Here’s our fantasy premier league teams GW25 article where we give our early thoughts on the FFGeek team for GW25. We look back at gameweek 24, The team planning schedule, transfer thoughts plus early captain thinking.
fantasy premier league teams GW25 – some early thoughts on the FFGeek team
So with my team selection article coming tomorrow it seems a bit overkill to do it but I then thought I may as well
GW24 points: 40 (average 42) Total points 1,416, Gameweek rank 3,401k, Overall Rank: 113k, red arrow 12k, Team Value: £102.4m
Here’s the link to my GW24 team selection article if you’re interested
Here’s the points
A poor week with a 12k red arrow when most people experienced greens. An OR drop to 113k OR.
4 returning players which is my minimum, although none returned more than once and none got a bonus so obviously no double figure returns. That meant a gameweek rank of 3.4 million against a target of 1 million
I was lucky it wasn’t worse as at the end of Wednesdays games I was 132k OR and Lovren not playing luckily meant Barnes’ 6 points came off the bench.
It was another week where again the template killed me and my differentials didn’t do enough to make up for it.
The non template scoreboard
The Template players I have are Doherty, Wan Bissaka, Salah, Richarlison and Rashford.
So the main template battle lost was Aubameyang vs Hazard where Hazard unbelievably has blanked for the 5th consecutive game and put out his 4th out of the last 5 pathetic set of underlying stats up. Yesterday had some volume of shots and key passes but all low chances of returns. He has Huddersfield at home next and after that he will be gone given he will have Man City and then a blank gameweek in GW27.
I thought I might get an unlikely clean sheet from Foster which went with 2 goals in the after the 80th minute.
Ings also with a blank in a decent fixture was disappointing although his underlying stats were just about ok at least.
The team planner
Here it is
So the team planner assumes I do transfers of Ings to Aguero and Lovren to Taylor of Burnley to fund it
As I said above the team planner assumes I do transfers of Ings to Aguero and Lovren to Taylor of Burnley to fund it
So assuming I do those transfers I have 3 double gameweek players in Aguero, Sane and Richarlison.
The defence looks like a nightmare with 2 of the 3 teams having clean sheet odds of £3.00 or above. The attacking odds look pretty good though
Of the template replacements the Burnley defence vs the Liverpool defence is a total mismatch. Sane with 2 games (1 probably from the bench) vs Pogba at Leicester looks an OK bet.
2 free transfers £5.5m in the bank
So as I said above my transfer thoughts centre around Ings to Aguero which I’m £0.3m short and it could be funded by Lovren to Taylor of Burnley which would give me a blank 31/33 player and some cash to spare. The idea would be to flip Aguero to Aubameyang the week after for his run of 3 good games
I’m not totally decided on it and I could just leave Aguero and make 1 transfer and then do 2 next week when I take out Hazard which would leave me with cash to do pretty much whatever I want to. It just depends on how much I want Aguero for this double gameweek.
I haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet but will tomorrow at some stage.
A short word on the blanks and doubles
If you haven’t seen my latest article on the blanks and doubles then here’s the link.
So remember the likely doubles and blanks are:
GW27 Blank EFL Cup final
GW31 Blank FA Cup quarters
GW32 Potential Double gameweek
GW33 blank FA Cup Semis
GW35 potential double gameweek
So my priority at the moment is to sort out the 2 blanks as I’m thinking I will use chips (either free hit or wildcard) to deal with the doubles.
The 5 teams with fixtures guaranteed in both GW31 and GW33 are Bournemouth, Burnley, Huddersfield, Leicester and Liverpool. You can see in the planner how I’m thinking about how I could get there.
Following that line would give me 9 players in BGW31.
If you’re wanting to do some transfer planning then use Joseph Crilleys natty little google spreadsheet
No problem deciding on who to bench. The 3 of Hojbjerg, Kolasinac and Morgan are pretty obvious.
If I do the Aguero transfer he will be the likely captain. If I don’t then it will either be Sane or Salah
Here’s how the team lines up at the moment. Ings is either Aguero or himself depending on whether I do the transfer. Lovren will be transferred for someone who will start come what may.
That’s it. Hope you had a good gameweek and found it useful in thinking about your team
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