Fantasy Premier League Team Selection GW38 – The FFGeek Team


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Here’s my fantasy premier league team selection GW38 article. As is normal, I review GW37, share my transfer thoughts, captain choice and lineup for GW38.

Fantasy Premier League Team Selection GW38 – The FFGeek Team

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Introduction

Firstly if you’re new to the site my last 4 seasons overall ranks are 17k, 36k, 17k and 21k.

GW37

GW37 points: 44 (FPL average 43) Total points 2,410, Overall Rank: 18k, red arrow 2k.  Team Value: £103.2m

I’ve now used all my chips

Here’s the points:

So another disappointing week when I went back 2k to 18k overall rank on the back of my 3rd worst gameweek rank of the season.

I’ve made bad choices last few weeks and this has been the cost of it. However I did plenty of moaning in my early thoughts article so I won’t bore you with it more here

Transfer thoughts

1 free transfer and £1.3m in the bank.

GW38 general thoughts

I have to say I’m not looking forward to this gameweek at all. I’m underweight in Leeds and West Ham players who I think could hurt me greatly. No Bamford, Dallas or Raphinha and no Antonio.

I have Veltman who’s injured and Holgate who won’t start. Bissouma who’s not worth anything if he does start, Calvert-Lewin playing Man City and Holding, Vydra, Greenwood and Fernandes all of which could not start. That’s 8 players out of 14 who could give me a total of 4 points.

I’m not quite sure how I’ve let this situation get so out of hand and one thing for sure is that GW38 is likely to be a very painful experience. Back at 11k overall rank I wanted to finish up at better than 20k rather than look forward and now I’m thinking if I keep it under 30k I’ll be happy

I have 2 choices really. Either throw point hits at it or just hope for the best. Logic says to me to not put hits for GW38 as it’s each hit is a goal or clean sheet that has to be obtained to break even.

So I’m just going to take the pain and hope for the best. While I’m quite interested in the top 4 race I definitely won’t be watching any of the football. I’m going to turn my phone off and check in on livefpl way after everything’s finished

So which transfer am I thinking of?

Give that Man Utd have wrapped up 2nd place and play in the Europa League Final on Wednesday it seems highly likely that there will be alot of rotation.

Only Maguire and Wan-Bissaka have played more minutes in all competitions for Man Utd this season than Bruno Fernandes and no player for Man Utd has played more Premier League minutes than Fernandes so for me given that and his importance to the team it seems highly likely he won’t start so he’s my major target for a transfer out.

Greenwood on the other hand has had 10 players for Man Utd play more minutes in all competitions and in the Premier League. Given it seems highly likely Cavani won’t start then either Greenwood or Rashford is likely to play CF so Greenwood doesn’t seem worth selling for me.

The transfer

So the transfer then is going to be Fernandes out and Sadio Mane in.

I personally don’t think Mane has been as bad as everyone says. His xG for example has been 14 goals. The same as last season on pretty much the same amount of minutes as last season. Last season he overperformed and scored 18 goals. This season he’s underperformed and scored only 9. 4 of the last 6 seasons and the last 2 have seen him over perform his xG.

I’m hoping for a massive positive correction against a hapless Palace team who they scored 7 goals against in the reverse fixture and who have nothing to play for whereas Liverpool have everything to play for.

I’m going to do the transfer now. The 90 minutes before the deadline has made team lineup leaks harder and I won’t believe anything I’ll see anyway

So the transfer is

Bruno Fernandes out and Sadio Mane in

Lineup issues

The least of my problems and it says alot that Bissouma is first on my bench rather than his rightful place of last

Captain Choice

The FFGeek Captain Poll shows Salah as the runaway winner so he’s my captain with Mane as vice

Good luck and thanks

So firstly good luck to everyone in their mini leagues and I hope the site has helped you especially in any cash leagues you maybe in.

Thanks for coming to the site over the season but there will still be various articles ongoing and we will be doing Euro 2020 articles as well so keep coming to visit the site.

Sorry to have disabled comments but there’s really no excuse for some of the things people say in the comments section and I can’t be policing it 24 hours a day. email me at fantasyfootballgeek@hotmail.co.uk if there’s anything particular you want to tell me.

Here’s the team

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