One not so fine day in the aftermath of an unpleasant Gameweek and another poor captaincy choice, a ray of hope came from my television, a documentary on ancient mathematics where I was introduced to the theory of the Golden Ratio. After being a “Specialist in failure” of making poor captaincy choices, I had to change my way of playing the game we all love.
Gameweek 9 is around the corner and before you confirm your team, check out the Weekly Form Charts. These form charts should be one of many tools you use when deciding on your Gameweek transfers, formation and\or captain armbands. I created these last year to shift the captain choice from pure gut feel to a choice made from stats and history. In Gameweek 8, the charts had an off week with the Pick of the fixtures being Bournemouth vs Hull and to be fair, that was nearly an orange game, Goal swing of +18
Last week we stuttered our way to a disappointing total of 38 points, one below the average for Gameweek 8, though as ever with FPL; the points total tells only a fraction of the story. Our captain choice of Aguero yielded a negative return of -2 following his missed penalty having emerged from the bench, and Christian Benteke also returned a minus score of -1 as he also missed his spot kick during Palace’s home-defeat to a resurgent West Ham United. It was only Theo Walcott (13 points), Callum Wilson (9 points), Alexis Sanchez (5 points) and Adam Smith (5) points who really contributed for us, and we were left to rue what might have been.