Here’s our FPL team tips GW11 article where the 3rd group of the FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW11. In this part there’s Chris Tucker, Ben Wooton, Sergio Torija, Stephen Troop, Mikael Danielsen and Kev in Canada
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This is part 3 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. In the future it also wont cover early transfers. It’s just to give an idea of the trends for the week no more.
Stephen’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 43k, 52k and 64k
GW10 points: 79 (FPL average 49) Total points 555 Gameweek rank 205k, Overall Rank: 242k, green arrow 524k, Team Value: £101.9m
After a couple of low scoring weeks where I made small progress in improving my overall rank, I managed to shoot up a massive 550k places this week, showing just how volatile rank is this season.
Friday night was the perfect start with Vardy returning 20 points and Soyuncu returning a clean sheet. The lunchtime kickoff was equally as successive with captain Sterling returning 22 points, my transfer in of Silva returning 9 points and KDB returning 6. The late Saturday kick off saw my two Chelsea players get an assist each. The only real disappointment was Pukki and the double Liverpool defence (although Otamendi>Robertson worked out given Otamendi was benched and means I don’t have to make that transfer later on as I intended).
Despite my Pukki issue, I think I will be holding my transfer this week. Having 2 FT gives so much more flexibility and I’m trying to keep giving myself 2 FTs to play with for that reason. I’ll be wanting to remove Silva after this week, as this was a short term punt. I also need to plan how I’ll bring in Salah back in a few weeks because it seems one of KDB, Sterling and Vardy would have to go for this and to gain funds Pukki may be removed for a 4.5m bench fodder.
I’ll be captaining Sterling this week. He is a man with confidence, posting great stats and Mendy’s return has enabled him to get into better scoring positions rather than staying wide. He also was omitted from the squad for the league cup game which hopefully means a start this weekend.
I’ll be playing Lundstram instead of Soyuncu as I think Sheffield Utd have a better chance of a clean sheet than Leicester this weekend. Neither have a bad fixture though. I could bench Pukki, but I’ll always play the attacker in these situations.
Good luck everyone
transfer summary: carrying over a free transfer
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Sergio’s last 3 seasons were 596k, 17k and 21k
GW10 points: 44 (FPL average 49) Total points 560 Gameweek rank 4,414k, Overall Rank: 187k, red arrow 116k, Team Value: £102.0m
transfer summary: carrying over the free transfer
Mikael’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 12k, 100k and 5k
GW10 points: 55 (FPL average 49) Total points 525 Gameweek rank 2,064k, Overall Rank: 951k, green arrow 61k, Team Value: £102.6m
Have 2 free transfers
Pukki and Otamendi out
Maupay and Chilwell in
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Kev in Canada
Kev finished in 6k last season and 195k in 17/18
GW10 points: 73 (FPL average 49) Total points 546 Gameweek rank 393k, Overall Rank: 385k, green arrow 498k, Team Value: £102.9m
Heading into last week was the first time I had carried a free transfer over all year due to the fact I was just coming off of a wildcard. It felt pretty relaxing. This week I need to make a change or I will lose a free and I am actually going to use two.
Score wise; the second gameweek off the wildcard has also gone well for me. I feel that GW9 as a wildcard play has ended up being significant mainly due to this large number or FPL relevent teams heading into strong fixture runs at the same time. It ultimately led to an early transfer in of Vardy that I was able to cash in on this week.
•Roberto. Second week in a row I have made the keeper call wrong and by wrong I mean I started the one that didnt have an attrocious fixture. The ‘other one’ has had 9+ saves on the bench each week. Gaz had 12 this week. Miracle stuff really. I will go with Roberto this week with Newcastle at home.
•TAA. He is still one of the best crossers in the game. I am assuming everyone reading this has him or will have him after the MCI fixture.
•Rico. Clean sheet. 2 crosses. 7 corners. 3 shots. 1 on target. Tough fixtures coming up but at his super cheap cost he is worth a bench spot.
•Söyüncü. On my bench with a clean sheet because Southampton were at home and sneaking in goals against almost everyone. One red card and all hell broke lose. He will be starting for me as my 3rd defendner just because the fixture is slightly better Lascelles’.
•Lascelles. I came home from coaching my son’s hockey and saw it was 1-0 with a Lascelles goal. I was pumped. I wasn’t holding my breath for a clean sheet because it just isn’t healthy in FPL. I’ll take any that I can get but I am not going to live my life needing clean sheets to have joy. He will be second on the bench this week.
