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Manager: Jack Green
Team: Lac of Klaassen
After a few torrid weeks, I’m just pleased to be avoiding a four-point hit this weekend.
My defence has suffered so many injuries over the past month or so that it feels like a bit of a respite to only have Phil Bardsley sidelined by a hamstring problem.
The Burnley defender is my sole outgoing transfer, with Sebastian Prodl coming in ahead of a decent run of fixtures for Javi Gracia’s Watford.
The only other decision I’ve had to make is who captains the side.
As an Arsenal fan, I’m painfully familiar with Harry Kane’s record in the north London derby, so the 24-year-old takes the armband.
Manager: Tom Clee
Team: The Cleegulls
Such is the depth of my squad right now, I’m not even picking my new signing.
Gerard Deulofeu’s debut was all the convincing I needed to bring him in for the perennially-crocked Marouane Fellaini, but he’s going to have to wait for his chance.
Drurs assures me that Ryan Fraser is going to score for Bournemouth this week (just wait for Sunday’s #BetYourWay). Given that Huddersfield have conceded 14 goals in a five-match losing streak, I’m inclined to believe him.
Besides, with Adrian my best goalkeeping option, it would actually be in my interest if the Watford winger failed to find the net this weekend.
Other than that little dilemma, my team picks itself, with three of my attackers also featuring in this week’s anytime goalscorer acca.
Fingers crossed they, and Drurs, don’t let me down.
Manager: Adam Drury
Team: Another New Dawn
Manchester City have kept just one clean sheet in five Premier League matches in 2018, so Nicolas Otamendi – worth £6.4m – had to go.
He is replaced by the impressive Andrew Robertson, who has some nice fixtures coming up and is a bargain at £4.7m.
In ditching the frustrating Dele Alli for Son Heung-Min, I have left myself enough in the bank to bring Kevin De Bruyne back for Paul Pogba.
Haemorrhaging eight points is a risk worth taking in order to find the winning formula for the run-in.
Manager: Will Rook
Team: Sheffield Old Boys
A 61-point haul for the lads last time out, when everyone else seemed to have a poor week, vindicated the decision to use my wildcard.
With a few nicer fixtures this time around, I’m expecting even bigger things.
It’s because of that that I’m keeping a settled side.
The only outgoing is Abdoulaye Doucoure who, despite winning 10 points, makes way for Watford team-mate Gerard Deulofeu.
Harry Kane’s record of six goals in six north London derbies, meanwhile, means he retains the armband once again.
Manager: Tom Bowles
Team: Pascal Vegan
I’ve taken out injury-doubt David Silva, which means he’ll probably start and star in a comprehensive Manchester City victory. Alas.
In Silva’s place comes Theo Walcott, who already has two goals and an assist for Everton. The Toffees have some nice-looking fixtures over the next few weeks, so Walcott is poised to continue his fine start.
Jordan Ayew comes in at the expense of Jay Rodriguez, who was dropped last week and now faces an FA charge. Ayew has two goals in his last four matches, with Swansea much improved under Carlos Carvalhal.
Harry Kane loves scoring against Arsenal. Like every other FPL manager, I’m giving him the captain’s armband.