fantasy premier league team selection GW31 – the FFGeek team for GW31


Here’s our fantasy premier league team selection GW31 article. We look at last week, the transfer thoughts, lineup dilemmas and the captain choice

fantasy premier league team selection GW31 – the FFGeek team for GW31

Gameweek 30

GW30 points: 44 (average 48) Total points 1,722, Gameweek rank 3,795k, Overall Rank: 199k, red arrow 31k, Team Value: £102.2m

Here’s the points:

fantasy premier league team selection GW31

I talk in more detail in my early FFGeek team article if you’re interested

GW28 and GW29 were the worst 2 gameweeks of the season by gameweek for me. This one didn’t make the trifecta but it was the 5th lowest of the season.  So close.

I’ve managed to add 130k to my OR in the last 3 gameweeks and are now 199k OR with this week losing 31k in OR.

Transfer thoughts

1 free transfer and £0.2m in the bank. I’ve got all my chips in place and I’m working towards a blanks and doubles strategy of:

Free transfers to blank GW31, Free Hit in double GW32, free transfer to blank GW33, Wildcard GW34 and Bench Boost in double GW35.

At the moment I have 8 players guaranteed fixtures in GW31.

So my first priority is to transfer out Pogba for Mane and Vardy for Aguero for a -4 points.  I was definitely tempted by Wilson but I think Vardy marginally has has the better fixtures.

That would give me 10 outfield players for GW31 and GW33.

The real question has been whether to get Fabianski for Foster.  I would need another -4 point transfer for a total – 8 points.

Interestingly the Watford v Crystal Palace FA Cup game starts tomorrow at 12.15 UK time.  The GW31 gameweek deadline is 2pm so the Watford v Palace game will be nearly complete by the time that the deadline happens.  If Watford lose that game then Foster will have a home game against Fulham in GW33 in contrast to Fabianski away to Chelsea.

If Watford look like they will win the game then I will definitely do the transfer as it will mean GW31 and GW33 without a GK.  If they look like they are winning I still may do it as I’m only gambling 2 points effectively as I get 2 back immediately for his appearance.  If West Ham keep a clean sheet there’s a good chance of a couple of bonus/save points so I’m gambling 2 for a reward of an addition 4 or so.

So the transfers are Pogba and Aguero out for Vardy and Mane.

Foster to Fabianski to be confirmed just before the deadline tomorrow by twitter 

The team planner

fantasy premier league team selection GW31

It’s hard to say how the gameweek will go.  With a decent amount of people free hitting it could be difficult especially when I’m potentially taking a -8.

Lineup issues

Obviously no problem there

Captain thoughts

You can see my captain analysis article for any rationale but I’m going for Salah

The team

Here’s the team lineup then:

fantasy premier league team selection GW31

Good luck this week

See who the FFGeek contributors are transferring in

See also current 4k OR Jordan Sadler’s free hit team and Rob Reids free hit teams article

There’s our FPL form article and  our best underlying stats from GW30 only

See also our 10 top FPL managers article and the early FFGeek team articles and last season’s 715 OR finisher Andrew Ferguson’s team

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9 thoughts on “fantasy premier league team selection GW31 – the FFGeek team for GW31”

  1. another great article Geek – you mention you have all chips then say your plan is to use Free transfers to blank GW31, Free Hit DGW32, free transfer to blank GW33, Wildcard GW34 and Bench Boost in DGW35 – what are you thinking for the Triple Captain chip?


  2. If you are free hitting in gw32 is it right that u should take hits to buy everyone who is going up in price from tomorrow onwards because when u free hit in gw32 it’ll all be wiped anyway and your team value will have increased?

  3. Also interested in when you might play the triple captain Geek, I’m following the same chip strategy and there’s a lot of talk about dropping it on Salah this week at Fulham, or else saving it for 36-38?

  4. any suggestions (i’ve taken already 16 points hit last two transfer to field 10 players).
    Should i take out aguero also for another -4?

    alexandar-periera-van dijk

    salah (c) – felipe – fraser – jorginho

    vardy – higuain – aguero (no other option)

    bench: button – doherty – bissaka – hojbjerg

  5. Couldn’t you just use your free transfer next weekk to get a goalkeeper, then it would just be one week you’re missing a keeper?

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