Here’s our fantasy premier league GW1 tips article where Alex ball, FPL Word and Mikael Danielsen talk us through their FPL teams. These contributors and friends of the site have great FPL histories.
fantasy premier league GW1 tips – 3 contributors and friends of FFGeek talk through their teams
I’m hoping to put together about 10 or so managers with good histories who show their teams each week. This will give people a feel for what other managers are doing. It’s a fairly informal thing with no obligation on anyone and these teams may change at anytime before the deadline without further notice. Also in the future I wont be covering early transfers. It’s just to give an idea of the trends for the week no more
Alex finished 10,818 last season, 28k in 15/16 and 3k in 14/15
Cheap as I could find; 8.5. Foster will start most but it’s nice to have a 4.0 starting keeper (hopefully!)
Bellerin is a favourite of mine and always looks dangerous. A little rotation risk from the Ox so I’ll monitor the press conference.
Ake was sensational for bournmouth last season. Suttner covers his poorer fixtures.
Bertrand covers the Saints nice fixtures with attacking threat.
Long is 4.0 bench fodder.
Kdb has been superb in preseason and deserves the first pick in my mid.
Willian may change to another 7.0. It feels like coverage for the sake of it rather than a pick I really want. Deadline decision.
Zaha has looked good in preseason and seems to be playing in a very advanced roll.
Ward-prowes is looking to have a breakout season and with set pieces combined with the nice fixtures is a nice punt
Carroll has been a 4th mid for a number of my recent drafts so I more than happy to have as a 5th.
Lukaku, one word ; ownership!
Kane is to good not to have in my view
Firmino despite his reclassification as a striker is the cheapest way into the excellent Pool attack. And, whisper it, maybe on pens!
Top 9k in 16/17, top 1k in 15/16, top 5k in 14/15
Lukaku and Kane are both must haves for me, and so is de Bruyne in midfield.
I struggled to find a convincing option for third-striker in the 6.0-9.0 range and decided to go for Jesus. City had a great pre-season, they seem to tick now and look like scoring plenty of goals.
The heavy forward line leaves me thin in midfield. I like Zaha because of his free role at Palace and a tasty GW1 fixture. I’m a little worried about Ward-Prowse’s minutes, but this might be the season he takes off and Southampton’s fixtures are too good to resist. I’m ready to give Carroll a chance as a 4th mid. Chalobah is the 5th — he’s more nailed on than Loftus-Cheek.
In defence, I like Alderweireld for his attacking prowess, I think he’s worth the extra 0.5m over Davies. Dawson and Mee rotate wonderfully and both offer threat in the box. Same with Stephens, who’s a bonus-point magnet and has great fixtures. Rosenior is just a bench-filler, can’t see any starting 4.0 defender.
DDG is the only fully nailed-on option in United’s defence. Even though they looked shaky in pre-season, I do want to have a United defender. They will be good at killing games at 1:0 or 2:0.
I’ll probably invest in Newcastle and WHU in the next few gameweeks. Ritchie almost got into my team, and so did Lejeune. Will be watching Lanzini and Chicharito closely.
The team should be good for at least a few gameweeks. I’ll probably play my wildcard after GW11. It’s an international break and that’s also when Southampton’s, WBA’s and Newcastle’s good fixtures end. Will look at United, City, Spurs, Bournemouth, Palace, maybe Huddersfield then. Also Brighton and Swansea will rotate nicely then.
5,846 last season
GK and Defence
Heaton was the top scoring GK last year, and I plan to start him most games. Eliot is backup. He has been starting in preseason and should be starting unless Newcastle buy another keeper. They are targeting West Ham keeper Adrian.
Stephens looks to be an assured starter now, great fixtures plenty of bonus points last year, a goal yesterday but shockingly only 0.4% ownership.
Jones should be nailed down for at least 3 weeks.
Rest of the defence is enablers. Mee and Naughton are nailed, but Rosenior is doubtful.
Zaha, KDB and Alli are my premium mids, and have been in my team from the start. Caroll is nailed, was great in preseason. If Siggy leaves he is on set pieces.
Lokilo is a punt but I have starting players on the bench and plan to Wildcard early, probably during the 1st international break.
My front is the power 3: Lukaku, Kane and Firmino.
Lukaku and Kane are nobrainer. Firmino is now classified as striker, taking pens. Liverpool can score 3-4 goals against anyone, and Firmino should be involved in most goals.
Atm I have Lukaku as cap but might change to Kane.
Some quick strategy thoughts
I always try to build team value and follow price changes closely. In the first half of the season I often transfer early and take hits to build TV. I like to jump on bandwagons early. That was a good tactic last year as most of the bandwagons actually performed very well.
Thanks Guys, really like the teams and helpful thoughts
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