• Our expert wins the first week back from the break.
  • A captain's bonus bonanza from Modeste tips the scales.
  • All three insiders react well to Guerreiro's injury.

Over the international break, our three Official Fantasy Bundesliga insiders had a chance to give their teams a makeover. How did those new-look squads put together by Matt ‘the Expert’, James ‘the Coach’, and Flo ‘the Scout’ fare? And who was able to react to the late withdrawal of Raphael Guerreiro? Let’s have a look:

All three insiders hauled in a respectable number of points on Matchday 7. Matt led the way with 105 points to win the week, while James was close behind on 103. In third was Flo, who was just two under the magic number of 100 points on 98. Still, our scout holds down an overall lead of 25 points.

Modeste now has a game-high 83 points in the Official Fantasy Bundesliga.

Critical in Matt’s win was his canny choice of captain: our expert handed the armband to none other than Anthony Modeste. The 1. FC Köln striker repaid Matt’s faith to the tune of 36 points. It was a late-breaking decision - Matt originally intended to leave Modeste out of his side entirely on injury grounds, but when the French forward got a green light from the medics, Matt stuck him in and made him captain. The players sent out as skipper by the scout (Kevin Kampl) and the coach (Jhon Cordoba) each earned a respectable 20 points, but nowhere near Modeste’s total.

All three insiders had planned to play Guerreiro, and had to react quickly upon finding out he would not be able to play. James’ solution worked out best: the coach brought on Jean-Philppe Gbamin, who earned 12 points. Matt went with Jonas Hector (9 pts), while Flo played Frederik Sörensen (8 pts). Not too shabby all around from the guys - they’ll have more to say over the course of the week.

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