Fantasy Football - Gameweek 8
Gameweek 7 finished with 25 points for the Premier Skills team on the Premier League's official Fantasy Football game. The worst week of the season so far! Our big players like Sergio Aguero (4 points), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2 points) and Riyad Mahrez (2 points) performed badly. You voted to sell Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne because of his injury and you voted to buy Arsenal's Mesut Ozil (3 points) last week, but he also failed to shine. You voted for Aguero as captain last week. Who should be captain this week? In the Premier Skills League, we are in mid-table with 304 points. Congratulations to Los 11 impostores managed by Gerardo Lopez Lozada from Mexico who is currently top of the Premier Skills League with 403 points. How is your team doing?
This was our starting XI for Gameweek 7:
This week, we have an extra week to think about the team and we're going to concentrate on our defence. In the votes below, decide which defenders we should keep and who we should sell. Then, choose from the list and vote for a defender that we should buy. We can change one defender or five, it's up to you! The vote is at the bottom of this page.
We want you to tell us who you think should be in the Premier Skills English Fantasy Football team and squad. We also want to hear about your Fantasy Football team and the players you've chosen. So, leave a comment below and say which players you think we should sell and which players we should buy plus any other questions or comments you have about Fantasy Football. Take a look at the transfer list on the Fantasy Football website to help you make your decision.
You can join the Premier Skills Fantasy Football League at any time! To do this, you need to register on the Premier League website, choose your team and enter the Premier Skills League using this Private league code: 155156-51385
If you need more information, check out our how to play Fantasy Football article!
Rich: Rich here. How’s your fantasy football team doing? I had an awful week and the Premier Skills team had a terrible week, too! Jack’s very happy though. He had his best week of the season so far. Isn’t that right, Jack?
Jack: Yes, I’m feeling very pleased and am happy to welcome everyone to this week’s fantasy football discussion points. Every week, Rich and I are here to talk about the Premier Skills Fantasy Football team and the players we should be buying and selling for the team.
Rich: So, we should start with your team, Jack. 51 points! How did you do it?
Jack: Well, I think the most important thing was my choice of captain. I went for Romelu Lukaku and he got me 16 points.
Rich: That was a great idea. It’s often important to choose a captain that can score lots of points but is different to who lots of other teams choose.
Jack: Exactly. You went with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and he only scored 2 points last week and we went with Sergio Aguero for the Premier Skills team and he only got 4 points!
Rich: That’s our top tip for this week. If you are trying to climb the league table it is worth taking a few risks. Lots and lots of teams had Aguero or Zlatan as captain last week. So, Jack took a risk with Lukaku and it got him more points than many other teams.
Jack: But it wasn’t just my captain. I also had Laurent Koscielny in my team and he got a clean sheet, a goal and maximum bonus points for Arsenal! He got 15 points!
Rich: I saw! A great player to have in your team last week. So that’s 31 points from just 2 players!
Jack: I’m still near the bottom of the Premier Skills league but I’m hoping this is the start of a good run!
Rich: Maybe you should get Morgan Schneiderlin out of your team. He hasn’t played for Man Utd all season!!
Jack: Good point! We’ve got a new leader in the Premier Skills League, he’s from Mexico and he is called Gerardo Lopez Lozada. His team is called Los 11 impostores which I believe is the 11 imposters in English.
Rich: Well done Gerardo. Last week his team scored 60 points and he leads the way on 403 points in total!
Jack: So, what do we want our listeners do with the Premier Skills team this week?
Rich: There is no Premier League football this weekend which means we have 10 days to think about the teams.
Jack: I think we should think about our defence again. We have a little bit of money in the bank and a few of our defenders are not playing.
Rich: I think it’s a good idea. We could sell all of them and buy a new defence? I’ve put a vote at the bottom of the page. We can sell one defender or all 5. It’s up to you. Then select the players that you think we should buy to replace them.
Jack: We will buy the players with most players from you and we will sell the players if they have more sell votes than buy!
Rich: But remember, every transfer apart from the first will cost the team four points!
Jack: So, that is your vote this week. Make your choices in the vote below and don’t forget to choose your captain, too!
Rich: Remember! We want to hear from you! How did your team do last weekend? What changes are you going to make? Are you happy with your team?
Jack: We’ve got next week’s matches on the side of the page to help you make your decisions.
Rich: And, use the comments section to discuss the Premier Skills team. Which players do you think we should move out of the squad and which players should we buy?
Jack: Remember, you can register your own team on the fantasy football website and join the Premier Skills League at any time. I’ve added the link and the code you need at the bottom of the page.
This week, we've decided to change our defence because our defenders are not scoring enough points.
First, take a look at our defenders and decide which ones to sell. You can decide to sell one or all five! But, remember it will cost the team four points for every extra defender we sell!
Then, decide which players to buy from the list below. We will select the defenders with the most votes!
Don't forget to tell us how your Fantasy Football team is doing in the comments section!