Here’s our fantasy football tips GW7 article where Stephen Troop reviews GW6 for his FPL, TFF and Sun teams as well as his plans for GW7 in these formats
fantasy football tips GW7 – Stephen Troop reviews GW6 and previews GW7 for his FPL, TFF and Sun teams
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Stephen finished last season at around 1k overall rank
weekly points 65 , Total points 309 overall rank 14,451 transfers left 34
A much better week than the previous 2 where I scored in the 30s and an improvement in rank of over 10k. Long way to go to get to where I want to be though. I did make 2 transfers. Jota became Maddison as planned for a whole host of good reasons. He got an instant 10 point return which was great. Mendy became Mitrovic as I didn’t want to gamble on how short term the injury was. He also returned.
8/11 players returned in total which is fantastic, although only Maddison managed double figures. Those that blanked were Zaha, Coady and De Gea. Zaha was pretty anonymous in the game vs Newcastle and De gea has been frustrating to say the least when Ederson and Allison are keeping clean sheets. Coady I didn’t expect a clean sheet from this week but Wolves defence looks strong and the stats back this up so more than happy with him in the team.
There won’t be any transfers this week barring injuries in training/cups. I will eventually want Mendy back in. Hazard has tough home fixtures coming up and his away form is historically poor by comparison so don’t feel a need to get him in yet.
Fantasy premier league
Stephen finished last season with a rank of 52k OR
weekly points 62, overall rank 303,798
A fairly good week, although a lot of people in my mini leagues etc seemed to have good weeks too (TAA and Hart big players for them). Nontheless a 88k ish rise in the overall ranks is good. My transfer was Pedro>Maddison which worked out and happy with Maddison going forward with his fixtures. Fabianski on the bench is annoying but happens when you rotate keepers with the fixtures.
I have some issues with my team. Walcott I want out and Firminho is offering no value and has 2 tough matches next. Alonso vs Robertson this weekend too will limit points. Mendy is an expensive
bench player if injured more long term, although I have decent cover. Both goalkeepers face tough fixtures this week too (Foster has Arsenal and Fabianski has Man United).
I have the wildcard remaining although I don’t feel this is needed. Then again, unless I want Kane I can’t see me needing it desperately it. Will wait for the cup games etc but likely transfer will be Firminho>Mitrovic. This will leave me with a decent chunk in the bank to upgrade Walcott. I haven’t ruled out a wildcard to freshen up some of the positions.
Sun Dream Team
weekly points 53, overall rank 123,591
An ok week, and an improvement on the last couple where I grew 60k in the rankings (although some of that was from Aubameyang in the Europa game between my articles). I switched Mendy for Moura and switched to a 3-4-3 but this didn’t work out. Trippier was in my mind too but went with Moura in the end. Richarlison returned from his suspension so hopefully can pick up as he left off. Silva not playing was annoying.
I have 1 transfer to use this week so will need to check on the Van Dijk injury. Not too sure what else I would use it for as there is nobody I desperately want.
See also how the Geeks teams lined up in GW6 in Sun, TFF and Sky
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