•Lundstrum. He will be starting for me for the first time this year.
•De Bruyne. He looked off a little bit for his standards. Not sure if anyone else felt that way. He was still elite and a must a play everyweek unless he were to develop an injury.
•Sterling. I guess I will armband him this week due to the midweek rest and the fact he is so massively being captained. It is a very nice fixture.
•Mount. I think he is the main Chelsea midfielder to own as long as he avoids rotation.
•Hudson Odoi. Pulisic has come out of nowhere with a monster game and now Hudson Odoi has played midweek with 90 minutes. Honestly, Hudson Odoi looked great even though he only got a few minutes last weekend and was phenomenal the week before. It is tragic he has this rotation risk. I am going to leave him for the Watford fixture but he will be my first bench spot this week. He is also attractive to me because there are a lot of attractive transfer options right at the same exact price as him. They ALL just happen to have tough fixtures for the next few weeks (Grealish, Trossard, Yarmo, etc.). So I want to keep him for now while his fixtures are strong in case he gets returns, gets hot and gains value. I also have 0.1m built into him as of now as a price cushion.
•El Ghazi. El Gone-zi. This dude just became Anthony Martial and is the reason Hudson Odoi is moving to the bench.
•Aubameyang. A short lived romance. I am trading him in for his cheaper, much more injury prone team mate in Lacazette. This was needed for Martial. I dont think the difference between Laca and Auba is enough to not get Martial for El Ghazi. I guess I am a sucker for top 6 club Centre Forwards..
•Vardy. Thanks for a great Friday night!
•Tammy. If Man City didn’t have such a great fixture this week the talk of the town and all the social media content would be about how Chelsea are facing Watford this and how Tammy should be captained. He is my VC over De Bruyne because I don’t put anything past Pep; meaning I’d rather not captain two Man City in a week for fear of a bizarre double benching.
☆ Musical Chairs
Aubamayang ➡️ Lacazette
El Ghazi ➡️ Martial
Sterling. VC Abraham.
☆ Substitute decisions
Gazzaniga. Hudson-Odoi. Lascelles. Rico
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Chris’s last 2 seasons overall rank were 17k and 1k
GW10 points: 65 (FPL average 49) Total points 575 Gameweek rank 884k, Overall Rank: 73k, green arrow 38k, Team Value: £102.0m
Another successful week with an above average score and a decent jump in ranking. My wildcard after GW8 has reversed the sequence of red arrows. I’ve gained some momentum and am back with a healthy overall rank.
My week has been dominated with thoughts about whether I absolutely must bring in Sterling or not. The trouble is, I would have to sacrifice one of De Bruyne, Mané, D.Silva or Mount, and I don’t really want to ditch any of them. That said, I just don’t want to be without Sterling for the plum fixture against Southampton, particularly when he leads the captaincy polls. Last week was nerve wracking enough. Maybe if I was lower down in the rankings. But I’m not, and I need some rank protection.
Who to remove then? De Bruyne? Don’t be silly. A straight swap for Mané? I’ve talked myself out of that: I want Liverpool attacking coverage for this week and beyond. That leaves D.Silva and Mount. Both could be funded by the disappointing Wilson making way for Connolly with my other free transfer. At the moment, I’m leaning towards keeping D.Silva as he has led my post-wildcard recovery and triple City against Southampton is very enticing.
If anyone thinks Ice made the wrong choice, feel free to let me know in the comments!
It goes without saying that Sterling will be my captain.
Here’s the squad with those changes should they be made. The bench would be Soyuncu, Rico and Dendoncker.
Best of luck to you all!
Transfer summary to be confirmed. Mount and Wilson out for Sterling and Connolly
Ben’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 61k, 26k and 31k.
GW10 points: 53 (FPL average 49) Total points 563 Gameweek rank 2,402k, Overall Rank: 154k, green arrow 44k, Team Value: £101.9m
Ok I have removed McGinn due to fixtures and having money tied up. This means I can go cheap with Dendoncker. This allows me to upgrade Tomori to Mendy which may be a gamble, but the Zinchenko injury means I will risk it as I don’t have much coverage with City and he could be a good point of difference. Let’s see
Transfer summary: McGinn out to Dendoncker in and Tomori out to Mendy in
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