Here’s our fantasy premier league teams GW6 article where we outline our early thoughts on the FFGeek team for GW6. We review GW5 and talk about potential transfers, captains and lineups for GW6
fantasy premier league teams GW6 – 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.
GW5 points: 59 (FPL average 60) Total points 273, Overall Rank: 1,986k, red arrow 157k Team Value: £99.8m
I haven’t used any chips yet
Here’s the points:
Well in basic terms a comparatively small red arrow of 157k after a score of 59 to an overall rank of 1.986 million.
However this comparatively small red arrow doesn’t tell the whole story in a week that was successful for the majority of FPL managers. Not having Harry Kane and captaining Salah instead of Son were the 2 big errors and in the end Saiss and Jimenez saved me from what could have been a huge red arrow. Mitrovic missing a penalty was also very costly as was Saiss’s disallowed goal.
FPL Team Structure
My general strategy is to cover the template as I define it to de-risk the team and then rely on the other players in my FPL team to make overall rank gains
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
So the 4 wildcards in the 10 top FPL managers teams have drastically changed the template, meaning I am out of synch with 4 of the 7 template players although you could say that McCarthy covers Walker Peters so in reality it is Martinez, Rodriguez and Calvert Lewin that I don’t have. I imagine Kane will be added to that list next week given his score this week. I can cover them all by downgrading Alexander Arnold but at this moment, as I write this, rather than Wildcarding I’m going to leave it 1 game week at a time.
Mitrovic and Ward Prowse are the key players to remove although the bench is thin with Saliba out of the squad and Reed injured
1 free transfer and £3.6m in the bank
Probably the most likely transfer this week is Jimenez out and Kane in to cover what I think will be him becoming template. I don’t like the idea of taking him out before a plum fixture against Newcastle but I have to start de risking the team. I cant get Kane in on the funds I have for Antonio or Mitrovic.
Unfortunately Spurs play on Thursday against Austrian team Lask and while I would hope Kane doesn’t play I’m reluctant to transfer him in before that knowing that he doesn’t play given what a trophy hunter Mourinho is.
I could just wildcard and fix the whole problem and I haven’t ruled that out, however reluctant I am to use it as yet, given the problems above.
At the moment I’m thinking of Salah at home to Sheffield United. I probably won’t put a poll up until first thing Thursday after Liverpools Champions League match.
The only choice is between Soucek at Man City and Ward Prowse v Everton neither of which excite me.
The team lineup before any transfers
Hope you had a good gameweek!