fantasy premier league teams GW11 – some early thoughts on the FFGeek team


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Here’s our fantasy premier league teams GW11 article where we give our early thoughts on the FFGeek team for GW11. We look back at gameweek 10 and give our thoughts on the gameweek ahead including potential transfers and captain choice.

fantasy premier league teams GW11 – some early thoughts on the FFGeek team

Firstly if you’re new to the site my last 3 seasons overall ranks are 36k, 17k and 21k.

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Gameweek 10 review

GW1 points: 46 (FPL average 49) Total points 516, Gameweek rank 3797k, Overall Rank: 1,273k, red arrow 275k, Team Value: £101.4m

Here’s the points:




fantasy premier league teams GW11

The 3rd consecutive week of 200k overall rank drops to 1.273 million OR.  46 points takes me to 516 points.

5 returning players 1 with a double figure haul on paper doesn’t sound too bad in theory but I changed captain for the first time from the poll leader and suffered for it.

De Bruyne’s goal ruled out and Cleverley injured after 9 minutes were the low lights.

Overall rank is still fairly misleading though. I said in my 10 top FPL managers article that despite there being nearly 1 million in overall rank between the 10 managers there’s only 37 points between them. That’s 27k per average point.  That’s a pretty congested situation and one that shouldn’t  mean panic.  At the moment I’m roughly 38 points from 250k overall rank, 59 points from 75k OR and 64 points from 50k OR.  These are all still catchable differences.  In this gameweek alone there were 34 points between the highest and lowest FFGeek contributors scores.

Transfer thoughts

2 free transfers and £0.1m in the bank.

the safe template 

So at the moment 8 of my players are what I consider template as I defined in my 10 top FPL managers article.  These players are Pope, Alexander Arnold, Soyuncu, Sterling, Mount, De Bruyne, Abraham and Lundstram.

My permanent bench player is only Button.

Although I found Pope’s performance v Burnley pretty disturbing there are more pressing matters than taking on the template.

the theoretical difference makers

That means I have 6 difference makers in Aubameyang, Wilson, Otamendi, Tomori, Cleverley and Cantwell.

The first 3 should start every game.  The final 3 are rotaters depending on fixtures.  Those 6 players produced 8 points this gameweek which is the reason for the drop plus the captain fail.

Tomori and Cantwell are staying

All of them apart from Tomori and Cantwell are exit potential.  I think the Chelsea defence for the price has good clean sheet potential.  Shame about the hopeless goalkeeper (do you know he has the lowest save % in the PL at the moment.  The guy is useless)  but I still think Tomori represents value.  Cantwell for all his struggles still has a £4.7m sale value and having a rotater who plays in an advanced position for that price isn’t worth focusing on as a sale unless you have absolutely no other issues.

Otamendi

The immediate issues though are Otamendi who appears to have lost his place despite there being only 1 specialist CB being fit.  At the moment I can see 18 year old Eric Garcia starting ahead of him given how Otamendi is benched despite Fernandinho being very unconvincing at CB and desperately needed as a CDM with Rodri injured and Gundogan clearly not up to that role.  It will be interesting to see the lineup for the EFL cup this week.

Cleverley

The other immediate issue is Cleverley who was injured after 9 minutes into GW10.  I chose him as he was the plug for the value left in my wildcard and had the best underlying stats in that price range.  He has also played CAM as well and Watford had a decent fixture run.  Now he’s injured.

Wilson

1 shot Wilson continues his appalling run where he’s taken 10 shots in 9 games if you strip out the West Ham game. I put him in for fixtures against Norwich and Watford and he’s managed his average of 1 shots per game in those 2 games

Aubameyang

Aubameyang on the left is surely the biggest indictment of many failures that Emery is overseeing.  I tweeted a stat from the excellent blog Arseblog  that said

Auba took just two shots (both from outside the area), received 0 passes in the box, and had far fewer touches of the ball than any other starter (just 23, the next lowest was Lacazette with 45, so it shows you how peripheral he is when shunted out wide)

Unless Emery plays 4-2-3-1 which would mean playing his best CDM in Torriera and Guendouzi (he would have to drop his beloved Xhaka for that) in the double pivot 2, then Aubameyang has no chance as a CF.

What to do

If I feel that Otamendi has any chance of starting then on fixtures Wilson and Cleverley should be the outs but at the moment all I have done is workout what to moan about of my players rather than fully consider alternatives.  However that will come out over the week.

Long term my aim is to have 3 Liverpool players for their home game vs Brighton in GW14 as the latest point to consider Salah and Robertson back so I want to be carrying over 2 for that.  That is some distance away though.

Captain thoughts

Will surely be Sterling, although again Pep’s EFL lineup may play a part,

Lineup issues

Assuming the team is the same, Pope, Alexander Arnold, Otamendi, De Bruyne, Sterling, Mount, Aubameyang, Wilson and Abraham will always start in my FPL lineup.

That leaves 5 players in Soyuncu, Tomori, Cleverley, Cantwell and Lundstram as rotaters.

My choice here is to play Lundstram and Soyuncu.

However depending on transfers this will change

The team lineup before transfers




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That’s it. Hope you had a good gameweek.

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Weekly podcasts with the Geek and the other contributors

Joe’s interactive transfer planner and points projection tool

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9 thoughts on “fantasy premier league teams GW11 – some early thoughts on the FFGeek team”

  1. Geek,

    Appreciate that you continue posting awesome content despite your average results (not for long, I’m sure)

  2. Thoughts on this team:
    Schmeichel
    Alonso van dyke Lundstram rico
    Salah KDB sterling traore
    Vardy Abraham Ayhew
    Liverpool injuries concern me a little at present
    Cheers

  3. You have to say that folk with Vardy have been lucky. Twice, Leicester have played against ten men and won 5-0 and 9-0. There’s no way he would’ve scored five goals otherwise. These exceptional big scores really affect rank. Another example was Sterling missing the 8-0 v Watford.

  4. 2 FT. Is Vardy going to be template now? I can do C Wilson and Boly to Vardy and Saiss/Rico or I could do CWison, Boly and El Ghazi to Jiménez Martial and Saiss/Rico for a -4. Do either make sense?

  5. Despite being a big fan of Pulisic, I am not tempted yet because it is not clear that Pulisic will be starting over Willian or Hudson-Odoi on a consistent basis. Mount seem the most secure having started every PL game, although his output bears watching since he is no longer playing in the front 3.

  6. Cesspool Wilson and Boly out to get Vardy seems like a no brainer to me, Wilson has lost form and has a tough run coming and no idea when Boly will be back, only I alternative.
    I’m also thinking of getting Vardy but only have Pukki and Otamendi in my team that I want to get rid of and to get Vardy I would need to trade someone else. What do you think of getting Vardy and Martial for Pukki and DeBruyne? I am also considering is Cancelo for Otamendy (carrying over a free) or doing both for a -4
    Current team:
    Pope / Gunn
    Syuncu / TAA / Otamendy . Tomari, Lundstrom
    Mane, Sterling, De Bruyne, Tielemans, Mount
    Pukki, Abraham, Greenwood

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