I thought with the international break on I would do a quick fantasy premier league gameweek review article after an eventful if low scoring gameweek. I’ll also give some short thoughts on plans going forward
fantasy premier league gameweek review – a few short words on the FFG teams
So here’s how the FFGeek team got on:
A pretty ordinary gameweek with only 2 of the front 7 returning. 2/4 of the defensive 4 return. Very few players return a goal or assist more than in 50% of games so 3 or 4 returning is what you should be looking for. The gameweek saw a score exactly on the average of 42 and a fall to 114k from 62k
In the team Aguero is injured and possibly facing a ban for an elbow on Winston Reid. Friend and Stones also have injury issues so the team could be in better shape. Aguero and Friend have no return date on Physioroom.com. Stones is back for GW4 apparently. The Manchester derby sees a tough game for 4 of the FFGeek team involved and Redmond is away to Arsenal. Firmino is home to a Leicester team which will look to pack the defence and counter attack. So another tricky week maybe.
A wildcard could be an option but you really should grasp the opportunity immediately which I haven’t. From a price rise perspective, certainly when I go to the excellent site FPL statistics to see who’s rising there aren’t that many players I would want. Last season the price rises were pretty poor anyway. I also didn’t have that many looking like they were heading south imminently either. In the past you could transfer in the risers and then sell any you didn’t want at the end of the break making a profit even with the 50% sell on clause the game forces. I’m not sure it will be that easy this time.
If Aguero is banned for 3 games 1 will be in the EFL cup so it will be 2 games. Assuming he isn’t injured I’ll probably just leave him on the bench rather than take him out and in.
Sterling, Sanchez and Hazard were the success stories of the gameweek. Sanchez certainly can be explosive if a little inconsistent based on last season. Sterling looks a player transformed. Hazard has looked far more like the player of 14/15 when he was the player of the season. Could the new core be Aguero, Ibrahimovic, Hazard and Sanchez? That would be a very very expensive core but there are 3 proven FPL giants in there. That core maybe why value this season returns to be of importance. Sterling’s risk is more about rotation with Nolito, Navas and Sane who can play in the same position.
I may do a separate article on the wildcard if there’s more to say than what I just done above
The alternate teams
I hope you’re enjoying this experiment because I certainly are. Lets see how the Bookies team and the Shots on target team are doing:
The Bookies team
After a slow start it’s a big score of 56 thanks to Sanchez. Sanchez is a player the bookies consistently give short anytime goalscoring odds to. The only other attacking player to return was Costa. Still in a fairly low position at 726k
The shots on target team
Bringing up the rear with a score of 37 is the shots on target team. Hard to make transfers at this stage with very little data on which to base it on. Hence the transfer in of Llorente and the transfer out of Sanchez prior. I would think that once we get a bit more data we should see some improvement as this is the one metric which seems to correlate reasonably well with goals.
Thats it. The articles will keep ticking over in the international break and if I do decide to wildcard I will say straight away
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