Adam will be blogging as often as he can about his adventures in the 2015/16 Fantasy Premier League season. Here he intends to tell you not just how results went but the thinking about the decisions not only he did make but perhaps also the ones he didn’t.
As the clock ticked over to 18:45 Big Ben didn't chime. There was no Sky Sports News close up of Elizabeth Tower and Jim White, dressed head to toe in yellow didn't declare that "the window had SLAMED SHUT" yet it had, for fantasy football players game week 1 is now in the books and game week 2 is fast upon us. At 10am tomorrow there are going to be a lot of angry players who just weren't clued up. Welcome to Friday Night Football!
As for game week 2 I did as described in last weeks post. With the news breaking that Leighton Baines is out for 12 weeks after an operation on his ankle I was able to have a slightly smug feeling about having already bitten that bullet. I rolled with the punch. With Aston Villa, Newcastle, and Swansea remaining for Man Utd in August I went with my original gut feeling and transferred in Luke Shaw. Let's hope that all this talk from van Gaal wasn't just paper talk and he delivers after a disappointing season last year.
I'm a little bit nervous about some aspects of my team already but I have decided to sit on it and give everyone the chance to improve. While none of my players got off to a flyer, at 33 points we were nearly the definition of average according to the in game stats. I'm particularly worried about my Chelsea contingent. Man City were impressive on MNF against a poor West Brom side and if Chelsea show the same energy levels as they did against Swansea I will be very concerned for them. They just don't look fit enough for the start of the season.
I'm reliably informed from my Arsenal supporting friend that Bellerin should start against Palace so I have gambled and not played my All Out Attack as contemplated in my last post and I am hoping that after the blank at West Ham that Theo Walcott will feature more heavily.
With these uncertainties it left me with little choice but to remain with Wayne Rooney as captain. He picked up a fortunate assist last week which was a crumb of comfort and he probably should have scored before Kyle Walker did the honours for him.