This season, we’ve decided to pool our (self-proclaimed) collective genius together to form ‘Team TSZ’, a fearsome squad of fantasy point machines who will gun for glory in our very own FPL mini-league.
Decisions will be made collectively after polite discussion. ‘Team TSZ’ consists of:
Rob Esteva – Managing Director
Trystan Pugh – Sports Content Manager
Tim Blackwell – Chief Sports Data Scientist
So how did we get on in Gameweek 1?
All in all, a decent start. The average was 53 so we are a good 22 points above that, giving us an overall rank of 405,969 and 23rd in the TheStatsZone.Com mini-league. We took the safe route and captained Salah who rewarded us with a goal, whilst left-backs Mendy and Alonso did the business for us in defence. Like many an FPL team in GW1, Crystal Palace’s budget defender Wan-Bissaka was benched so his 12 points unfortunately go to waste, as do Chelsea new boy Jorginho’s nine-point haul.
Transfers made: 0
Substitutions made: 0
The in-fighting has already begun with Rob trying to pull rank and insist on handing Mendy the captaincy. Whilst this is certainly tempting following the Frenchman's GW1 exploits and given his favourable home fixture against Huddersfield on Sunday, Tim and Trystan urged caution at this early stage and so Salah keeps the armband for now. We threw Rob a bone and gave Mendy the vice-captaincy duties, at least.
We unanimously voted to stay out of the transfer market this week, although we are closely monitoring the situation and may act early prior to GW3. The leading candidate for the chop is Sane – who is perilously close to a price drop – given the uncertainty over his starting place, with a potential switch to Richarlison mooted to allow us to upgrade a slightly lightweight looking forward line.
Despite their heroics last week, Wan-Bissaka and Jorginho have again not made it into our starting XI, although they have switched places on the bench. Time will tell if we live to regret that!
For the rest of our Gameweek 2 content, visit the links below:
Captain Picks - https://www.thestatszone.com/f...
Dream Team - https://www.thestatszone.com/f...
Projections - https://www.thestatszone.com/f...
Predicted Line-ups - https://www.thestatszone.com/f...