Here’s our GW18 fantasy football tips article where Andrew Ferguson reviews his GW17 teams in FPL, TFF, Sky and Sun and outlines his plans for GW18. Andrew finished top 1k in TFF, Sky and FPL plus 15k in Sun in 17/18.
GW18 fantasy football tips – Andrew Ferguson reviews his GW17 teams in FPL, TFF, Sky and Sun plus outlines his plans for GW18
Fantasy Premier League
Weekly score: 53 Overall rank: 10,870
My Wolves players finally repaid my faith, Kane stuttered to a captaincy return, Sterling returned off the bench and Andersen again proved a great buy. My core players of Robertson, Fraser, Richarlison etc didn’t return but I am happy holding them for a while yet. I didn’t get Balbuena’s points from my bench unfortunately but held rank overall which isn’t bad considering this difficult time of rotation and high-performing premium options. Kane and Aubameyang have been poor which is frustrating given their fixtures.
Transfers and captaincy
Hazard now embarks on a great run of fixtures and Chelsea seem to have their form back. Alongside the fact he is now playing as a false 9 I am very tempted to get him back in. The makeweight would likely be Kane but he has plum back to back home fixtures against Bournemouth and Wolves in GWs 19 and 20 so I need to be careful. I have two free transfers and can switch Kane and Billing to Hazard and Chicarito which sounds great for GW18 but not good going forward for the reason noted. We can’t have everyone so I’ll think about it this throughout the week and post updates on Twitter. My GW19 transfer will likely be the disappointing Stones to Digne for Everton’s good fixture run. Digne has looked very dangerous and is great on BPS.
Captain for GW18 will be Aubameyang, Sterling or even Hazard depending on presser news. Captain for GW19 will likely be Kane if I still have him, Aubameyang or Hazard.
Telegraph Fantasy Football
Weekly score: 47 Overall rank: 1,535 Transfers left: 24
Another decent week and rank climb with the low-owned Doherty, Andersen and the City mids scoring well. I brought Aubameyang in for Kane for the 2-0 and hope he gets something against Burnley next week as he was disappointing today. I may switch back to Kane next week but will see how the gameweek plays out. I will also be looking at how to get Hazard back in who has a great run of games.
Sky Sports fantasy football
Weekly score: 74 Overall rank: 233 Transfers left: 20
A decent gameweek with the differential Hazard captaincy pick paying off handsomely. He looks a good pick for the next few weeks and I am happy to have him. Vinagre was dropped for the returning Otto which is a shame and I need to work out if it is worth taking him out or leaving it until the overhaul in February. I brought in Salah for Kane for the extra games against United and cap against Wolves. I am trying to keep transfers in hand but it is difficult with the games coming thick and fast over the next few weeks. If I can have 12-15 transfers left by the overhaul and a similar rank I would be ecstatic but it will more likely be 10-12 which is reasonable if I maintain this rank.
Transfers and captaincy
I am trying to keep transfers in hand but it is difficult with the games coming thick and fast over the next few weeks. If I can have 12-15 transfers left by the overhaul and a similar rank I would be ecstatic but it will more likely be 10-12 which is reasonable if I maintain this rank. I will likely rotate strikers between Kane and Salah and maybe Aubameyang over the coming couple of weeks. Captains this weekend will likely be Hazard, Richarlison (or Kane), then Salah/Kane and finally Andersen. For Sky gameweek 21 I will likely captain Kane, Hazard/Sterling, Kane, Hazard and finally Sterling/Salah! A busy time!!!
Sun Dream Team (Team 1)
Weekly score: 29 Overall rank: 193,356 Transfers left: 0/month
A pretty decent weekend and rank rise with just Hazard and Sane returning and most other highly owned players having a quiet one. I have a lot of players playing midweek this week so I am hoping for a boost before the weekend. I have no transfers left until the New Year.
Sun Dream Team (Team 2)
Weekly score: 33 Overall rank: 2,776 Transfers left: 1/month
Hazard, Sterling and the budget Jimenez scored the points in a low-scoring week. Again, I have a lot playing midweek which could give me a welcome boost ready for the weekend.
I won’t be using my remaining transfer this weekend as my team is set up reasonably well for the upcoming week or two.
I will confirm all my transfers on Twitter (My Twitter handle is Fergi222, give me a follow!) by the respective deadlines so keep an eye out
Good luck everyone for GW18 and GW19!
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