Here’s my fantasy premier league GW31 team selection article with the FFGeek teams 2nd wildcard activated. We also talk through DGW30+
fantasy premier league GW31 team selection – FFGeek 2nd wildcard activated
Firstly if you’re new to the site my last 3 seasons overall ranks are 36k, 17k and 21k.
GW30+ points 117 on Bench Boost (FPL average 65) Total points 1,810, Overall Rank: 16k, green arrow 15k, Team Value: £101.9m
Here’s the points:
So a fairly pleasing gameweek with a 15k overall rank rise to 16k.
The disappointments and successes are pretty obvious. Everyone started apart from Samatta and Abraham.
The wildcard decision
I went through the decision making process extensively in my early thoughts on the FFGeek team article so I won’t go through them again. In essence my lineup for GW31+ was going to be a nightmare so it was always likely to be a Wildcard or a Free Hit. It was difficult to decide which one but in the end I decided for the wildcard.
However there is a price, ultimately if I want to cover the Auabameyang v Norwich captaincy favourite possibility in GW32 I may need to use my Free Hit. That would leave me with no chips to navigate the rest of the 6 gameweek season which is a pretty scary thought. I’ve tried to include players I think are fairly safe in the team apart from the 2 cheap subs.
I have a decision to make on Mane v Salah for this week and the Captaincy. If there’s a safe route of the 2 I’ll take it but I just don’t know if there is one.
My team value is £101.9m. There’s £0.8m on the bench at the moment. It’s a first go. I’ll confirm the final team before the deadline in another post.
I’ve gone for 1 player from Man City and Liverpool in attack as they are the 2 best attacking teams by some distance. I’ll react to what the 2 teams do in the future about rotation rather than worry about it now. Both are high value so easily transferable. Salah may go to Mane as I said above.
After that I’ve gone for players within 4 teams with good fixtures on my attacking fixture ease schedule. Those teams are Everton, Man Utd , Spurs and Wolves. Within this I’ve gone Calvert Lewin although ideally I would have liked Richarlison. I’ve gone for Fernandes despite my misgivings about him mainly because of my perecption of his popularity. I expect him to be template status. Spurs I’ve gone for Son who I think is there best value attacking player in their team and lastly Wolves is easy with Jimenez the top option. The bench is a worry though which at this time is not helpful and a sign of my low team value. At the moment I’ve gone for 2 cheap bench players who emerged as starters in DGW30 in Davis and Nketiah. Nketiah though did just start 1 of the 2 games. Davis started both. They’re not my ideal bench players and I may invest the £0.8m in my bank account to improve these players
At the moment I’ve gone for Pope in goal despite my misgivings about him and the thrashing they took from Man City. Burnley seem to have an ability to keep clean sheets against some teams and they have reasonably good fixtures. I went for Martinez as a playing reserve on the basis that Leno’s injury looks pretty serious. It’s an extra £0.3m invested over say £3.9m Martin but could be worth it.
I’ve kept with Alexander Arnold until Liverpool down tools. He’s an easy swap at his price. Leicester have some good defensive fixtures and have Ndidi back which is why I’ve gone for Soyuncu. I may switch him to Justin to save £0.2m. It’s just whether it’s worth the money to have someone who’s just come into the team.
I’ve kept Boly from Wolves for their defensive solidity and fixtures. I wish I could get Doherty but it’s difficult to find that extra cash.
Man Utd also follow the fixture and defensive strength test and Maguire is my pick here.
Holgate I’m not sure of but he’s in as he’s cheap . I’m not wild on the defensive fixtures so he maybe changed for someone else.
There will be changes
However I will post a team before the deadline
Hope you had a good gameweek