FPL Teams GW10 – 2 FFGeek Contributors With Their GW10 Teams Part 1


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Here’s part 1 of our FPL teams GW10 article where 2 FFGeek Contributors show their teams. There’s Andrew Whitfield and Harry Vernon. Between them they have 6 top 0.5% finishes in the last 4 competitive seasons including 3 top 10k finishes

FPL Teams GW10 – 2 FFGeek Contributors With Their GW10 Teams Part 1

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Andrew Whitfield

Andrew’s last 4 seasons overall ranks were 34k, 132k, 6k and 19k

GW9 Points: 91 -4  (FPL average 64) Total points: 626, Overall Rank: 74k, red arrow: 15k  Team Value: £102.3m

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Gameweek 9 review:

Well a quite incredible Gameweek with goals galore and three hat tricks !! Also a week of “high variance” depending on if you captained Salah and landed some of the 18 players with double figure hauls. Heaven for some and brutal for others. What a week it turned out to be.

Three goals for Salah in an astonishing 5-0 Liverpool win at a stunned Old Trafford, three for Mason Mount as Chelsea thrashed Norwich 7-0 with 11 players “returning” but not the popular punt Havertz , and three for Josh King in a 5-2 Watford win at his former club Everton.

Foden and Cornet scored braces, so it wasnt just one Cornetto, but two. Chilwell keeps doing Chilly things as both Chelsea full backs scored. No shortage of double figure hauls from popular players as Trent Alexander Arnold, Jota and Smith Rowe also chipped in to delight owners too.

Man City and Arsenal had comfortable wins but both frustratingly lost clean sheets late on. What was Ederson thinking. And Raphinha, Mbeumo and Vardy gave their owners an injury scare, as the popular Lukaku replacements of Toney, Kane and Vardy all blanked.

My GW9 score and rank:

A score of 91-4 = 87 points. 5/11 returning players and a 48 point captain haul would normally be a great week, but it wasn’t enough to make gains in a crazy week of scoring. Returns for Rudiger, Trent, Antonio and Jimenez too. The colour of my arrow probably swung on me leaving Livramento’s 9 points on the bench. Variance at its best.

A small red arrow, down from 59k to 74k, so limited damage, especially bearing in mind I was sat on 130k and two returns going into Sunday, before 65 points from Salah, Trent Alexander Arnold and Antonio rescued my gameweek.

My GW9 talking points:

What more can we say about Mo Salah. Surely he is now a set and forget captain every week. Of course, before Lukaku got injured, he was set to be my captain v Norwich and to go head to head with Salah. What we will never know is how many Lukaku would have scored against Norwich, and if we would have been burned by Salah as a result. The differential captain punts on Havertz were gutsy with high potential gain, but the outcome of course was brutal.

Patience was the key to unlocking returns from Rudiger and Trent, both of whom I kept through one game injuries, and patience in Antonio who also had his doubters. Stories of Jimenez being a doubt led to a few benchings but I played him and he played 90 minutes and returned an assist too.

It was a tough benching decision, choosing between Benrahma, Gallagher and Livramento. I could only start one. I played them in that order so started Benrahma over Gallagher, a one point gain. As it happened they both played with Alonso missing out. Which meant putting the two midfielders ahead of Livramento cost me dear. Gallagher v Newcastle was a great fixture. Southampton duly conceded but Livramento bagged his first goal of the season. With my big at the back set up, I can see lots more bench pain from Livramento !!

The elephant in my room is Marcus Alonso. When I picked him on my GW6 wildcard, he had played 90 minutes in every game. But Chilwell is now doing Chilly things to me. Clearly Chilwell is first choice and Alonso now has to go. I was hoping he got the Norwich game so held on just in case.,

My two transfers in for GW9 were Vardy and Raphinha. I also took a hit. Both went off injured !! You couldn’t write it. They are now a close monitor ahead of the weekend.

The late loss of the Cancelo clean sheet was disappointing but not too costly as many had two Man City defenders. Many played Foster over Sanchez. But Watford had not kept a clean sheet all season, so I decided if they were going to concede, I may as well hoover up the save points and bonus points on Sanchez v Man City. It gained me 3 points. I will probably start Sanchez v Liverpool too for the same reason.

