Here’s my fantasy premier league team selection GW8 article. As is normal, I review GW7, the transfer thoughts, captain choice and the lineup dilemmas.
fantasy premier league team selection GW8 – 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 early FFGeek team article about GW7 so I won’t repeat that. Here’s the points and the basic stats:
GW7 points: 54 (FPL average 51) Total points 406, Gameweek rank 2,649k, Overall Rank: 590k, green arrow 46k, Team Value: £101.0m
A green arrow after a 3 reds was something however small. The current OR at 590k isn’t great but the OR per point is so big and you can jump around so much that it’s not even worth thinking about at the moment.
6 returning players in theory is good but 7 wrong captain choices in all 7 gameweeks when I’m only choosing between 2 is really quite depressing.
1 free transfer and £0.4m ITB
Firstly the injury to De Bruyne seems to be one that Pep is confident will be ok after the International break. While I don’t trust a word he says it seems a little churlish to sell De Bruyne for that reason after what he said so I’m holding on to him.
That means I’m going to go with the transfer that I said I would do which is Zinchenko out for Otamendi. While I think there’s a decent chance Zinchenko will play having not appeared midweek in the Champions League and with Mendy coming back from injury I don’t think it’s certain. Otamendi also offers a reasonably guaranteed position going forward as even after Stones is back (maybe after the International break) they will be the only 2 fit specialist CBs. It will aso mean that hopefully I have at least 2 City players on the field v a Wolves side that played in Turkey on Thursday.
If I had the cash to do so I might have upgraded Greenwood to someone who would play so that would be the starter instead of it being Soyuncu at Liverpool.
I could upgrade Dendocker as he’s not certain to play but I think he probably will and I likely won’t need him anyway if Cantwell is fit.
So the transfer is Zinchenko out and Otamendi in
I’ve put De Bruyne in the lineup in case this is all some bizarre cunning plan of Peps to catch Wolves off guard.
That means my choice is between Soyuncu and Dendoncker for the first bench spot which is effectively going to be a starting spot. I give Leicester more chance of returning a clean sheet than I do of Dendoncker returning. The bookies at least agree on the basis of clean sheet vs Dendoncker scoring.
However Dendoncker is at least ahead of Greenwood who seems to be a sub only option despite OGS talking him up.
I’ve done a captain analysis article if you want to know more but in essence I’ve gone for Sterling with Salah as vice
Good luck everyone
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