Here’s my fantasy premier league team selection GW12 article with the FFGeek team for GW12. We look at last week, the transfer thoughts, lineup dilemmas and the captain choice
fantasy premier league team selection GW12 – the FFGeek team for GW12
I went into GW11 in detail in my early thoughts article so I won’t go into it too much here.
GW11 points: 60 (average 52) Total points 711, Gameweek rank 1,768k, Overall Rank: 39k, red arrow 10k, Team Value: £102.3m
Here’s the points:
So as I said in my early thoughts article, if I look at my basic metrics for a gameweek then I’m off the pace. A gameweek rank just about 1.7m compared to 1 million as a target. 4 returners which is the minimum you’d hope for. 2 double figure returns which was something. Lastly a red arrow of 10k to 39k which is definitely not welcome.
So I’ve introduced my team planning schedule which helps me plan my transfers ahead. I think that in some ways it’s wishful thinking 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
GW12 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.
1 free transfer and £1.7m in the bank.
Mitrovic was always going to be the transfer out although there were alot of different options I thought of as a result . I wanted to have some cash in order to have the option of Richarlison in next week. Ings and Jimenez have been the focus and leave enough cash to upgrade Ward.
I guess the best option overall given the money I had and ignoring Richarlison is Wilson but having 2 Bournemouth players at this junction seems a bit over kill even if it was planned for only the Newcastle game.
I did think also about Murray who has good fixtures and I do like him. I’m not sure about Brighton though not particularly attacking and I would have to sell Fraser then to get Richarlison. Plus Gross apparently could be back soon which means even that penalties are up in the air. Having said that Southampton haven’t actually been screaming goals either though and are worse off than Brighton and Wolves.
A negative with Murray and Wilson though is that I would have to sell Fraser to get Richarlison as I said above. Ings and Jimenez mean I could replace Ward and have more flexibility. Ings gives me £0.4m in the bank Jimenez gives me £0.2m which is a bit close for comfort given the 2 weeks coming up before the next gameweek.
Jimenez and Murray actually have better returns than Ings and consistency so far although both have a few minutes issues. Both Jimenez and Murray also have better fixtures although not initially for Jimenez. Ings definitely has pens though.
In the end you have to make a call so I’ve gone for Ings. I can safely introduce Richarlison next week and have 4 playing midfielders giving me the option of 3-4-3 or 4-4-2 or 4-3-3. Replacing Fraser would mean staying with a fixed 4-3-3. It isn’t ideal though to have Ings playing against my GK this week. Someone has to blank.
So Mitrovic out Ings in. £2.9m in the bank
The lineup was a question of Wan Bissaka vs Doherty vs Hojbjerg. However I’ve gone again for the Palace defence despite the Chelsea performance with Doherty first reserve. NOTE late change Doherty in and wan Bissaka on bench
Definitely going to be Salah. There’s still a captain article to be done and I hate to put anyone off reading it or doing the captain poll but can’t believe anyone will be better.
So vote in the captain poll with this link. 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!
Other articles for player suggestions
See Yaniv’s (8K OR last season) and my imaginary wildcard teams also the popular and not so popular forwards 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
Geek League links and details
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