fantasy premier league team selection GW4 – the FFGeek team


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Here’s my fantasy premier league team selection GW4 article where after days of mulling it over I’ve finally decided on the transfers to make.

fantasy premier league team selection GW4 – the FFGeek team

Firstly if you’re new to the site my last 3 seasons overall ranks are 36k, 17k and 21k

GW3 review

I went into alot of detail in my early thoughts on the FFGeek team article about GW3 so I won’t repeat that. Here’s the points and the basic stats:

GW3 points: 66 (FPL average 44) Total points 196, Gameweek rank 325k, Overall Rank: 131k, green arrow 450k, Team Value: £100.3m




fantasy premier league team selection GW4

So a score of 66, 131k OR and a big green arrow of 450k are pretty pleasing

Transfers

I had a number of options which were, in simple terms either Martial to D Silva or Anderson or a points hit for De Bruyne or Haller in.

In the end I decided a points hit for De Bruyne just because the next 2 fixtures of Brighton and Norwich are just ridiculous and the -4 is worth it from the protection point of view as I imagine he will be a template player next week.

I do have reservations about De Bruyne.  He’s expensive for someone who I won’t captain and who doesn’t score goals that much.  If someone told me D Silva would match De Bruyne for minutes over those 2 games I would have taken him for the price difference but I’m just too worried about Silvas minutes.

I had £2m to make up and unless I unseated the Liverpool defenders realistically Sigurdsson was the only route to fund the extra.  That gave me £5.8m.  The only serious options I thought about were  Ceballos, Noble purely for pens or Cantwell.

In the end I went for the extra cash that Cantwell generates although it does give me an issue when I have 2 Norwich players vs Man City next week.  I will have £1.1m in the bank that I need to generate for another player who can either play or be part of  a rotation with Cantwell and Dendoncker.  That will either be by upgrading Rico or Greenwood.  That will give me options of 5-3-2, 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 depending on the upgrade.  That rotation isn’t ideal by any stretch but it will have to do for the moment.

So in summary the transfers were:

Martial and Sigurdsson out and De Bruyne and Cantwell in for a -4 point deduction.

Captain 

Sterling easy enough choice

Lineup

I’ve played Cantwell and I’ve put Greenwood as first reserve as I guess there’s a chance he gets decent minutes with Martial out and Dendoncker being a doubt and away to Everton.

The team




fantasy premier league team selection GW4

Other posts

The FFGeek captain poll

The FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW4 part 1

GW3 review from an underlying stats perspective

Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers

The transfer in and out polls

Early thoughts on the FFGeek team

GW4 fixture ease article

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5 thoughts on “fantasy premier league team selection GW4 – the FFGeek team”

  1. Thanks Geek. Would you consider starting Greenwood over Ings or Cantwell, as he looks like he’ll start with Martial out?

    • Yeah definitely. I did think about it as Ings didn’t start v Liverpool but I thought on balance Ings had more chance given Redmond is out. It’s a close call though and not one with any science about it so go with your instinct. good luck

  2. I strongly considered the same two buys – De Bruyne and Cantwell, for Martial and Perez.. but I don’t want to bench Greenwood just when he has his opportunity as cover for Martial.. and I don’t want to take a hit to buy Cantwell, place him on the bench and then not play him against Man City next week, as much as I really want De Bruyne. I will watch the Martial situation closely during the two week break and if the injury is not sorted for sure, bring in De Bruyne without a hit with two free transfers

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