The US struck back in their battle with the UK in Gameweek 2 of our Fantasy Premier League Draft league of Fantasy Football experts.
Each week we are getting the views and tips from one of the eight managers in the “Clash Across The Pond” league.
The second set of fixtures served up two local derbies and a pair of transatlantic battles, both won by the US pundits.
|Sutherns Comfort (UK)||22||40||Andy’s Allstars (UK)|
|Jonty’s XI (UK)||43||45||10 Huddersfield Lane (US)|
|Rotoworld PL (US)||47||32||Get on the Snake (US)|
|Woody Allen (UK)||28||37||Sean's Super Subs (US)|
This week we get the tips of Rotoworld’s Premier League editor, Neal Thurman.
Current Squad: Foster, Pickford; Azpilicueta, Kolasinac, Milner, Keane, Moses; Mane, Son, Mahrez, Hazard, Coutinho; Lukaku, Iheanacho, Giroud.
At this point in the season, before the Premier League transfer window closes, I am thrilled to have got points from all of my starters.
Gameweek 1 went surprisingly well but I was unfortunate to have drawn one of the three managers who beat my total by the slimmest of margins.
But I got lucky.
Fortunately for me, the rest of his squad underperformed.
In my own line-up, Romelu Lukaku justified his rank as the No 2 draft pick by firing another goal in the win at Swansea City.
Meanwhile, Mahrez chipped in with two assists, a clean sheet and two bonus points.
Now I can look ahead happy with third-highest points total in the league and with Hazard and Coutinho hopefully returning to action.
But it's not all good news.
Milner is a worry for me. I’m still not convinced he starts more than 20 to 25 matches, which makes him hard to keep on a short bench.
The market in the league is hotting up and I'll have to make at least one move this week.
However, I'll hold off after that, saving my waivers until after the window closes.
My Gameweek 3 opponent (Jonty’s XI) is winless, but I’m not all that confident.
He has been unlucky to face off with either the league's top or second-highest scorer over the first two weeks.
I certainly have to hope that Man Utd's Paul Pogba has an off-day.