fantasy premier league teams GW6 – early thoughts on the FFGeek team


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:

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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 – 7 of the 10 top FPL Managers I follow own the player or defence.  You can see this in yesterdays 10 top FPL managers article

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

fantasy premier league teams GW6

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

Transfer thoughts

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.

Captain thoughts

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

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Hope you had a good gameweek!

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Analysing 10 top FPL managers teams

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8 thoughts on “fantasy premier league teams GW6 – early thoughts on the FFGeek team”

  1. Couldn’t agree more. Too many fires to fight there, especially if Antonio is injured. Patience has been rewarded at times this season (Son, Werner), but there’s a lot of deadwood in that team. And double Liverpool defence is questionable right now. Sorry to be so negative.

  2. How is Soucek a template replacement for J Rodriguez? I would say Soucek might be a replacement if Jorginho or Solly March were template But not JRod.

    • It should be Ward Prowse technically but Soucek is ahead of my thinking over Ward Prowse. I try and make them positional rather than say Antonio is the replacement

      • I get your thinking. A replacement for a template player does not, as I have assumed, have to be a replacement with the same points potential.

        What is more exciting is that Allan of Everton appears to have commented on your team. :)

        Keep up the great work.

  3. You have to leave Jiminez in.

    Id take a hit to bring in Kane for Antonio, sacrificing one of your premium defenders.

    Gomez is cheap if you really want to double up on Liverpools defence.

  4. Foolish to stick with premium defenders when they are outscored by midfielders and attackers this season, and there aren’t many consistent clean sheets about.

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