Saturday, 1 October 2016

Fantasy Premier League Round Up: Week 1-6


Welcome to my Fantasy Football weekly update.  I am a little late in starting this as it is now week 7 of the Fantasy Premier League, but this is going to be a weekly thing from here on forward, and I think it will be very cathartic - allowing me to vent my frustrations or sing a players praises.



I'll keep you updated on my team, transfers, league placement and thoughts as this roller-coaster of a season continues.  It has been eventful right from the off, so I have no doubt that it will remain like that and even possibly intensify as the season draws to a close.

For the past couple of years, my other half has tried to get me to join him in the Fantasy Premier League, however, I didn't as I didn't want to embarrass myself (or him!) as the league is mainly made up of his friends.  This year, after even more persuasion, I gave in and entered.

I am in the £15 Super League ran by J's friend, League Riffiths (haha see what they did there) ran by one of my friends and @ftbllrswanimals a random league I found on twitter - joined in week 7.

After having a little look in the £15 Super League, I noticed quite a few teams had punny names so thought I better try.  My team is called... *drum roll please* - Does It Really Mata? (cringe) haha.  

I wish I had taken a little more time to get my initial team right.  I didn't realise how serious I would actually become and wish I'd done a little more research as there were a few weak links in my initial team, especially in week one.  I also couldn't access my team in the run up to the first deadline so didn't have a chance to make my captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and that is still annoying me to this day, because I could have had an extra 9 points - and every point counts!  I'm not doing as bad as I thought though, and after week 6 I am currently sitting above J (phew) and holding my own in the leagues.

So let's have a look back at weeks 1-6:

Week 1:
De Gea - 2
Azpilicueta - 5
Koscielny - 0 (injured)
Bellerin - 0 (injured)
Lamela - 9
Mata - 7
Kante - 2
Adam - 0
Ibrahimovic - 9 (was going to make him my captain, but couldn't get on just before deadline!)
Ighalo (c) - 4
Sturridge - 0
Subs: Mignolet - 7, Galloway - 0, Williams - 0, Yaya Toure - 0 (this wasn't actually my starting line up, Ibrahimovic was on the bench, although I would have changed that if I could have got on, but this was how the team finished after automatic substitutions... thank goodness for them or else I would have had zero points from Ibra!)

Total: 37
Transfer Out - Toure, In - Coutinho

Week 2:
De Gea - 6
Azpilicueta - 2
Williams - 1
Bellerin - 9
Koscielny - 7
Mata - 2
Kante - 2
Lamela - 3
Coutinho - 2
Sturridge - 2
Ibrahimovic (c) - 26 (26 points from one player, woooo)
Subs: Mignolet - 1, Ighalo - 2, Adam - 0, Galloway - 0

Total: 63/100 - my best week so far (up to week 6)
Transfer Out - Sturridge, In - Costa

Week 3:
De Gea - 6
Azpilicueta - 7
Williams - 6
Bellerin - 2
Koscielny - 2
Mata - 3
Kante - 3
Lamela - 7
Coutinho - 2
Costa - 5
Ibrahimovic (c) - 4
Subs: Mignolet - 3, Ighalo - 1, Adam - 0, Galloway - 6 (gutted he wasn't in my team)

Total: 47/147
Transfer Out - Ighalo, In - Negredo

Week 4:
De Gea - 2
Azpilicueta - 1 (big difference from last week)
Williams - 6
Koscielny - 10
Bellerin - 2
Kante - 2
Coutinho - 1
Lamela - 1 (not so good!)
Negredo - 2
Costa - 12 (good week for him, shame he wasn't my captain)
Ibrahimovic - 10
Subs: Mignolet - 2, Mata - 0, Adam - 0, Galloway - 2

Total: 49/196

Week 5:
De Gea - 1
Azpilicueta - 1
Williams - 2
Bellerin - 2
Koscielny - 2
Mata - 1
Kante - 2
Lamela - 1
Coutinho - 7 (better than last week!)
Costa - 6
Ibrahimovic - 10
Subs: Mignolet - 3, Negredo - 2, Adam - 0, Galloway - 1

Total: 35/231
Transfer Out - Adam, In - Snodgrass

Week 6:
De Gea - 2
Azpilicueta - 1
Bellerin - 11 (pretty good)
Koscielny - 6
Williams - 2
Snodgrass - 2
Mata - 13 (That's my man!)
Lamela - 1
Coutinho - 14 (great score!)
Costa (c) - 2 (TWO points, and that was with double because he was Captain. Grrrrr.)
Ibrahimovic - 2
Subs: Mignolet - 0, Kante - 2, Negredo - 1, Galloway - 0

Total: 56/287

I was up at #3 in both the leagues I am in at one point, however, after week 6 I had dropped down a little.  Here's hoping for more raving than ranting in the forthcoming weeks!

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 6
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