FPL Gameweek 30 Tips – 4 FFGeek Contributors GW30 Teams Part 1

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Here’s our FPL Gameweek 30 tips article where 4 FFGeek Contributors show their GW30 teams Part 1.  There’s Pete Allaway, Alex Ball, Andrew Whitfield and Joseph Crilley’s teams.   Between them they finished in the top 1% of teams 17 of 24 times in the last 6 ULTRA competitive seasons.  Includes 13 top 30k finishes within that time.

FPL Gameweek 30 Tips – 4 FFGeek Contributors GW30 Teams Part 1

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It’s worth noting that the teams shown may not necessarily end up being the final teams or the transfers may have been made in the days prior to the posting . It’s an informal situation to give you an idea of trends.

However the FFGeek team, the Transfer Planner Team and the Contributor Tracker team Plus the Contributor teams of Rob, Rick, Andrew, Kris, Kev and Joe mentioned above on the FFGeek Patreon site all make notified transfers live as they are completed. So you’re always up to date and live for a maximum £3 PCM.

The reference to 19 top managers is from the article where I follow 19 top FPL managers who have finished in the top 10k overall rank the last 3 seasons

Pete Allaway

Pete’s last 5 season’s overall ranks are 242k, 1k, 5k, 5k and 2k

GW29 points: 21 on FH (19 Top managers average 18) Total points: 1,803 Overall Rank: 23k, green arrow 3k  Team Value: £107.2m

Pete used his Triple Captain Chip in GW25 and Free Hit in GW29

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I played my Free Hit chip in gameweek 29 and I’m slightly disappointed with the result. Of the 15 players I brought in, only 1 of those managed to get a return of any kind and that was Morgan Gibbs-White with an assist. Reguilón’s red card only 7 minutes into his game pretty much summed up how the week went. Even though the result wasn’t brilliant, I was still happy to come out of the gameweek with a green arrow. I scored 21 points and moved up to 24k.

After the announcement of fixture rearrangements we now know which teams will double in gameweek 34 and can start to plan which chip strategy to commit to. With 6 doublers in place for gameweek 34 and 5 free transfers available before then, I feel like my side is in a good place to go with my initial strategy of dead ending into gameweek 34, Wildcard in 35 and then Bench Boost in 37.

Looking at my side for gameweek 30, I have 1 free transfer and £3.2 million in the bank. The one player I’d like to own this week is Salah, however I would need to take a hit to bring him in and would require removing another player who already has a good fixture this week. This doesn’t feel right especially when I already have a benching headache, so I’m planning to just roll and bring Salah in in gameweek 31 with 2 free transfers.

Son has the armband this week.

Transfer summary: Likely to carry over the free transfer

Here’s the team assuming no transfers are made

FPL Gameweek 30 Tips

Joseph Crilley

Joe’s last 7 seasons overall ranks were 16k, 5k, 93k, 68k 28k 7k and 13k

GW29 points: 21 on FH (19 Top managers average 18) Total points: 1,810 Overall Rank: 17k, green arrow 3k   Team Value: £106.9m

Joe used his Triple Captain Chip in GW25 and Free Hit in GW29

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BGW29 review – process > outcome

Process > outcome. Saying it twice as this is a critical thought in how we should evaluate our decision-making in FPL. As long as you are comfortable with the decision making before the deadline, you shouldn’t get too disappointed by what happens afterwards. This is akin to card games such as poker and blackjack where your objective is to maximise the probability of potential return, but post-decision variance can go against you in a big way. Sometimes your opponent spikes a 5% card on the river to win or the dealer makes 21 from a face card 6 or Sergio Reguilon gets himself sent off after 7 minutes.

Am I somewhat disappointed with the results of my free hit? Of course, 21 points with only one returner isn’t great in any gameweek. But I have no regrets in activating the chip and very little in the selections I made for the team. Going back to Señor Reguilon for example, he was comfortably the most attacking defender for the team playing against the poorest attack which he made him a good free hit pick. An early red card is an unfortunate event, but does not ultimately make that a bad decision. The second order effect of that incident was diminishing the prospects of Brentford teammates Flekken and Toney which really set the tone for this horror gameweek.

The only small regret I have is around Fulham and it’s not benching Antonee Robinson’s haul – Spurs had scored in their last 39 league games in case you weren’t aware of the unlikeliness of that Fulham clean sheet. Instead, considering I am too aware of the defensive frailties for my team when Van de Ven doesn’t play, I wish I had contemplated the in-form Muniz more. Having said that, the only player I could have dropped for him was the penalty-taking Morris who had a much easier fixture on paper so even there I don’t hold much frustration.

