Here’s our fantasy premier league team tips GW32 article where the 2nd group of the FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW32. In this article we’ve got Rob Reid, Prakhar Patel, Mikael Danielsen, FPL Word, Costas Chari and Sergio Torija.
Fantasy premier league team tips GW32 – FFGeek contributors show their GW32 teams part 2
Here’s 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. It also wont cover early transfers. It’s just to give an idea of the trends for the week no more.
You can see our part 1 contributors article here
Rob finished with a rank of 94k last season 22k in 16/17 4k in 15/16 and 7k in 14/15.
GW31 points: 41 on Free Hit (average 26) Total points 1,754 Gameweek rank 934k, Overall Rank: 212k, green arrow 23k, Team Value: £104.2m
Rob has used his wildcard, Free Hit and triple captain. See also Rob’s GW32 player picks article
A bit of an odd gameweek and a slightly underwhelming score from my Free Hit chip. The week started terribly as I had absolutely no returns from my Saturday players despite a glut of goals amongst the teams. West Ham somehow managed to concede 3 against the bottom team and neither of my Bournemouth players returned either despite them netting twice. Sunday didn’t start much better with Mane my only return in the early game. Captain Salah’s blank was very frustrating again as had Milner not been on the pitch he surely would have taken the pen.
My week was saved though by an unlikely source in the late game. I’d mentioned keeper differentials in my write-up last week and I hit the jackpot here with Kepa. My first penalty save return of the season also netting the Chelsea stopper 3 bonus points for a double figure return which bailed my team out big style.
So with 2/11 returns I somehow managed to get a rank inside 1 million and a green arrow – how on earth did that happen?! I think some of this was down also to me not taking any hits through my chip usage as when I looked at some other teams I was seeing scores in the 40s and 50s but all with -4, -8 or sometimes even -12 point hits so the net score certainly worked in my favour here. A bit of a missed opportunity possibly, but I’ll take another green arrow happily as well as the knowledge that I get my normal team back this week and don’t have to suffer having 3 West Ham players again. Onwards we go to the second double gameweek of the season.
Much to think about this week then. First up I need to think about how I’m going to tackle this week’s incoming double, now that the fixtures have been confirmed. Next up, I need to have an eye on GW33 where there are only 6 fixtures and many of the players that double in GW32 blank – especially with having no Wildcard or Free Hit chip to help me out. I then finally need to think about my Bench Boost Chip – am I still going to play it this week or shall I hold it until GW35. I’ll tackle this latter issue first.
My initial plan had been to Bench Boost this week, but the fixture scheduling has scuppered this somewhat along with yellow flags on 3 players. The key fixture that’s killed this idea for me is Watford vs Southampton; with this going into GW35 instead of GW32. This renders my 2 Saints players brought in for GW33 cover fairly useless as a double gameweek Bench Boost option. Couple this with the injury/suspension doubts on Rashford, Shaw and Wan-Bissaka and I’ve decided it’s best to hold my Bench Boost chip until GW35. This also gives me a bit of leeway on my 2nd keeper Guaita who I am fairly sure will lose his place this week after a shaky display in the FA Cup. This means I can leave him on the bench, though does land me in a sticky spot in GW33 where I could have no keeper.
This moves me onto my GW33 strategy, which I also need to bear in mind this week. At present (including Guaita) I have 7 players who have a game in GW33, provided they are fit. I have a total of 2 free transfers going into GW33 to bolster my squad, but I also have to bear in mind trying to get as close to 15 double players for GW35 as I can. My preferred strategy this week therefore is to carry my transfer and have the 2 available purely for the blank. I’ll then try and focus on buying players who have a fixture in GW33 and a double in GW35, players from Southampton and Arsenal. As for Guaita, I’ll probably leave him alone and keep my fingers crossed he might play, worst case scenario being I don’t have a keeper in GW33. This is because I’d rather buy Matt Ryan in GW34 as my other keeper as he’ll have 4 fixtures over GW34 and 35, despite a blank in GW33.
So finally on to this week. If everyone is fit, I’ll have 10 double players plus Salah, VVD and my 2 Saints. Based on what I’ve said above, my plan therefore is to carry my transfer and keep my fingers crossed that my yellow flagged players are fit. For my line-up, Salah is the non-double player who starts though it’s nice to have VVD at 1st sub available in case anyone misses out.
This, I think will be a tough week for my team. Looking at the FPL Twitter feed today, there are a lot of people playing chips so I’ll be at a big disadvantage versus them. I can only hope that my careful planning over the last 9 gameweeks minimises the damage. As part of this, it’s definitely a week for a Shield captain for me as it looks like there will be a lot of Triple Captain chips in play. Most of these I suspect will go on Aguero or Sterling, so with him nicely rested over the international window, it’s the Argentine who gets the armband from me.
All the best for GW32 folks, whoever you choose and whichever chips you’ve played. May your arrows be green!
Transfer summary: carrying over a free transfer
Prakhar finished in 17th overall in fantasy premier league last season. An amazing achievement
GW31 points: 33 -8 (average 26) Total points 1,847 Gameweek rank 1,863k, Overall Rank: 27k, red arrow 7k, Team Value: £101.5m
Prakhar has all his chips available and is free hitting this week
It was a pretty poor blank Gameweek last time out with just 33 points. FPL is back after the international break and so is the opportunity to bounce back.As this is a double game week,I’ve used my free hit chip this week.The team looks pretty settled right now but might change if there are any surprises from the press conferences.I feel like this could be the turning point to my season as I have a proper plan in place and all I need is players to return me points.Sounds easy, right?Haha!
