Here’s our fantasy premier league team tips GW22 article where the 2nd group of the FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW22. In this part there’s Scott Taylor, Chris Tucker, Rob Reid, Mikael Danielsen and Alex Ball
Fantasy premier league team tips GW22 – FFGeek contributor’s teams part 2
This is part 2 of the FPL managers who contribute to the FFGeek site with good histories who show their teams each week. This will give people a feel for what other managers are doing. It’s a fairly informal thing with no obligation on anyone and these teams may change at anytime before the deadline without further notice. In the future it also wont cover early transfers. It’s just to give an idea of the trends for the week no more.
See the part 1 contributors teams article here as well
Scott finished with an overall rank of 1k last season and 12k in 17/18
GW21 points: 60 (FPL average 48) Total points 1,237 Gameweek rank 1,303k, Overall Rank: 53k, green arrow 7k, Team Value: £106.0m
So, the Christmas period was relatively good to me. 3 green arrows took me from 94k OR after GW18 to 53k after GW21. I’m happy with that.
GW21 gave me 6 returning players with 2 in double figures. A captain and vice-captain blank (Vardy and KDB) wasn’t great but I’m happy with a green arrow.
My team is pretty well placed for the DGW in GW24. I have my 3 Liverpool players – Robertson, Alexander Arnold and Mane – and 3 FTs to use before GW24. I’m thinking about 1 or 2 West Ham players (despite their difficult fixtures in the DGW). Goalkeepers seem to do surprisingly well in DGWs and so Fabianski may well come in especially as Pope’s imminent fixtures are pretty awful. The only other option around that price bracket is Ryan (fixtures) and Foster (form). One of them might come in after the DGW depending on Fabianski’s performance.
I’m also thinking about a West Ham midfielder. The current options appear to be Fornals, Noble or Anderson. I want to get Ings in (I feel he’s consistently limiting my green arrows!) and so budget wise it would be Fornals or Noble. Then there’s also the option of Haller upfront albeit 3 West Ham players would give me a real selection headache for GW24! The outgoing players would be Alli and Greenwood. Again, depending on their performance, any West Ham outfield players would then turn into Ings and Grealish (another player who is having a negative impact on my OR and is a long overdue transfer in).
All of the above does, of course, depend on form at the time of the transfer, injuries and price changes but all things being equal, that’s the plan. Joseph Crilley’s Mahrez idea has caught my attention though so that may change things slightly. Perhaps Alli to Mahrez this week, Pope to Fabianski GW23 and Mahrez to Fornals or Noble GW24 and then Greenwood and Noble/Fornals to Ings and Grealish thereafter.
Line up wise this week, the bench is likely to be Alli, Greenwood and Rico in that order. The armband is currently on Vardy subject to any injury update. VC is De Bruyne.
Transfer summary: likely Pope to Fabianski or Alli to Mahrez (subject to injury updates).
Here’s the team pre any transfer:
Chris’s last 2 seasons overall rank were 17k and 1k
GW21 points: 56 (FPL average 48) Total points 1,225 Gameweek rank 1,960k, Overall Rank: 85k, red arrow 1k, Team Value: £105.1m
Pretty much held my rank last week, but it could have been a lot better. Initially I had the captaincy on Mane but ultimately changed it to Vardy to reflect the captaincy polls. But I can’t be too hard on myself for that. What I’m really beating myself up over is that I did not then switch the VC from De Bruyne to Mane, unconsciously assuming that Vardy would play. That cost me a green arrow.
Luckily my sort of differentials, Grealish and Maddison, returned, helping me to keep my position in a relatively low scoring week.
This week, I shall be mostly transferring out Pope. All things equal, I’d probably opt for Ryan as the replacement, but I’m leaning towards Fabianski because of the double gameweek, new manager boost and his save record.
I have a plan in place to bring in Salah in time for GW24. It involves switching Rashford to Calvert-Lewin or Ings after GW22, and Jimenez to the other one following GW23. I then have the funds to use my other FT to turn Maddison into Salah. I’m not entirely sure that obliterating my team in this way is the most sensible course of action, but I know I will desperately want the Liverpool attacking double-up come that double fixture week. Plus, it’s more fun being aggressive.
