Here’s our GW23 fantasy football tips article where Andrew Ferguson reviews his GW22 teams in FPL, TFF, Sky and Sun and outlines his plans for GW23. Andrew finished top 1k in TFF, Sky and FPL plus 15k in Sun in 17/18.
GW23 fantasy football tips – Andrew Ferguson reviews his GW22 teams in FPL, TFF, Sky and Sun plus outlines his plans for GW23
Fantasy Premier league
Weekly score: 60 Overall rank: 21,571
Another captaincy fail led me to another bland score and red arrow, again how I am still hovering around the top 20k is beyond me. Fabianski and Digne saved my week with great performances allied with Robertson doing what he has been doing all season and Rashford continuing his great form. The Hazard fail was very frustrating and how Kane didn’t get a brace I will never know!
Transfers and captaincy
With Son now leaving for a few weeks, Kane injured, Hazard looking poor, no City coverage and Salah an Pogba on fire I have some big decisions to make this week. With Kane injured I have been toying with a -12 (yes you read that right) to do something like Kane, Son, Alonso and Anderson to a 4.5m striker, Pogba, Salah and Sane. This would move me to a 3-5-2/4-4-2 formation which has given me success in the past. Hazard has Bournemouth and Huddersfield after Arsenal so I think he is worth keeping for a while yet. I am even tempted by the 0.4% owned Llorente…
Captain will be Salah if I bring him in although Pogba looked imperious against Spurs and was unlucky not to get double digits.
Here’s the team with so far just the Son to Pogba transfer completed. The others are to be confirmed.
Telegraph Fantasy Football
Weekly score: 82 Overall rank: 476 Transfers left: 17
What a week. I took out Salah for Hazard on Saturday for the extra games he has (4-1) then did a bold double move last night bringing in Jesus and Ederson for Kane and Allison again for the extra games over the next 2/3 weeks and with that smashed it with an overall weekend ranking of 81 which catapulted me in the top 500 overall. Digne and Laporte rewarded my patience also. City now have 3 games in quick succession including the FA Cup game against Burnley so I should be able to make more ground before a rethink around the end of January.
I don’t have any planned transfers this weekend.
Sky Sports fantasy football
Weekly score: 99 Overall rank: 68 Transfers left: 15
Jesus is the saviour! After doing a 7.59pm sub last night from Salah to Jesus it paid off handsomely with the 3.5% owned striker earning me 34 points and shooting me well into the top 100. Laporte rewarded my patience whilst the Liverpool contingent continued to deliver and Luiz continues to provide great value.
Transfers and captaincy
I have a decision to make around bringing back Salah and I am tempted to leave it as I think Pogba could be a better captain shout at home to Brighton on the Saturday. It is risky as a Salah haul would reverse the gains I made this week but Salah’s next game is at the back end of the following gameweek meaning I can potentially get two games out of Jesus (if he plays either) before bringing him back in.
Jesus will likely again be a good captaincy option on the Sunday if he starts as it looks like Kane will be out with Laporte a decent back up. I may bottle it and do the straight swap back to Salah on Saturday but will probably decide on the day. I am also weary of blowing transfers as ideally I want around 12 going into the overhaul. Maddison looks cooked as an option as does Vinagre but with the premiums smashing it I am happy to invest my funds there rather than potentially wasting transfers so unless an obvious opportunity presents itself I will probably leave them.
Sun Dream Team (Team 1)
Weekly score: 52 Overall rank: 133,378 Transfers left: 0/month
Another decent rise off the back of last week’s transfers made with the City boys well set to provide more points throughout January. The Kane injury is a big blow as I am stuck with him now but for context Salah only has three games before the next transfer window so hopefully it’s not too bad. Other than that my team is well set for January and I am hoping for further rank rises before the month is out if City smash it and Liverpool remain reasonably quiet.
Gone for January
Sun Dream Team (Team 2)
Weekly score: 55 Overall rank: 12,479 Transfers left: 1/month
Similar to above with a good rise and a good team set up for January.
The difference here is I have the one transfer left to take out Kane so will be thinking about the best option. It could be Salah just for safety with Jesus an option too with all the games City have in January.
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 GW23!
If you want to see how players performed in GW22 see our underlying stats article for that gameweek. Also there’s the players with the best fixtures upcoming in our fixture ease article. You can also see the most popular transfers so far this week in the bandwagons article
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