Here’s our FPL team tips GW36 article where the 1st group of the FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW36+. In this article there’s FFGeek contributors Rick Porter, Kris O, Rob Reid, and Kev in Canada.
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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.
The contributor write ups were written before the but the points and overall ranks are after thanks to livefpl.net
Rick’s last 3 seasons overall ranks were 1k, 30k and 2k.
GW35+ points 50 (FPL average 42) Total points 2,120 Overall Rank: 41k, red arrow 4k, Team Value: £105.0m
Rick has used all his chips
I’m writing this early, so many will still have assets to play in the final match, but it’s reasonably safe to say that unless you had Antonio, Sterling or Solanke in your squad you probably feel you’ve had a fairly poor week so far. Low scores always hit hard but it’s really not that bad. We’re all in the same boat here. Both Antonio and Solanke have tiny ownership levels, so it’s only really Sterling with his 18% ownership that’s done any real damage. We’ve been fighting for scraps so far this week. If you benefited from the Vardy or Jimenez goals, grabbed a Wolves clean sheet or two, avoided the Soyuncu -3, and/or had a Man City asset that wasn’t Foden or De Bruyne then you’re probably doing better than most.
I actually changed my mind on my planned transfer for GW35 after submitting my team to the site. While my original plan of switching Maguire for Digne seemed solid I was drawn to Azpilicueta instead as Chelsea face Norwich in GW36 and I lost faith in Everton’s clean sheet potential. Azpilicueta’s last two matches are tough, but at least he’s an easy bench for those matches. Having Digne would have just caused more selection headaches. I also bounced between benching Pope or Martinez several times, weighing up save point potential and ownership, before finally settling on Martinez.
In short, It turns out I spent a fair amount of time thinking on things that didn’t matter all that much. Azpilicueta got me a single point whereas Digne would have scored me nothing (I suppose you could call that a win), while both keepers scored 3 points. What might make a difference, however, is I ended up captaining Bruno rather than Salah which, right now, seems to have been the right choice. I’ll know for sure this evening. I’m hoping having three Man United assets, including my captain, playing in the final match of the week will be enough to drag my rank back up so I at least break even.
The obvious transfer for me this week is Jimenez to Ings. Jimenez has underperformed since restart and has a baby due this week, whereas Ings – who I didn’t think would remain fit throughout – has gone out of his way to punish me for removing him back in GW30. Of course, I’ll be waiting until after he plays tonight to make the move.
Lascelles will take his usual spot and the terrible news about Aurier’s brother means he’ll sit out. I can’t not play Foden as it’s ‘his turn’ to start (if that means anything at all) so it’s Calvert-Lewin who takes the last seat on the bench despite having a home match against Villa.
If he delivers again tonight then Bruno is a shoo-in. If Ings is still looking sharp then he’s my other option. Because they’re so unpredictable and there’s a looming FA Cup match on Saturday, I probably won’t consider Man City assets despite the fixture. I’m guessing it’ll be Bruno captain and Ings vice.
Transfer summary: Likely Jimenez out and Ings in
Here’s the team with the transfer sign posted
Kris’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 44k, 46k and 23k
GW35+ points 56 (FPL average 42) Total points 2,105 Overall Rank: 60k, green arrow 4k, Team Value: £104.9m
Kris has used all his chips
I write this at the end of Sunday not knowing whether having failed on Salah captain, offset by Jesus 14 points and a good showing by Wolves, whether Fernandes (who I don’t own and is the captain favourite) will be kind and not score big to destroy my gameweek. In terms of GW36 my plan is Jimenez to Ings; which will only change from injuries/rotation or a fear of not owning Fernandes for another week (I plan to bring in GW36). Currently making the bold prediction De Bruyne is saved for the FA cup so he’s on my bench! Hoping captain Pulisic will follow Antonio’s lead against Norwich – the risk being a benching (hoping early team news to highlight) and Norwich playing with freedom following relegation.
Good luck all!
Transfer summary: Likely Jimenez to Ings
Here’s the team prior to any transfer
Rob’s last 5 seasons overall rank were 148k, 94k, 22k, 4k and 7k
GW35+ points 39 (FPL average 42) Total points 2,099 Overall Rank: 68k, red arrow 19k, Team Value: £106.0m
Rob has used all his chips
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Feast or famine this week in FPL and it was definitely famine for my lot sadly. With no Antonio, Sterling or Martial it was chunk drop in overall rank. The Wolves boys and Fernandes did save a bit of face, but my FPL season is sadly fizzling out and I’m not struggling to get a rank in the top 70k. But we move on and I’m determined to have a bit of fun over the last couple of weeks of the season. Here’s what I’m thinking for GW36+
A couple of standout fixtures this week. The opener between Chelsea and Norwich is a good one to target though Chelsea do have 2 tough fixtures to finish off after this. City on the other hand have a great fixture against Bournemouth this week then have Watford and Norwich to finish so I think a City triple up is in order either this week or next. The other player on my radar is Danny Ings, though I have to confess he’s always been a disappointment whenever I’ve owned him and trolled me when I haven’t so I’m a little nervy about owning him again.
I’m a little bit constrained by my budget as well and also the rest of my team this week, so my plan is to sell Aubameyang for Jesus and Jimenez for Ings, though another option would be Foden for Douglas Luiz, or David Silva if I didn’t bring Jesus in. I’m going to wait until tomorrow afternoon to make my final moves and will also look for some early team news on the Norwich game to check Pulisic is playing. Captaincy is a tricky one this week. I suspect De Bruyne will be heavily backed, but I worry about whether Pep will start him with a crucial FA Cup tie at the weekend. Pulisic would be another option if he definitely starts though again may have his minutes managed if Chelsea get a good lead. Fernandes is probably the safest option gametime-wise though again United also have a crucial FA Cup tie too.
In the end, I’m fancying a punt on Pulisic if I see early news that he starts. Otherwise I’ll probably play safe and put it on De Bruyne. All the best for this week folks and I hope you enjoy the games.
Transfer summary: To be confirmed
Here’s the team pre transfers:
Kev in Canada
Kev finished in 6k last season and 195k in 17/18
GW35+ points 49 (FPL average 42) Total points 2,086 Overall Rank: 91k, red arrow 7k, Team Value: £106.4m
Kev has used all his chips apart from the Free Hit
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There is a thought that GW36 would be a decent week to Free Hit. It is a consideration with Chelsea playing Norwich, West Ham vs Watford and City vs Bournemouth. Ultimately, the lineup I would currently field is pretty decent (so much that Jimenez vs Burnley is a potential bench player) that I don’t think it is worth it.
I am torn on my free transfer. Vardy to Jesus is where my head has been all week. I would then go Jimenez to Ings next week.
However, I could instead go Vardy to Ings this week and next week go Pulisic to Mahrez.
I will tweet what I decide to do.
As for captain, I would go with a City player against Bournemouth but because of the FA Cup, I think there could be more rotation than usual (for Jesus and De Bruyne). Foden could be a consideration, but I would likely go Fernandes at that point.
VC: De Bruyne
Transfer summary: To be confirmed: Vardy to Jesus or Vardy to Ings
Here’s the team prior to any transfers