A Bag Full of Lemons – Week 8

Another good week my Bag Full of Lemons Fantasy Football Team with 77 points, however any celebrations have to be dampened by the fact for probably the first time this season all the main players managed to get on the scoresheet, that is as long as they don’t play for Manchester United!


With the attackers doing so well this week it is therefore no surprise my Bag Full of Lemons Giraffe of the week goes to one of their union, Wilfried Bony who, now his taste for the goal has returned, I fully expect to go on a goal scoring streak and banish memories of his recent drought. My Bag Full of Lemons Lemon of the week is awarded to Paul Pogba, with the Frenchman joining last week’s winner, Raheem Stirling, as a two-time winner.


After debating whether to replace Joe Allen with his teammate Shaqiri last week I am glad I resisted the temptation with the Swiss maestro being replaced early in the game against Swansea. With this in mind Joe Allen keeps his place and instead I have decided to replace Heung-Min Son, whose team visit the Emirates at the weekend, with another previous Lemon of the Week, Eden Hazard. Similarly with Spurs travelling to Arsenal I have decided to swap out Vertonghen and bring back Van Dijk, whose Saints team travel to Hull hoping to pile the misery on the Tigers. You may also be surprised that Pogba retains his place in team but                with Manchester United travelling to the out of form Swansea I can only repeat what I said last week. If Pogba performs I get points and if he and his team fail? Well I’m still a winner!


A Bag Full of Lemons – Week 7

Not so good a week this week! Only 46 points which was a meagre 4 points above the weekly average which I put down to the big teams having bad weeks themselves and players who are not supposed to shine, grabbing the headlines. I didn’t even realise Pedro was still playing!


My Bag Full of Lemons Giraffe of the week for the second week running goes to a defender, this week Cesar Azpilcueta who looks more than at home in Conte’s back three. My Bag Full of Lemons Lemon of the Week goes to Raheem Sterling, who accepts the award on behalf of a Manchester City team who have not been firing in recent weeks.


With Joe Allen finally in my team I find myself wondering about swapping the Welshman for his Swiss team mate, Shaqiri but with Stoke playing Swansea next week I am going to keep both Allan and Wilfried Bony in my team in the hope that they will put in a performance against their former employers. After the manner of their defeat against Chelsea I expect Manchester United to be greatly improved when they entertain Burnley on Saturday and in light of the fact I don’t want to change any of my forwards I have decided to bring back the Pog at the expense of Sterling. Maybe Paul Pogba will turn in the type of performance that his transfer fee demands, and which is has been sorely missing since his return to Old Trafford, but if he doesn’t and the curse of the Bag Full of Lemons strikes him again then maybe Manchester United will fail again. Either way I’m a winner!