A shock defeat for the leader in our "Clash Across the Pond" Fantasy Premier League Draft league has set things up for the festive period.
The league pitches four UK Fantasy Football pundits against their US counterparts.
We caught up with Mark Sutherns, who is fourth, nine points off the top, for his insight on his tactics for the next few Gameweeks.
|Sutherns Comfort (UK)||50||45||Jonty's XI (UK)|
|Rotoworld_PL (US)||56||26||Andy's Allstars (UK)|
|Woody Allen (UK)||72||49||10 Huddersfield Lane (US)|
|Sean's Super Subs (US)||42||51||Get On The Snake (US)|
Current squad: Adrian, Begovic, Janmaat, Moses, Mee, Vertonghen, Trippier, Ozil, Salah, Zaha, Richarlison, Son, Ibrahimovic, Vardy, Jesus.
Back-to-back victories have got my Draft season back on track and I am now giving chase.
My midfield, with the prolific Mohamed Salah the obvious star man, has been a powerhouse all season, but my weekly transfers in defence have helped secure recent successes.
Adrian has proved a canny acquisition in goal, shutting out both his opponents since arriving in my squad.
I will carry on with this tactic over the Christmas fixtures.
This continuous swapping of players in a single position is called "streaming" in Draft games.
And with defenders, it is an extremely viable strategy.
Whatever your league size, there is every chance that there are some worthwhile options available in the free agent pool.
Swoop for these players week after week, and you can strengthen your defence each time.
Also, with rotation set to hit midfielders and forwards over this period, having active defenders on the bench with good fixtures can be essential.