Fantasy Premier League GW18 teams – 4 FFGeek Contributors teams part 2


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Here’s another article where 4  FFGeek Contributors show their Fantasy Premier League GW18 teams.   There’s Harry Vernon, Kris O, Costas Chari and Sergio Torija.  Harry and Kris have played their Free Hit Chip

Fantasy Premier League GW18 teams – 4 FFGeek Contributors teams part 2

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Introduction

This is part 2 of the FPL managers who contribute to the FFGeek site with good histories who show their teams each week. This will give people a feel for what other managers are doing. It’s a fairly informal thing with no obligation on anyone and these teams may change at anytime before the deadline without further notice. It won’t cover transfers in real time either. It’s just to give an idea of the trends for the week no more.  The teams are shown as their “final-ish” teams so they could change.  Where they have twitter accounts I have shown this and they may update them there or on our Slack Channel which is part of our subscription Patreon site but this is not guaranteed

See part 1 of the FFGeek Contributors teams here

Harry Vernon

Harry Vernon’s last 4 seasons are 22k, 6k, an incredible 224th and 6k

GW17 points: 74   (FPL average 56) Total points: 1,063, Overall Rank: 54k, green arrow: 23k Team Value: £103.2m

Follow Harry on twitter here

Here is my first draft of my Free Hit team.

I have been impressed with Arsenal of late and include 3 of their players.
Saka has looked good going forward and at 5.2m is the best value attacker available.
Having him in my team enables me to play a 352 formation and get many big hitters in.
At the back Tierney (5.3m) looks good going forward and returned a goal and an assist last GW.
That is 2 back to back clean sheets for The Gunners so he can return points at either end of the pitch.

Joining Tierney at the back are a couple of City players. Their home fixture against Brighton looks like a good shout for a clean sheet.
At present I have Stones and Cancelo in but I prefer to get Dias in for Stones if I can find a way to stretch the funds.

Sheffield United look a shadow of their team last season. For that I reason I am looking at a couple of players from their opponents Newcastle; Darlow and Wilson.
Callum Wilson is on penalties and has returned 8 goals and 4 assists in 16 matches so far this season.

I am quite torn on my choice of goalkeeper and both Darlow and Leno are options.
Although the Toon don’t look great at the back I rate Darlow as a good shop stopper and he is likely to pick up save points and hopefully a clean sheet. However, I am not 100% sold with the Newcastle back four and I may well get in Leno instead. (Holding will then become Yedlin).

Spurs were very attacking against Leeds and if they continue in that vein I can see points for Kane and Son.

The middle of the pitch will be my power house. De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Son and Rashford. I like the attacking threat of United and they have a chance of going top of the table against Burnley. Marcus is playing well and Bruno keeps on returning. De Bruyne was class against Chelsea and Son is top of the FPL points table.

On my bench will be my third Arsenal player Holding (4.5m) followed by Mitchell (3.9m) and Davis (4.3m). My reserve goalie will be 4m fodder.

All the best
Harry

Transfer summary:  Free Hit activated

Here’s the first draft Free Hit team




fantasy premier league GW18 teams

 

Kris O

Kris’s last 4 seasons overall rank were 39k, 44k, 46k and 23k

GW17 points: 89  (FPL average 56) Total points: 1,054, Overall Rank: 80k, green arrow: 114k Team Value: £104.4m

Despite having seven players for BGW18, them being,  Martinez, Holding, Mitchell, Son, Fernandes, Grealish and Kane I’ve decided to use my free hit (already activated). Primarily to get three Man City players for a plum tie at home to Brighton.

A current draft is below. Injury permitting I expect the core of: Son, Kane, De Bruyne/Sterling, Wilson, Fernandes to stay. Plus likely: Grealish, Stones, Holding and Mitchell.

My big question is who my seventh attacker will be and if I punt with an Aguero or Mahrez, or try two Man City defenders. Team below is an Aguero and De Bruyne.

Captain De Bruyne/Sterling

Transfer summary:  Free Hit activated

Here’s the current Free Hit draft:




fantasy premier league GW18 teams

Costas Chari

Costas’s last 4 seasons overall ranks were 17k, 84k, 29k and 27k

GW17 points: 70 -4   (FPL average 56) Total points: 1,017, Overall Rank: 292k, green arrow: 14k Team Value: £103.3m

Follow Costas on twitter here

14k green arrow. Ill take it, its been a bad season so any green is welcomed.

Nailing the captain point was great and if it wasn’t for that 92min goal then the hit for Stones would have been worth it. I had to sort out the team and bench anyway though so don’t regret it.

Team is set up for GW18 with a transfer of De Bruyne in for Salah I can field 11 players without a hit. Even if Taylor is not fit then 10 players is better than 11 with a hit for a defender. Hopefully Brewster can get his first goal. I will also be keeping De Bruyne and Sterling for gw19 meaning i wont be having Salah. I don’t like the way Liverpool are playing and their Man Utd DGW19 fixture isn’t ideal. Liverpool play Spurs in GW20 as well so I’ll keep triple City and no Liverpool until GW21 at least

Am I thrilled with my team for BGW18? – NO
Do I think that I will get a red arrow? YES… but with the team I have already its not worth it using a chip to change 3-4 players max. Also with all the covid uncertainty I would hate playing a hit only for a game to be postponed and having to field 9-10 players having played a hit.

This is the same rational. For DGW19. I prefer saving my BB and I am only thinking of the TC chip for De Bruyne or Sterling but don’t want the anxiety of a game being postponed.

Good luck to everyone!!

transfer summary:  likely Salah out De Bruyne in

Here’s the team prior to any transfer made

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Sergio Torija

Sergio’s last 4 seasons were 2k, 596k, 17k and 21k

GW17 points: 71   (FPL average 56) Total points: 927, Overall Rank: 1,790k, green arrow: 237k Team Value: £102.0m

Fielding 11 for GW18, and hoping for 10/11 doublers in GW19 without using chips. Going into GW18 with 2 free transfers.

I’ve done Salah to Fernandes already to beat price changes, might or might not use the second transfer. Mahrez still in the team really stinks, but I can’t directly upgrade him to Sterling and any other option implies hits or blocking moves for GW19. One week to decide

transfer summary:  Salah out to Fernandes in

Here’s the team with transfer made:



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The highlighted FFGeek contributors combined team finished with an overall rank of 52k last season is going ok in 3rd place with total points of 1074 and an overall rank of 32k. You can follow that team, including live transfers, on our subscription Patreon site.

You can also follow Joe’s  transfer planner team which finished with an overall rank of 32k last season currently in 21st place with total points of 981 and an overall rank of, 719k.

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Ben and Joes draft Free Hit teams

Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers

Early thoughts on the FFGeek team

A season blanks and doubles schedule

Andrew’s strategy for BGW18 and DGW19

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5 thoughts on “Fantasy Premier League GW18 teams – 4 FFGeek Contributors teams part 2”

    • Harry, sorry for the confusion it’s the free hit article from Ben and Joe. Sorry I should have been more clear. Hope that clarifies it and good luck this week John

  1. Once the free hit button is activated, is the team then locked down, or can you still make changes before the deadline?

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