After spending hours working out how you were going to fit a Chelsea defender into your Fantasy Football team and still make sure you had a credible strike-force, your dreams were crushed as Swansea City hadn't read the blueprint. For future notice, Garry Monk, the Blues aren't meant to concede any goals at Stamford Bridge hence why we all forked out a sackful of precious moolah on Branislav Ivanovic and John Terry you ridiculously bloody impressive 36-year-old weekend-ruiner, (oh and two R's in Garry looks ridiculous). While I'm on the subject of Jose Mourinho's week one bottle-jobs that brings me nicely onto Thibaut Courtois who decided to get himself sent off for a lethargic challenge on Bafetimbi Gomis and in doing so grabbed himself a three game suspension (subject to Chelsea's recent appeal). I hope you Courtois pickers all selected a confident number two or you're going to be eying the market this week and wasting your first transfer of the season on someone like Liverpool's Simon Mignolet (now that we all know Petr Cech is rubbish). New boys, Yohan Cabaye, Andre Ayew and Georginio Wijnaldum all came up with goods this week each scoring lovely goals for their new employers and if you were savvy enough to launch them into your team first week then I salute you. If (like me) you did not trust them and instead opted for big names such as Raheem Sterling, Eden Hazard and Christian Benteke then I welcome you aboard the frustration bus that is stopping off at anger road, depression square and I'm not playing anymore crescent before pulling into the station ready for Week Two. I've taken a look (a little bit less grumpily) at the 10 things we all need to consider as we tackle a brand new sparkling fixture list that sees Chelsea visit the Etihad on Sunday for a tantalising clash with Manchester City (who are now favourites to win the league).
NCTJ-accredited football writer with an MA in Sports Journalism. What Culture football editor. Write for the official Newcastle United programme. Former video reporter at North News. Featured and published in the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette, Mail Online, The Mirror, The Sun and others.