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 learnt 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 3. This post will review our changes and reason as to why we brought them in.
Currently, we’re 332,586th 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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Last week was a perfect example of why a good bench is needed with one of our transferred in players in gameweek 3 being benched. With Alex Pritchard being benched it was also worrying when John Stones had suffered the same fate as many before him at City. With Wan-Bissaka being suspended we really couldn’t suffer another player not playing and were fortunate only two were benched. I had hoped to bank a transfer this game week, but with Richarlison’s red card as well as potential rotation
pricks picks in our side our hand was forced.
In spite of the uncertainty, and generally, everyone having a bad week, we were saved by a glorious Serb. Mitrovic was phenomenal and Salah consistent as always. Without these two in our side our ranking could have been much lower. With our big hitters Aguero, Aubameyang and Mané all failing to net we knew we were in for a bad time. It would also help if one of our defenders could keep a clean sheet.
Our decision was made easy when looking at this week’s captaincy post and seeing Pedro was the 6th highest Expected points out of everyone. The move from Richarlison to Pedro would be 0.1m, and with 0.8m in the bank it makes sense. The 31-year-old has seemingly made the position his own having scored twice already this season. With Sarri on his side, he has shown his best form at Chelsea since signing him. Despite his position, he has a 43.36% chance of scoring this week, and Chelsea has a 49.45% chance of keeping a clean sheet, which could add him a point or two.
With our transfers in, our expected point tally for GW4 is 59.45! Good luck as always.
Alex McCarthy – Southampton – £4.5 – 3.03 Expected Points
John Stones – Man City – £5.5 – 5.16 Expected Points
Luke Shaw – Man United – £5.1 – 4.57 Expected Points
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Crystal Palace – £4.1 – 4.15 Expected Points
Christian Kabasele – Watford – £4.5 – 3.15 Expected Points
Mohamed Salah (C)– Liverpool – £13 – 6.63 Expected Points (13.26 as captain)
Sadio Mané – Liverpool – £9.9 – 4.99 Expected Points
Pedro – Chelsea – £6.7 – 5.43 Expected Points
Sergio Agüero (VC) – Man City – £11.3 – 6.55 Expected Points
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal – £10.9 – 5.16 Expected Points
Aleksandar Mitrovic – Fulham – £6.6 – 3.99 Expected Points
Vicente Guaita – Crystal Palace – £4.4 – 1.67 Expected Points
Alex Pritchard – Huddersfield – £5 – 3.12 Expected Points
Kevin McDonald – Fulham – £4.5 – 2.71 Expected Points
Ryan Bennett – Wolves – £4 – 2.58 Expected Points