Here’s our fantasy premier league teams GW26 article where we give our early thoughts on the FFGeek team for GW26. We look back at gameweek 25, The team planning schedule, transfer thoughts,some blanks and doubles words plus early captain thinking.
fantasy premier league teams GW26 – 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
GW25 points: 90 (average 65) Total points 1,506, Gameweek rank 672k, Overall Rank: 77k, green arrow 36k, Team Value: £102.7m
Here’s the link to my GW25 team selection article if you’re interested
Here’s the points
A good week with a 36k green arrow. An OR improvement to 77k OR.
7 returning players above my minimum of 5, although in reality the gameweek was about Aguero and Hazard. That meant a gameweek rank of 672k better than the target of 1 million
The non template scoreboard
The Template players I have are Doherty, Wan Bissaka, Salah, Richarlison and Rashford. They tend to have a minimal effect on your rank.
So as you can see the template beat me again but Hazard and my captain of Aguero plus an unexpected 8 points from Foster outweighed that
Barnes also scored again although he was lucky Wood was off the pitch when the penalty was given but unlucky in that he should really have scored a couple.
Sane was a disappointment but given how he was heavily captained then it may not have even been a negative
The team planner
The team planner assumes I do the transfer of Aguero out and Aubameyang in.
I won’t do the transfer until tomorrow but there is a hiccup in that Emery in his press conference has said Aubameyang is sick but should be ok for GW26.
The prospects don’t look a little tough. 2 players with odds under £2.00 although 3 would be ideal. 2 players over £3.00 where I would prefer to have none.
The template replacements of Sane for Pogba and Kolasinac for the Liverpool defence have an up hill task so overall it could be a tough week.
1 free transfers £0.0m in the bank
The Aubameyang sickness news isn’t helpful but at the moment that’s my planned transfer. His 3 fixtures of Huddersfield A, Southampton H and Bournemouth H are just too good to pass up.
Alternatively I have the exact money for Sane out and Mane in which would fit with my current blank GW31 plan.
Man City, Everton, Chelsea and Brighton have blanks in GW27.
I have Aguero, Sane, Richarlison and Hazard plus Morgan not being selected. With 2 transfers I should be able to get a full team out.
Who I’m taking out next week is next weeks problem at the moment because I’m just not sure.
The future blanks and doubles
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
Here are some of the options being floated about if you have a full set of Chips at the moment
My plan at the moment is option 2. However the 5th round FA Cup results and quarter final draw means that all options are open.
There are 5 teams with fixtures guaranteed in both GW31 and GW33. These 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 (although Morgan who has lost his place is 1 of those 9) in BGW31.
However the 5th round FA Cup games (between GW26 and GW27) could give us more options which is why I’m ok with 9.
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 Mee, Hojbjerg and Morgan are pretty obvious.
Vote in our captain poll
I’m likely to go for Salah at home to Bournemouth rather than Aubameyang at Huddersfield. I will do a captain analysis article on Friday though.
Here’s how the team lines up. Assume Aguero is Aubameyang for the moment.
That’s it. Hope you had a good gameweek and found it useful in thinking about your team for GW26.
See the popular transfers in and out in our bandwagons and sinking ships article
Also see our fixture ease article for players with the best upcoming fixtures
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