FPL team tips GW28 – FFGeek contributor’s teams part 3


Here’s our FPL team tips GW28 article where the 3rd group of the FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW28. In this part there’s Yaniv Salomon, Keith Spencer, Sergio Torija, Kris O, Scott Taylor, Chris Tucker and Costas Chari

FPL team tips GW28 – 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.

See the part 1 contributors and part 2 contributors article.

Yaniv Salomon

Yaniv finished with an overall rank of 4k last season and 8k in 17/18

GW27 points: 73 (FPL average 45) Total points 1,640 Gameweek rank 105k, Overall Rank: 6k, green arrow 8k, Team Value: £106.9m

Yaniv has used his triple captain chip

So finally after my best GW of the year (100k rank) I got into the top 10k,  straight to 6k in fact,

I was the only contributor to go with Mane as my Captain and the only one without Ings and Jimenez apart from the Geek, so I was little bit nervous before the GW, I was one VAR call from 3k rank as Mane 2nd goal was disallowed by inches,

Totally I had 8 returns.  All of my back 4.  My differentials in McCarthy and Stevens and my transfer in of Boly.  Also Martial scored again and Mane looked very good and didn’t disappoint me.  Calvert Lewin looked like a beast (fantastic goal, and should have had a hatrick) and I am keeping him although the tough fixtures coming in.   Vardy btw hit the crossbar and Leicester should have gotten 2 penalty kicks, so bad luck there.

As of this week I have 2 FT for the third time in a row! But I guess this time I will have to use them.  I was planning in the beginning to do Ings plus cheap mid (Saka I guess) for Grealish and Ayew, but the Martial injury news just made me change all my plans…

I only have 10  players with fixtures without him, I may eventually do Doherty (who scored tonight from a yard like a striker) and Barnes for Grealish and Martial , that will leave me with 12 players, the upside is the next fixtures (from GW29) of Wolves and that they have a fixture in GW31 , the downside is that they play Spurs away, but remember Spurs are without Son and Kane so anything possible, I will do my FT just before the deadline.

The armband for now is again on Mane , but again I will decide in the last minute this GW.

Good luck all!

transfer summary:  to be confirmed

Here’s Yaniv’s team pre any transfers

FPL team tips GW28

Keith Spencer

Keith’s last 3 seasons overall ranks were 44k, 3k and an incredible 325th overall

GW27 points: 68 (FPL average 45) Total points 1,627 Gameweek rank 255k, Overall Rank: 11k, green arrow 9k, Team Value: £104.1m

Keith has used his triple captain chip

I’ve already done Aguero to Aubameyang as I was afraid of rises and drops.  I know he doesn’t have a fixture this week but I have a full team playing anyway hopefully

Transfer summary:  Aguero out Aubameyang in

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Here’s his team after the transfer has completed

FPL team tips GW28

Chris Tucker

Chris’s last 2 seasons overall rank were 17k and 1k

GW27 points: 63-4 (FPL average 45) Total points 1,600 Gameweek rank 569k, Overall Rank: 33k, green arrow 6k, Team Value: £104.0m

Chris has used his triple captain chip

The good news: another green arrow and up to a decent overall rank. A strong performance from the defence including differential Enda Stevens. Martial continued his good run and Jimmy marked his return to the team with a goal.

The bad news: my transfers of Grealish and Calvert-Lewin for Traore and Jimenez for a hit looks to have been an act of stupidity – not just last week but, with Traore seemingly losing his place, going forwards as well. I’m still pleased that I have Jimenez, even at the expense of in-form Calvert Lewin. However, I wish that with the second move, used to fund the other, I had gone for someone with more gametime security.

Looking ahead, I can field 11 players but it would mean starting Dendoncker and having no bench presence. So, I think I’m going to use the opportunity to replace Rico, now that he appears to have lost his place, and replace him with someone who has excellent upcoming fixtures: Lascelles. I’m not expecting anything special from the Newcastle man, but he fits the criteria of a cheap defender who is a guaranteed starter with good fixtures.

There’s one thing holding me back from making this transfer and that’s that I’ve just found out, whilst typing this, that Martial is potentially injured. It’s too late to think about this now so I will leave it until tomorrow to re-assess.

Captain will be Salah. Undoubtedly Vardy has the better fixture, but I’m not confident enough of returns given his recent form.

Best of luck to you all!

Transfer summary:  Possibly Rico out and Lascelles in.  Martial injury to be mulled over

Here’s the team pre transfers

FPL team tips GW28

Sergio Torija

Sergio’s last 3 seasons were 596k, 17k and 21k

GW27 points: 46 (FPL average 45) Total points 1,598 Gameweek rank 3,522k, Overall Rank: 33k, red arrow 9k, Team Value: £103.7m

Sergio has yet to use any of his chips or his 2nd wildcard

Another disappointing week for my team with 46 points and a GW rank of 3.5million. Again it was the Liverpool players bringing the points home, which does not get you anywhere these days. That makes 3 red consecutive red arrows, the last 2 pretty bad, about 10K worth each so I’ve gone from sniffing the top 10K to now down at 35K. Still not a bad place to be at this point, so hoping to stop the bleed this week.

