Here’s our fantasy premier league teams GW16 article where we give our early thoughts on the FFGeek team for GW16. We look back at gameweek 15, The monitor list, transfer thoughts plus early captain thinking.
fantasy premier league teams GW16 – some early thoughts on the FFGeek team
GW15 points: 63 -4 (average 45) Total points 923, Gameweek rank 611k, Overall Rank: 49k, green arrow 8k, Team Value: £102.3m
Here’s the points:
So a good gameweek on my metrics. A small green arrow of 8k. A gameweek rank of 611k, well inside the 1 million target. 5 returning players and 2 double figure FPL point hauls plus I picked the correct captain for a change.
It was a strange gameweek with no clean sheets out of 10 games. I don’t know how many times this has happened. It’s certainly the first time this season.
My differentials of Fraser and Sane got 12 and 7 points respectively which is what I really needed after a dry run.
The FFGeek team planner
So here’s the latest version
So Foster is continually on the monitor list although after GW19 there is a good run of fixtures until 24. Of the £4.5mish GKs the Watford defence is only bettered by Wolves so I’m hoping things will improve.
The proposed transfer at the moment is Salah out for D Silva and Aubameyang in for Arnautovic although it is in the cogitation phase at the moment.
Ings isn’t a particular concern considering his price. He has 3 good fixtures in the next 4 but GW20 looks a strong exit point.
Fraser I’m relaxed about given his price means he’s benchable and returns are good against non top 6 teams.
1 free transfer £0.9m in the bank.
Arnautovic’s injury seems like it isn’t short term so he has to be the number 1 target for a transfer.
You can see from the captain fixture list below that Arsenal are a good to have over the upcoming fixtures. Liverpool don’t seem to be so essential so I’m looking at taking my 2nd -4 to transfer out Salah for David Silva and Aubameyang for the injured Arnautovic. You’re probably bored of me saying I really don’t like Unai Emery. I think I could try and predict his team sheet unsuccessfully for the rest of the season. The good thing about Aubameyang is that he’s scored 4 goals off his 2 games on the bench so it’s not the end of the world if he is. My impression of Emery is that he at least seems to give Lacazette and Aubameyang when they are on the bench decent minutes.
I would rather have Sterling than Silva but that’s not possible without a -8 which is not going to happen. The option of Lacazette with Sterling I can’t afford. I can’t get Aubameyang without selling Salah.
I’m not totally sold on Silva as he’s not the ideal guy to have going into a busy Christmas schedule. It’s also not a great entry point for Silva away to Chelsea but for me he’s the best option at the moment.
I have been thinking of Martial as an alternative option although he is an injury doubt. I’ve also thought of Son as well but 2 Spurs players even with the fixtures seems a bit of a stretch. More cogitation needed
At the moment it’s just a proposal. I won’t do it until Friday.
The captain fixture schedule
I showed last week that unless you want to play FPL chicken with your captain choices then an Arsenal and Spurs captain option will be handy. Generally their fixtures are strong as well. Chelsea and Liverpool are less necessary.
Bournemouth v Liverpool
Arsenal v Huddersfield
Man Utd v Fulham
Chelsea v Man City
Leicester v Spurs
Man City v Everton
Spurs v Burnley
Brighton v Chelsea
Southampton v Arsenal
Liverpool v Man Utd
Wolves v Liverpool
Arsenal v Burnley
Chelsea v Leicester
Man City v Crystal Palace
Cardiff v Man Utd
Everton v Spurs
Leicester v Man City
Liverpool v Newcastle
Man Utd v Huddersfield
Spurs v Bournemouth
Brighton v Arsenal
Watford v Chelsea
Spurs v Wolves
Liverpool v Arsenal
Crystal Palace v Chelsea
Southampton v Man City
Man Utd v Bournemouth
Arsenal v Fulham
Cardiff v Spurs
Chelsea v Southampton
Newcastle v Man Utd
Man City v Liverpool
If Aubameyang comes in then he is likely to be captain with the other option being Kane. Make sure you vote on our captain poll
A tricky week with 2 of the following needed to start/benched:
Alonso (Man City H)
Fraser (Liverpool H)
Doherty (Newcastle A)
Ings if fit (Cardiff A)
At the moment I’m really not sure. A good bench maybe in theory a good idea but it often ends up with you making the wrong bench choice as I did this week with Doherty. Do the strong bench points out weigh the points lost through these Doherty type decisions if I just put 2 Fulham defenders and Hojberg on the bench so I never had to make a decision?
The team lineup
Here it is.
For the moment assume Salah is David Silva and Arnautovic is Aubameyang. I’ve not decided what my lineup is at the moment though as I said above
Gameweek 16 time and fixtures
Gameweek 16 starts at 11.30 on Saturday 8 December UK time. Set your team up now in case you’re waylaid for some reason.
That’s it hope you had a good gameweek!
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