Here’s our FPL team tips GW22 article where the 3rd group of the FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW22. In this part there’s Keith Spencer, Kris O, Sergio Torija, Rob Cosgrove, Rick Porter and Stephen Troop
FPL team tips GW22 – FFGeek contributor’s teams part 3
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.
Keith’s last 3 seasons overall ranks were 44k, 3k and an incredible 325th overall
GW21 points: 61 (FPL average 48) Total points 1,257 Gameweek rank 1,133k, Overall Rank: 22k, green arrow 5k, Team Value: £105.3m
Kane and Alli out for Calvert Lewin and Mane in. Plan is possibly to get Alexander Arnold in next week if no injuries elsewhere.
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Kris’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 44k, 46k and 23k
GW21 points: 44 (FPL average 48) Total points 1,240 Gameweek rank 4,441k, Overall Rank: 48k, red arrow 21k, Team Value: £106.3m
So GW21 undid my good week from GW20. Frustrating to get the captain pick wrong (should never have got Kane!) and to have left Douglas Luiz’s 7 points on the bench.
I have two FTs and £0.0m in the bank.
First of all the Kane injury means he must go. I plan to go for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to jump on the Ancelotti bandwagon. Ings was the other obvious choice but Everton have better fixtures and Calvert-Lewin lower price gives me more flexibility.
The next player to go is Zaha, who I had always planned to sell this week and his injury flag has confirm that decision. I’ve decided to go back to Maddison, though was tempted by Richarlison as a differential, but one Everton is probably enough. I’ve not done the transfers yet.
Looking forward the 4.1m in the bank gives me flexibility over my choice of third Liverpool asset:
Robertson for Kelly
Firmino for either Abraham or Calvert-Lewin
Salah for Martial, after generating funds from Ings for Abraham.
Currently swayed towards the Salah route.
Captain Vardy and vice Abraham
Bench: Rico, Kelly, Luiz
Transfer summary: likely to be Kane out and Calvert Lewin in plus Zaha out and Maddison in
Sergio’s last 3 seasons were 596k, 17k and 21k
GW21 points: 54 (FPL average 48) Total points 1,232 Gameweek rank 2,222k, Overall Rank: 65k, red arrow 6k, Team Value: £102.6m
No meaningful rank change last week thanks to the 16 point bench contribution from Cantwell and Evans. Overall I have managed to establish myself on the top 100K over Christmas.
This week is looking a bit dodgy for my team with tougher fixtures. I had two frees, I did Otamendi to Sidibe before price rises. I will hold the second move.
Captain Vardy. Will look at bringing a third Liverpool and maybe 1 West Ham too in the next couple weeks
Transfer summary: Otamendi out Sidibe in
Rob’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 45k, 40k and 23k
GW21 points: 65 (FPL average 48) Total points 1,229 Gameweek rank 664k, Overall Rank: 74k, green arrow 28k, Team Value: £104.4m
Another good gameweek for my team, 5 green arrows in a row; I’m on a roll at the moment! My fringe players are returning decent points also.
After only using 1 of 2 free transfers last week I find myself with 2 again this week – 1 was always gonna be Pope out for Fabianski. I had thought about rolling the other one again to next week but my patience is running thin with Alli. After Liverpool this week Spurs play Watford and Norwich which has the potential for points but can I take another poor week from him….
The answer is no!!! And he’s been chopped for Martial purely due to the Norwich fixture. A transfer I did not even think about all week but there we go, something inside me told me to pull the trigger.
Next week…Zaha is a gonna!
Quick thought on DGW24, it’s gonna be a challenge to get Salah in my team without sacrifices elsewhere, and even if I did get him in, I would have the dilemma of who do I captain: Mane or Salah? I might avoid that headache and squeeze Robertson in haha!
Transfer Summary: 2FT used – Pope, Alli OUT. Fabianski, Martial IN.
Captain: De Bruyne (I like my captain to play last… don’t ask. It’s a strange habit I know)
Rick’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 1k, 30k and 2k.
GW21 points: 64 (FPL average 48) Total points 1,222 Gameweek rank 765k, Overall Rank: 95k, green arrow 31k, Team Value: £105.8m
For the first time this season I’ve managed to crack my main target of the top 100k. Just. Very happy about that as it’s not been an easy ride – I’ve been jolting backward and forward through the ranks like a snake regurgitating an egg. Now that I’ve made it I’ll hopefully push on upward rather than drift back again. A key aspect to achieving this is how the double and blank gameweeks play out and, while it might be a smaller one, GW24 is the first to be traversed. My planning and transfers will be heavily influenced by that for the next few weeks.