Captain will be Vardy, who it seems will be fit to face Southampton at home. I’ll have to be careful with my VC this week; it’s currently on Rashford.
transfer summary:Pope out to Ryan or Fabianski in. To be confirmed
Here’s the lineup prior to any transfers
Rob’s last 5 seasons overall rank were 148k, 94k, 22k, 4k and 7k
GW21 points: 51 (FPL average 48) Total points 1,224 Gameweek rank 3,011k, Overall Rank: 88k, red arrow 16k, Team Value: £105.8m
The first gameweek of a new decade started with a bit of a whimper for Chaos Theory, rescued somewhat by 3 returning players in the final match of the round; Liverpool versus Sheffield United. An initial glance suggests that my team didn’t do 2 badly – 6/11 returns, 3 clean sheets from my defence including an immediate gain from Transfer In Fabianski, returns for Mane and Salah and a rare assist return from Zaha.
My strikers were my first problem, 3 points from my 2 who played and a no-show from Captain Vardy which led to my second problem – a blank from Vice-Captain De Bruyne. Frustrating, as 2 captain blanks in the last 2 weeks are effectively the difference between me being at 88k and inside the top 50k – if I’d got Salah and De Bruyne the other way round over the last 2 weeks I’d be 19 points better off!
Still, let’s look at the positives. First up I’m about 800,000 places better off than I was at this time last season! Secondly, I still lead my main mini-league. Third, I’ve got the 4 assets I want for the double gameweek in a couple of weeks time and finally I’ve got a nice high Overall Team Value. Much to be happy about as I go into GW22.
Only 1 free transfer this week and unlike the last few weeks I now no longer feel like the rich uncle with only 0.5m in the bank! 3 problem players really – my 2 Palace players and Rico. I’ll deal with the latter first – he’s cheap and he’s got great fixtures so he’s not going anywhere. My 2 Palace players have been costly bad decisions over the last few weeks sadly. I bought Zaha back in GW15 and in the 7 weeks since, he’s returned a meagre 1 goal and 1 assist. With Grealish available at a similar price point this was a bad call. Then there’s Kelly – he promised much with 3 consecutive clean sheets in GW14-16 but sure enough, I buy him in GW18 and he becomes a 2 point max player.
So moving forward, Zaha I think has to go for Grealish, the only question is when. Grealish faces City this week so it’s not an ideal entry point. After this, it’s an ok run for Villa up to GW29 so next week is the ideal buy point. The only thing that would make me do differently would be if Zaha definitely misses this week – he’s yellow-flagged at present so I’ll await news on this. So to confirm if Zaha is fit, I’ll probably roll my transfer unless there’s any other injuries that appear during the week as I should have enough bench cover. If he’s definitely out, then I’ll bring Grealish in a week early.
For my team, it looks like Vardy will be fit from Rodgers early indications but we’ll need the midweek Carabao fixture out the way to know for sure on this. If he is, then he’ll be captain with my bench being Rico, Dendoncker and Kelly in that order. All the best for GW22 folks!
Transfer summary: to be confirmed but Zaha to Grealish if Zaha out injured or otherwise carrying over a free transfer
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here’s the team pre any transfers being made
Mikael L Danielsen
Mikael’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 12k, 100k and 5k
GW21 points: 54 (FPL average 48) Total points 1,158 Gameweek rank 2,222k, Overall Rank: 581k, no rank movement, Team Value: £104.5m
Maupay out Calvert Lewin in
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Alex’s last 5 seasons overall rank were 523k, 17k, 10k, 28k and 3k
GW21 points: 61 (FPL average 48) Total points 1,092 Gameweek rank 1,046k, Overall Rank: 1,723k, green arrow 205k, Team Value: £105.3m
A nice 200K green arrow this week with returns from Grealish, Salah, Cantwell, Soyuncu and Alexander Arnold but at this rank I really need to be doing more to get a big jump. I’ve decided on a wildcard strategy that’s a bit different to what most seem to be thinking- deadening my team into the DGW in GW24. I can get to the Mane/Salah double up and holding onto De Bruyne, Alexander Arnold, Soyuncu, Jimenez, Vardy and having two West Ham players, all without a hit.
It also allows for lots of little things that work well for my team between now and 25: Pope to Fabianski in GW22 to hold Rashford against Southampton. Then in GW23 Mane/Greenwood on for Alli/Rashford (for free) which allows me to play Cantwell at home against Bournemouth. I could also go for a -4 to get Evans (or someone under 5.5) in to bench Lundy v Arsenal but not sure that’s worth it.
If I didn’t do that then I could take a one week punt of Grealish to a West Ham mid or even Jimenez to Haller in GW24. I actually like the Haller plan as Jimenez has Liverpool that week. I quite like this plan as there is no pressure on price and allows me to jump back on double Liverpool defence after GW24 to get a few differentials in on WC (although already not looking forward to deciding on who to sell out of Mane or Salah!!!)
Transfer summary: This week will be Pope to Fabianski, roll the other free and Vardy captain. Good luck all.
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