Well I did say in the boots are laced article that I felt uneasy about feeling positive, and so it proved!
56 (-4) this week, and a small red (only 16k places) to 380k overall. That’s still pretty disgusting though and the last two weeks have been very disappointing, which many would say are down to my own errors. Last week it was the sale of Son as he returned 12, and this week it was Hazard that I sold, and he came in with 16.
I’ll accept the Son move was a little premature, but as I said last week, that wasn’t just a move for Lingard but also a movement of funds to allow for greater strength across the squad. As for Hazard, what can you do? Chelsea have been awful for weeks, and he’d only scored one goal (a pen) in the last 8 gameweeks. I feel pretty hard done by, but it’s classic Hazard, really. At least his replacement -Mahrez – scored to soften the blow.
Bonus point machine Jones delivered again, as did both of the new boys Alonso and Mahrez. Sterling chipped in and captain Kane at least got one, but otherwise, pretty rubbish all round!
Aguero is obviously the big miss this week, but my team structure doesn’t allow for it, and honestly, I never really considered it, so that’s that.
It would be nice if one of West Ham’s nice fixtures actually delivered a clean sheet, too.
RLC and DCL are the big problems that need fixing. I’m happy with my defence but I’d rather not be consistently playing 4 at the back. As we saw with Otamendi this week, a clean sheet can vanish out of nowhere.
As for who though, that’s a minefield. No-one is really standing out or exciting me, so I need to do a bit more research – it’s a real shame that Everton don’t look like selling Niasse.