OVERVIEW: Another respectable return of 58 points in gameweek 31 leaves me still unmoved in 7th place in the office table but gaining, only 15 points off 5th now. 18 points from captain Mané was the highest scorer but I was expecting a bit more to be honest given Liverpool’s home fixture. The Toon lads all chipped in again which is always nice.
In other news, my benchboost did nowt.
THIS WEEK’S PICKS: Looking at the gameweek, Arsenal and Chelsea have fixtures that look pretty favourable. With that in mind I’ve used my free weekly transfer but also took a -4 on another. Out comes Mané, reasons being Liverpool are away at Man City, probably the toughest fixture in the league and, with the title already wrapped up, there’s a chance Klopp may start to rotate his team. Replacing him is Willian of Chelsea, away at struggling West Ham, he’s always likely to grab points from set plays and takes penalties. The other transfer is Aubameyang for Calvert-Lewin, a change made possible by money gained in the Willian deal. Arsenal at home to bottom side Norwich is a great chance for Auba to fill his boots and for that reason he is made captain, with Kane (Away at Sheff.United) vice. My 3 toon players still retain their places away at Bournemouth.
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