Here’s our fantasy premier league teams GW27 article where we give our early thoughts on the FFGeek team for GW27. We look back at gameweek 26, The team planning schedule, transfer thoughts,some blanks and doubles words plus early captain thinking.
fantasy premier league teams GW27 – some early thoughts on the FFGeek team
GW26 points: 71 (average 57) Total points 1,577, Gameweek rank 1,255k, Overall Rank: 72k, green arrow 5k, Team Value: £102.7m
Here’s the link to my GW26 team selection article if you’re interested
Here’s the points:
A week with a 5k green arrow and an OR improvement to 72k OR.
5 returning players above my minimum of 4 although 4 double figure point hauls is good. A gameweek rank of 1,255k outside my target of 1 million.
However it is a gameweek I have mixed emotions about despite the green arrow. On the 1 hand I was incredibly lucky in that had there not been a sickness query over Aubameyang I would have sold Aguero and even on the Friday I could still have done that. That would have been an unmitigated disaster given Aguero’s 17 points.
However the reason I have mixed emotions about the gameweek is that my 3 differential players in Barnes, Aguero and Foster got points of 11, 17 and 10. Anytime you get scores like that you should be looking at a huge green arrow. It is the stuff you dream about (at least if you are someone who takes FPL way too seriously). Especially Barnes and Foster who are owned by no one except me virtually. However thanks to my mismanagement of the template I end up with a measley 5k green arrow.
My 2 biggest mistakes this season are when I have mismanaged the template. I took way too long to get Salah back and conform to the template and then not getting Pogba more recently as a template player. Too often I have been happy to fight with a template replacement player and more often than not I’ve lost. This week that decision with Pogba especially has undone any one of the good work done by my differentials.
So although I was incredibly lucky over the Aguero position I can’t be anything other than gutted about how I’ve mismanaged the template position over Salah and Pogba. I can’t believe I will have another gameweek where 3 template players out of 4 get double figure returns and I get practically nothing to show for it.
Don’t get me wrong I’m not feeling sorry for myself or looking for sympathy. I’m just really annoyed at myself for not doing the basics correctly.
The non template scoreboard
The Template players I have are Doherty, Wan Bissaka, Salah, Richarlison, Son HM and Rashford. They tend to have a minimal effect on your rank if you have them and a huge negative effect if you don’t and your template replacement player doesn’t match their points.
So as you can see, not for the first time the template battered me.
The team planner
The team planner is bare this week because the FA Cup 5th round will determine my transfer strategy going forward to deal with the doubles and the blanks coming up. So I won’t be making any decisions over transfers until after the final 5th round game which is on Monday and Chelsea v Man Utd. How those results fall will determine my strategy over the doubles and blanks as you’ll see below.
There are no attacking bookie odds out as yet.
You can see alot of information and potential strategies in my latest double and blanks article btw
Firstly I should be able to field a team of 11 for this blank week. Hazard, Aguero, Richarlison don’t have a fixture and Morgan is no longer being selected. 4 players who won’t play means 1 transfer will hopefully get 11 out.
However Liverpool playing Manchester United, Burnley home to Spurs and all the defensive fixtures being tricky means this has all the hall marks of a potentially rank damaging gameweek ahead.
1 free transfer, £0.7m in the bank
I’m not even thinking about my transfer at the moment. Until the 5th round FA Cup games are played I won’t know what my double and blank strategy is and that will determine my transfer to a large extent.
It will be 1 of Hazard, Richarlison, Morgan or Aguero out though. They all have blanks in GW27 albeit Morgan through likely non selection.
A few words on the future 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
Here are some of the options being floated about if you have a full set of Chips at the moment
I have always been looking at option 1 and 2 but at the moment I could only get 8 players for GW31 unless the 5th round results changes things. Therefore I’m holding off any transfers to see how things shape up for blank GW31.
There are 5 teams with fixtures guaranteed in both GW31 and GW33. These are Bournemouth, Burnley, Huddersfield, Leicester and Liverpool.
Here’s the updated GW31 and GW33 blank schedules. The games in green are guaranteed to be on as both sides are out of the FA Cup
I’ll update these in a separate article as the fixtures are played.
There will be little problem deciding on who to bench as there will be 3 players with no fixtures after a transfer.
I’m not going to speculate on that at the moment but if forced to choose I would possibly go for Salah over Son as I feel the Man Utd defence has still got alot of improvement to do. However there is a Champions League matches and FA Cup matches before that to assess options.
Here’s how the team lines up prior to any transfers. It’s not a pretty sight.
That’s it. Hope you had a good gameweek and found it useful in thinking about your team for GW27.
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