My gut and I have not been friends since last weekend – just so you know. I have always been able to rely on my gut feeling to choose the right captain for my Official Fantasy Bundesliga team this season. But it was a disaster on Matchday 30.
Nico Elvedi(DF,Borussia Mönchengladbach, 6.85M)
First of all, I plumped for Sandro Wagner (5 points) over Kerem Demirbay (10), then for Robert Lewandowski (4) instead of Max Kruse (23) and finally for Jannik Vestergaard (5) in place of Raphael Guerreiro (13). Aaargh!
Max Kruse(ST,Werder Bremen11.7M)
The champions will still be incredibly disappointed following their DFB Cup exit to Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, but I reckon there will be an instant reaction at Wolfsburg. There is now no reason for Carlo Ancelotti to rest players, and the Italian will send his best team out onto the pitch. That, of course, includes Thiago. Anyone who had previously not signed the Spaniard because they had worries about him being rotated in and out of the team no longer needs be concerned. Thiago is nailed on in my and Ancelotti’s midfield. What about yours?
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Max Kruse is the form striker in the Bundesliga and has contributed more goals than anyone else since Christmas with eleven goals and four assists. Werder may have a tough set of remaining fixtures, but there is plenty of reason to believe in Alexander Nouri’s side based on their current form (eight wins and two draws in their last ten). Kruse currently has 13 goals this season, and I’m going to stick my neck on the line and say he’ll finish with at least 15. He might even reach this mark on Saturday against Hertha – it wouldn’t surprise me!
I will as ever follow my three golden rules this matchday and hope for a top-ten finish at the end of the weekend. And Thiago will help with that as one of three new signings.