Here’s our GW8 fantasy football tips article where Andrew Ferguson reviews his GW7 teams in FPL, TFF, Sky and Sun and outlines his plans for GW8. Andrew finished top 1k in TFF, Sky and FPL plus 15k in Sun in 17/18.
GW8 fantasy football tips – Andrew Ferguson reviews his GW7 teams in FPL, TFF, Sky and Sun plus outlines his plans for GW8
fantasy premier league
Weekly score: 55 Overall rank: 3,949
A very average week with me being stung for not going in on Kane and Hazard. My transfer of Mendy to Trippier paid off and Aguero, Maddison and Patricio brought home some points with the rest failing to deliver resulting in my first red arrow of the season. My reluctance to shift my team about too much and stick with Liverpool will result in weeks like this although I finished above the average so it’s not a disaster.
Transfers and captaincy
I have pondered a lot this week and have decided not to risk it and will be getting Kane in for a hit for Aguero by also getting Gudmundsson in for Bernardo subject to the pressers. I usually wouldn’t however I now plan to wildcard over the international break with a view to getting Aguero back in for Kane, getting Hazard in and sorting out the rest of my team.
My feeling is that if I can get to the GW8 international break in the top 10k and with a fresh wildcard team in hand it puts me in a very strong position going into the Autumn/Winter run in. My team has gone a little stale and players like Hazard and Doherty are killing me every week at the moment whilst I also want to get in players like Arnautovic and Alexander Arnold for a potential Liverpool double defence with Robertson with their fixtures.
Palace and Bournemouth’s fixtures turn nasty soon so all round it looks like the right move. This week I will be benching Norris, Bennett, Fraser and Quaner.
My captain will be Kane and is purely a defensive move to hopefully get me safely to wildcard in a strong position.
Telegraph Fantasy Football
Weekly score: 41 Overall rank: 1,927 Transfers left: 35
A low scoring week for me with Liverpool not getting much although their fixtures improve from now on. Aguero and Maddison were again in the points and Moura got another 2nd KC but not much else from elsewhere. The Palace boys saved my week on Monday night giving me a respectable but under-par score. I won’t be making any transfers now until after the international break where I will reset and look at rejigging to bring in Hazard and maybe Sterling and Arnautovic somehow!
Sky Sports fantasy football
Weekly score: 77 Overall rank: 1,403 Transfers left: 33
Not a bad week with a small increase in overall rank, my only increase over the four formats. My defence delivered aside from Robertson who has a great run coming up and only Seri didn’t deliver from the midfield and attack. I was tempted by Gudmundsson for the Sunday captain but didn’t go through with it unfortunately.
Transfers and captaincy
I will look to bring in Kane for Zaha for the Saturday captaincy as my final transfer before the international break. Laporte is killing it every week and I will be looking to bring him in probably for Trippier after the international break. I am also looking at how to bring Arnautovic and Sterling around the same time. My captains will be Ryan on Friday, Kane on Saturday then Hazard on Sunday.
Sun Dream Team
Weekly score: 60 Overall rank: 30,376 Transfers left: 0/month for September
Not having Kane was a rank killer this week but I will be addressing this next week with the Champions League also in mind. Hazard, Aguero and Maddison delivered again with the European games a little disappointing this week aside from a couple of clean sheets.
I will be looking at how to get Kane in with Aubameyang the natural fall guy so will need around 1m from another transfer to top up the money in the bank. I am also now looking at Laporte to get some Man City defensive cover in and maybe Alexander Arnold after the international break due to his good price.
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 GW8!
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