course, my captain.
Sergio Aguero, 5 points
He didn’t really look like scoring, but he still pulled out an assist in the 4-3 thriller at Anfield.
Total (so far): 56 points
Well, that’s above the average of 45. I remain 17th in the FMG league but my Spanish and Worldwide arrows are nice and green yet again. Consistent is what we are becoming, but I really want to get into the top ten somehow.