BLOGIN FANTASY FOOTBALL (Gameweek 16)

OVERVIEW: Welcome all.

The Christmas period has got my head absolutely battered and it’s reflecting in results on the pitch. Who will play? Who’s going to be rested? Who’s ate too much turkey? Pep? Brexit? Its a chaotic time. Gameweek 15 only ended yesterday and 16 starts today. I’ve barely got time to sort my team never mind write this nonsense out. And my team certainly does need sorting out.

We only managed 36 points in a gameweek average of 41. Kevin De Bruyne, as captain, only produced 6 points while 6 others on the team sheet only mustered up 1 point each. Simply not good enough. Subsequently, we’ve slipped to 4th place in the office league – The sooner the Christmas tree is taken down the better.

Where to go with my team from here I’m not sure but you can’t have six 1’s on your scorecard and expect to be challenging for titles. Maybe it’s time to stop pitting my wits with Pep Guardiola and scrap Man City players altogether? After all, they haven’t even been firing on all cylinders this season so perhaps there’s too much risk involved for the amount of potential reward.

The fixtures I’ve got my eye on in gameweek 16 are Man United at home to Wolves. Of all my players, Bruno Fernandes is the one that keeps producing week after week. There’s a good chance again for him here. Spurs v Fulham could be another decent points match, despite the home side’s scratchy form. If I could sum my fantasy season up so far, I would call myself Spurs. Excellent for the majority but have hit a Christmas period form wall. We both need to snap out of it for our respective title pushes that’s for sure.

Another reason for picking out these 2 fixtures is the fact both Man United and Spurs rarely rotate their lineups in the way City do. Even Klopp at Liverpool has become a bit more unpredictable in recent weeks. I’ve probably just commentator’s cursed it but that’s the way it’s been up to this point.

There’s a massive chance of the Silent Treatment affecting fellow managers this game week. Only a day between fixture weeks could mean some are unaware of the quick turn around. Potential unchanged teams galore. Luckily, I’ve made my changes and remember, my team is the Spurs of Fantasy Football which makes me Jose Mourinho. Find a way to win by any means is the ethos. Reminding my rivals of the quick turnaround? NOT A CHANCE🙃

THIS WEEK’S PICKS: I mentioned earlier that my head was scrambled, exasperated by poor results. This week, after a few Sunday drinks I’ve hit the eject button. I’ve taken a -8 and made 3 transfers. Not only that, of the players that have come in, 2 of them are potential substitutes. We are really rolling the dice but should it come off, the reward could be great.

Kevin De Bruyne is out and in comes his City team mate Riyad Mahrez. Yes I’m still taking Pep on head to head but this change firstly frees up funds to strengthen else where. Second of all, De Bruyne played the full match against Newcastle only 2 days ago while Mahrez didn’t even get on. I think it will be the opposite this Gameweek.

My second change is upfront. Edison Cavani replaces Danny Welbeck. I’m hearing Marcus Rashford is injured for the Manc’s, Cavani should be the natural replacement and is an out and out goalscorer. This transfer was made possible by the KDB deal.

And the final change is again in midfield. Ndombele of Spurs is in for Podence of Wolves. Reason being the latter has done nothing for me and has a tricky fixture at Old Trafford. Ndombele has now made that centre midfield spot his own at White Hart Lane (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)

Massive risk involved here but hopefully massive reward. The changes are only short term, we have a new wildcard on the horizon in the coming weeks and I’m just looking to get through this Christmas period still in the title mix.

I’ve gone with Kane as captain, Bruno as vice – another contentious choice but it’s a week of risks and reward.

There’s still no place for my TOON players, I’m hoping to draft them back in come the new year.

ATTACK FROM THE FIRST WHISTLE.

GAMEWEEK XVI lineup

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