Here’s our fantasy premier league teams GW3 article where we outline our early thoughts on the FFGeek team now that GW2 is complete. We review GW2 and talk about potential transfers, captains and lineups for GW3
fantasy premier league teams GW3 – early thoughts on the FFGeek team
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Firstly if you’re new to the site my last 4 seasons overall ranks are 17k, 36k, 17k and 21k.
GW2 points: 51 (FPL average 59) Total points 119, Overall Rank: 1,861k, red arrow 877k Team Value: £100.0m
Obviously I haven’t used any chips yet
Here’s the points:
On paper a pretty disastrous gameweek with a red arrow of 877k. When you have 5 returning players which is pretty good it’s pretty hard to take. The problem is the sort of popular players but not template players of Calvert Lewin and Son taking such big points seemed to have caused the damage.
At the moment though it’s very easy to get distracted by Overall Rank. At the moment I’m 46 points away from 50k overall rank. That’s not great but with 36 weeks to go it’s hardly disastrous. Those FPL managers with Son and Calvert Lewin have made 41 points in 1 gameweek with 2 players so for me it’s definitely not time to panic.
Taking hits, doing wildcard’s in a reaction to your overall rank drop isn’t necessary for me. It’s very early not only in the 38 gameweeks but also for establishing future player performance. It was FFGeek Contributor Yaniv who pointed out that the 5 most transferred out players this week scored 73 points between them.
How the players did in GW2?
Here’s my team with xG/xA plus shots and key passes and defensive team stats. Plus I’ve added in potential exit points
So really the only player again who really disappointed was Ward Prowse as it’s hard to criticise Werner down to 10 men against Liverpool. Ward Prowse wouldn’t have been a disappointment if he had taken the penalty rather than Danny Ings. Ward Prowse also has WBA in GW4 so after that for Foden would be the ideal replacement.
Saliba also needs to be dealt with somehow.
FPL Team Structure
Regular readers may want to skip past this section but this is how I classify players in my team:
Template replacement – If I don’t own a template player then a player who is the designated replacement who will fight it out weekly for points
Bench – a player who will primarily sit on the bench
Difference maker – the rest. These will generally give you the rank boost. Not defined by ownership so not called differentials
The transfer has always going to be De Bruyne in for Aubameyang and the fact that he took the penalty against Wolves sealed any residual doubt that Sterling could take the spot.
I will do it before Friday I suspect as although I don’t like early transfers and don’t worry about team value I’m not an idiot who wants to see £0.6m going down the drain. I will do an a short article confirming it though if and whan I do.
An interesting one this. The pattern so far is that it seems that none of the 3 promoted teams in Fulham, West Brom and Leeds have any idea how to defend. Actually I’m sure Leeds do I just don’t think they are interested in defending.
So that means transfers and captains may follow them around. Now for me I don’t really want a captain outside of Salah, De Bruyne and Werner so this week is an early test of the fixture vs the player. Salah plays Arsenal, Man City Leicester but Werner plays WBA the team who have conceded 8 goals already.
At the moment I’ve gone for Werner but the polls will be interesting.
An easy one this week even if Saliba was playing. Soucek, Reed and Saliba make up the bench.
Here’s the team. Pretend Aubameyang is De Bruyne
Hope you had a better gameweek than me but remember its GW2. Use this link on Livefpl and you can see how far away you are from your target rank. It won’t be anything like insurmountable.