Here’s my fantasy premier league team selection GW14 article. As is normal, I review GW13, share my transfer thoughts, captain choice and the lineup dilemmas.
fantasy premier league team selection GW14 – the FFGeek team
Firstly if you’re new to the site my last 3 seasons overall ranks are 36k, 17k and 21k.
I went into alot of detail in my early thoughts on the early FFGeek team article about GW13 so I won’t repeat that. Here’s the points and the basic stats:
GW13 points: 61 (FPL average 49) Total points 724, Gameweek rank 1,514k, Overall Rank: 456k, green arrow 29k, Team Value: £102.1m
Here’s the points:
So a small green arrow of 29k to 456k overall rank on 724 points.
Considering I didn’t have Mane and Jimenez it could have been worse. Luckily I got the captain pick right with Vardy otherwise it would have been a different story.
2 free transfers and £0.5m in the bank.
Mane is needed
The first transfer was the easy one and that was Sterling out and Mane in.
I’ve often said that I prefer Sterling to De Bruyne and I maintain that but it’s just not possible to accommodate Sterling and Aubameyang in the same team and for better or worse I’m seeing the Aubameyang thing through at least for the next 3 which are Norwich, Brighton and West Ham. This blindspot of taking players out with good fixtures is going to be pivotal to my season I would suggest. 3 blanks from Aubameyang could really make things very difficult for a good OR. I’ve got to hope that Emery being sacked will bring some positivity to the team and Aubameyang and that Ljungberg will actually play him as a striker. I’m not sure how he will get Lacazette, Aubameyang and Pepe on the pitch without playing 4-3-3 which would not be helpful. I guess he could play 4-4-2 and play Pepe as an RM. We will see.
I’ve also said I prefer Salah to Mane which is also true but I have no desire to get into a game of FPL chicken between the masses who hold Mane. That’s what got me into alot of troubles last season.
What to do about Abraham
The next decision was that of Abraham. Out for Saturdays game according to Lampard. It’s refreshing not to get the we’ll see etc etc rubbish that most managers trot out. Whether we will get that for Tuesday is another matter. The issue was whether to hold him or sell him. I’ve got the free transfer and in this situation I’m generally a natural seller. It’s so easy to get caught up in the “we hope he will be ready stuff “each week and then you end up never selling because you held on for so long that it becomes increasingly hard to sell. I do think that the injury sounded fairly small and he could be back for Wednesday. I’ve just been down that road before…..
I have a sell price of £7.7m and his buy price now is £8.0m. It seems that he is going down in price tonight to £7.9m which means I will have enough to buy him back if Lampard comes out and says on Tuesday he’ll definitely play.
Given that I’m going to sell then the decision was between Jimenez and Ings. Everyone reading this will probably know I have a soft spot for Ings and the money would allow an upgrade of Mount to Pulisic the next gameweek. However I’m going for Jimenez instead. For the same template reasons as above for Mane. I’ve got enough eggs in the differential basket with Aubameyang without looking for more and I can always turn Mount into Perez if Mount doesn’t play this weekend.
That’s it then
Sterling out for Mane and Abraham out for Jimenez
You may have seen my captain analysis article where it was pretty close call between Mane and Vardy. In the end I’ve gone for the Polls and gobe with Vardy.
None really. Despite Cantwell’s performance v Everton I’ve put him on the bench. I’m still concerned whether he will hold his place over Buendia
The team then
Here’s the lineup:
Good luck everyone
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