Here’s my fantasy premier league team selection GW33 article. As is normal, I review GW32, share my transfer thoughts, captain choice and lineup dilemmas for GW33. I also discuss future Chip strategy for any potential upcoming blanks and doubles
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Firstly if you’re new to the site my last 4 seasons overall ranks are 17k, 36k, 17k and 21k.
GW32 points 88 on triple captain (FPL average 47) Total points 2,100, Overall Rank: 18k, green arrow 14k. Team Value: £103.3m plus £0.1m ITB
I have used all my Chips
Here’s the points:
Sp pretty close to one of those rank halving gameweeks which come when you least expect it which I talked about this week on the FFGeek FPL Podcast
Funny how luck is sometimes with you. I got Lingard a little back on the wildcard as Shaw was an injury doubt so I had cash to spend suddenly.
I got Castagne by default as I thought the cheaper Fofana could lose his place if Rodgers went to a back 4 and also didn’t have enough cash for Pereira. I was pretty nonplussed on Castagne’s attacking numbers to be honest. However he was unreal vs WBA and looked like Marcos Alonso has suddenly taken over his body
Even breaking my normal rules of defence by bookies odds by picking Holding over Stones last gameweek worked out as Stones got sent off for -2.
So a lucky gameweek.
2 free transfers and £0.1m in the bank
My week has been focused on trying to come up with some cunning plan to get in Alexander Arnold. However I would have had to sell Kane, Son or Fernandes to do so and none appealed to me.
Kane it seems to me won’t play in the EFL Cup final but nothing has been said definitely and nothing spoke about for GW32. He could easily be a captain favourite for GW34 so for now I’m holding.
I can’t do what seems a popular switch to Vardy as that doesn’t get me Alexander Arnold. It seems like Calvert Lewin is fit but that doesn’t seem a desperate need for that transfer when they are playing Arsenal. So I’m going to hold Kane and Son.
That takes me to my transfer options for this gameweek in the absence of any plan for Alexander Arnold.
I have Stones who is suspended for 2 PL games and Nat Phillips who looks like he won’t be fit for v Newcastle.
The logical transfer for Stones for me is Veltman of Brighton as again they are playing Sheffield Utd. His GW36 fixture isn’t great though (the relevance of which you’ll see later on in this article) but I’m doing this for the here and now.
I could do a transfer for Phillips as he is injured but he is the logical person to step aside for Alexander Arnold when I can eventually get him.
So just the 1 transfer used which will give me a full playing 11 this week although there’s no leeway for the rotation for the likes of Rudiger or Jota
I’m not using both transfers as I’m hoping to carry over 2 from a potential double GW35 to a potential Blank GW36 which I talk about more below
Transfer is Stones out and Veltman in
The only question is whether I put Phillips in the lineup in case of a medical miracle and he does play or whether I start Vydra and put him on the bench.
It’s likely to be irrelevant as Phillips is injured or if someone else is rotated. I’ve put Phillips in but assumed Vydra will come on as an autosub if everyone else plays
Salah is a pretty big leader in the FFGeek Captain Poll and in the other main FPL poll so I’m going with him. Vice is tricky between Iheanacho and Fernandes but I’ve gone for Fernandes by virtue of a mental toin coss
How does that leave me for a potential DGW35 and a Blank GW36
This would be the result of fixtures being moved around to accomodate fans for the last 2 gameweeks and for Villa v Everton plus Palace v Southampton to be accomodated.
It’s not guaranteed. As a point of reference here’s the attacking players fixture ease schedule
Teams that have a DGW35 and no blank GW36
Aston Villa, Everton, Palace, Southampton
I have Martinez and Forster
Teams that have a DGW35 but a Blank GW36
Arsenal, Leicester, Man Utd and Chelsea
I have Holding, Iheanacho, Castagne, Fernandes and Rudiger
That’s 2 too many to field a full team in BGW36 although you could take the view that the doubles and blanks for the most part offsett one another so it’s pretty irrelevant.
Teams without a double or a blank
I have Salah, Phillips, Jota, Vydra, Lingard, Veltman, Kane and Son
Here’s the team lineup for GW33
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