August 24, 2018 By Fabian Odhiambo
GW2 was incredibly productive so much that if your team failed to cross the 80-point threshold this fantasy football thing isn’t for you. Maybe a career in lumbering would be more promising. Indeed, the weekend was blessed as if the Lord made it!
Of the 84 points returned by Calciopoli FC, 40 came from Oh captain my captain Sergio Agüero. That is a tidy 47.6% share of the total. What a beautiful bastard! His colleague Benjamin Mendy also came through with multiple assists though missed out on the clean sheet which would have made my haul even fleshier. Suffice to say the Manchester City duo remain in my team for their visit to Wolves on Saturday lunch time. Who’s to say a back to back hat trick won’t be happening?
Mohamed Salah was in the reckoning for captaincy but well, missed out courtesy of a stroke of genius from me. He still did manage an assist and a decent return of 9 points. Richarlison was again on the money, bagging a goal and handsomely rewarding investors worldwide. Aleksandar Mitrovic finally rewarded my faith in him with a goal even if Fulham were really no match for Spurs. Going forward I believe the Serb should prove extremely invaluable to the Calciopoli FC cause.
Even on the best of GWs there’s never a shortage of disappointments and this past one was no exception. David De Gea not only again failed to keep a clean sheet, he shipped in three goals. When it hits you that over at the Etihad, City’s Ederson registered an assist and it just makes your gut churn. United are against Spurs and it’s almost a surety that Dave’s search for a first clean sheet of the season will go on. The other culprit of GW2 has to be Kenedy. The Brazilian spurned a penalty and with that my hopes of hitting 90 went up in smoke. I guess it sure is a good thing that he’s unavailable to face Chelsea this Sunday.
On to GW3 and Arsenal are due a win, meaning that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is due a couple of goals. The big question is whether to hand him the armband or keep faith with hat trick hero Agüero. I can confirm that this is a decision that will be delayed till just a few minutes to deadline. I did swap Diogo Jota with Ruben Neves in the market, obviously not for the immediate short term. So since Andre Schürrle survived the chop, he’ll be called upon as they host a jaded and wounded Burnley. Kenedy’s unavailability means that Jose Holebas gets in the team – they’re (Watford) at home to Crystal Palace so hopefully he should be bombing forward a few times to bring home that assist.
The Dug Out league’s highest mark for GW2 was 98 points, by MST 0900 while the average was an impressive 64 points. The biggest mover was Lakedima Fc, up by 50 points on their GW1 score, while the biggest fall was by CLUB ACE, down 41 points. Ouch! In the overall standings, Manywele fc continues to lead, followed by MST 0900, Boca Seniors and Muchi. Oh and by the way Calciopoli FC moved up to 16th – top 10 doesn’t seem so far away. The relegation scrap is being fought by Keyser Söze, Kroos-Control and Jorgekip.
Alright, that’s it for now. Good luck!