Cheap defenders – Are they worth it

Friday night is game night. The first game is Liverpool v Norwich, what will the outcome be? home win? Draw? how many goals will be scored? so many questions and I suspect someone will play triple captain on Salah 🙂

One question that will be on everyone’s list is do you get players from the newly promoted teams? is it really worth it? If we look at the new teams from last season and zone in on defenders it was worth it. That’s if you selected Wolves defenders 🙂 The others were hit or miss

Mind you Cardiff’s goalkeeper was a good shout, he was one of the best over the season, saving a few penalties in the early games helped his points tally. So top tip get a bargain goalkeeper and it can pay off.

Am I going to pick players from the newly promoted teams? yes I am, how many and which positions, possibly two, and this includes a goalkeeper and a defender, I just need to figure out which of them are going to do ok. In other words who will be the Wolves of the new teams.

The next few days will be stressful as the banter starts in the mini leagues and the expectation grows. I just hope I don’t have to use the wildcard in game week 2.

Game week 1 – Goalies

I’m looking at last seasons early form for goalies, I know this doesn’t mean much but it gives me an indication of possible options. Last seasons early form keeper was Neil Etheridge from Cardiff, this was helped by two penalty saves in the first two games.

First 4 games 18/19;0

Just goes to show you don’t need the big keepers in the first few games 🙂 But some of these players have retired or been relegated so this is purely an indicator of what can happen.

I need to look at the data behind these stats so a new Power BI report is needed.

The next few weeks will be stats, stats and more stats but at least I have a draft team, which so far has changed many times.