Here’s our fantasy premier league GW27 team selection article where we outline the FFGeek teams. We look at last weeks points, transfers, team lineups and captain decisions.
FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE GW27 TEAM SELECTION – THE FFGEEK TEAM
So firstly it’s important to say I’m continuing with my 2 team theme as a result of my accidental free hit chip being used in GW23.
Team 1 is the team with the free hit chip lost.
Team 2 has the free hit team intact and was cloned from one of my alternate FFGeek teams to be my original team through a -28 point hit.
Team 2 is to help people who were following my original team as a reference point so they can continue doing so.
Team 1 will help those people who used their free hit chip earlier in the season.
Both teams require totally different strategies to navigate through the potential blank and double gameweeks up coming
GW26 PERFORMANCE – FREE HIT LOST TEAM
GW26 points: 37 (average 43) Gameweek rank 3,889k Overall Rank: 80k red arrow 25k Team Value: £103.5m
Here’s the team points. A 25k red arrow to 80k OR.
So it’s hard to think of many worse weeks and escaping with a 25k red arrow didn’t seem so bad. It still is 5 consecutive red arrows from 26k after 4 consecutive green arrows.
If you want to read more here’s the link to my early thoughts on the FFGeek team article
With no free hit in place I’ve got no option to use it for the potential blank gameweek 31 which for the moment only has Stoke v Everton and Liverpool v Watford in it and Huddersfield v Palace likely. See my blanks and double gameweeks article. We should know more after the FA Cup 5th round after GW27.
Without the free hit my intention is to get as many players that I like not only for GW31 but that I also like for the weeks prior to GW31. Walcott is the obvious one as are Van Dijk and Firmino. Some where out of one of the teams is a GK. With 5 free transfers to make before GW31 there doesn’t seem to be a rush to use them with 4 transfers only to be made. At the moment I have Richarlison and Salah, maybe Niasse plus McArthur assuming Man Utd beat Huddersfield in FAC5. Those 4 transfers would then give me potentially 8 players in GW31 which is ok.
So where to start? Walcott seems the logical place to start. I could get him by selling Son which I really don’t want to do given that it’s Palace and Huddersfield after Arsenal. I could also do it by getting Richarlison out which seems much more logical given his pretty indifferent form and 5 consecutive blanks. What I keep hesitating about is having Niasse and Walcott in my team. 2 attackers in one of the most defensive managers teams possible. One thing for sure if Everton lose tomorrow the pressure on him will really be on.
The other transfer was Kenny or Gomez for Van Dijk given Kenny is out for Coleman and Gomez is injured for Southampton. Away to Southampton isn’t a gimme clean sheet so I’ll leave it.
So in the end I’ve decided to carry the transfer over to see what the FA Cup 5th round brings
Realistically with Kenny and Gomez looking like they won’t play there are no real decisions to make
I’ve yet to do a captain article and will do so tomorrow morning but for the moment the armband is going on Salah. I’m thinking that the vice will be Kane. I guess it’s not out of the question that both Salah and Aguero could be rested for the UCL matches although I personally think both will play but to be extra safe I’m going to vice captain Kane as there’s no doubt he will be starting v Arsenal.
GW26 PERFORMANCE – FREE HIT INTACT TEAM
This team is as if I didn’t make an accidental free hit ie the same as my original team and was cloned from one of my alternate FFGeek teams to be my original team through a -28 point hit. I will keep it to show how I would have navigated through the blanks with all the chips intact. I think that will be helpful for those who were using my original team as a reference point
GW26 points: 37 (average 43) Gameweek rank 3,889k Overall Rank: 212k red arrow 54k Team Value: £102.1m
Here’s the points:
A 54k red arrow to 212k and also the 5th consecutive red arrow.
Here’s the lineup for this week. Transfer also carried over. It looks like I won’t field 3 defenders unless Christensen is fit which isn’t out of the question but I have no money in the bank and there is little that £4.4m can buy. I did think seriously about Fernandez of Swansea who has good fixtures and is home to Burnley but I’m really not enamoured with their defence. I also though about Simon Francis of Bournemouth who is £4.3m and playing Huddersfield although I do think he’s the worst defender in the premier league and I have even less confidence in the Bournemouth defence.
I also only have 2 guaranteed GW31 players and as I intend to free hit in the potential blank of GW35 now and not GW31 I need to focus there. So another week of taking the pain and carrying over the free transfer.
Here’s the lineup:
Good luck everyone!
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