Here’s our article where 4 FFGeek Contributors with their FPL team tips GW9. Each show their GW9 teams. There’s Keith Spencer, Sergio Torija’s wildcard, Harry Vernon and Andrew Whitfields updated Wildcard
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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. 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 teams are shown as their “final-ish” teams so they could change. Where they have twitter accounts I have shown this and they may update them there or on our Slack Channel which is part of our subscription Patreon site but this is not guaranteed
Keith’s last 4 seasons overall ranks were 27k, 44k, 3k and an incredible 325th overall
GW8 points: 65 (FPL average 55) Total points: 552, Overall Rank: 10k, red arrow: 1k Team Value: £101.8m
You can follow Keith on twitter here
Keith has not used any of his chips
This team is where I am at the minute. It could change. I even have a few wildcard drafts but at the moment are holding off.
Transfer summary: Salah out Fernandes in
Here’s the team with the above transfer completed
Sergio’s last 4 seasons were 2k, 596k, 17k and 21k
GW8 points: 61 (FPL average 55) Total points: 480, Overall Rank: 551k, red arrow: 28k Team Value: £101.0m
Sergio is using his wildcard this gameweek
Here’s my wildcard before the Friday press conferences
I posted my initial wildcard team idea last week. Given the crazy international break with plenty of injury scares and covid related issues, I’ve kept changing things quite regularly, mainly as a reaction to Salah’s uncertainty. Looked at spreading that money around by covering with Jota, but eventually, I’ll just go with my original idea and replace Salah with Mane. Other than that, I’ve just made one more change to the team, Telles is in instead of Justin.
As usual, might still need to make small changes based on today’s press conferences, but if no surprises there the team looks like this:
-a power four of: KDB, Mane, Fernandes, Kane
-a solid defence of: Chelsea, City, United, Liverpool. Ok, there is a trick, two of them are at least rotation risks and Neco Williams is a big gamble, hoping he covers TAA until his return.
-a decent supporting cast: Barkley, Watkins and Soucek are all the best you can find in their positions at their price levels, plus Brewster and Low to complete the squad.
There are a few notable omissions in Barkley, Vardy, Ziyech, Calvert Lewin, but I’ll use the topical justification of ‘you can’t have them all’. Hopefully this works well over the next few weeks, if not seems clear that at some point will need to remove one of the 10m+ players to make upgrades elsewhere.
Now focusing on my GW9 team, I am not going to play the wildcard to be boring, so I will be captaining Mane. I know the polls favourite is Fernandes, but I don’t trust United playing against closed opposition. Really feel positive on Mane for this one.
Good luck all!
Transfer summary: Wildcard activated
Here’s the draft of earlier today
Harry Vernon’s last 4 seasons are 22k, 6k an incredible 224th and 6k
GW8 points: 66 (FPL average 55) Total points: 453, Overall Rank: 1,327k, green arrow: 231k Team Value: £102.4m
Harry has not used any of his chips to date
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GW 8 Review
A decent GW for me with 66 points and a welcome green arrow.
Captain Kane (18) and Salah (9) scored a goal apiece, DCL (5) claimed an assist with Martinez (6), Dier (6) and benchman Taylor (8) picking up clean sheets.
Especially pleasing was Bamford (7) and Grealish (6) returning a goal and an assist respectively on their debuts in my FPL team.
The international break has been one of carnage for many players and teams.
With Trent, Coady, Charlie Taylor, Chilwell, Salah and Son rumoured with various illnesses and injuries and Saiss being out of favour, a Wildcard was on the cards. But with the dust settling and reassuring news coming forth, I can hold on for another day.
As I mentioned on the FF Geek podcast, I am looking at rotating Liverpool and Man City assets from GW10-15 for my captaincy.
GW10: KDB – BUR [H]
GW11: KDB – FUL [H]
GW12: Salah – FUL [A]
GW13: KDB – WBA [H]
GW14: Salah – CRY [A]
GW15: Salah – WBA [H]
So crucial to the plans are a fit Mo Salah. As I write this, I am still waiting on news of how long he is likely to be out, having tested positive for Covid. If he is out for 2 GWs or more, I will sell him for Bruno Fernandes who I will captain. If it is just the one GW, I will keep him as planned.
I will send a tweet out later tonight to confirm my team and my captain choice.
Alexander-Arnold -> Chilwell
Trent has been a big disappointment this season. With him likely to miss 2 – 3 matches through injury, it was time to ship him out for in form Chilwell.
Looking forward, the big question is when to wildcard. I am awaiting confirmation when the DGWs will take place. I believe we should have some more news in GW10. If the news is favourable, I will play my wild card in GW10
If not, I will likely save my wild card until GW16.
In that scenario, I plan to slowly evolve my team to get something resembling the following set up.
Chilwell Cancelo/Dias +1
The midfield fab four of Salah, De Bruyne, Bruno and Grealish and
a cheap attacking trio of Calvert-Lewin, Bamford and Watkins.
Transfer summary: Alexander Arnold out Chilwell in
Here’s the team with that transfer completed
Andrew finished with an overall rank of 132k last season and 6k in 18/19 and 19k in 17/18
GW8 points: 70 (FPL average 55) Total points: 457, Overall Rank: 1,191k, green arrow: 372k Team Value: £101.3m
Andrew is using his wildcard this gameweek
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Here is my latest wildcard draft for GW9.
No marathon write up this week, as I went into detail in my two wildcard articles . Here is a link to my latest wildcard thoughts earlier this week
£1.8M held in the bank to flip Bruno Fernandes back to Salah when he is available or as fixtures dictate.
Getting KDB in early for those delicious Man City fixtures which start from GW10.
Vardy in early too, for Fulham at home in GW10, followed by Sheff Utd. It’s not the worst fixture for him this week against that Liverpool defence when he is averaging 13 points in away games this season .
Brought Bruno in to captain him v West Brom, before a likely move back to Salah.
Happy with a front seven of Bruno, KDB, Ziyech, Grealish, Calvert Lewin, Vardy and Bamford.
Chilwell will be supported by a “two from four” rotation in a back three, with a favourable rotation schedule that gives two decent fixtures each week.
Ditching Son and Kane brings its risks with their high ownership, but it’s all about whether the likes of KDB and Vardy can outscore them on a superior run of fixtures.
Good luck everybody !!!!
transfer summary: Wildcard activated
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