OVERVIEW: Our friend Pep Guardiola has done it again. Sterling hattrick one week and selected as captain for the next……DROPPED. A measly 2 points for his cameo appearance and stuff of fantasy football nightmares. It could be worse I suppose, one player in our league used his triple captain card on him. Shouldn’t laugh.

Overall though, it was another decent week, 56 points despite the lack of captain input. Good returns from front 3: Kane, Rashford and Jesus. Looking ahead to the penultimate gameweek, I’m not too confident looking at the fixtures but if I can maintain 4th position going into the final day, I will be pleased. A week of consolidation I think.

Also, the added inconvenience of the FA Cup gives an extra selection headache as managers rotate around that this game week.

THIS WEEKS PICKS: Another 2 transfers this time round meaning another -4 hit. It’s been a worthwhile tactic in recent weeks so I’m happy to carry it on. Chelsea being away at Liverpool means I’ve taken out Azpilicueta and Barkley and replaced them with Pieters of Burnley and Zaha of palace. Not ideal if I’m honest, I wanted to bring in Man United’s Fernandez with them being at home to West Ham but available funds would allow.

I’ve risked Sterling as captain again, Rashford will be vice and still we have 2 TOON boys in. There’s a question mark over Saint-Maximin’s fitness but I think/hope he’ll play. BALLS INTO THE BOX, LADS

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