Here’s my fantasy premier league team selection GW10 article with the FFGeek team for GW10. We look at last week, the transfer thoughts, lineup dilemmas and the captain choice
fantasy premier league team selection GW10 – the FFGeek team for GW10
I went into GW9 in detail in my early thoughts article so I won’t go into it too much here.
GW9 points: 40 (average 43) Total points 578, Gameweek rank 3,504k, Overall Rank: 34k, red arrow 6k, Team Value: £102.4m
Here’s the points:
So a poor week judged by 4 returning players which is average but no double figure returners. The gameweek rank was very bad at 3.5m but the popular players I don’t have like Richarlison, Maddison and Wilson all blanked plus the lack of divergence in captain picks limited the overall rank damage to 6k. After a pretty poor week that could have been alot worse.
So last week I introduced my team planning schedule which helps me plan my transfers ahead. I think that in some ways it’s wishful think as often you end up doing reactive transfers to injuries or someone losing their starting place so it is a bit aspirational but worth doing still.
The table is self explanatory but here are the definitions anyway
GW10 odds CS*/ATGS A bookies odds for clean sheets or anytime goal scoring. I’ve ignored the 2 midfield bench warmers
Pot Exit Point. Then I’ve tried to mark in a potential exit point for a player generally based on fixtures and match it up with someone incoming. If I say unknown it’s because I don’t have anyone yet. If it says ASAP on exit point then it’s as soon as an opportunity arises. If it says none, I have no current plans on removing them
I went into detail on each player in the early thoughts article so I won’t again but above shows you what I’m currently thinking about my team.
Firstly it seems that Hazard is a doubt to play v Burnley and judging by what Sarri said he seems unlikely to start. However for me it doesn’t seem serious enough to warrant a sale.
So I had 2 choices. Either carry over the free and hope Alexander Arnold plays vs Cardiff or sell Alexander Arnold for Robertson. The latter would mean taking a 4 point hit next week if I wanted to get Mendy as planned.
It seems to me either Gomez will play RB or CB and if he plays RB Alexander Arnold will be benched again. Interestingly both lined up v Red Star in the midweek UCL but Lovren didn’t. That would make you think that Lovren will play GW10 which means the RB position is a straight fight between the 2 for this week anyway.
The fact that Gomez started in the UCL gives me some hope that he could be rested v Cardiff so I’ve decided not to make the transfer and refresh madly around the deadline for the team sheet.
So no transfer carrying over a free.
The plan is to follow this path over the coming weeks
GW10 carry over the free
GW11 Bennett/Wan Bissaka to Mendy and Lacazette to Arnautovic
GW12 Alexander Arnold to Robertson
GW13 Fraser to unknown
GW14 Mitrovic to Ings? or Foster to Fabianski
So the only issue was the bench order of Hojbjerg vs Wan-Bissaka although if Hazard is injured and Alexander Arnold is dropped again they both could play.
In the end I went with Wan Bissaka which may surprise you. I feel if Hodgson could get a 0-0 draw out of Man City at home last season then he has some hope here. I’ve given the Vice captaincy to Aguero with the doubt that Hazard will start. This could be a game he gets close to 90 minutes and in his current form a Vertonghen less defence certainly isn’t unbreachable. It could be just a path to 3 points lost if Hojbjerg gets 2 appearance points and a clean sheet but I’ll take the risk.
I haven’t done a captain article yet and won’t until the morning but I imagine in Hazard’s potential absence that Salah will boss the poll. He is also the logical choice so he’s my likely captain.
If you haven’t done so please vote in the captain poll to make the article viable. Especially needed again this week as I’ve held off for the European matches and news on Hazard so everyone votes with full information on who they are choosing.
In that article there’s also a transfer poll which I find interesting to see what other managers are doing. Vote in that as well if you could
Here’s the lineup then:
Good luck to everyone!
See contributors league leader Andrew Ferguson discuss his teams plans
See also the first group of FFGeek contributors teams for GW10. The popular and not so popular players in the bandwagons and sinking ships article plus also who the 10 top managers I follow have in their team. Also who I have or maybe interested in getting in the early thoughts on the FFgeek team article
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