Overall, I would have liked a greater green arrow in a free hit week, but Gibbs-White at least meant that it was a rise in rank. And, to add weight to the argument of using the chip in BGW29, at least I no longer have to look at the majority of these players again for the remainder of the season.

You can see the full article, including LIVE NOTIFIED transfers, lineup and captains on the FFGeek Patreon site wide forward tier for only £3 pcm with loads of other content mentioned above. That includes following Joe’s Team and 5 others with live notified transfers as they happen and the teams final lineup each gameweek.

Alex Ball

Alex’s last 9 seasons overall ranks were 60k, 27k, 3k, 312k, 523k, 17k, 10k, 28k and 3k

GW29 points: 16 on FH (19 Top managers average 18) Total points: 1,825, Overall Rank: 9k, red arrow: 1k  Team Value: £107.0m

Alex used his Triple Captain Chip in GW25 and Free Hit in GW29

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See the full article and team on the FFGeek Patreon site for £2.50 PCM plus loads of other FPL Content outlined above

Andrew Whitfield

Andrew’s last 5 seasons overall ranks were 119k, 34k, 132k, 6k and 19k

GW29 points: 15 on FH  (19 Top managers average 18) Total points: 1,741 Overall Rank: 177k, red arrow 12k   Team Value: £104.7m

Andrew has used his Triple Captain Chip in GW25 and Free Hit in GW29

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Gameweek 29 review:

Well the four surviving premier league fixtures on fa cup quarter final weekend looked underwhelming on paper. And underwhelming is certainly what they proved to be !! Just 10 goals, just one clean sheet, an average score of only 11 FPL points ( !! ) and the many free hitters were left scratching their heads as nearly all the popular players drew a blank.

What a contrast to the four FA cup ties that yielded 20 goals, exciting fluctuating games and thrill a minute action.

It was the lowest scoring FPL week ever, and the biggest winners were probably those who saved their free hit, and didn’t lose much ground, if any, to the record of number of free hitters in play.

Fulham grabbed the only clean sheet as they surprisingly brushed aside Spurs 3-0, with a double from Muniz, foiling the many Spurs triple ups, as well as the popular Son captaincy. Burnley secured a vital win at the bottom by beating Brentford 2-1, who had popular free hit Reguilon sent off !!

West Ham and Villa drew 1-1 with most of the popular picks missing out on points. And Luton grabbed a 98th minute equaliser to deny Forest in a 1-1 draw in the relegation six pointer.

My GW29 score and rank:

What an absolutely shocking free hit. I put 11 players on the pitch, every one blanked, four of them scored one point, Reguillon scored -3, in a score of just 15 points !!!!! Even if all 11 had scored two points with a captain blank it would have been 24 !! Unbelievable !!

It’s pretty much guaranteed to get a green arrow in a free hit with only four fixtures. But as many free hitters found to their cost, it didn’t work out that way. I still think it was the right play on paper for my team, which had only four available players. Just a cruel outcome with the results. So to get a red arrow on free hit in a blank is certainly a new achievement unlocked.

A rank drop from 165k to 177k, so after a very solid gain in GW28, the almost certain push closer to the top 100k didn’t happen and like most free hitters this week, I am left licking my wounds over the international break, with the feeling of a missed opportunity.

My GW29 significant moments:

If you are looking for “highlights” then look away !!

My free hit was a solid team on paper, very “template” with 10 of my 11 players widely representative of many top managers. My only real position of debate was my “4th midfielder”. I could have gone for any of D Luiz, Bailey, Paqueta, Kudus, Elanga or Gibbs White. I went for Kudus on the back of his two goals in Europe three days before. It was Gibbs White owners who came out on top in that particular battle. That 6 point difference was huge in the context of the week if you had him.

I deliberately targeted double ups and triple ups with the aim of catching some “assist and goal combinations”. But Bowen and Kudus blanked, Doughty and Morris blanked, Son, Maddison and Porro blanked, Reguillon and Toney blanked. The only combinations were blank combos !!

Within that, Reguilon was sent off inside 10 mins, Doughty was subbed off at half time, Bowen had an assist disallowed, my biggest differential Kudus had the ball in the net. The tale of woe was pretty farcical really. But of course I wasn’t alone in what turned out to be the lowest scoring gameweek in FPL history, with an average score of just 12 points.

You can see the full article, including LIVE NOTIFIED transfers, lineup and captains on the FFGeek Patreon site wide forward tier for only £3 pcm with loads of other content mentioned above. That includes following Andrew’s Team and 5 others with live notified transfers as they happen and the teams final lineup each gameweek.

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