First off! Merry Christmas and happy New Year, thanks to everyone for reading this year and hopefully we’ve helped you over the last season and a half!
Hi everyone, this is a weekly blog post where we document changes to our team based on bookie’s odds. Having done this last season we’d like to think we’ve learned from our mistakes and aim to finish higher than our top 7% finish. This is not a wildcard XI or a team of the best possible players, this is an actual team which we have had since GW1 and have made changes to throughout the season. With the introduction and warning away, no to introduce to you the bookie’s team for Game Week 22. This post will review our changes and reason as to why we brought them in.
Currently, we’re 24,209th in the world and aim to be in the top 1% by the end of the season. All with the help of the bookies. To view the team, click on the following link: OddsonFPLTeam
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This week we make two moves, one for Trent Alexander Arnold, and another for an enabler in the striker position given Ings’ injury for Southampton. With Lovren and Ings both being ruled out moves were necessary to guarantee we had enough players for our XI. After a number of weeks moving up the rankings I fully expect to drop down the rankings given we have 5 players involved in Spurs’ home tie to Manchester United. Prior to Spurs’ away win to United earlier in this season an away side hadn’t won this fixture since the start of 2014. Its time to see if Ole is worth his salt against a difficult side, or will United come crashing back to earth? For our side’s sake lets just hope if they do lose, it’ll be in a 4-3 loss with Kane, Davies, Martial, Pogba and Rashford scoring and assisting multiple times.
We don’t ask for much.
We had a number of options to replace Ings with, but our bank of 5.4 left us with the likes of Calvert Lewin, Isaac Success and Abdouleye Kamara being the most attractive options of the bunch. With all 3 options being massive rotation risks, for the sake of almost 1m, we crossed out Calvert Lewin and chose between Success and Kamara. As we’re in it to win it, we want Success. Sorry, that is a shocking pun, but we chose Success. He always plays, even if it is only for a minute, and has better fixtures than Kamara.
Trent in, Success in, Lovren out, Ings out.
We start Hart in goal purely in the hope he starts, but we don’t think he will. Fabianski will most likely sub in.
Our Expected Points is: 57.37
Best Starting XI
Joe Hart Expected Points 3.49
Michael Keane Expected Points 4.14
Ben Davies Expected Points 3.7
Trent Alexander Arnold Expected Points 5.02
David Luiz Expected Points 5.13
Richarlison (VC) Expected Points 5.7
Paul Pogba Expected Points 4.03
Víctor Camarasa Expected Points 3.64
Mohammed Salah (C) Expected Points 13.22 (6.61 x 2)
Anthony Martial Expected Points 4.41
Harry Kane Expected Points 4.89
Our bench is:
Lukasz Fabianski Expected Points 2.73
Marcus Rashford Expected Points 3.58
Matt Doherty Expected Points 2.95
Isaac Success Expected Points 2.17