Here’s my fantasy premier league team selection GW6 article. As is normal, I review GW5, share my transfer thoughts, captain choice and the lineup dilemmas.
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Firstly if you’re new to the site my last 4 seasons overall ranks are 17k, 36k, 17k and 21k.
GW5 points: 59 (FPL average 60) Total points 273, Overall Rank: 1,986k, red arrow 157k Team Value: £99.9m
I have not used any chips yet
Here’s the points:
So when other FPL managers were getting massive green arrows through Kane I moved further backwards which was hugely disappointing.
I went into detail about my gameweek in my early FFGeek team thoughts article but suffice to say the season hasn’t started well. I’m 80 odd points away from 50k overall which is a broad target.
1 free transfer and £3.6m in the bank.
This week the decision is between 2 transfer options and even as I write this I can’t decide which to do. Both involve getting in Harry Kane who I think will come within my template definition this week.
The first was a straight transfer of Jimenez for Kane. That’s a transfer a number of wildcarders did effectively. It also means I would have money to spare to get Foden in for Ward Prowse the following week.
The 2nd transfer was Antonio out when it was thought he would be injured and a -4 for Kane and Ward Prowse out for a £4.5m midfielder.
The first transfer took Jimenez out before 2 very good fixtures in Newcastle at home and Palace at home although both are very defensive sides so how well Wolves will get on in breaking them down is another thing. It breaks my rule of taking someone out before a good fixture. In this transfer I would then have Soucek and Antonio playing Man City and Liverpool as Ward Prowse has become a CDM for all intents and purposes.
The second transfer of Antonio and Ward Prowse out means taking a 4 point deduction which is something I really don’t like doing. I guess this justifies it in the sense of getting a highly owned captain option but it’s really to keep Jimenez which doesn’t meet my normal criteria. It was something I should have done last week for Jimenez to be honest.
The Antonio and JWP transfers out would keep Jimenez in play at a cost of -4. It would also avoid having 2 West Ham players against Man City and Liverpool as only Soucek would be left from West Ham in the team. However West Ham have Fulham in GW8 which is a reason not to get rid of Antonio albeit 3 weeks away. The potential injury and the arrival of Benrama also cloud him somewhat.
Despite harder fixtures Antonio has put up much better underlying stats than Jimenez
In the end I decided to avoid the -4 and have transferred out Jimenez for Kane. It’s one of those 50/50’s that you just have to make a decision on and sometimes live to regret.
So the transfer was Jimenez out and Kane in
I haven’t been able to do a captain article this week but with Salah a reasonable leader in the FFGeek Poll I’ve gone for him with Kane Vice
Pretty easy with Reed and Saliba out of play it becomes a choice between Ward Prowse and Soucek and I’ve gone for Soucek
Here’s the team:
Good luck everyone
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