The 101 Great Goals team beat the average Gameweek 21 score comfortably but it still feels like we didn’t quite hit the heights last week.
Magnificent Marcos Alonso was the stand out performer with 21 points thanks to his two Chelsea goals at Leicester.
Captain Alexis Sanchez was a good choice whilst Christian Eriksen and Zlatan Ibrahimovic continue to provide great points returns.
Diego Costa’s absence cost us and despite the fact that we run a 24/7 football website, we were not able to bring in Harry Kane for the Chelsea striker once it became clear the former Atletico Madrid striker would miss the Leicester game.
As a result, we had six players that grabbed just two points and Divock Origi has become a serious problem as we will explain below.
The 101 Great Goals league
There is a new leader at the top of the 101 Great Goals league!
Well played to Forgotten Punks who had a 92-point week and is now 110th overall, as well as third in India.
Amul Kumar Saha’s side also had Marcos Alonso and Alexis Sanchez but also captained hat-trick hero Harry Kane.
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Gameweek 22: The Diego Costa knee jerk
Last Saturday night, we began to get a little worried.
Having Diego Costa and Divock Origi in our three-man attack felt like an invitation for a poor points haul this coming week.
Origi has pretty much failed to grab points since we bought him and our choices of third striker this season have been poor – only really Charlie Austin has stepped up to the plate.
As we discussed last week, the difficulty in finding three good affordable strikers has been the difference between a good side and one challenging at the very top.
Another argument to go 3-5-2, but we digress…
Lukaku & Giroud
So, on Saturday night – before we knew the Costa situation and ahead of Origi starting for Liverpool against Manchester United, we took the troublesome strike pairing out and brought in Romelu Lukaku and Olivier Giroud.
Now, we seem to have upgraded our attack. Lukaku looked excellent against Manchester City. And, Giroud scored v Swansea and all reports suggest the Frenchman will start versus Burnley on Sunday.
So, we have high hopes for this gameweek but will be watching Chelsea v Hull in a state of trepidation should Costa start, which looks very likely.
After producing with the armband last week, we are going captain Alexis Sanchez again and are hopeful of another strong gameweek to push us further up the table from 28,246 overall.
The gameweek deadline is 11:30 Saturday January 20, 2016, ahead of the early game between Liverpool and Swansea.
Good luck everyone!