SCT Manager of the Round: Ben Hotchkin, Hazardous: 74 points
SCT League Leader: Jason Le, King Coutinho: 896 overall.
Seven keepers were able to keep a clean sheet this week, including cheap options in Guzan, Krul and Foster. Mannone and Courtois both got starts in between the sticks, so if you took a punt on Pantilimon or Cech they’re your first options for transfers out. With Villa yet to concede a goal in their two matches, Bradley Guzan (£4.5m) is attracting the most new owners this week and will rise in price.
Eric Dier (£5.2m) is the runaway leader by some margin after bagging his second goal, clean sheet and bonus point haul in as many weeks and has become the biggest bandwagon thus far. Branislav Ivanovic also snatched some attacking points to go with his clean sheet and presents himself as a solid option at (£7.1m), promising goals and assists a plenty as the season rolls on. Budget defenders in Wisdom, Dummett and Hutton were all able to secure clean sheets. The latter has already risen to £4.1m.
Nacer Chadli (£6.0m) was the best of the midfielders this week with two goals and two bonus points in Tottenham’s big win over QPR. He was only afforded 68 minutes and didn’t play last week, so it may be worth monitoring his game time. Mata and Hazard were dropped by many after failing to provide returns in GW1, but hit back with goals on the weekend. Budget friendly alternatives in Downing and Dyer (£5.5m) both scored 10 points, while PA’s favourite, Jack Rodwell grabbed a goal for Sunderland against Manchester United to give owners plenty of value at just £5.0m. Ramsey, Sigurdsson and Fabregas were all prominent in attack for a second week and have assumed the top three midfielder positions after two weeks.
Jovetic (2 goals) and Adebayor (1 goal, 1 assist) were able to work their way to double figures as mid-priced options, while Steven Naismith becomes the unlikely #1 forward after scoring his second for the season to go with maximum bonus points again. At just £5.1m, he’s attracting plenty of investment. Facing Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool in his next 5 games may quell his returns though.
How did you fare in GW2? What are your trades looking like approaching GW3?
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