Here’s our article where 4 FFGeek Contributors with their fantasy premier league team tips GW4. Each show their GW4 teams. There’s Rick Porter, Costas Chari, Ben Wooton and Avishek Majumdar
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This is part 4of 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 won’t cover transfers in real time either. It’s just to give an idea of the trends for the week no more. The teams are shown as their “final-ish” teams so they could change. Where they have twitter accounts I have shown this and they may update them there or on our Slack Channel which is part of our subscription Patreon site but this is not guaranteed
Rick’s last 4 seasons overall ranks were 29k, 1k, 30k and 2k.
GW3 points: 53 (FPL average 43), Total points: 173, Overall Rank: 1,146k, green arrow: 633k, Team Value: £100.4m
I’m genuinely pretty happy with how my team performed in GW3. My captain didn’t deliver but none of the other popular choices did either, so it didn’t matter all that much. I spent no points and kept hold of my chips when plenty of others were taking hits and Wildcarding to squeeze in players who ultimately ended up injured. Topping the average score by 10 points feels like a real win. It was a week when keeping a calm head really paid off.
This season still feels wholly unpredictable. We’re seeing hat tricks every week from a variety of players, a huge number of penalties, red cards, 8-point jumps after the final whistle, and victorious underdogs – not to mention the constant threat of Covid cases.
Despite me thinking things haven’t quite settled in yet, I’d decided that if Brewster didn’t make the move to Sheffield before the transfer window closed I’d be Wildcarding during the break. There are too many good value forwards banging in goals to have a forward permanently benched and upgrading him while fixing a few other niggles would have ended up using at least 4 transfers. Now, with the Brewster deal done, I hope I’m sitting on a player that will soon see minutes and that a Wildcard might not be needed next week.
I’m still mulling but I’ll probably be rolling my transfer. With things feeling so random it’s hard to see any player as truly essential right now and it may just be change for the sake of it. Sticking with Werner when Ings, Calvert-Lewin and Jimenez are proving to be better, more popular choices will make for some tense matches this weekend, but a Werner hat trick seems as likely as anything else at this point and keeping the transfer gives me extra flexibility and the best hope of keeping my Wildcard intact through the break.
That said, if I feel that Werner is a doubt after his cramp earlier in the week or that his minutes might be at risk then a move to one of the three mentioned is likely.
This week it will be De Bruyne again. He was a let-down last week but Man City tend to bounce back hard after a loss, so I’m hoping he can clock up some points. Salah Vice.
In the end I swapped Werner to Ings. I had Ings in all my early drafts until Werner’s ownership became too huge to ignore. Now, after reading probably too many opinions about Werner’s potential play time this week, the move made sense to me. Especially as his dwindling 26% ownership is no longer an issue.
Additionally, once the move was made I noticed I had the exact money to switch Mitrovic to Calvert Lewin for a hit. Now his ownership really IS an issue and in the end I figured 4 points isn’t much to pay for protection against an in form player that over 40% of managers own
Transfer summary: Werner out Ings in. Mitrovic out Calvert Lewin in
Costas’s last 4 seasons overall ranks were 17k, 84k, 29k and 27k
GW3 points: 48 -4 (FPL average 43), Total points: 170, Overall Rank: 1,358k, red arrow: 33k, Team Value: £100.7m
A bit of a “mehh” gameweek, 33k rank movement especially at this stage of the season might not even be accounted for a point.
I took the first hit of the season that did not pay off unfortunately. My planned transfer was always going to be Aubameyang to De Bruyne and the Alli situation made me take a hit for Son. I cant seem to get a grip this year with spurs, Lloris hasn’t delivered yet and now plays man U, Alli gave me a single point on 2 gameweeks and I took a hit for son only for him to get injured and give me a point.
Captain blanked (Werner). Lampard literally changed his position 4 times during the game which I don’t understand. Anyway amid injury to son and because of his good schedule he survives.
I am struggling but i wont play my wildcard even though i have a lot of players that I don’t want in the team. Son, Lloris, Walker Peters, Saint Maximin, Ward Prwose are screaming transfer me out. One i will transfer out this week and luckily the 2 saints guys have a good fixture.
I was lucky that most wildcarders got rid of the saints defence and Man U assets who both delivered and went double or triple up with wolves who where dreadful. Shows you that its too early on the season and you need to be patient with your wildcard.
This week i transferred out Son for James Rodriguez. I really wanted Havertz or Mahrez but the money saving to James will allow me to upgrade Saint Maximin (yes i still Got him) to Podence and Walker Peters to Alexander Arnold in the following 2 weeks. I really loop like the punt on some Brighton and villa attacking players in the near future.
Captain- De Bruyne was subbed on the 62nd minute and so the captaincy remains on him. VC is on werner.
Good luck people
Transfer summary: Son out Rodriguez in.
Here’s the team with transfer complete:
Ben’s last 4 seasons overall rank were 5k, 61k, 26k and 31k.
GW3 points: 46 (FPL average 43), Total points: 166, Overall Rank: 1,608k, green arrow: 133k, Team Value: £100.8m
I did Jiminez in for Werner
Jimenez captain at moment vice De Bruyne
Left Son in in case he plays as don’t know what Jose is up to. Doc first on bench. May swap around..
Avishek’s last 3 seasons are 13k, 45k and 64k
GW3 points: 49 -4 (FPL average 43), Total points: 163, Overall Rank: 1,854k, green arrow: 90k, Team Value: £100.4m
GW 3 review
So an average GW with 49 points -4 resulting in a small green arrow of 90k. A rare off day for City saw both KDB and Foden blanking, although it was promising to see Foden starting back to back PL matches. 3 goals from Chelsea and no involvement from captain Werner was disappointing. With cheaper forwards in better form available, it’s hard to keep faith even with those upcoming fixtures.
The GW was basically saved by a last minute Bruno Fernandes penalty and a couple of surprise clean sheets from Ayling and McCarthy. Soucek with 6 pts on the bench was a bit of a bummer, but it is what it is.
GW 4 team
I am yet to make a transfer this week and honestly it’s quite tempting to hold the transfer to have 2 FTs over the international break. Not only could there be injuries on international duties, but traveling could also mean spreading of the virus leading to forced moves. The transfer window will also be closed by then, giving us more clarity on first choice starting lineups. But if I had to make a move it would probably be Werner to Jimenez and I might still end up making it, given Jimenez is a player I want anyway for the long run.
Captaincy is on KDB right now and I expect it to stay that way.
Cheers and good luck everyone!
Transfer summary: carrying over a free transfer
Here is the team without any transfers made yet.
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