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
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
So a score of 66, 131k OR and a big green arrow of 450k are pretty pleasing
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.
Sterling easy enough choice
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 FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW4 part 1
GW3 review from an underlying stats perspective
Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers
Early thoughts on the FFGeek team
See our GW4 bandwagons and sinking ships article
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