Here’s our FPL team tips GW11 article where the 1st group of the FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW11. In this article there’s Joseph Crilley, Rob Reid, Kris O and Alex Ball.
FPL team tips GW11 – FFGeek contributors show their GW11 teams part 1
This is part 1 of the FPL managers who contribute to the FFGeek site with good histories who show their teams each week. This will give people a feel for what other managers are doing. It’s a fairly informal thing with no obligation on anyone and these teams may change at anytime before the deadline without further notice. It won’t cover transfers in real time either. It’s just to give an idea of the trends for the week no more.
Joseph’s last 3 seasons OR were 28k, 7k and 13k
GW10 points: 60 (FPL average 49) Total points 558 Gameweek rank 1,469k, Overall Rank: 205k, green arrow 34k, Team Value: £103.4m
My double GW10 transfer of bringing Silva and Robertson in for Son and Otamendi brought a positive result, once the City second goal had been given to Silva anyway – feeling rather fortunate about that one! Not only did the move bring immediate points, I now feel my team is in significantly better long-term shape with the double Liverpool defence and a better balance in midfield. Therefore, I am looking to save the transfer this week before seeking to reduce my City representation in GW12 where a trip to Anfield is the start of a tougher run of fixtures.
Even if there are injuries in my team from the League Cup or training, I will still hold the transfer as my bench is looking very strong this weekend. In fact, I have somewhat of dilemma with who to bench as two of my strikers have reasonably tough fixtures on paper whereas my usual bench defenders have promising match-ups. I have decided that Tomori will join Cantwell on the bench as I struggle to see him scoring more than 6 points while Chelsea seem to have a knack for conceding.
That leaves Lundstram, Wilson and Jimenez with the latter currently on the bench for his away trip to Arsenal. The worry there is his and Wolves’ strong record against the top 6, so there is a decent chance that I alter the line-up before the deadline. Pep may bench two of my City assets and make all of this discussion irrelevant however!
Captain is a significantly easier decision as a City player looks an obvious choice following the dreadful Southampton performance last Friday. They looked particularly weak on their right flank which bodes well for Sterling so he will carry the armband again this week!
Good luck this weekend and may your arrows be green!
Transfer summary: carrying over a free transfer
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Kris’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 44k, 46k and 23k
GW10 points: 75 -4 (FPL average 49) Total points 557 Gameweek rank 340k, Overall Rank: 223k, green arrow 265k, Team Value: £102.5m
So a decent score in GW10, catapulted by Vardy and my differential pick Lascelles. Captain Mane didn’t work out despite a man of the match performance which isn’t worth any FPL points! I’ve jumped 250k places to sit just outside the top 200k.
Looking ahead to GW11 and my two biggest question marks surround my two players who’ve blanked the last three game weeks: McGinn who has tricky fixtures and Aubameyang who is being starved of service making him an expensive 11m asset.
I have one free transfer and no money in the bank. I worked through a number of options including:
- No transfer
- Raising cash for McGinn to Hudson-Odoi, but the Chelsea midfielders is subject to rotation risk so I think I’ll stick with Abraham (and Tomori).
- McGinn to Cantwell and using the extra cash to upgrade Tomori to Cancelo. However the combination of Cantwell losing form and only playing 45 mins yesterday, plus Man City have Liverpool in GW12 and rotation risk I’ve decided against this too.
- A punt on Saint-Maximin (5.4) at Newcastle who’s looked good, albeit no end product yet, with favourable fixtures.
- In terms of Aubameyang I was keen to give him the Wolves at home game but then looking at an exit with top candidates being Kane or Firmino.
However, my head has been turned by Martial’s return, a player I had in GW1. But I needed 1.8m to switch for McGinn. My plan was a 4 point hit with a striker in for Auba, frustratingly I was 0.1 short for Lacazette. In the end I’ve been bold with an 8 point hit by moving Guendouzi to Dendoncker, which has felt like a move I’d be forced into eventually to raise cash. If I’m lucky I could even save a transfer in GW12, something I’ve failed to do so far this season, to have two free transfers post internationals. I now have £0.2m in the bank which if Firmino drops to 9.5m will allow a straight swap for Lacazette in a few weeks. As McGinn was about to drop and Martial about to rise I’ve made the move on Monday night – fingers crossed on the weekend team news.
Two of Soyuncu, Lundstram and Tomori is decision for starting XI. Currently on Soyuncu and Lundstram. De Bruyne is obvious captain against a Southampton team who shipped nine goals to Leicester.
Transfer summary: McGinn, Aubameyang and Guendouzi out. Martial, Lacazette and Dendoncker in. (8 point hit)
Rob’s last 5 seasons overall rank were 148k, 94k, 22k, 4k and 7k
GW10 points: 56 (FPL average 49) Total points 553 Gameweek rank 1,908k, Overall Rank: 270k, red arrow 10k, Team Value: £102.5m
So I’ll get the cliche out the way early in my review. It’s a funny old game.
