‘John David Lundstram (born 18 February 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Sheffield United’, and I feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t have him in their teams.
I got excited when I heard he had scored a goal, and then the absolute man-machine bagged a brace and kept a clean sheet, returning 21 points for my side. Now obviously, any reasonably aware FPL player at this point has him and started him (unlucky Ben) but some people never boarded the train. He was the top scorer in yet another good week for me, and the only things stopping an excellent week were a poor choice of captain, and leaving Diego Rico on the bench.
Still, 75 points was the highest from the people at Capital Kick-Off, and means I move off the bottom of the table! Only one point ahead of last but I’ll take the improvement. Another good week, the fourth in a row, moves me up to around the 400k mark, but I’m still not happy with my position. Even Calgar Söyüncü grabbed a goal, meaning my three defenders scored three goals! My changes last week gained me a sole point, with Jamie Vardy’s six points beating Sebastien Haller’s five in what was a truly awful West Ham performance, despite the close scoreline.
Looking forward, currently I am not planning to make any transfers this week. I had thought about it, considering Mason Mount may not be fit at the weekend, but as of today (7/11), reports have come out suggesting the injury was not bad at all. Even if he definitely wasn’t playing, I would probably still keep hold of him, as long-term I don’t see anyone better for the price. I am only changing my captain from Sterling to Vardy. Vardy is in great form, Arsenal’s defence is still rather awful, and Vardy loves to score against them (eight goals in eight Premier League starts v Arsenal, including three braces).
In terms of what else I am watching and thinking about, I plan to ship Nick Pope out come gameweek 15. After this his fixtures are poor, and Burnley’s defence hasn’t exactly impressed. The only defence that has impressed me has been Sheffield United’s, and I will likely bring in Dean Henderson as the replacement for that weeks 15-19 stretch.
I am also monitoring Callum Wilson‘s form, as he has failed to return in four weeks. I am a big believer in the man’s talent, but as soon as everyone starting bringing him in, he stopped scoring, as is tradition in FPL (only if I have the player).
Lastly, I will end with some players I think could be good punts for the coming week(s).
Defence: To be honest, no defence is impressing me at the moment, but lord and saviour Lundstram is still great value considering he plays as a midfielder. It’s never too late to bring him in.
Midfield: Could it be worth doubling up on Chelsea’s young talented midfield? Possibly. And Christian Pulisic is one to watch now that he seems to have clocked playing in the Premier League. I also recommend James Maddison as part of a Leicester team in great form, with great fixtures.
Forwards: Despite Wolves’ fairly average form, I have been watching Raúl Jiménez, well known for being a great cheap choice last year. If he returns back to his last-season form, he would be a valuable addition. Also in terms of a budget alternative Lys Mousset has played very well the past few weeks, and could well be worth an add to free up valuable funds post gameweek 15, costing a meagre 4.9m.