Here’s our article with 3 FFGeek Contributors and their FPL team selection tips GW11. Each show their GW11 teams. There’s Alon Shamir, Harry Vernon and Avishek Majumdar. Between them they have 6 top 0.5% finishes in the last 3 competitive seasons.
FPL Team Selection Tips GW11 – 3 FFGeek Contributors Teams Part 4
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Alon’s last 5 seasons overall ranks are 44k, 1k, 123k, 4k and 2k
GW10 Points: 51 (FPL average 42) Total points: 688, Overall Rank: 36k, red arrow: 1k Team Value: £102.3m
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Not a good GW for my side but at least the total and top10K averages were quite low as well so my rank was not too badly affected. Down to 36K overall, still an excellent position for this part of the season.
Jota’s benching was extremely disappointing for me as I really expected him to start and do well. R. James’s haul hurt even more as he was in my post wildcard team and left only because of his injury. Ramsdale and Raphinha on the other hand provided nice returns (10 and 9 points) and saved me from a more serious rank drop.
This week is quite tricky. First, there’s a benching headache since many players have good fixtures. Second, I have a few very different routes with my transfer.
As mentioned last week, Chilwell is one of the players I’m more interested in. But as probably was the case for many, R. James’s performance last GW made me rethink. The eye test suggested he could be a better choice than Chilwell but it could be very misleading to judge by a very short sample. So I checked a few interesting stats:
R. James vs. Chilwell (Tuchel era)
Starts: 17 v 15
Sub on: 8 v 0
Mins per Xg: 915 v 616
Mins per Xa: 565 v 807
James is very likely to make cameos when benched which means we should expect some 1 pointers. Chilwell however has yet to come off the bench so in case he is benched my bench players will step in.
In a season where Salah looks likely to be a permanent captain most of the time, it is generally not worth it to hold more than one 11M+ player (feel free to reach out with questions about it on Twitter) so the money could be spread among the entire squad, making the bench stronger. In this case the above mentioned stats on late cameos are even more important.
In addition, it is important to notice that Chilwell’s Xg during Tuchel’s era has been much higher, minute vs minute (his Xa is lower but goals are worth twice as many as assists so the overall attacking threat of Chilwell was still higher).
In conclusion, I find Chilwell to be the superior asset, although it is important to keep in mind that the above stats are all from the past and things might change.
The second option I contemplated with this week is Son. After the announcement on Conte taking charge I immediately got excited. I expect him to change things quickly and make Spurs look like they should with their very decent squad. Son is the obvious immediate target for me. He and Kane are the main men in Spurs’s attack and considering Son is cheaper and gets extra points for goals and CS he should be the safer pick as things stand. It is a bit risky to go on Spurs before they even played once under Conte in the premier league, but with the poor Everton next and then some more favorable fixtures it can’t be too bad too.
I have 4.3 in the bank so I can either do Jota to Son or Semedo to Chilwell (and even both with a hit but as mentioned many times before I’m generally hits averse). Going with Son means that either Antonio or Gallagher are in my starting 11, and going with Chilwell means I bench both (for Jota).
To be honest, I was all into Son but the fact that Chilwell rested in the CL together with Firmino’s injury, which means Jota must be starting in the weekend, pushes me to do the Chilwell move unless some unexpected news are out before the deadline.
There are some interesting options this week, like Toney vs Norwich or Chilwell vs Burnley, but for the time being Salah is my auto captain. He is the best in the world at the moment and I won’t be betting against him.
Serious benching headache this week. I have only 2 places for Cancelo, Livramento, Gallagher, or Antonio. As of now I tend to start Cancelo and Livramento as both are likely for a CS in addition to providing serious attacking threat. It feels a bit wrong to bench the other two but I just feel like their ceiling is lower as well as their expected points.
I am updating this section on a weekly basis. It includes the players I monitor and consider a possible future transfer.
Defence – R. James, Reguilon, Mitchell, Lamptey. Chilwell leaves the list since I’m buying him this week.
Midfield – Havertz, Mount, Son, Mbeumo, KDB, Mane, Cornet, Alli.
Forwards – Vardy, Kane, Iheanacho, Watkins.
transfer summary: Likely Semedo to Chilwell
Here’s the team assuming the above transfer is made
Harry Vernon’s last 5 seasons are 86k, 22k, 6k, an incredible 224th and 6k
GW10 Points: 48 (FPL average 42) Total points: 696, Overall Rank: 22k, red arrow: 6k Team Value: £102.6m
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Harry has not used any chips
GW 10 Review
Rudiger (6) and Livramento (6) both kept a clean sheet. Raphinha (9) and Jimenez (9) both scored. Captain Mo (10) returned an assist. White (6) and Benrahma (5) stayed on my bench, which shows how strong my current squad is.
GW 11 Preview
After this GW, we will have another international break so I am looking to roll my transfer. In an ideal world, I would like to have either Toney or Mbeumo for their home tie against hapless Norwich. Brentford have had a dip in form lately so maybe it is not the end of the world. I would also like to have one of Chelsea’s wingbacks namely Chilwell or James for their home match against Burnley. My plan was to load up on Chelsea assets for their great fixtures from GW7 to GW11 but having to deal with injuries to Lukaku, Bamford and Ayling have put paid to that.
Vardy and Foden have not really done much since joining my FPL team, but I will keep faith with them for at least another GW.
With Conte now in charge at Spurs and their strong fixtures from GW12 to GW15, Son is very much on the radar now. One option is to load up on Spurs players and play my WC in GW16 after their home match against Norwich. Man United has amazing fixtures from GW16 until GW27.
Last GW, I felt slightly disappointed with Mo only get one return, which shows how well he is playing. He had a goal marked off for offside too. With a better run he could have had another double-digit haul.
Mo will be my captain.
Another reason for saving my transfer is I already have a benching headache.
Benrahma has come back to form with a midweek brace. I will probably give him the weekend off. The other issue is whether to bench Dias or Livramento. This may go to the wire but I thinking of playing Dias. They should keep it tight at Old Trafford following their shock defeat at home to Palace.
Rolling my transfer
As usual, I will confirm my team on Twitter
Here is my team as it stands.
Avishek’s last 4 seasons ORs were 32k 13k, 45k and 64k
GW10 Points: 44 (FPL average 42) Total points: 634, Overall Rank: 450k, red arrow: 30k Team Value: £101.9m
Avishek has all his chips
transfer summary; Dias out and James in
Here’s the team with transfer completed
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Forward player rankings for GW11