Fantasy Football Tips GW23 – 4 FFGeek Contributors GW23 Teams Part 3

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Here’s our Fantasy Football Tips GW23 article where 4 FFGeek Contributors show their GW23 teams Part 3.  There’s David N, Stephen Troop, Andrew Whitfield and Joseph Crilley’s teams.   Between them they finished in the top 1% of teams 23 of 28 times in the last 7 ULTRA competitive seasons.  Includes 14 top 30k finishes in that competitive time.

Fantasy Football Tips GW23 – 4 FFGeek Contributors GW23 Teams Part 3

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It’s worth noting that the teams shown may not necessarily end up being the final teams or the transfers may have been made in the days prior to the posting . It’s an informal situation to give you an idea of trends.

However the FFGeek team, the Transfer Planner Team and the Contributor Tracker team Plus the Contributor teams of Rob, Rick, Andrew, Kris, Kev and Joe mentioned above on the FFGeek Patreon site all make notified transfers live as they are completed. So you’re always up to date and live for a maximum £3 PCM.

The reference to 19 top managers is from the article where I follow 19 top FPL managers who have finished in the top 10k overall rank the last 3 seasons.

David N

David’s last 7 seasons are 65k, 17k, 10k, 598th, 267th, 470k and 809th

GW22 points: 55  (19 Top managers average 58) Total points: 1,278 Overall Rank: 403k, red arrow: 26k   Team Value: £105.9m

David has all his Chips available

Transfer: I will either roll or use my 1FT to bring in Haaland for Alvarez, depending on which is most likely to start. If no further news, will probably stick to Alvarez. C either De Bruyne, but if not convinced that he starts, will likely move it to Trippier or Watkins.

Transfer summary:  to be determined

Here’s the team prior to any transfer being made

Fantasy Football Tips GW23

Joseph Crilley

Joe’s last 7 seasons overall ranks were 16k, 5k, 93k, 68k 28k 7k and 13k

GW22 points: 54 -4 (19 Top managers average 58) Total points: 1,339 Overall Rank: 42k, red arrow 15k   Team Value: £105.1m

Joe has all his chips

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GW22 review

I hadn’t planned to do any sort of write-up for this gameweek given the short turnaround, but I simply had to shout out the irony of finally being able to sell Nkunku, only for him to score off the bench at Anfield. Add the fact that Haaland was only able to return a single point and Alvarez scored a brace, it was a laughable situation. I am just relieved that I no longer have to live with the reminder that I chose Nkunku over Alvarez as my Haaland replacement back in December (shudders).

GW23 plans

After a very meh midweek return, the main respite for my squad is that I finally feel a step ahead in planning – as I should after taking a hit! The triple-up on Man City is already in place for DGW25 while I still own good picks around them with the likes of Watkins, Saka and Palmer. The only thing missing is……..

You can see the full article, including LIVE NOTIFIED transfers, lineup and captains on the FFGeek Patreon site wide forward tier for only £3 pcm with loads of other content mentioned above. That includes following Joe’s Team and 5 others with live notified transfers as they happen and the teams final lineup each gameweek.

Stephen Troop

Stephens last 5 seasons ORs were 159k, 16k, 22k, 86k and 43k

GW22 points:  46 (19 Top managers average 58) Total points: 1,235 Overall Rank: 1,050k, red arrow: 194k   Team Value: £103.4m

Stephen has all his chips

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Andrew Whitfield

Andrew’s last 5 seasons overall ranks were 119k, 34k, 132k, 6k and 19k

GW22 points: 59  (19 Top managers average 58) Total points: 1,297 Overall Rank: 233k, green arrow: 9k   Team Value: £104.4m

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Gameweek 22 review:

The long awaited midweek gameweek was certainly much shorter than the previous “two weekend marathon”, but plenty of talking points and goals as well as the return of the big Norwegian.

Liverpool have a five point grip in the leadership battle after another Jota goal, an unlikely star man performance from Conor Bradley and Darwin Nunez breaking the record for hitting the woodwork as Pool thrashed Chelsea 4-1. The much anticipated Erling Haaland return off the bench was upstaged by two goal Alvarez as Man City beat Burnley 3-1. And Saka was back on the goal trail as Arsenal won 2-1 at Forest.

Spurs edged out Brentford 3-2 in an entertaining game where Toney scored again and Richarlison made it 7 from 7. Newcastle ended a run of four straight defeats as Fabian Schar scored twice in a surprise 3-1 win at Villa. Adebajo scored a hat trick as Luton thrashed Brighton 4-0. Eze and Olise were both on fire as Palace beat Sheff Utd 3-2. And Pickford is now the top FPL keeper as Everton drew 0-0 at Fulham.

The action concluded on Thursday with West Ham and Bournemouth playing out a 1-1 draw, and the most dramatic game saved to last with Man Utd throwing away a 3-1 lead at wolves by conceding in the 95th minute, only to win it in the 97th !!

My GW22 score and rank:

A score of 59 points with 5/11 returners, thanks to five goals and an assist from my attacking players is a reasonable week. Not so clever from my defence.

