Here’s our FPL team tips GW24 article where the 1st group of the FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW24. In this part there’s Joseph Crilley, Rob Reid, Alex Ball, Costas Chari Mikael Danilsen and Sergio Torija. See Costas’s fantastic wildcard score among this.
FPL team tips GW24 – FFGeek contributors show their GW24 teams part 1
Here’s 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 also wont cover early transfers. It’s just to give an idea of the trends for the week no more.
At the end of each commentary I’ve included a transfer summary.
You can also see last season’s overall 715 ranked Andrew Ferguson’s FPL plans
Joseph finished with an overall rank of 7k last season and 13k in 16/17
GW23 points: 72 (average 53) Total points 1,394, Gameweek rank 648k, Overall Rank: 65k, Green arrow 12k, Team Value: £104.1m
Firstly if you’re looking to plan for the blanks and doubles here’s a handy google spreadsheet I made and use
Despite the fact that GW23 concluded only a week ago at the time of writing, the abundance of cup games and the permutations from their results means it feel like a while since that gameweek. Looking back, I had two free transfers to use and made the fairly obvious moves of Salah and Rashford in for Aubameyang and the absent Son. This paid off handsomely as the pair combined for 3 goals and with the armband placed on Salah, they played a big part in the decent green arrow I received. Elsewhere, Sane was in the points once again while there was a welcome return to form for Wilson though there are fears of another injury for the striker.
Talk of double and blank gameweeks is upon us now and almost every transfer for the next few weeks will be focussed on manoeuvring through these weeks. Previously I had been looking to remove Richarlison, but his impeding double in GW25 means that I will be keeping hold of him for now. Therefore, it seems that it will be another week without Pogba in my team as I believe transfers are too valuable at this moment, even though the Frenchman is hurting me every week currently.
I have two other specific concerns in my team – firstly Alonso is failing to produce the attacking returns to justify his high price tag and I slightly worry that he will lose his place in the Chelsea side. The other is that the return of Ryan from the Asian cup means that I’m without a goalkeeper unless Guaita can make a miraculous recovery. In order to rectify this situation, I think I will make the simple swap of Button to Speroni which will save 0.1mil and should give me access to a Palace keeper until my wildcard. That means the removal of Alonso will be delayed by another week and I will likely keep hold of him until his GW26 fixture away to City.
Captain is easy this week as I strongly favour Salah following his rest over the weekend which can benefit premium assets as we have seen previously this season.
Best of luck to everyone this weekend and may your arrows be green!
transfer Summary: likely to be Button out Speroni in
Rob finished with a rank of 94k last season 22k in 16/17 4k in 15/16 and 7k in 14/15.
GW23 points: 76 on WC (average 53) Total points 1,277, Gameweek rank 319k, Overall Rank: 704k, Green arrow 198k, Team Value: £103.6m
Fresh from my GW23 Wildcard and with my squad all shiny and redeveloped, it was nice to see a green arrow again in a week where attacking players ruled. My defence contributed precious little after Liverpool surprisingly shipped 3 goals and I was denied an impromptu clean sheet of the bench from Bednarek by a late Everton goal so there was just a solitary assist from VVD at the back.
I can’t complain however about 6/7 returns from my forward players! Richy was the sole blank gooseberry amongst the plums, with double figure hauls from Sane and Captain Salah, added to single figure returns from Pogba, Rashford, Aguero and Jimenez. A nice start to a challenging run for my team where I have to be organised with my transfers and my planning towards the upcoming fixture disruption. Let’s see what GW24 brings…
In a rare (and unpopular?) FPL move, I will be banking my transfer and fielding the same 11 in the same order with the same captain this week! The only thing that might upset the applecart is a yellow flag on VVD, hopefully it’s just a short term illness and he’ll be ok but I’ve got the nice luxury of some ok options on the bench in Bednarek and AWB if he (or anyone else) misses out. I’ve left the armband on Salah, though Aguero is tempting as he does like a game against Newcastle.