Last week I had a GW Rank of 1.9m, 2/11 returns and a captain blank and this led to a 60k green arrow. This week I had an almost identical GW rank (30k better actually if you want to split hairs) and a decent 7/11 returns including one from my captain even if it was only an assist. The result? A 10k drop. FPL is a frustrating game sometimes!
As per last week, if you read between the lines you can see how this happened. First up, my only presence in the carnage that was Southampton 0 Leicester 9 was 6 points from Soyuncu. 2 hat-tricks missed there amongst others. Then the rest of my returns were all single figures, with David Silva’s 9 pointer and Gazzanigga’s surprise 8 pointer the best of the lot. 1 goal, 1 clean sheet, 4 assists and 4 save points (+ bonus) was the overall total. Add to this returns for non-owned higher % ownership players such as Sterling, Kane and Salah and you can see where the red arrow has come from.
A few naughty boys in this week’s team. Wilson and Aubameyang are trolling me something rotten at the moment and Otamendi missing out on a clean sheet again was pretty frustrating. Sadly I got my bench defenders the wrong way around with Sir John of Lundstram (SJoL) coming in for 2 rather than getting Rico’s 5, but that looked the right call at the start of the week. So a small step back in the OR, but as we know 1 good week catapults you significantly at the moment…though the same of course can happen in reverse. Onto GW11!
It’s fair to say I’ve never had a good FPL relationship with Callum Wilson and 2 weeks of him blanking is enough for me. His stats have been poor over the last 2 games as well (xG of 0.07 and 0 respectively) – he’s got to go. So if you’re reading this folks, it’s probably a good time to buy 😁
There’s some good options in this mid price bracket but 2 players really stood out at the weekend. The first was Neil Maupay – he’s settled in well at this level and I suspect he’ll be good for 10-15 goals this season if he stays fit. He’s also well-priced. The downside is a horrible run of fixtures for The Seagulls from GW12-15, so I’m putting him on the Watchlist at the moment.
The second standout for me at the moment is Jamie Vardy. Yes you have to take into account that Southampton had thrown in the towel by the time he started to return on Friday but looking beyond this, his record and consistency since Rodgers took over at the King Power is superb. The problem is the step up in price – I’d need to find 1.2m to bring him in. The second worry for me is that if I don’t get him now, I can see him going on a similar run to 2015-16 with his price just steadily creeping up week by week until he almost becomes unaffordable.
The obvious way to fund this move is through Nicolas Otamendi who hasn’t played the last 2 weeks. I guess he could start v Southampton but who knows (plus it’s Liverpool for City in GW12.) The other option is to downgrade Aubameyang to Lacazette, but I’m willing to give the Gabon striker at least 2 more weeks before I consider this as I’m still convinced he’ll come good. Otamendi out it is. So I moved early this week and changed Wilson to Vardy before his price jumped which left me 4.5m for an Otamendi replacement so I’ve put in Chambers of Arsenal at 4.4m. I was tempted by a Blades double up with O’Connell and Baldock available at 4.5m but GW12 & 13 put me off a little. I’m still fairly happy to start SJoL if needs be and 3 of Rico’s next 5 look decent too so it may well end up that Chambers warms the bench for the moment.
No dilemmas in my front 7 this week and I’m leaving the armband on De Bruyne again for the visit of the ailing Saints. My conundrum is who to start in defence. Trent Alexander Arnold will play – he got forward loads against Spurs and I think this could be a good week for an attacking return for him. SJoL will also start with a home fixture versus Burnley. I’ll leave Rico on the bench for the United fixture so it’s either Chambers (WOL) or Soyuncu (cry). I usually favour the home fixture but The Foxes have the better defence so at the moment it’s the Turkish international who gets the nod.
All the best for GW11 folks – good luck!
Transfer summary: Wilson out Vardy in and Otamendi out and Chambers in
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Alex’s last 5 seasons overall rank were 523k, 17k, 10k, 28k and 3k
GW10 points: 53 (FPL average 49) Total points 525 Gameweek rank 2,522k, Overall Rank: 942k, red arrow 22k, Team Value: £103.4m
53 points and a small red arrow as I continue to tread water around the million mark. I was very close to going Pukki to Vardy for a -4 so watching him score a hat trick really stung. Still, on to more positive things; the City midfield all returned as did Mount and Tammy Abraham.
Unfortunately that was it it. Digne sums up my season so well; on for an assist that gets chalked off and then scores an own goal. Ah well. The defence didn’t do much better with my only points being Soyuncu on the bench.
An early transfer has been made, Wilson to Vardy. Pukki somehow survives another week but with both in poor form I wanted to get rid of the more expensive asset with worse fixtures. A few other fires need putting out; Boly, Digne (but has two nice fixtures after this so may give him those before selling). Captain will be Sterling again.
Good luck everyone.
Transfer summary: Wilson to Vardy
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