Here’s our fantasy premier league teams GW35 article where we give our early thoughts on the FFGeek team for GW35. We look back at double gameweek 34 and give our thoughts on the gameweek ahead.
fantasy premier league teams GW35 – some early thoughts on the FFGeek team
GW34 points: 46 on WC (average 54) Total points 1,971, Gameweek rank 4,243k, Overall Rank: 135k, red arrow 18k, Team Value: £102.1m
So the idea with a wildcard isn’t to get an 18k red arrow, a score of 8 points behind the overall average and a gameweek rank of 4.2 million that’s for sure.
However I’m definitely not alone. If you saw my interim 10 top FPL managers article you’ll see that the 8 who wildcarded also struggled as did the top 10k OR who’s average score was 49. Their 10 top FPL managers teams were similar in some ways to mine.
Much as I can say that the wildcard is for the double gameweek 35 coming up with GW34 as the facilitator it’s still not much consolation.
5 players returned which in itself isn’t bad but only Sterling was in double figures and big scores from the Bournemouth players, Pogba and the Liverpool duo of Mane and Salah were mine and others undoing.
1 transfer and £0.1m in the bank.
My initial idea was to carry over the transfer to have the flexibility to use 2 transfers for the transfer in of either Mane or Salah for the triple captain of Liverpool home to Huddersfield in GW36.
However the sending off of Deeney has now changed that and I need to make a transfer as he is suspended for 3 matches. As ever I’m reluctant to take a -4 and in any case even if I did I’m not sure there’s a perect scenario anyway.
Given the price range and the fact that I want a double gameweek player, I’m most likely to transfer in his replacement of Andre Gray. The fixtures of Huddersfield A and Southampton at home over the double are the main attraction. However in the price range within the double gameweeks there’s not too many options.
Gray I would hope would play 2 games. Gracia has mainly played 2 upfront and often Deulofeu has been the strike partner. Success is the only other striker and given that Success has started started only 1 game in the last 13 I would hope Gray gets the nod for both matches. There’s certainly no fatigue reason to rest Gray given he’s only played 1342 minutes all season in all competitions.
Gray’s stats haven’t been that great but when he’s started recently he’s done ok. When Deeney comes back at 37 he will potentially be an issue but I think that’s something I’ll have to ride.
The only other realistic double gameweek option is Danny Ings but given his stats have dropped off a cliff and his injury record plus his starting and minutes risk with Long coming into the picture he’s a swerve for me.
If you’re looking at single gameweekers you’re probably going to focus on the Bournemouth lads of Wilson and King.
Rashford is a bit more expensive and has only started 4 of the last 8. Some of that injury related, some of that rotation related maybe to the UCL. I’m still uncertain with whether he will play every game to the end of the season. I would say, probably, but I don’t have the cash for him anyway and Everton A and Man City H in DGW35 and then Chelsea H are tricky fixtures anyway.
I have seen some talk of an appeal for Deeney’s red card so I’m holding off the transfer as I haven’t heard that they have decided not to pursue it. I only have £0.1m in the bank and Deeney and Gray are the same price so I’ll have to watch the excellent price change site fplstatistics to make sure that I don’t lose the ability to make the transfer.
My plan has always been to use the bench boost in this game. I have thought of changing it to the triple captain due to having 2 Brighton defenders out of 5 of my bench but in the end I think I’ll stick with it
I’m going to put a captain poll up tomorrow after the UCL game of Man City v Spurs as that will likely play a part in voters thinking. The earlier poll that I set up for it in my GW34 captain poll article clearly showed Aguero as the favoured option. However a fall off of his recent form as well as Sterlings performance v Palace may change that. I’ve got an open mind so far.
The Bench Boost obviously negates any issue here.
Here’s the team. Pretend Deeney is Andre Gray
So back to a normal Saturday 11.30 gameweek. Don’t forget to hit the bench boost button if you’re planning on using it.
The official FPL fixture schedule
Hope you had a good gameweek!
If you’re needing to plan transfers use Joseph Crilleys google spreadsheet which is an excellent team planning tool.
See also our 10 top FPL managers article
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