FPL tips GW31 – FFGeek contributors show their GW31 teams part 4


Here’s our FPL tips GW31 article where FFGeek contributors show their GW31 teams part 4. In this last group of contributors teams there’s Sergio Torija, Scott Taylor, Rob Cosgrove and Andrew Pratt.

FPL tips GW31 – FFGeek contributors show their GW31 teams part 4


This is part 4 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 contributors part 1, contributors part 2 and contributors part 3

Sergio Torija

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

GW30+ points: 109 on Bench Boost (FPL average 66) Total points 1,818 Gameweek rank 153k, Overall Rank: 12k, green arrow 5k , Team Value: £101.8m

Sergio has only played his Bench Boost in GW30+

Double gameweek out of the way now and although not spectacular, I got a decent return out of it. 50/50 with decisions, the positives being the pickings of Ederson vs Sterling, Doherty over Alexander Arnold or Alonso and including Pepe; the negatives having missed on Henderson and Aguero over De Bruyne as captain. Realistically I was never close to picking any other City.

All in all, breaking the 100 points barrier is the minimum you expect using the bench boost, and with actually 25 points coming from the bench of Leno and single gameweek players, I am pretty content with that. 5K green arrow and only 5 points from the top 10K, with additional chips to play.

And the first and most important one is the wildcard, which I am using this week. I haven’t really played around the picks much, and certainly at a poor team value under 102 million I won’t be able to get everyone I would hope for, so there will be quite a lot of fluidity in the team selection tomorrow. The end team should not differ much from the picture below.

The core is to keeping De Bruyne and Salah, then Leicester, United and Wolves all get 2 picks covering attack and defence each. Ideally I would want Son as Spurs attacker, but can’t have them all. Could downgrade Vardy to Calvert Lewin freeing the 3 million needed for the upgrade to Son. Also, somehow I fancy a gamble on Almiron or Saint Maxim… Likely Mount to go, I shall see.

Thinking captain for a differential, Vardy with Jimenez vice.

Good luck all !

Summary:  Wildcard activated

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Scott Taylor

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

GW30+ points: 122 on Bench Boost (FPL average 66) Total points 1,793 Gameweek rank 29k, Overall Rank: 28k, green arrow 45k , Team Value: £103.8m

Scott has played his triple captain Chip and played his Bench Boost in GW30+

WC activated. Likely squad below, playing 442. Still not sure whether to go with Digne and Saka or Wan Bissaka and Foden though.
Likely captain for GW31 will be Son but that could change to Mane, Jimenez, Calvert-Lewin, Bruno or even Alexander Arnold or Doherty.
Enjoy the game week.
Summary:  Wildcard activated
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Rob Cosgrove

Rob’s last 3 seasons overall rank were 45k, 40k and 23k

GW30+ points: 108 on Bench Boost (FPL average 66) Total points 1,749 Gameweek rank 167k, Overall Rank: 96k, green arrow 50k , Team Value: £103.0m

Rob has played his Bench Boost only in GW30+

Quick review of GW30+ and pretty happy with the performance, disappointed my punt on Billy Sharp didn’t pay off but it was always a big risk so I don’t mind.

I will be playing my wildcard this week and below is so far what I am going with, but will not be making it final until tomorrow. Still trying to find a way of getting Vardy in which would mean swapping Rashford out, and bringing Bruno Fernandes in. This would mean sacrificing Son who I fancy to score so lots to ponder still!

Summary:  wildcard activated.

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Andrew Pratt

Andrew finished with an overall rank of 8k last season and 1k in 17/18

GW30+ points: 118 on Bench Boost (FPL average 66) Total points 1,686 Gameweek rank 53k, Overall Rank: 360k, green arrow 288k , Team Value: £102.5m

Andrew has played his triple captain, 2nd wildcard and  played his Bench Boost  in GW30+

I’ll Free Hit in GW31+ as I have a number of injured and underperforming players in my squad.

My draft Free Hit team has only one Liverpool asset. I plan to gamble on them underperforming in offence as they haven’t hit their stride just yet and the likes of Mane and Salah are very expensive. Salah fitness is probably not an issue but it plays in the back of my mind. If Liverpool go ahead I’d imagine they’d shut up shop and not go chasing more goals as this approach has backfired badly for them in the past (against Palace too).

I’m looking to go strong on:

– United: hopefully capitalising on a weakened SHU defence

– Spurs: primarily down to their poor opposition in WHU

– Wolves: continue to look good and BOU are poor in defence

– Leicester: Vardy is still chasing the golden boot and BHA aren’t the strongest

Captain will probably be on Jimenez and vice on Vardy.

Good luck all!

Summary:  Free Hit  likely Captain Jimenez

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The highlighted FFGeek contributors combined team is going well in 11th place with  Currently 1,782 points, 39k overall rank. You can follow that team, including live transfers, on our subscription Patreon site.

You can also follow Joe’s transfer planner team in 7th place with  Currently 1,796 points 25k overall rank after 125 points in GW30+

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