Gameweek 10 marked the first time this season I made an FPL decision that back fired on me.
I’ve always been one to go with my gut and try not to let people influence my decisions too much, which is how I’m going to continue playing FPL going forward.
I watched the Tottenham vs Manchester City game in gameweek 9 which ended 2-0 to Tottenham. My Manchester City asset was Riyad Mahrez, who had an awful game (to put it politely).
Heading into gameweek 10 was the first time in a while that I’ve actually stressed over a transfer. I didn’t have any Liverpool assets in my team, so I opted for Jota as I couldn’t stretch to get in Salah or Mane. I made the decision to get Jack Grealish out for Diogo Jota for my 1 free transfer.
Knowing how bad Mahrez was in the previous game and knowing about the famous ‘Pep roulette’ I had a feeling that Mahrez would be benched and rested for the Burnley game. As an FPL manager you cannot ignore the point potential for Man City against a team like Burnley, no matter how low in form they are.
Knowing I needed a Man City player in my team, I then made the transfer of Mahrez out for De Bruyne, which took it to a -4.
De Bruyne gets 2 assists and 1 bonus point for 10 points, but Mahrez decides to turn up and went on to get a hat trick and 3 bonus points for 21 points, the first time since gameweek 3 he’s had an FPL return, and its a massive haul.
Patience is key? If I’d have stuck with him for the one extra gameweek I’d have been laughing. But oh well.
To go with your gut:
”To trust or follow an intuition or instinct, as opposed to an opinion based on a logical analysis”
”When we are confident we are right, even when we are wrong”