Here’s our fantasy football tips GW13 article where Stephen Troop reviews GW12 for his FPL, TFF and Sun teams as well as his plans for GW113 in these formats
fantasy football tips GW13 – Stephen Troop reviews GW12 and previews GW13 for his FPL, TFF and Sun teams
Gameweek 12 Analysis
Apologies for the lack of articles these past two weeks. I will cover the transfers I made during this timeframe in this article and as usual look ahead to the next gameweek and go through my thinking/plans.
Telegraph Fantasy Football
Stephen finished last season at around 1k overall rank
weekly points 59, overall rank 26,612
My nightmare season so far in Telegraph continues, although this week was an improvement mostly due to the 3 Liverpool defensive players getting additional KC’s to their clean sheets. The previous weekend I swapped De Gea to Allison after the early kickoff vs Bournemouth. This was to finally remove De Gea, as well as save up exact funds to do Zaha to Mane for the Fulham match.
Allison has worked out with 10 points this week, although I’m now very reliant on the Liverpool defence going forward. I’m not very keen on Mane going forward. His underlying stats have been pretty poor and he looks to have offered nothing recently in games I have seen. It was more a punt for the Fulham game and I regret not going for D Silva instead.
Kane also seems an expensive luxury, but I think I’ll just hold for now. He has 2 tough fixtures before a great run of games and I see no good opportunities to get any bonus games over those 2 weeks by hokey cokeying him out. There was a temptation to get Sterling in last weekend, but I didn’t want to use another transfer going into the international break.
Fantasy Premier League
Stephen finished last season with a rank of 52k OR
weekly points 56, overall rank 334,112
The last 2 weeks have more or less followed the trend over the last 2 months where I’m scoring a bit above the average and more or less maintaining rank rather than moving up. My last 2 weeks transfers were Knockaert to Murphy and Mitrovic to Jimenez (opting to keep Maddison through the injury). Knockaert seemed to have lost his place and Murphy had been producing some reasonable underlying stats for his price and had good fixtures. At his price he can be rotated easily with the cheaper defenders too. No returns for him yet though. Jimenez has 2 good fixtures coming up and has been consistently returning at a cheap price. I had lost patience with Mitrovic and this therefore looked a good move. His stats had fallen off a cliff and Fulham are conceding so many it must be hard to be motivated as a striker knowing scoring 1 won’t be enough. I had already lost 0.3m on him too so he had to go before I lost more.
Going forward, these two moves have now generated me £2.8m to now use so I have lots of options. Maddison could go. He has been unlucky not to get any assists or goals. It seems the problem has been other Leicester players not finishing the chances he creates rather than Maddison not producing. I could get D Silva, Martial or Richarlison for him. I could also get Alonso in for one of my defenders. All are good options so will take some more research to work out which I want.
A lot will depend on the injury news for Maddison and Mendy. If Mendy is out it will be Alonso in for him. Otherwise I’ll hold off Alonso this week for the Spurs game and look at improving the midfield.
Sun Dream Team
weekly points 53, overall rank 64,170
Overall rank has been improving over time after a less than spectacular start. This month my only transfer has been Moura > Rudiger as I wanted some Chelsea defensive coverage. I have 2 more to use this month so will need to monitor injuries to Richarlison and Tripper. The former appears to be travelling with the Brazil squad so should be ok and is so cheap would be hard to replace. Tripper could become Doherty if I wanted to save funds or possibly Stones. With 0.0 in the bank I’d need to downgrade elsewhere to afford anybody else I’d want. Doherty has no European games but is only £2.3m compared to Tripper’s £4.5m which should still be a bargain for the next few games at least and will allow flexibility to get Sterling or Hazard (who is owned by around half of people).
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