Looking forward, the FA Cup results and draw has certainly worked in my favour as I plan towards the blank and double gameweeks. I’m planning a strategy article later in the week where I’ll go into more depth as to my plans over the next 10 weeks, but looking shorter term I’m pretty happy with my squad’s make-up for the next couple of weeks. I’ve got 4 double gameweek players for GW25, the only negative being I’m having to carry Richarlison for this period as he’s beginning to look a bit like deadwood (much like he did at this stage last season.) The tricky bit for me might actually be my GW25 transfer as at the moment, I can’t see an obvious move for my 2FTs that week – perhaps Shaw to a cheaper player to free up some funds? We’ll see if I pick up any injuries this week as this would influence things.
So best of luck this week everyone – remember it’s a UK time 645pm Tuesday deadline and with there being the possibility of some snow on Tuesday and Wednesday I’d consider picking a captain and a vice-captain who play on separate nights as a safety net against any cancellations. May your arrows be green folks!
Transfer summary: carrying over a free transfer
Costas finished with an OR of 29k last season and 27k in 16/17
GW23 points: 95 on WC (average 53) Total points 1,372, Gameweek rank 3k, Overall Rank: 111k, Green arrow 113k, Team Value: £101.9m
Geek note: this was written before any of the FA Cup results but not posted due to waiting for other contributors teams. I don’t normally show points from last week but here’s Costas’s as a special case
I am very pleased how my wildcard played out to be spot on (95 points and 30+ over the average). It was everything I needed at this time of the season. Lets hope the high scores continue as I played the wildcard as a 3-4 week free hit according to the fixtures of certain teams (loading on Man United- Liverpool- Spurs- Wolves). I would like to thank everyone that commented and voted as it was really helpful.
Spurs did me the favour getting knocked out of the EFL cup so I now have only one player to worry about for GW27 (Sane) which I was planning of offloading then anyway due to Mendy’s return.
I was not going to do any transfers this week but the Alli injury is forcing me to act. He is replaced by Lucas Moura. This has left a 2.3mil in the bank enough to upgrade Firmino to Aubamyang or Aguero when the fixtures turn.
After the FA cup results I will see how I will navigate through the blanks without a wildcard and will post an article.
I am captaining Salah again. Would honestly like to pick a differential but Salah 50% ownership is too risky. If i was going for a different one it would have been Firmino or
Bednarek is in for Bennett this week.
Transfer Summary: Alli out for Moura and Bennett out for Bednarek
Mikael finished 100k OR last season and 5k in 16/17
GW23 points: 72 -4 (average 53) Total points 1,406, Gameweek rank 669k, Overall Rank: 47k, Green arrow 2k, Team Value: £105.9m
OK, this GW I might have pulled the trigger to soon.
Did Richarlison out for Jota, before the DGW was announced, but Richarlison has been bad, and Jota looked very good. And I needed the extra cash to buy back TAA and replace Digne with Pereira in GW27, when Leicesters fixtures turn.
However, Richarlison is unlikely to grab something against City, so I don’t regret it
Alex finished in 17k last season 10k in 16/17 28k in 15/16 and 3k in 14/15
GW23 points: 67 -4 (average 53) Total points 1,303, Gameweek rank 1,215k, Overall Rank: 457k, Green arrow 11k, Team Value: £105.3m
Carrying over a free transfer although I may do another transfer for -4 shortly before the deadline but I’ll post it on my twitter
Sergio finished with an OR of 17k last season and 21k in 16/17
GW23 points: 53 -8 (average 53) Total points 1,260, Gameweek rank 3,270k, Overall Rank: 908k, red arrow 186k, Team Value: £102.0m
More of this season mediocrity for my team last week with 53 points (-8), for a massive 200K red arrow. The hits did save me of an even worse week with Salah and Firmino being the only returners along with teammate Robertson.
With the announcement of a double gameweek 25 for Man City and Everton, followed by a blank 27 for both, I’ve looked at bringing some sensible City representation. At a first glance, an attacker seems a must, however picking with confidence the one that will start both games in GW25 is a bit of a lottery. City play 4 games in 13 calendar days and all their attacking players are currently available, so there will be rotation. Then, maybe the smart money is in defence, I would pick Ederson because he will definitely play both games, and Laporte as the most likely of the outfield players.
All in all, I think I will bring both Ederson and an attacker between this and next week. To prevent from nasty injury surprises, it will be Ederson this week (for Button) and leave the attacker for next week. Captain Salah.
Good luck for GW24 Geekers !
Transfer summary: Button out and Ederson in
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