Here’s my fantasy premier league team selection GW37 article. As is normal, I review GW36+, share my transfer thoughts, captain choice and the lineup dilemmas.
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Firstly if you’re new to the site my last 3 seasons overall ranks are 36k, 17k and 21k.
GW36+ review prior to the Friday game
GW35+ so far: points: 56 on Free Hit (FPL average 35) Total points 2,214 Gameweek rank 425k, Overall Rank: 11k, green arrow 3k, Team Value: £103.3m
Here’s the points so far on the Free Hit:
So a good Free Hit spoiled by the wrong captain choice. Sterling was always a risk and this time it didn’t pay off. If I had literally given the armband to anyone else I would have been better off.
Still a 3k green arrow to 11k overall rank is still good in the context of the season.
1 free transfer and £1.8m in the bank
My transfer all week has been focused on getting Gabriel Jesus into the team. I have the money with £0.1m spare to do the transfer of Jimenez out and Jesus in. It’s not ideal with the FA Cup game before the Premier League game but to not have 3 City attackers vs Watford and Norwich is really asking for trouble.
The problem it gives me is how to get David Silva in the team for GW38 who I can’t believe won’t play in what will be his last game at home in the Premier League. Although, City could easily play more FA Cup games and Champions League games. Silva could even get penalties if the score is comfortable enough. I am annoyingly £0.3m off getting him in for Foden with the money in the bank.
I could do Silva now for Foden for a -4 on Soyuncu but that would preclude Jesus in the future. I could just carry the transfer over and do it next week although the idea of 2 City players vs Norwich isn’t appealing although the downgrade could be to Garcia in defence.
If prices don’t go against me I could do the Silva transfer with a -4 to Calvert Lewin next week and still do the Jesus transfer. I have the funds but only just. Calvert Lewin unfortunately is playing Bournemouth so I’m reluctant for obvious reasons to sell him although I suspect he could be on my bench anyway unless Greenwood is against Leicester.
In a completely different direction, I have also been thinking about Tarkowski for Soyuncu for his heading ability at set pieces but 3 Man City players is the priority
In the end I decided to stick with the plan so the transfer is Jimenez out and Jesus in
So no issue choosing GKs. Pope goes in.
2 players doubtful plus Aurier playing Leicester means that the back 3 is pretty straightforward.
Then it becomes a choice between Greenwood, Foden and Calvert Lewin. Calvert Lewin’s form hasn’t been great return wise or underlying stat wise so he’s got the bench for me with Aurier next. I’m a little wary of Calvert Lewin just because he’s from Sheffield and played for Sheffield United so he’ll be extra motivated but apart from that it seems like the right choice
You may have seen my captain analysis article which will be updated some time late this evening. The polls aren’t that clear cut but I’m going to go for the marginal leader in Fernandes. I still think it’s the safest choice
Here’s the team
Good luck everyone