fantasy premier league teams GW7 – some early thoughts on the FFGeek team


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Here’s our fantasy premier league teams GW7 article where we give our early thoughts on the FFGeek team for GW7. We look back at gameweek 6 and give our thoughts on the gameweek ahead including potential transfers and captain choice.

fantasy premier league teams GW7 – some early thoughts on the FFGeek team

Firstly if you’re new to the site my last 3 seasons overall ranks are 36k, 17k and 21k

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Gameweek 6

GW6 points: 56 (FPL average 52) Total points 352, Gameweek rank 2,672k, Overall Rank: 636k, red arrow 102k, Team Value: £101.0m

Here’s the points:




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So my 3rd consecutive red arrow which is pretty disappointing to say the least.  100k fall to 634k overall

A strange gameweek which for alot of people was not about your first 11 but about whether you had De Bruyne as your vice captain to Sterling and Lundstram on your bench for Zinchenko.

I didn’t or had neither so the poor score followed.  Kante’s goal was also the last chance for any green arrow as Liverpool continue with the solitary clean sheet in the first 6.

4 returning players and a captain fail is a recipe for a red arrow and for long periods of the gameweek I thought it could be worse.  Anyway this is when I start saying to myself it’s only GW7, a big score is potentially only a gameweek away and it’s a marathon not a sprint etc etc.  Btw for anybody unhappy with their OR they should take note of FFGeek contributor Alex Ball’s gameweek.  He moved from 2.7m OR to 1.1m OR this gameweek with his score of 81.  He did so by playing his natural game without panicking when his OR hasn’t been what he wanted it to be.

Transfer thoughts

2 free transfers and £0.6m ITB

So my original plan was to get Abraham and Aurier in for Digne and Ings.  That plan has been complicated by the dropping of Zinchenko for Mendy pretty suddenly for me considering he only had 10 minutes in the UCL.

Despite the Mendy attraction perceived certainty is Otamendi’s advantage.  That’s at least until Stones appears and even then Pep may have them as a partnership rather than continue with Fernandinho as the CB.   That certainty has attractions so he would be my natural replacement despite the fact that I think Mendy has great attacking potential.

I have alternatives in Tomori but I would have to take the risk that it is him rather than Christensen who will ultimately partner Rudiger.  The EFL cup fixture may have given some clues as to who’s ahead but with Christensen seemingly injured but possibly only a knock then we may go into the weekend without the question totally resolved.

The other option would be Lundstram who me choosing Rico instead of him for GW1 potentially has cost me 30 points.  I personally am not sure that Sheffield United will keep clean sheets to make him a viable option.  While he could be rotated in your team I find that it’s hard to leave out attacking players in non top 6 sides as you never know when a 12-14 point haul is going to happen.

Cash problems

The problem I have is cash.  The Aurier, Otamendi and Abraham move for Digne, Zinchenko and Ings leaves me with 0.2m in the bank.  As of today according to the price change predictor site FPL statistics  Zinchenko looks pretty certain to go down in price today and Aurier up with Digne also following close behind with a price drop but probably not going down.

Now I dislike point deductions or early transfers but to get those players I may even have to do it tonight.  I may just hold off 1 more day if I feel that Digne will not drop.  It’s not about trying to wait for more certainty.  I just hate being rushed into transfers.

I could drop the Aurier option for Tomori or Lundstram which would give me more breathing room but come with additional potential risk in terms of gametime and clean sheet risk.  Added to that are midweek EFL Cup games.  Now I suspect Aurier, Otamendi and Abraham won’t play in those games.  Tomori or Lundstram though have more potential to play.

Now with City away to Everton in GW7 I don’t particularly feel any need to get Otamendi in.  I think a clean sheet is possible but not definite.  It’s just if I don’t do it I fail to see where I can get the cash from without a big restructure of the team or selling Robertson which I’m still reluctant to do.

If I get in Tomori for Digne or Lundstram I have 0.6 in the bank after the Abraham transfer which I could gamble would be enough for Otamendi next week.

Plenty to ponder.  As I said above I hate being rushed into decisions like this which is why I always spend all week pondering over what I’m going to do and make transfers on Friday.

If I do the early transfers I will post them tonight.  I think you can assume they won’t happen after 10pm UK time but I can’t guarantee anything I’m afraid.