I’ve gone for Ederson who is a no-brainer for me.
After a lot of tinkering, I’ve decided to double up on the Chelsea defence with Azpilicueta and Luiz. Lindelof is pretty much guaranteed to start both games and Schlupp is an excellent choice with the first game against Huddersfield at home. I just might bring Wan-Bissaka for him if declared fit.
Hazard and Sterling pick themselves with the fixtures and Pogba is the third best midfielder to choose for this GW according to me.
Aguero is a must have with the fixtures he has and you just can’t go without Rashford this GW. lastly, Jiménez is the one I am a bit sceptical about but I think he’ll at least get something over the course of two games.
Captaincy is a pretty simple decision with the safest route being Aguero. Sterling represents a strong case though!That’s it.
Good luck everyone and may your arrows be like THE HULK.Green and massive!
Transfer summary: Used the Free Hit Chip
FPL Word finished 35K OR in 17/18. 9k in 16/17, 1k OR in 15/16, 5k OR in 14/15
GW31 points: 26 -4 (average 26) Total points 1,842 Gameweek rank 2,833k, Overall Rank: 31k, red arrow 10k, Team Value: £103.2m
Fpl Word has all his chips available. He’s using his Free Hit chip this week.
Here’s his team:
Mikael L. Danielsen
Mikael finished 100k OR last season and 5k in 16/17
GW31 points: 40 (average 26) Total points 1,837 Gameweek rank 1,072k, Overall Rank: 35k, green arrow 4k, Team Value: £104.5m
Mikael has played his triple captain chip and is playing his Free Hit chip this week
Costas finished with an OR of 29k last season and 27k in 16/17
GW31 points: 34 -4 (average 26) Total points 1,812 Gameweek rank 1,727k, Overall Rank: 65k, red arrow 9k, Team Value: £102.1m
Costas has played his wildcard. He is using his Free Hit chip this week.
Minor changes to my first draft team….. and I am changing the team all the time due to the injuries during the Int. Break.
Man city: Went with 3 players. Aguero (c) Sterling and Laporte. Went wIth Laporte instead of Ederson hoping for attacking returns. Plus Ederson does not give you points for saves. Although with all the triple captain chips being played and Aguero being the captain I don’t know if I should hope for big returns from him.
Chelsea: 3 players again. Went with my Gut feeling for the rested Higuain and doubled up on the defence with the 2 most secured players in Kepa and Azpilicueta. Hopefully Hazard does not deliver too much and they get 2 clean sheets.
Man United: Went with Pogba as the obvious pick and Young at the back. They are the two most creative players since OLE arrived. Young is also a safe pick at the back. I wanted Lukaku or Rashford but I still haven’t seen a promising statement for either of the 2 and going into a double gameweek and free hitting I need 22 playing players.
Palace: Schlupp at the back as the obvious pick and Batshuayi as a differential.
Spurs: Kane is just too expensive. If I try and fit him in with Aguero and Sterling it literally destroys all the team so I went with Alli.
I think I have a good balance of template free hit team with 3-4 good differentials. Hopefully luck will be on my side.
Transfer summary: Playing the Free Hit chip.
Sergio finished with an OR of 17k last season and 21k in 16/17
GW31 points: 37 (average 26) Total points 1,618 Gameweek rank 1,367k, Overall Rank: 1,340k, green arrow 100k, Team Value: £100.3m
Blank GW31 is a distant memory now, and one to forget quickly too. Simplifying things, success was down to having Mane and captaining him over Salah. I didn’t have him, so the result was poor with 37 points, which still was good enough for a green arrow thanks to the fielding of a full eleven for a blank week where not everyone had that. Maddison was my best returner with a 9, and then Ake, F.Anderson and Firmino with an assist apiece.
Moving on now to GW32 and my free hit team.
This is a big week with the first big double of the season. It seems many managers are using there free hit chip here, while there will be a few Aguero triple captainers too surely. Still, playing a chip is on itself already a good differential over the full FPL community, so no need for trying to be different
Just for the sake of being different although, having said that, I’ve had to do a couple of differentials due to my disgusting team value for this week just over £100m. So that is Lingard instead of Pogba and Son but no Kane.
As most proper FPL managers, I’ve spent the international break rejigging my free hit squad. Started with a Kane-less 3-4-3, then I fitted Kane in, but that was at the cost of 3 downgrades elsewhere in the team, so eventually going Kane-less but with a 4-4-2.
So the team is:
GK – Ryan – good shout of a clean sheet with bonus points home Southampton, and then likely few save points against Chelsea. Ederson and Kepa would be good options too
Defence – Laporte, Lindelof, Azpi, Rudiger – going with top 6 teams, double Chelsea with Rudiger over Luiz because gives me more confidence for two starts
Midfield – Sterling, Hazard, Lingard, Son – As explained already, I like United fixtures but my budget is rubbish, so getting Lingard. If I knew Martial is 100% fit I would get him instead, but he missed the internationals, so don’t want to risk it. I get a good feeling about Son for this week.
Attack – Aguero, Mitrovic – Aguero is the obvious pick, Mitrovic is irrational, so let’s not talk about it.
Bench – Camarasa, Peltier, Quaner – good bench cover that probably won’t be needed. I just don’t know where to spend the spare 0.5£m
Captain – Aguero – again, he seems the obvious choice, the Geek captain article shows he is the massive captain favourite, so going with him. Even though I get feelings towards Hazard
Good luck for GW32 Geekers !
transfer summary: playing the Free Hit chip
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