Here’s our fantasy premier league teams GW7 article where we outline our early thoughts on the FFGeek team for GW7. We review GW6 and talk about potential transfers, captains and lineups for GW7
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Firstly if you’re new to the site my last 4 seasons overall ranks are 17k, 36k, 17k and 21k.
GW6 points: 47 (FPL average 48) Total points 320, Overall Rank: 2,122k, red arrow 136k Team Value: £100.1m
I haven’t used any chips yet
Here’s the points:
So another relatively small red arrow making 4 reds and 1 green so far this season. It was 47 points and an overall rank of 2.122m after a relatively small red arrow of 137k.
The gameweek was defined by the decision to bench Ward Prowse instead of Soucek which shows the disadvantage at times of an undefined permanent bench. I have generally been organising my lineup through bookies odds and to be fair Ward Prowse hadn’t taken a shot in the last 3 games and his goal was the only shot in this game. Soucek had been playing well.
5 returners doesn’t sound that bad in theory but still it wasn’t enough for a green arrow. Dignes red card was a big disappointment as was the lack of a Liverpool clean sheet against a side there really should be one for.
It was another captain fail. In a situation where there has basically been 2 captains to pick from I’ve picked the wrong one 6 times which is pretty disappointing.
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 as you can see I’m some distance from the template with the principle differences being Martinez, Rodriguez and Calvert Lewin. This gameweek I bettered them slightly with my template replacement players of McCarthy, and Antonio but none of my difference makers in Mitrovic, Digne and Alexander Arnold returned and Digne in fact got negative points so that didn’t help.
1 free transfer and £1.3m in the bank
Unfortunately I have 2 issues to contend with which means no chance for a proactive transfer. One is the red card of Digne who has a 3 match suspension but is subject to an appeal and the other is Antonio who has a hamstring injury which by rumour, as opposed to announcement as I write this, is quite bad. So I’ll wait and see on both. If both are out I’ll choose 1 to transfer as I’m still not in a place to wildcard or take a hit.
There’s also the soap opera bench triangle of Saiss, Kilman and Marcel which potentially could be a problem. It would be hugely disappointing if Saiss is dropped when their next game is home to Palace but that transfer is for another gameweek
If it’s Digne I will transfer in Chilwell I expect. I’m keeping with my theory of attacking defenders. If it’s Antonio I choose to transfer out then I’m not sure. Overall I want Calvert Lewin in for their GW9 fixture against Fulham so I’m working towards that. I’d prefer Antonio fit and Mitrovic out for that. West Ham have Fulham in GW8 so Antonio out would be a big blow.
So it’s a wait and see to see if Digne’s red card is over turned and/or if Antonio’s injury is long term.
It’s Salah home to West Ham vs Kane home to Brighton. I prefer Kane over Son for the penalty duties. At the moment I’ve put it on Salah but Kane has the better fixture judging by defensive form to date so it could go either way. I’ll put a poll up on Wednesday after Liverpool’s Champions League game. Spurs play Royal Antwerp so there’s a good chance Kane will be rested for that hopefully.
Here’s the lineup before any transfers are made:
Hope you had a good gameweek!