A 4-5-1 looks to be advantageous for the coming weeks, with little room for defensive rotation; I’d prefer to move in an extra midfielder or forward than spend for a fifth defensive option. The goalkeeper question is largely settled by the double-game week and not wanting to
use a key Chelsea spot on Courtois.
GK: Mignolet, Davis
DEF: de Laet, Schlupp, Baines, Bertrand, Jagielka
MID: Sanchez, Coutinho, Henderson, Hazard, Puncheon
FWD: Berahino, Kane, Remy
The decision to hold onto both Hazard and Sanchez could properly be criticized as it precludes owning Sergio Aguero. Finding a place of the Manchester City forward at this late date – with City needing three points every time out and Kun hitting three in the past two matches – should be paramount but the costs involved to ensure a viable double-gameweek.
While this team is largely constructed to capitalize in the short term, having more points banked will also provide a cushion to absorb any penalties incurred from multiple transfers in the final few weeks of the season.
The team is also built on the foundation of a newly resurgent Everton defense. Following the United match this weekend it will be Villa, Sunderland and West Ham for the Toffees and Jagielka and Baines should both come good. With poor penalties taken – this time by Barkley – FPL managers can only hope that Leighton Baines will find himself on spot kicks for the seasons final five matches.
John Wallin aka Cooper has been playing fantasy sports for more than a decade. An avid supporter of Liverpool since the days of the Spice Boys, he has earnestly worn a white suit on multiple occasions. Prior to joining Togga, he wrote for EPLIndex, MLB.com/fantasy, BackPageFootball and his own site,FantasyGaffer. Follow John @FantasyGaffer.
Guest post written for FantasyYIRMA.com