Given the blanks, my lineup looks alright, 12 players that should start and not too bad fixtures except a couple of them. My transfer last week was Aguero to Vardy, which somehow saved me 2 points with Aguero missing the pen. This week I’ve brought in Lascelles for Kabasele, who I’ve been wanting to remove for almost two months now.

Captain Vardy, going against the polls (Salah), purely on the basis that Watford are defensively stronger, and Norwich are, well Norwich, last placed and tied worse defence with Villa.

Good luck for GW28 geekers :)

Transfer summary:  Kabasele out Lascelles in

Here’s the team with the transfer complete

FPL team tips GW28

Scott Taylor

Scott finished with an overall rank of 1k last season and 12k in 17/18

GW27 points: 59 (FPL average 45) Total points 1,574 Gameweek rank 891k, Overall Rank: 76k, green arrow 16k, Team Value: £105.5m

Scott has used his triple captain chip

Transfers: Mahrez and Lundstram out, Fernandes and Boly in.

Here’s the team with transfers complete

FPL team tips GW28

Kris O

Kris’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 44k, 46k and 23k

GW27 points: 65 (FPL average 45) Total points 1,565 Gameweek rank 376k, Overall Rank: 102k, green arrow 43k, Team Value: £105.3m

Kris has not used any of his chips or 2nd wildcard

So a solid score of 65 gave me a 40k rank boost; primarily sourced from Alexander Arnold as captain, Aubameyang, Mahrez and Martial. Nice for two green arrows and surviving the week without Mane, Salah or any Wolves players.

This week I had two FTs and moved early to avoid Lundstram price drop, moving him to Lascelles.

I’ve got three players without a fixture: Mahrez, Aubameyang; and De Bruyne; plus Kelly who looks likely to remain benched.

Aubameyang fixtures look good and De Bruyne is too good.

If I replace Kelly I’ve got a budget of 4.4m and key targets are teammate Cahill or Brighton’s Webster; both likely to be last sub most weeks so chosen for what they could do this week.

The decision comes down to my desire to keep Mahrez. I’m more tempted to move on due to Sterling return; though if City announce a double gameweek 29 before Friday’s deadline I’ll keep. Replacing Mahrez gives me almost a full choice of midfielders (can’t get Mane or Salah given three Pool, City and Arsenal (Pepe) have no match and Son is injured). So at the same price range the options are Fernandes, Alli, Richarlison. I already have Martial although he is now an injury doubt and Alli has an FA charge hanging, so drawn to Richarlison.

I’m also considering the next price bracket down, which would give me more cash to replace Ryan or get a second keeper next week:

1. Moura playing as striker albeit no form

2. Mount given Chelsea good fixtures, with gw31 vs City the weak point when I will be free hitting. Has some gametime risk.

3. Zaha (yes that’s right!), like Chelsea has good fixtures except gw31 vs Liverpool and he plays 90 mins every week. The lack of form and palace apparent inability to score being the downside!

Whatever I choose I’ll be pleased to get through GW28 with my rank broadly in tact as facing it without Mane, Salah, Vardy or any Wolves feels somewhat daunting.

Captain Firmino, thought might switch to Richarlison if I bring him in.

Good luck all!

Transfer summary:  to be confirmed

Here’s the team pre any transfers

Costas Chari

Costas’s last 3 seasons overall ranks were 84k, 29k and 27k

GW27 points: 64 (FPL average 45) Total points 1,558 Gameweek rank 491k, Overall Rank: 124k, green arrow 46k, Team Value: £102.5m

Costas has used his triple captain and his 2nd wildcard

64 points and a 46k green arrows sums up a great GW. Sitting on 124k OR which not where I hoped to be this part of the season but much better than the 310k 4 gameweeks ago.

Green arrow was mostly due to the clean sheets of Boly and Stephens and off course the Aubameyang brace.

The decision to not get sentimental with Firmino and ship him out instead to Aubameyang paied off. This week I will do the same with him and in comes Vardy. Its about time he scored and he has great fixtures coming up.

Future planning.

Firstly I don’t want to free hit in GW31 and I will try and get to 8 players to avoid playing my chip. That doesn’t mean that I will spend all of my transfers until then to just get GW31 players and imbalance my team. We still don’t know which teams will feature in gw31. If for example Liverpool and Newcastle get knocked out of the FA Cup  it will be great for me.

First transfer Aubameyang out for Vardy was made before the end of the gameweek. I have been thinking about it the second transfer (yes I took a hit again) for the past 4 days. I did not want to field Dendoncker and /or Rico so I took a hit. I was looking for a Grealish replacement and was between Harvey Barnes, Perez and Mount. I really don’t like the rotation and all the options in Chelsea so I convinced myself off Mount earlier on. In the end i went for Harvey Barnes as Perez is a bit inconsistent and I really like Barnes. It leaves me 3.2 in the bank as well

I am really hoping Saint Maximin repays my trust this gameweek. Its about time he gives me something especially on a difficult gameweek.  I also dont like the fact heading in the gameweek with 3 southampton players as well.

Captain- going against the polls and with Vardy.

Good luck everyone!

Transfer summary:  Aubameyang and Grealish out. Vardy and H Barnes in.

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