There is saying that goes: “after the battle, everyone is a general”. The meaning is simple - it's easier to know the right answer after everything's said and done. I’m one of those people.

I’m trying not to be, but people remind me all the time that I am. Last proof, of me being that guy, was constant moaning, since Saturday, about, how every goalkeeper that I wanted to buy before previous Gameweek, scored 10+ points. However, it’s not that big of a deal, because Ryan, at last, had a clean sheet. Nonetheless, Guaita’s 10 points sound much better than his 7 points. 

The much greater problem with previous Gameweek was Robertson’s absence. Well, technically it’s not a problem. If you read the previous text, you know that I, boldly, captained Robertson, because of the information that was provided on Foomni. Yet, he didn’t play, so I don’t know if Algo’s and Foomni’s facts hunter, will help me in increasing my fantasy stature in the future. Nevertheless, Robertson’s non-appearance was not an issue, because Mane was my vice-captain. 

This week was also rewarding for many patient fantasy players. I am referring to those who kept their belief in Lundstram and Vardy. Patience was never my stronger side. Yet, I’m trying not to think too much about their excellent returns because I’m reassuring myself that my decision to sell them had been justified.

When talking about my plans for the next Gameweek, I can say that I have two free transfers, and I’m planning to use them. I just need to see what my budget looks like and to see which Palace and Wolves defender I will choose. They have a good schedule, and more importantly, they play in the shortened Gameweek 31. I’m saying this, because I doubt that I’ll play the Free Hit, in that week. Probably I’ll save it for some double Gameweek in the near future. Unless Coronavirus kills us all. Some light-hearted humour to break the tension. 

Ideally, it will be Guaita and Doherty. The first guy has a lot of saves and Palace aren’t the most offensive team in the world. The second one is a proven defender, with many offensive returns in the previous season. Damn, I think that I mentioned Guaita in every text I wrote. Like he’s the reincarnation of Lev Yashin himself. 

As for captains, I think that I’ll risk and not captain a Liverpool player. It’s not that I believe that Everton will win, but my gut tells me to go with Ings. I’m a Southampton fan and he plays against Norwich, my least favourite club this season (see the previous blog). So I’ll have extra motivation to cheer for the Saints. Fantasy and standard football-wise.

Plus, on Algo’s projected points table for this Gameweek, he is third, just behind, Vardy and Sterling. Also, he scored 3 goals in the last 5 games with Lee Mason as a referee. I know this sound like an irrelevant fact, but if he scores on Saturday, I won’t complain a lot. However, this doesn’t mean that I will cry if Cantwell scores because I am planning to pick him as well. Yes, I am one of those guys! 

In conclusion, I wasn’t pleased with my overall score in Gameweek 29, especially because many of my friends had a higher score than me. So, I hope that will change on the following weekend. All I need to see is the report from Carrow Road, in which it will say: Norwich – Southampton 1:3; Cantwell (44’) Ings (13’, 31’, 58’). Is that too much to ask?!