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!


A Bag Full of Lemons – Week 5

With the international break now almost over and the prospect of the Premier League resuming it is now time to update my Fantasy Football team. Although I still have my early season wildcard available I am going to hold onto it in the hope that Jack Butland’s return is not too far away. Restricted therefore to just the one change I have opted to remove Kevin De Bruyne, simply because with Sterling also being a doubt I can’t afford to have two midfielders missing, especially when one of my remaining midfielders is Imbula!


In replacing De Bruyne I thought about bringing in Alexis Sanchez, as I fancy Arsenal to score a bag load against Leicester but in the end I have opted for Heung-Min Son because with Harry Kane out for at least the next few weeks Son should get more game time up front.

A Bag Full of Lemons – Week 4

OK I have no idea about Fantasy Football! After it being easy, then considerably more difficult last week, Fantasy Football has returned once more to being a breeze, with my team managing to garner an impressive 79 points, even though my two bankers (Capoue and Sterling) only managed to muster a paltry 4 points between them.


My Bag Full of Lemons Fantasy Football Giraffe of the week goes to a player who has to be considered not only one of the best centre halves in the division but also one of the least heralded, Virgil Van Dijk. If Van Dijk was playing at one of the big clubs he would surely be being featured on programs like Match of the Day every week and it can be no coincidence that his partner, Fonte’s stock has risen ever since the Dutchman joined the saints.

With so many players doing well the Bag Full of Lemons Lemon of the week this week only really had two contenders and in light of the fact that he was my big money signing last week the winner is Raheem Sterling.

With the international break coming up I am holding fire on making any changes until I see who has picked up an injury and also in the hope that De Bruyne makes a quicker than expected return to first team contention. With this mind I will update my team prior to the next round of premiership matches.