Here’s my fantasy premier league team selection GW7 article. As is normal, I review GW6, 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.
GW6 points: 47 (FPL average 48) Total points 320, Overall Rank: 2,122k, red arrow 136k Team Value: £100.1m
I haven’t used any chips yet
Here’s the points:
It was 47 points and an overall rank of 2.122m after a relatively small red arrow of 137k. 4 reds and 1 green so far this season
The decision to bench Ward Prowse instead of Soucek was the definig moment of the gameweek amazingly. I have generally been organising my lineup through bookies odds and to be fair Ward Prowse hadn’t taken a shot in the last 3 games and his goal was the only shot in this game. Soucek had been playing well.
5 returners doesn’t sound that bad in theory. Dignes red card was a big disappointment as was the lack of a Liverpool clean sheet against a side there really should be one for.
It was another captain fail. In a situation where there has basically been 2 captains to pick from I’ve picked the wrong one 6 times which is pretty appalling.
1 free transfer and £1.3m in the bank.
A fairly multi layered situation this week.
I have 2 glaringly obvous issues as you can see from the above graphic
Suspended for 1 game on appealis far more palatable than 3 games so I’ve decided I’m going to stick with him. Everton are 2nd in xG conceded and should have had 4 clean sheets instead of 1 in xG terms. Dignes attacking stats aren’t far off last season and they have Fulham in GW9. sO i’M HOLDING
There were reports that he was out for a month but this is what Moyes said today
“Michail has been great for us and has played really well. He came off against Spurs and he felt it against Man City too. We don’t think it’s too bad but it’s enough to keep him out of tomorrow’s game.”
With Fuham in GW8 I’m going to hold given that’s what Moyes has said although who knows what the truth is. I normally sell early but Fulham are too much of an attraction
The Calvert Lewin factor
I want to preserve the possibility of getting Calvert Lewin in for GW9 against Fulham by replacing Mitrovic. It may not happen that way but that’s what I’m forward planning. I need to factor that in alongside the need to get 11 players out in GW7.
So what does that mean?
So with 2 players definitely not playing that’s why my target has to be either an upgrade on Reed who should at least get some minutes or a transfer out of Saliba who definitely wont play. Saliba sounds like the 1 to ditch given that
In order to preserve the Mitrovic to Calvert Lewin factor for GW9 I really could only transfer Saliba out for a £4.5m defender. Money no object it would be Chilwell. However I couldn’t afford him even if it did mess up my plans. I thought about Zouma but that also caused me problems and I don’t like the plethora of CBs that Chelsea have.
Looking at the £4.5ms I had 3 choices. The first was Targett of Villa, the 2nd Dallas of Leeds and the 3rd a CB from Brighton
Targett gives me the option of covering the Villa GK template to some extent and their defensive stats at the end of last season and this season are very good. The 27 shot 0-3 loos to Leeds was a shocker but still only 1 game in the last 16 of good defensive xGA stats.
Leeds haven’t got great stats at all but Dallas offers decent attacking stats
Brighton have good shot and xGA stats but porr fixtures including Spurs this week when I would have to play them so I’ve ruled them out.
In the end I went for Targett. Home to Southampton isn’t the greatest fixture but the template cover and the recent defensive stats
So the transfer is Saliba out Targett in
I’m going with the FFGeek captain poll which has Salah marginally ahead of Kane although it is a complete 50/50 call.
With Antonio and Digne out and Reed most likely to start from the bench the lineup was pretty straightforward. I left Antonio in just in case the whole injury thing was a spoof and that meant Soucek marginally got the bench spot.