FPL team tips GW37 – FFGeek contributors show their GW37+ teams part 1


Here’s our FPL team tips GW37 article where the 1st group of the FFGeek contributors show their teams for GW37+. In this article there’s FFGeek contributors Sergio Torija, Chris Tucker, Rob Reid, Joseph Crilley and Alex Ball

FPL team tips GW37 – FFGeek contributors show their GW37+ teams part 1

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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 at various times around the Thursday fixtures.  The points and overall ranks are after Thursday thanks to livefpl.net

Sergio Torija

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

GW36+ points 54 -4 = 50 (FPL average 36) Total points 2,250 Overall Rank: 3k, no rank movement, Team Value: £103.1m

Sergio still has his free hit chip

It feels like I got away with one here, despite not nailing the transfers (went Pulisic over David Silva) and failing with the Foden captain pick. Still somehow I think I will manage for a small green arrow with Creswell left to play tomorrow night. I did have many returning players (7 out of 10), although none of them in double figures. The biggest relief was to see that at least I recovered the -4 point hit that I took to bring in Alonso as one week punt.

Looking at my provisional lineup this week, it seems clear that the weakest link is the third defender spot with Alonso away to Liverpool, where he might not even play. So the safe move would be to replace him by Tarkowski who has a good matchup vs Norwich, and that way I would cover against Pope ownership. I fancy Sheffield defenders for next week too.

Is it worth spending my one week transfer in a defender though? I could remove Pulisic or Vardy instead who had tough matchups, the problem is that I don’t see any clear opportunity on who to bring in. So my likely transfer is Alonso to Tarkowski.

As for captain, I will be playing it safe this time, going Fernandes, vice on Martial.

I will leave the fun of picking differentials for the Free Hit in GW38.

Good luck everyone !

Transfer summary:  likely Alonso OUT and Tarkowski IN

Here’s the team prior to any transfers

Chris Tucker

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

GW36+ points 65 on Free Hit (FPL average 36) Total points 2,181 Overall Rank: 31k, green arrow 15k, Team Value: £103.6m

Chris has used all his chips including the Free Hit this week

I’m looking to save my transfer this week in order to give myself more flexibility for the final gameweek of the season.

Best of luck to you all!

Transfer summary:  Carrying over a free transfer

Here’s the team assuming no transfers

FPL team tips GW37

Rob Reid

Rob’s last 5 seasons overall rank were 148k, 94k, 22k, 4k and 7k

GW36+ points 45 – 4  (FPL average 36) Total points 2,140 Overall Rank: 82k, red arrow 14k, Team Value: £106.0m

Rob has used all his chips

You can follow Rob on twitter here

GW36 Review

Very odd week.

At the start of GW36+, I’d resigned myself to a lower finish than I was hoping for overall after a terrible GW34+ and 35+ and decided that I was going to have a bit of fun over the last few gameweeks. I therefore changed my mind on my plan on Tuesday lunchtime, deciding to be a bit bolder to have a gamble on Chelsea this week which slightly paid off. I’d set myself on Pulisic as my Captain provided he was starting – in the end his 6 doubled to 12 looked a bit disappointing on paper but as the gameweek evolved it actually turned out ok. I also brought in Giroud who rewarded me with a goal, but on another night both players could have had double figure hauls. Oh what could have been!

As for the rest of the week, it was a bit of a damp squib really. Jesus was my other transfer in for a -4 and he did ok with 8, Doherty came off the bench for an assist and then did me the courtesy of wiping out his teammates clean sheets. After that, I had two zeros in defence after Egan and Trent both conceded twice and picked up bookings as well blanks for Foden and Salah. And sadly as I write this during the Palace v Man United game my rank is dwindling backwards towards the 70k mark as Bruno sticks the knife in for not captaining him and Martial punishes me for being 0.2m short of getting him instead of Pulisic a few weeks back. Ings hasn’t scored…. yet, but there is plenty of time and he only needs one chance – c’est la vie!

Lets see what GW37+ holds.

GW37 Team

Quite a few options this week. I would have liked to have saved a transfer to take 2 into GW38+, but any chances of a top 30k rank look to have dwindled so I’m more set on having a bit of fun over the last 2 gameweeks and taking some risks. My main targets for transfers out are my two Chelsea players with a tough away fixture at Champions Liverpool, so I plan to move Giroud on after his 1 week cameo in my team. I’ve 2.3m in the bank so there’s a few I can afford, but I’m actually going cheaper and that will leave me some spare funds for GW38+ for an upgrade somewhere else and possibly even a points hit for another 1 week punt.

It’s another differential pick I’m bringing in, but he’ll stay for GW38+ provided he’s fit so I think it’s a sound move. Fixtures also look good with Norwich this week and Brighton in Gw38+. So after being in my team in GW1, I’ve gone full circle – welcome back Chris Wood! He’s one who always tend to post good stats and I’m hoping his late penalty against Wolves on Wednesday galvanises him for a strong finish to the season.

For my GW37+ line-up, it does leave me with a bench dilemma and with no FA Cup line-up news prior to the deadline it’s a tough call which of my front 8 to leave out. It’s between Pulisic and Foden, though I think I favour playing the City midfielder simply because of the easier fixture. For GW38+ I’ll then probably move Foden to David Silva and possibly take a minus 4 for a bit of fun somewhere else – we’ll see!
Captain for this week for me will be Bruno Fernandes – he should be gametime secure and has a good home fixture.

Good luck for the gameweek folks!

Transfer summary:  Likely Giroud out and Chris Wood in

Here’s the team prior to any transfers taking place

FPL team tips GW37

Joseph Crilley

Joseph’s last 3 seasons OR were 28k, 7k and 13k

GW36+ points 66 – 4 (FPL average 36) Total points 2,150 Overall Rank: 67k, green arrow 20k, Team Value: £104.5m

Joe has used all his chips

You can follow Joe on twitter here

Here’s my team for GW37+. Will be benching one of the City boys and captaining one of the United boys, but will be making the final decision nearer the deadline and likely confirm on my twitter.

Transfer summary:  carrying over the free transfer

Here’s the team assuming no transfers

FPL team tips GW37

Alex Ball

Alex’s last 5 seasons overall rank were 523k, 17k, 10k, 28k and 3k

GW36+ points 48 – 4 (FPL average 36) Total points 2,049 Overall Rank: 381k, red arrow 17k, Team Value: £106.2m

Alex has used all his chips

You can follow Alex on twitter here

Transfer summary:  Likely I will sell Greenwood and Pulisic for Martial and £4.2m Fodder like Connolly

Here’s the team prior to any transfers being made

FPL team tips GW37

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