Here’s another article where 4 FFGeek Contributors show their Fantasy Premier League GW8 teams. There’s Keith Spencer, Rob Reid, Rick Porter and Kris O
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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
Keith’s last 4 seasons overall ranks were 27k, 44k, 3k and an incredible 325th overall
GW7 points: 64 (FPL average 53) Total points: 487, Overall Rank: 9k, green arrow: 5k Team Value: £101.5m
Keith has yet to use any of his chips
Transfer summary: Alexander Arnold out Cresswell in. Mitrovic out Werner in
Here’s the team with transfers complete:
Rob’s last 5 seasons overall rank were 148k, 94k, 22k, 4k and 7k
GW7 points: 42 (FPL average 53) Total points: 400, Overall Rank: 1,062k, red arrow: 403k Team Value: £101.7m
Rob has yet to use any of his chips
A week to forget without doubt! 3 returns (Salah, Kane (c) and DCL) and nothing else. A frustrating transfer – sold James Rodriguez when the news broke of him not playing. Had 3 options on my short list – Ziyech, Grealish and Pulisic. Went for Pulisic – the rest is history!
It’s a shorter write-up this week as my personal circumstances have made this week quite challenging so I’ve not got time to do much research for my team. What I do know is that I have 1 free transfer, £1.3m in the bank and am planning to activate my Wildcard over the International Break. As such, I’ve enlisted the help of the FFG Contributors this week and have had some transfer suggestions. Pulisic may be available based on Lampard’s UCL presser today but he’s still at the top of the transfer out list.
As such here’s what 3 of the FFG Contributors have suggested:
1) Costas – Pulisic to Trossard (he has suggested some other differential options too in true Costas style!)
2) Sergio – Pulisic to Ziyech
3) Alex – Pulisic to Zaha
So how about a poll on this one folks with a 4th option – wait for Pulisic news/change someone else.
As for the rest of my team, Spurs play West Brom away this week so I’m going for Son Captain and the rest kind of picks itself!
Good luck folks and happy voting!
Transfer summary: to be confirmed
Here’s the team prior to any transfer being made:
Rick’s last 4 seasons overall ranks were 29k, 1k, 30k and 2k.
GW7 points: 62 (FPL average 53) Total points: 412, Overall Rank: 691k, green arrow: 191k Team Value: £102.1m
Rick has used his wildcard
A solid week for me with 6 returners including captain Kane. I had decent scores from some very highly owned players, but it was the Grealish haul and the Dallas goal that really made the difference and allowed me to go toe-to-toe with the Vardy and Wilson owners. A very welcome green arrow after the GW6 horror show.
Predictably, another blank for Alexander-Arnold means his ownership is shrinking further still. With Man City coming up this weekend a price drop is surely imminent and it’s very tempting to switch him for someone cheaper. It’s a case of either reacting now, avoid losing more cash on him and hope that whoever I move in at least matches his points, or having the flexibility of an extra transfer over the break while keeping hold of a proven, but seemingly cursed, asset. As he got himself a clean sheet and an assist against Atlanta midweek, I’m inclined to take the flexibility and hope he makes life difficult for City.
No need to overthink think it. As long as there are no issues that urgently demand my attention, I’ll roll my transfer so I have two over the break. I’ll then use them to react to injuries as needed and to help get De Bruyne back in the team for his good fixture run.
A reasonably easy decision this week. I expect Kane to be the strong favourite and I’ve no interest in betting against a player who is in form, on pens, and in 43% of teams.
Transfer summary: Carrying over a free transfer
Here’s the team assuming no transfer is made
GW7 points: 61 (FPL average 53) Total points: 387, Overall Rank: 1,558k, green arrow: 283k Team Value: £102.5m
Kris has used his wildcard
I have one free transfer and 0.7m in the bank. If Pulisic is fit I will roll, if not then either Ziyech, Havertz or Zaha to come in. Captain Kane.
Transfer summary: see above to be confirmed
Here’s the team prior to any transfers being made
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