Here’s our fantasy premier league teams GW22 article where we give our early thoughts on the FFGeek team for GW22. We look back at gameweek 21, The team planning schedule, transfer thoughts plus early captain thinking.
fantasy premier league teams GW22 – some early thoughts on the FFGeek team
GW21 points: 61 (average 54) Total points 1,245, Gameweek rank 1,598k, Overall Rank: 120k, green arrow 13k, Team Value: £102.1m
Here’s the link to my GW21 team selection article if you’re interested
Here’s the points:
So running through the gameweek metrics firstly:
5 returners with 2 double figure points is better than the minimum of 4 returners and 1 double figure.
1.598 million gameweek rank is outside the target of 1 million
a green arrow of 13 k.
The gameweek was majorly damaged by my late change of captain from Kane to Hazard. Stats wise Hazard’s performance wasn’t bad but it wasn’t at the consistent high standards his home form against non top 6 sides has been.
The gameweek was then saved by John Stones goal line clearance nutmeg of Salah and then subsequently Sanes goal. I’ve mentioned I use liveFPL.net to track my change of rank during live games and it may interest you to know that the Sane goal increased my rank by 27k due to the Sane alone. That shows you the power of differentials/non template players (that’s what Sane is now) and how quickly Overall Ranks can change.
If I use my last seasons rank of 17k as a target for a want of another option than I’m about 63 points behind. Not insurmountable. However, as things are so volatile at the moment it could easily go the other way.
Overall though the gameweek has to go down as a disappointment. When you have 3 players in your team with goalscoring odds of £1.61, £1.67 and £1.80 you should be on for a bumper weekend as long as you don’t make a captain mistake which is exactly what I did do.
The non template scoreboard
The non template score board makes interesting reading
Here’s some definitions which are also relevant to the team planner below:
Template: owned by 7 of the 10 top managers I follow or 70% of the top 10k. I normally do the 10 top managers before this article but this week I’ve reversed it although I know the numbers of players in teams.
Template replacement player: Where I haven’t gone for a template player but have opted for a direct replacement
Bench player; Someone who’s not intended to do anything than fill the bench at minimum cost.
Non template/Differentials: The rest. These and the template replacement players will be the main players who will move you backwards or forwards. Captain choices also will play a big part.
These are the template players in my team at the moment:
Liverpool defence, Hazard, Wan Bissaka, Doherty, Richarlison and Kane. The non template players are the rest. The schedule divides the remaining players into template replacement and differentials which are the rest. It ignores players on the bench.
The non template scoreboard isn’t often going to look as good as this. My non template replacement players smashed the template and my differentials also performed. However getting the captain pick wrong was a 9 point swing and meant a potential 38k green arrow was reduced to 13k.
However earlier in the season I was getting alot of 50/50’s right but now that is evening out and I’m getting alot wrong so just something you have to accept.
The team planner
The schedule is a bit bare for 2 reasons. Firstly there are no ATGS odds for GW22 yet. I’ll fill them in next week. Also I’ve yet to decide on how to get Salah back so I’ve left the options blank.
Here it is:
2 free transfers £0.9m in the bank.
So this is definitely the week when Salah comes back into the team. Whatever possessed me to do it in the first place I don’t know but hopefully I’ve learned lessons from it.
Option 1 is with Aubameyang going for say Rashford or Arnautovic. If I did that then Sane would have to go to facilitate it. Martial wouldn’t provide enough funds.
Option 2 is with Hazard going. Martial could become either Deulofeu or Brooks. Or I could replace Sane and that would give me someone like Felipe Anderson.
I don’t favour any option at the moment and I won’t make any decisions and are unlikely to make any changes irrespective of price changes until the Friday before the gameweek.
What is sure is that either Hazard or Aubameyang have to go. I don’t have the cash to do it any other way.
The decisions at the moment revolve around Morgan, Kolasinac and Ings. One of which will have to be benched. At the moment I’ve benched Ings but that’s just a placeholder. Also the Salah transfer could also be a factor.
So at the moment I’ve got it on Aubameyang but everything depends on how the Salah transfer is facilitated and Salah himself could well be the transfer
Here’s the lineup prior to any transfers being made:
So here’s the gameweek which is just over a week away as I write this on Friday the 12th of January
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