Here’s our fantasy premier league team selection GW25 article. We look at last week, the transfer thoughts, lineup dilemmas and the captain choice
fantasy premier league team selection GW25 – the FFGeek team for GW25
GW24 points: 40 (average 42) Total points 1,416, Gameweek rank 3,401k, Overall Rank: 113k, red arrow 12k, Team Value: £102.4m
Firstly here’s the points:
I wrote in a load of detail about GW24 among other things in my early FFGeek team article if you want more info but here I’m going to be brief.
A bad week with a 12k red arrow when virtually every other manager got greens. An OR drop to 113k OR.
4 returning players which the minimum target. However all only returned once and there were no bonus points anywhere and therefore no double figure returns. A gameweek rank of 3.4 million, way off a target of 1 million
It could have been alot worse as at the end of Wednesdays games I was 132k OR and Lovren not playing meant I was saved by Barnes’ 6 points off my FPL bench.
It was another week where again the template did me over big time especially Hazard vs Aubameyang and my differentials didn’t help me out.
2 free transfers and £5.5m in the bank
With Aguero being a strong captain favourite and on a double gameweek he is the natural transfer to go for. Much as I like Ings I’m selling Ings instead of Barnes principally as Barnes has a guaranteed GW31 fixture and has been in good form lately. Ings I like but his underlying stats have stuttered.
Then the question is how to fund the £0.3m. There’s no option to get rid of Hojbjerg and of the 5 teams guaranteed to have a blank GW31/33 Burnley have the best fixtures. Burnely’s defence has also improved and in the 4 games before Man Utd they didn’t have an xG conceded of over 1 goal.
Lovren is my target to fund it having missed out on starting vs Leicester. I would probably give him 1 more week given that Gomez is out for a few weeks but it doesn’t get me to GW31 which is what I need. The same could be said for Morgan who lost his place to Evans but he’s less of a funding option and given Puels unpredictability and rotation love could get his place back.
My preference would be Tarkowski at £4.7m. However that doesn’t fund it. Next I would prefer Ben Mee but again at £4.6m that gives me no latitude to do the next transfer of Aguero out and Aubameyang in for 3 good fixtures. It seems tonight that Aubameyang is going down and Aguero up in price though so I could chance it but it may force me into an early transfer next week.
However Mee seems a more secure prospect so I’m going to chance it and keep an eye on the excellent price change site FPL statistics next week.
So the transfer is Ings out and Aguero in. Lovren out and Mee in
Couldn’t be more straightforward with Kolasinac playing Manchester City and Morgan home to Man Utd and with Hojbjerg being a regular bench warmer anyway.
I’ve done a captain analysis article but it’s Aguero for me. In the end I thought the triple captain with the gametime risk was just a bit too risky so I’ve put it to one side for the moment
That’s it good luck to everyone in GW25
See also our 10 top FPL managers article
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