I know I want three Liverpool players for GW24 – that’s a given, so does everyone – and with Salah and Alexander-Arnold already in the team I just need to decide on the third target and find a sensible path to get them that doesn’t weaken my team for the weeks leading up to it. I also wouldn’t mind a cheeky West Ham midfielder/keeper as a bonus. Chelsea’s fixtures go south come GW24 so it’ll primarily be Mount and Abraham that make way to free up any funds needed.
The options for DGW24…
• Firmino is the simplest to achieve. I have 1.8m in the bank so, as of right now, Abraham for Firmino is doable with 0.1m change. It also means I’ll have spare transfers to deal with any other issues that arise, strengthen other areas of the team in the lead up to GW24, or to sneak in a West Ham player. It just comes down to whether I feel it’s a wasted opportunity considering Firmino’s returns so far this season and the other options available.
• Robertson is the next easiest. Aurier would be the one to make way for him. I’m currently 0.2m shy, so Mount would have to be downgraded to free up the cash. Fornals would give me a decent extra player for GW24 and frees up the exact funds. Any price change against me would mean I’d have to pick someone cheaper – fortunately there are some solid options available and even Snodgrass or Noble could be a decent choice considering the double.
• Mane is, somewhat predictably, the hardest to get into the team and causes the most disruption. He’s also the most desirable. I want to keep De Bruyne due to a) his quality b) his ownership and c) the 0.6m I have invested in him, so Martial would have to be upgraded. That’s an additional 2.7m I’d have to find on top of the 1.8m I have banked. This would mean Mount to Snodgrass and Abraham to Calvert-Lewin. That still only gets me the exact money needed and there’s pretty much zero chance price changes won’t scupper the plan before I could make all the changes. That being the case, Maupay rather than Calvert-Lewin and/or Noble instead of Snodgrass could offer a buffer.
If I’m not concerned about recruiting solid starters then I have another route to Mane. Swapping Abraham for a bencher such as Greenwood or Connolly would free up the the funds for the Martial to Mane switch, use one fewer transfer, and leave up to 0.6m in the bank – meaning this move is largely immune to price changes. Of course it means having a permanent spot on my bench taken up as neither player has secure minutes and both frequently come on for a single point.
My mind isn’t entirely made up on which route I’m going to take and it will be very easy for price changes or injuries to remove or solidify options for me. I’m also aware that there are two gameweeks to play before GW24 and anything can happen in that time. This being the case I’ll be rolling my transfer to give myself flexibility for next week when I’ll have a clearer idea of the way forward.
Carrying over the free transfer.
I won’t look past Vardy. Vice will be De Bruyne.
Stephen’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 43k, 52k and 64k
GW21 points: 68 (FPL average 48) Total points 1,190 Gameweek rank 381k, Overall Rank: 261k, green arrow 112k, Team Value: £104.0m
After my disaster of GW20 which saw me score a lousy 39 points and drop all the way to 373k, I wasn’t feeling overly optimistic, but I had one of my best GW ranks in GW22 and propelled myself up 100k or so places which made up some of the deficit.
Captain Vardy failed to show but I had the VC on Salah which helped me given many had it on De Bruyne who blanked. Grealish was the main hero amassing 13 points and also had a goal ruled out quite harshly by VAR. He looks such a good option despite a mixed bag of fixtures.
12 points from Robertson was nice and made up some of the loss from missing Alexander Arnold’s 24 point haul. 8 points from Soyuncu was also welcome. An assist from Abraham completed my returners with Pope, Aurier, De Bruyne, Alli and Jimenez blanking.
I have 2 FTs to use this week and the only certain thing is that Alli is going. I will likely be going for a 2 week punt and then bringing in Mane for the DGW. This currently involves a switch to a 4-4-2 in GW24 and losing Abraham to some bench fodder so I need to ensure that I can survive price movements.
Likelihood is that I’ll be offloading Alli and Aurier to Maddison and either Dunk or Holgate. Maddison has 2 plum fixtures and looked good in the cup and vs Newcastle. I have toyed with Richarlison, Martial and even Mahrez/D Silva but in the end I have decided on the Leicester man provided the head injury he got during the cup game doesn’t amount to anything. Dunk enjoys a good run of fixtures and has potential for goals and assists which is best for a switch to 4-4-2. Holgate also has some good short term fixtures, an attacking threat and offers a saving in cash but I’m just not sure how much I trust Everton to have him as a regular starter.
This will give me a selection headache as one of Dunk/Holgate, Lundstrum and Soyuncu will need to be benched (I can’t bench Grealish despite playing City). Captain is currently on Vardy, and he will be a huge poll leader but I am very tempted by a gamble on Salah.
Good luck everyone
Transfer summary: Likely to be Alli and Aurier out for Maddison and Dunk/Holgate
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Here’s his GW22 points team and obviously pre transfers
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