Here’s our fantasy premier league teams GW31 article where we give our early thoughts on the FFGeek team for GW31. We look back at gameweek 30, The team planning schedule, transfer thoughts, some blanks and doubles words plus early captain thinking.
fantasy premier league teams GW31 – some early thoughts on the FFGeek team
GW30 points: 44 (average 48) Total points 1,722, Gameweek rank 3,795k, Overall Rank: 199k, red arrow 31k, Team Value: £102.2m
Here’s the link to my GW30 team selection article if you’re interested.
The GW30 points:
I’m really on a roll at the moment. The last 2 gameweeks were the worst of the season by gameweek rank measure. This one didn’t make it the hat trick but it was the 5th lowest of the season at 3.795 million so a pretty good effort.
I’ve managed to add 130k to my OR in the last 3 gameweeks and are now 199k OR with this week losing 31k in OR.
4 returning players which is my minimum and it was on the whole a neutral captain week with Aguero and Salah the 2 favourites.
The non template scoreboard
So the template beat me by 7 points. Differentials actually didn’t do too badly but still not enough to avoid a big drop.
Things could have been so much worse though had Hazard not scored in the last minute of the game.
The team planner and transfer thoughts
1 transfer and £0.2m in the bank.
Here’s the team planner. At the moment I’ve factored in Mane for Pogba and Vardy for Aguero which are the 2 transfers I’m thinking of. Rashford doesn’t give me enough cash to afford Vardy. That will cost me 4 points.
I’ll add the remaining ATGS odds when they come through. Should be today
So a difficult gameweek to call. It’s hard to know how many players FPL managers have for this gameweek, how many hits are taken and how many people will free hit it.
I’m fairly confident that Aguero to Vardy and Pogba to Mane are the transfer I’ll make. That gives me 10 players for the game week.
I’m not worried about losing Aguero. I’m free hitting in GW32 so can get him back then. I imagine City will win their FA Cup game against Swansea so he won’t play in GW33 and I’ll be wildcarding in GW34. You can say similar things about Pogba as he doesn’t have a GW33 fixture as of now.
Liverpool play Bayern in the Champions League this week on Wednesday so I won’t make the Mane transfer until after that game.
My main dilemma is the GK position. Watford play Palace in the quarters so there’s a 50/50 chance that Foster will play in GW33 and if he does it’s home to Fulham. West Ham are away to Chelsea in GW33 which is a tough ask. So do I spend 4 points to get Fabianski in for the decent chance of home points v Huddersfield when I’ve got a 50/50 that I spend the 4 points for no return. You could say I’m only risking 2 points as the chances of Huddersfield scoring twice to reduce the points Fabianski gets to 1 seem remote but that is offsett to some degree by the fact that I lose any chance of a decent clean sheet prospect for Foster v Fulham.
The other factor though is Fabianski’s ability to get bonus points with clean sheets. He’s got some sort of bonus with 4 of the 5 clean sheets although to do that he has needed to make saves which also could be questionable against Huddersfield. He only made 2 saves v Newcastle and got no bonus for example.
I need to think about it.
Geek update note: I noticed that the Watford Palace game starts at 12.15 Saturday UK time and the GW31 gameweek deadline is 2pm. That means the Watford Palace result maybe clear at that time. If Watford win that would mean the GW33 game postponed and Fabianski would definitely be worthwhile
Read my recent blanks and doubles article if you need refreshing on this
It will be interesting to see how Mane and Salah play out in the polls. I also won’t put the captain poll out until Thursday after that game so everyone is voting with full information.
No decisions to be made here. Hojbjerg, Wan Bissaka and Rashford don’t have a game
Here it is. Assume Pogba is Mane and Aguero Vardy. Potentially Foster is Fabianski.
Hope you had a good gameweek.
See also our 10 top FPL managers article
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