I captained Foden’s assist rather than the goals of Alvarez, Watkins, Solanke and Saka.

The goal from Solanke on Thursday was enough to get me just over the line and achieve my target score for a small 4% green arrow. Up this week from 242k to 233k. I never turn my nose up at a green arrow !!

My GW22 significant moments:

I had my captains armband on Alvarez for most of the week leading up to Man City v Burnley. The penalty taker from the team with the best fixture. But I was slightly put off with the confirmation that Haaland was going to be playing, albeit likely from the bench, and prospects of Alvarez coming off for Haaland at 45-60 minutes. In the end he got 87 mins so the fears were unfounded !! But his two goals were early anyway. A costly captain change.

I went for potential longer minutes for Foden who actually came off earlier at 76 mins. Perhaps a mistake and a loss of 7 points, although the added attraction of Foden was an extra point for every goal , as well as a midfield clean sheet point. Plus Alvarez only had one double figure return all season. Make that two !! But I was still able to make rank gains from the 13 Alvarez points. And I didn’t do Alvarez to Haaland like a few did.

I used my one free transfer on a cautious dullard move to change my 4th defender on the bench, with both my bench defenders out injured, and Gabriel an injury doubt too. Gabriel actually played so it didn’t matter, although I have plugged a hole that would have needed plugging anyway, sooner rather than later.

My alternative transfer, after deciding to wait on Haaland, was Bowen to De Bruyne, a move that would have gained 6 points. Bowen had a good fixture and KDB was not a certain starter. So it’s a move I decided against in favour of strengthening my defence.

The transfer in of Bowen in GW21 has proved to be a mini disaster after blanks v Sheff Utd and Bournemouth. I bought him early that week too to beat price changes, uncharacteristic for me, when he then got injured in the cup. Whilst he did recover and not miss any games, the move still bit me in the ass in the end as if I hadn’t gone early, I wouldn’t have bought a flagged Bowen – and bought Richarlison instead, who has been on fire. So getting Bowen to beat price changes has really punished me.

Goals for Saka and Watkins, just when managers were getting frustrated on the recent lack of returns from both. A raft of sales could have greeted blanks for either. They are the 1st and 3rd most owned players. Their goals serve as a warning as to what damage can result to your rank if it backfires. Sell either at your peril and know the risks.

My defence had an off day. Estupinan conceded in the first minute. Gabriel conceded in the 89th. Close but no cigar.

So what next ??

After waiting an eternity for GW22 with only two gameweeks in January, due to the Winter break and two fa cup distractions, it’s back to a hectic schedule and no time to dwell, with just ONE rest day between GW22 and GW23 which starts on Saturday !!!

With “blank gameweeks” and “double gameweeks” on the horizon, it’s going to be a crucial  phase, with the more highly engaged managers potentially able to gain ground, with planning in place for playing of the all important “chips” starting to come into full focus.

At time of writing on Thursday night, we are still awaiting news if Liverpool v Luton will be added into GW25 to join Man City v Brentford in “doubling”, which will certainly make a difference to transfer planning. It might have been announced by the time you read this, with a Friday announcement a very strong possibility.

We have the big blank gameweek of GW29 now a bit clearer, when the fa cup quarters are scheduled, and following an fa cup 5th round draw that kept the fancied premier league teams apart. It threatens to be a potential big obstacle on the horizon. Free hits will be perhaps more popular, with only two fixtures so far guaranteed to take place. 4-5 fixtures seems likely.

We also have a smaller blank gameweek confirmed in GW26 for four teams due to the EFL cup final. Keep in mind when planning your transfers from now. Liverpool, Luton, spurs and Chelsea won’t play in GW26.

Salah is now knocked out of Afcon – but injured. But already spotted “on the grass”. We had South Korea surviving by the skin of their teeth after an Asia cup shootout so Son is not coming home just yet. And the giant Norwegian robot is back after a 20 minute cameo on Wednesday !!!!

Those who’ve spent and spread the Haaland and Salah cash are going to have a challenge when both are back together, especially if Man City and Liverpool both get a double gameweek in GW25, when both might be heavily triple captained. What’s your plan for the route back to both ??

But first it’s the relative normality of a standard single gameweek for all twenty teams this weekend !!

My GW23 transfer plans:

You can see the full article, including LIVE NOTIFIED transfers, lineup and captains on the FFGeek Patreon site wide forward tier for only £3 pcm with loads of other content mentioned above. That includes following Andrew’s Team and 5 others with live notified transfers as they happen and the teams final lineup each gameweek.

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Fantasy Football Tips GW23
Fantasy Football Tips GW23

Other GW23 Posts

Analysing the teams of 19 top FPL managers

4 FPL Expert FFGeek Contributors Teams Part 1

4 FPL Expert FFGeek Contributors Teams Part 2

The FFGeek Captain Poll, Transfer Polls, Goalscorer odds and Clean Sheet Odds

The FFGeek Fixture Ease Schedules

Joseph Crilley’s Transfer Planner and Points Projection Tool

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