Chris Kamara: Beat Kammy GW3 Preview
Hi Footstock users! Kammy here, back for another week of Footstock fun.
I had a good start in Gameweek 2’s inaugural “Beat Kammy” freeroll. My Everton boys (Dominic Calvert-Lewin and James Rodriguez) did me proud, and Aubameyang chipped in with a decent return too. It all went Pete Tong on Sunday, when my Newcastle lads (Wilson and Darlow) were about as useful as a chocolate teapot. Nothing from Jamie Vardy was the cherry on top, despite Leicester’s 4 goals!
Congrats to the 103 users who managed to beat me and take home a share of £1,000! Apparently there were 666 entries…is that an omen??
Surely things can only improve for me this weekend?
This week my Beat Kammy team is looking very…blue. I’ve gone big on Chelsea (they face West Brom – can you blame me?), Everton and City, with Darlow finding his way back into my side for the second week in a row.
Chelsea surely have to find form
After failing to score against Liverpool in Gameweek 2, Chelsea’s fixture against a struggling West Brom gives Lampard and his men a great chance to redeem themselves.
Reece James has stood out for me so far. The youngster scored in Gameweek 1 and registered 48 points on the opening weekend on Footstock. If he can keep his place he could be an asset this season.
Werner has looked dangerous since joining the Blues – I’m confident he’ll open his Premier League account sooner rather than later, and what better opportunity than against West Brom’s haphazard back line?
Mason Mount completes the Chelsea trio. I’ve got a lot of time for this player – at just 2 stars, he’s also a great asset for balancing the budget.
Everton boys return
After last week’s performances I couldn’t leave Dominic Calvert-Lewin and James Rodriguez on the sidelines for their fixture at Palace. Whilst Hodgson’s side have surprised me with their strong start, Everton have been simply fantastic. They’re playing like an Ancelotti team. These two lads in particular have really stood out, and I’m confident in returns from the pair.
City to challenge for the title
I was unsure how City would fare in their visit to Wolves, but they proved that they are well and truly title candidates once more. Phil Foden’s start was reassuring – he’s a young talent who’s had to wait for regular minutes, but I hope this season turns out to be his breakout one. Starting with a goal should solidify minutes for Gameweek 3.
Mahrez was unused in the win against Wolves, but word came out that he wasn’t 100% fit. I fully expect him to see some game time against Leicester, and we all know what he can do when he’s on the pitch. What a player.
Darlow the best 1* keeper
Newcastle were a shambles against Brighton last week, but for a one star keeper, you can’t argue with Darlow between the sticks. They face Spurs – a tough fixture, of course – but Spurs have shown a habit for struggling to break down teams that are happy to park the bus. That, combined with Tottenham’s Europa League travels, means I’m quietly confident Newcastle can pull something out of the bag. Don’t hold me to that though!
Good luck to everyone entering the Beat Kammy freeroll this week – see you in the contest!