The Coach's decision to name Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in his Official Fantasy Bundesliga line-up did not pay off on Matchday 10. - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
The Coach's decision to name Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in his Official Fantasy Bundesliga line-up did not pay off on Matchday 10. - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Bundesliga

The Coach: Slow and steady or superstar stand-outs?

My wife would likely describe it as paranormal activity, but Matchday 10 got me thinking.

I came away with another 100-point haul courtesy of five players scoring in double digits, pretty good right? But I had to listen on with a streak of envy as a colleague of mine at Bundesliga headquarters revelled in every goal his Official Fantasy Bundesliga captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted as his points tally went through the roof.

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Aiming for a double-digit minimum

With Borussia Dortmund up against a Hamburger SV outfit in dire straits, I had toyed with the idea of bringing in BVB's star striker, but ultimately plumped for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. Why you ask? Well coming into Matchday 10, Aubameyang had only scored more than six points twice in his last five outings, while Choupo-Moting had racked up 32 points in three games before a minor knock kept him sidelined.

So it begged the question: Is plumping for players who will guarantee a steady stream of points, but may not often break double digits a more successful approach than picking players like Aubameyang, who don’t guarantee a steady return, but can produce the odd phenomenal performance?

Live by the sword, die by the sword?

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