fantasy premier league team selection GW35 – the FFGeek team for “GW35”


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Here’s my fantasy premier league team selection GW35 article where I just give a quick update on what’s happening or not with the FFGeek team as the FPL site in it’s infinite wisdom keeps the gameweeks rolling.

fantasy premier league team selection GW35 – the FFGeek team for “GW35”

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Although there is no return date set amid corona virus pandemic the fantasy premier league site remains open and accepts transfers.  For that reason I’m still going to give updates on the FFGeek team and any plans I may have.

Here’s my current position:

Total points: 1693 overall rank: 31k.  team value:  £102.9m transfers available: 21

2nd wildcard, bench boost and free hit still available

Here’s how the team looks prior to any transfers this week:




fantasy premier league team selection GW35

My FPL team structure

Again apologies to regular readers for the definition preamble.

If it’s the first time you’ve seen it here’s how I classify each player in my FPL team:

Template player: 7 of the 10 top FPL managers I follow have him in their team. I use the 10 managers as a proxy for serious FPL managers who will finish in the top 100k or so. People have different interpretations of what is an FPL template. There’s no true definition though.

Template replacement player: the player you choose to go head to head against a template player with.

Bench player: A player who will for the most part be on your bench. Sometimes there are bench rotaters but I won’t muddy the waters

Difference maker: these are the rest and the players who can move you forward or back. I don’t call them differentials as this implies an ownership threshold which I don’t use

Here’s my squad using these categories:

PlayerCategory
McCarthyTemplate replacement for Pope
ButtonBench
Alex ArnoldTemplate
SoyuncuDifference Maker
BolyTemplate (although Doherty preferred option)
HolgateBench
BashamBench
SalahTemplate
De BruyneTemplate
Bruno FernandesTemplate
CantwellBench
H BarnesDifference maker
FirminoDifference maker
Calvert LewinTemplate
JimenezTemplate




Plans for GW35

Remember the Gameweek 35 deadline is Saturday 25 Apr 11:30 UK time

So at the moment there are potentially 3 players I’d like to replace in my team:

Button for Pope

Soyuncu for Maguire/Wan Bissaka

Cantwell for Aaron Mooy

Unfortunately that leaves me £0.5m short so those transfers can’t happen.

I could put in Charlie Taylor of Burnley for £4.3m who would at least cover the Pope clean sheet but the options cheaper than Pope aren’t really that great and I’d like to have 2 playing GKs in case we end up with a situation where I want to use the bench boost but not the wildcard before it to put in an additional GK.  I mean literally anything is possible at this point in time so I’m covering that position.

Putting Pope in, due to his cost,  would effectively end the chance of getting a Man Utd defender in unfortunately.  United are the 3rd best defensive team in my  rankings articles  and have good fixtures to the end of the season.  However to achieve this I would need to sell either Barnes or Firmino. The problem with selling Firmino is that I feel an explosion of goals is going to come at some stage given how far behind he lags behind his xG and how much xG he’s accumulated since last scoring.  I’m struggling to get my head around getting rid of him.

The other option would be to sell Barnes to raise the money .  However the options at the  £5.5m ish in midfield just aren’t attractive.

So at the moment I’m going to leave the team as is and think about it a bit more for next week when I will have 2 free transfers.

On the Cantwell for Mooy while Norwich probably have the better fixtures I think Mooy is more gametime secure and his set piece responsibility makes him a more attractive proposition.  He is the only player in my midfield player rankings article under £5.0m.

So in short I’m carrying over the free transfer to have 2 available next week

Stay safe everyone

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3 thoughts on “fantasy premier league team selection GW35 – the FFGeek team for “GW35””

  1. Geek -on what basis are you making transfers, you do not know if anyones injured or not and there are no fixtures?

    • Hi I’m making transfers according to the template which is part of my normal strategy and the overall fixtures remaining. It’s explained in more detail in the article

      Thanks and Stay Safe

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