So what next ?

I have one free transfer and 1.2M in the bank.

I have injury flags on both Vardy and Raphinha, so I won’t be making any early moves. It’s very likely I will be waiting for the Friday press conferences before committing to any moves. I don’t want to make other proactive moves and then be forced into a hit.

There are three moves that I am looking to do.

I need to move Alonso on. The obvious switch is to Chilwell. It’s actually the sort of move that can drastically backfire in any given week, if Chilwell is rested and Alonso gets the nod. All eyes on if Alonso plays the EFL cup. There is also a champions league game next midweek which throws another spanner in the mix and could impact on Chilwell playing v Newcastle. I already have Rudiger and Chelsea coverage so my other alternative is to double up on Man City instead and get the more nailed Dias to play alongside Cancelo.

I have an eye on the Brentford v Norwich fixture in GW11. Benrahma to Mbeumo is a transfer I initially had in mind for this week v Burnley, as I am exposed to ownership of both Mbeumo and Toney. I dodged Brentford returns v Leicester so I can possibly live with the Burnley game this weekend and get in Mbeumo v Norwich.. with Mbeumo currently flagged, my other route to the Brentford attack is to keep Benrahma and switch Jimenez to Toney, which brings me in line with the template and boosts my bank.

I have funds currently saved with a view to switching Vardy to Kane in GW12 when Spurs embark on a great run of games starting with Leeds at home. I like keeping that premium striker spot open for Kane, Lukaku and Vardy.

If Raphinha and Vardy are passed fit, I might look at the following plan..

GW10 – Alonso to Chilwell or Dias

GW11 – Benrahma to Mbeumo, or Jimenez to Toney

GW12 – Vardy to Kane

If Vardy was to be ruled out, I could bring the switch to Kane forward to this week.

If Raphinha is injured, I could possibly sit on him for a week and go with my original plan. Or switch Raphinha to Mbeumo instead of Benrahma to Mbeumo. If both Raphinha and Mbeumo are injured, I might consider a hit to move Raphinha to Foden . I would certainly love Foden in my team . But Raphinha has Norwich this week so if he has a decent chance of being fit, I want to keep him. We will see. If I do Raphinha to Foden, it also scuppers my plan to get in Kane or Son for the Spurs run.

So lots to think about this week, and all eyes on Raphinha and Vardy fitness updates.

GW10 captain and transfers:

Captain has to be Mo Salah

If all my flags disappear, I will possibly do Alonso to Chilwell or Dias.

If Vardy or Raphinha are ruled out, then i have a range of directions I could goas you can see from above.

Transfers to be confirmed. I will confirm them on my Twitter account at least one hour before deadline.

Here is my current team before changes:

Good luck everyone !!

FPL Teams GW10

Harry Vernon

Harry Vernon’s last 5 seasons are 86k, 22k, 6k, an incredible 224th and 6k

GW9 Points: 95  (FPL average 64) Total points: 648, Overall Rank: 16k, green arrow: 2k  Team Value: £102.3m

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GW 9 Review

My FPL team were struggling a bit before the Man Utd vs Liverpool clash and I was looking at a red arrow. But wow what a game! What a turnaround for FPL.

Captain Salah (48) scored a hattrick and an assist. He is in the form of his life and looks perma captain material. My defence once more did me proud. Trent Alexander Arnold (10) and Rudiger (9) both returned a clean and an assist. Livramento (9) scored.

Up top, Antonio (7) scored another goal. Prior to kick off, I heard that Jimenez (5) would be rested. Fearing another cameo appearance, I benched him and annoyingly, he returned an assist.

Worryingly, Raphinha (1) and Vardy (1) were withdrawn early with injury concerns. I will wait for more news for making any transfers. Greenwood (1) was substituted at half time for tactical reasons.

Finally, Sanchez (4) actually got a couple of save and bonus points.

GW 10 Preview

Many Premier league teams will be involved in League Cup ties this midweek. I need to know more information about injuries to Vardy and Raphinha. So, I expect to leave my transfer(s) until Friday.

Captaincy

Mo Salah will be my captain this GW.

Transfer summary: to be confirmed

My team prior to any transfers

FPL Teams GW10

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