Monthly Archives: March 2013

Gameweek 30 Starting XI

GW30 Starting XI

Really had no idea what to do this week.  Absolutely none.  I really didn’t want Van Persie.  I think he is overvalued, a bit out-of-form (due to fatigue in my opinion), and will be rotated a ton down the stretch.  Yet, I have to balance my needs and desires with the reality of my money league.  I currently sit 52 points up on second and 118 on third; I need to ensure my moves are prudent and protect my lead.  In the end, this pushed me to RVP as both chasers have Van Persie and will be certain to captain him.  Thus, it was Van Persie in, but whom to drop?

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GW 30 Team Ratings

GW30 Ratings

Above you will find SoccerSaber’s Gameweek 30 team ratings for both full season and the past six matches.  Note that I have modified the recent form title to six matches (versus six weeks) to clearly articulate that I am taking the last six games played by each team, not all games in the last six weeks.  I feel the need to point this out given the scheduling mess created by the FA Cup and Europe obligations.  And yeah, I know these remain ugly, but hopefully the numbers are of some value.

I don’t have any comments this week as the limited fixture list left the ratings little changed from last week.  The six match ratings did fluctuate as older fixtures were removed from the calculation with new fixtures were added.  As previously discussed, I am not sure how to incorporate recent form into projections and overall team ratings.  For now, look at these as an indication of possible changes in performance you might not have noticed otherwise (West Ham’s struggling defense, for instance).

As always, comments and criticisms welcomed!