Here’s our fantasy football tips GW22 article where Stephen Troop reviews progress for his FPL, TFF and Sun teams as well as his plans for GW22 in these formats
fantasy football tips GW22 – Stephen Troop reviews progress and previews GW22 for his FPL, TFF and Sun teams
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Stephen finished last season at around 1k overall rank
TFF – weekly points 78, total points 1108, overall rank 6,063 transfers left 21
Here is a review of the Xmas and New Year period for my fantasy football teams and plans going forward.
December and New Year has been good for my team and I’ve climbed almost 20k places. A combination of luck , good transfers and being so low in the first place. My transfers were Mane>Sane in early Dec which worked out, Aguero to Aubameyang during Aguero’s injury spell, TAA>Trippier due to TAA’s injury, Maddison to Anderson and Sane went for Pogba as part of a 2-0 or 3-1 game advantage, taking advantage of two good fixtures for Pogba. This gained 17 points so far . I then did Aubameyang to Hazard as Hazard had a couple of good fixtures. This didn’t work out. Lastly I’ve done Pogba to Sterling and Kane to Lukaku.
21 transfers is ok at this stage given we’re a few games past half of the league games. 25 is always my aim but being so far adrift I’ve had to use a couple more to try and catch up.
My only immediate plans are to get TAA back in to bulk up on Liverpool defenders for their good fixtures. The FA cup has produced potentially good fixtures/bonus games but this round often proves to be a waste of transfers so will be watching lineups closely to try and cherry pick the best opportunity. For me I need a player who I’ll get both a good FA cup fixture and a league game before transferring back out. 2 transfers for a player who will only play the cup game is rarely profitable (unless you are swimming with transfers and can spread more risk).
Fantasy premier league
weekly points 57, overall rank 244,852
Stephen finished last season with a rank of 52k OR
December has been very much up and down for my team but the last couple of weeks have been positive. Keeping hold of Salah has been a good decision (although I keep deciding not to captain him). Rashford came in recently and has hit the ground running. Digne’s 17 points was most welcome too. Pogba came in for Sane this week which didn’t work out. I face a tricky week next with Wolves facing City and Utd playing Spurs. My immediate concern is a lack of Liverpool defensive coverage, which with 2 FT I’ll be looking to address. I am fairly happy with the team for now though.
Sun Dream Team
Total points 1152 overall rank 66,832
Over the Xmas period I have dropped around 10k places. I made 3 early December transfers due to Aguero’s and Arnautovic’s injuries and was then unable to transfer Silva out with his injury. Eriksen has been the star differential of the month for me but Laporte and the City mids have been poor recently. With the Jan transfers I feel I need a new GK and to improve my Liverpool defensive coverage.
There’s also our 10 top FPL managers article
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