Here’s our fantasy football tips GW10 article where Stephen Troop reviews GW9 for his FPL, TFF and Sun teams as well as his plans for GW10 in these formats
fantasy football tips GW10 – Stephen Troop reviews GW9 and previews GW10 for his FPL, TFF and Sun teams
Telegraph Fantasy Football
Stephen finished last season at around 1k overall rank
TFF – weekly points 33, overall rank 28,048
Disastrous week again. I have a few teams in this format as you know but this one is struggling much more than others. Again, it’s the lack of city defensive coverage that’s really killing me and TAA not starting again was particularly annoying. The other issue is no Hazard but its very hard to get him in for Zaha so he may have to wait. I’d also like Arnautovic who has been unlucky not to score recently given his chances, and West Ham’s fixtures are turning nice. The problem here is I think his price (£5.2) is quite high relative to FPL and dream team when you compare him to other players.
City play on Monday night and represents an opportunity to get at least one city defender in. TAA could become Laporte, and Mitrovic could become Mendy. Potentially both. Mitrovic has not only stopped scoring, his underlying stats have fallen off the cliff and Fulham are struggling. Add to this the fixtures are turning.
Fantasy premier league
Stephen finished last season with a rank of 52k OR
weekly points 46, overall rank 243,488
A score just above the average and a small increase in rank in what was an underwhelming week all round. I transferred Kane back to Aguero which freed some cash and worked out points wise (although Aguero could have easily had a hat trick). TAA not playing was irritating, as was Knockaert’s benching. Luckily Duffy’s 7 points came off the bench to alleviate one of these.
This leaves me with no reliable Liverpool defensive coverage, no City defensive coverage and Knockaert a rotation risk, so with only 1FT I need to work out what needs addressing most. I have 4 options in addition to saving;
* Knockaert to Pereyra. Watford have 3 great fixtures, but then start to turn so this is only really worth a punt this week.
* Tripper to Robertson to ensure some Liverpool defensive coverage this week. With the price changes, I cannot do TAA to Robertson. This issue with this is I cannot then get Mendy in without a -4 next week which would be my plan. Trippier has done well for me but I’d rather have Mendy long term.
* TAA to Van Dijk just for the more certainty of starts. Van Dijk’s price has dropped so is now 0.5m less than Robertson. Robertson is just a much better option though, both for assist potential and his base line bonus stats.
* Trippier > Mendy and give TAA one more week.
No idea which I’ll be going for yet.
Sun Dream Team
Weekly points 125, overall rank 76,435
Written before Thursday nights games
What a week so far, rising over 191k in the rankings (which shows how low I was). The week couldn’t have gone much better, particularly with the midweek champions league games. No players in the Thursday Europa games so I will go back a bit tonight. I have one transfer left for October but I am unsure how to use it. I’d like to get KDB and Hazard into the midfield as it looks a little weak but that’s no easy feat.
See also Andrew Ferguson’s team article which includes FPL, SKY, TFF and Sun Dream Team
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