 The team pre any transfers

Pretend that Digne is Aurier or Tomori or Lunstram.  Pretend Zinchenko is Otamendi or left for another week and Cantwell starts.  Hope that’s clear 😬

In this team, the Liverpool and Man City players would play every week as would Pukki and Abraham.  The last 2 outfield spots would be a 3 way rotation between Aurier, Soyuncu and Cantwell.  Dendoncker would be a permanent bench spot.




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Captain

As you can see from above my thoughts are at the moment to go with Salah although I wait to see the polls.  That will go up after the Tuesday Man City EFL Cup game.

That’s it. Hope you were one of the managers with a green arrow.

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19 thoughts on “fantasy premier league teams GW7 – some early thoughts on the FFGeek team”

  1. Geek (or anyone) what do you think is the ideal Man City 3?

    1. Defender, KDB, Aguero
    2. Defender, Sterling, Aguero
    3. Defender, KDB, Sterling
    4. KDB, Sterling, Aguero

    May be even worth an article in itself. I think 1 or 2 myself. Aguero just so good.

    • Just my view… I had Otamendi, KDB and Sterling for the last round.

      Otamendi seems like great value at 5.4m considering he will likely play every game, as well as being a threat from set pieces.

      KDB will probably play most minutes of the Man City midfield and will take the lions share of set pieces.

      I am however going to get rid of Sterling. 12m just seems too much for a player who could miss 1 in 7 games. I didnt have him in my initial squad for that reason and I regret doubting myself.

      Aguero will get minutes every game and is in amazing form. Man City’s next six games are juicy, you want players who will play and who you can captain.

      So, I’m going to probably move out Barnes and Sterling, for Aguero and Yarmalenko.

      • what makes u think sterling will outpoint aguero? the evidence so far points to aguero leading the way..i think aguero is actually an easy choice over sterling.

  2. Hey geek,
    I am very surprised that Ings is staying.
    Digne and Ings are set to get nothing this week, so a double swop including Abraham is surely the way to go for short term points as well as a long term strategy

    Unless I am missing something ?

    Cheers, Geoff

      • Aguero may be scoring regularly, but Saturday was disappointing. Anyone who didn’t have Aguero last Saturday got very very lucky. He could’ve had forty points. How Man City can score eight and he only scores a penalty…

  3. Felt a little crazy this morning, and this article pushed me over the edge to do a -4:
    Digne, Sterling, Greenwood TO
    Aurier, Mount, Aguero.

    Overall team feels strong now and the move greatly improved my bench rotation options with Greenwood upgraded. Not expecting many strong starting XI’s in the midweek games this week, so I’m ok with the early transfer risk.

  4. Geek, have you considered a West ham defender… I know, historically poor but getting a few clean sheets this season and have some good games coming up.

    You know, deep down, that Aurier is a big rotation risk. Diop is playing regularly and chips in with the odd goal (Frederick’s, if fit, is perhaps more attractive though).

    Ulterior motive, I have Digne too and 0.8 in the bank. Should I upgrade to Robertson? Or could I get away with a 4.5m defender and upgrade Ayew to Pukki instead…

  5. Pope
    Taa Otamandi Aurier
    Cantwell Sterling salah Mount
    Ayew Augero Barnes

    Bench: Button Dedonker Lunstram Pieters

    1.7m in bank, 1 transfer this week (thinking of getting Abraham but i have to sacrifice barnes who has a favourable gw) Any thoughts?

  6. Hi geek. I have just have a quick question. Who would you pick between Digne and Lunstrum this week assuming you had to pick one of them?

  7. Hi Geek
    First time post. Im looking at a wild card this week and would love your thoughts in the longer term.
    Pope
    Button
    Tierney
    TTA
    Ottamendi
    Lundstrum
    Tomori
    Salah
    KDB
    Harry Wilson
    Cantwell
    Hudson O/Mount
    Aguero
    Greenwood
    Abraham
    Could this work?

    • Hi mate. Yes it is. as I said I hate being rushed into transfers. Not saying it’s right I’ve just experienced transfers I regret when I go early. Not due to injuries just bad decisions made under the pressure of a ticking clock. Good luck this week

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