Here’s our Sun Dream Team article where 4 FFGeek contributors show their teams for gameweek 5. There’s previous joint winner in 16/17 Michael Byrom. He also finished top 1k in 17/18 and top 300 in 18/19. There’s also Lee who finished an incredible 79th last season, Redrum who finished the last 3 seasons in 5k, 750th and 250th and lastly TFF expert Bryan (37th and 7th last 2 seasons) is having his first season atSunDreamTeam
Sun Dream Team – 4 FFGeek contributors show their teams for gameweek 5
Michael was joint winner of Sun Dream Team in 2016/17. He also finished top 300 in 18/19 and top 1k in 2017/18
GW4 pts : 41 Total pts : 199 Overall Rank : 275k
Disappointing return of 41pts from GW4 , the tone was set by deciding to use my 3rd and final August transfer of Dan James > Mason Mount which invariably cost me 13pts with Mount blanking and James notching and claiming the star man award .
So not in the healthiest position it has to be said heading into the international break with a meagre 199pts and an overall position of 275k (pretty disgusted with that) this is currently my 3rd worst performing team of my 10 , as D- Ream once said “ Things can only get better “ 😂
So here we are on the other side of the bore break and a new set of transfers to get our teeth into ,
Decided to just make the one transfer immediately and that is …
Rashford > Otamendi
Reason being – well it’s fair to say Rashford hasn’t exactly set the world alight since his opening day brace v Chelsea so he makes way for Nicolas Otamendi , set to profit from Laporte’s unfortunate injury setback and almost certain to be a regular starter , the Argentine has been historically a Whoscored favourite and something of a points magnet, so in my mind not such a hard decision to make , pretty happy with the rest of my team , looks really strong throughout and I’d expect to be heading in the right direction before too long.
So my line up is now 4-4-2 formation.
I’m sure you’re all aware that European football returns this game week so take that into account when making your moves into the transfer market, nice to have as many Euro players in your teams as possible.
Good luck all with your teams and transfer plans , here’s hoping for a prosperous GW5.
You can follow Michael on twitter here
Lee finished an incredible 79th overall in Sun Dream Team in his first attempt last season
Overall rank – 13k. GW points 60.
A good week of 60 points has taken me to 13k from last weeks 20k. Half of my points came from De Bruyne and Aguero,the rest from the expensive back line of Zinchenko Alexander Arnold Robertson and Digne.i saved my last August transfer until the last minute and changed Digne to D.James,I’m a big fan of Digne but really wanted to make use of the extra European fixtures.
My first transfer of September is likely to be taking out the disappointing D.Jota for Otamendi,who I think will now get
plenty of game time after the injury to Laporte and has some great fixtures
D.jota ♻️ Otamendi
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Redrum has finished the last 3 seasons in Sun Dream team in 5k, 750th, 250th
Overall rank 255k, total points 201
Game Week 4
After a two week break, we are back to fantasy football. It’s been a long time that I forgotten what my team looks like. To let’s go back in time and reflect on what happened in game week 4.
So Man City kept a clean sheet against Brighton so clean sheet points to Ederson, Zinchenko and Walker. On the same day, Liverpool got their first clean sheet of the season so clean sheet points for TAA along with assist points for the cross that deflected on Burnley’s striker Wood and looped over Pope. Chelsea’s defensive woes continue with them relinquishing a two goal lead against Sheffield United so Emerson ends up with -1 point for the week. The only blot in what was otherwise an excellent week for the defence.
The midfield didn’t provide much at all with Sterling and Harry Wilson both blanking. Sterling’s form in the international week have seen him score 2 goals and 3 assists in two England qualifiers so he is on form. He just had a off game vs Brighton. Harry Wilson’s performance vs Leicester was worrying so I might look at replacing him but funds are tight right now. Bernardo Silva gained 5 points scoring from the bench.
One of the strikers was missing as Martial was out injured with a thigh strain. Salah managed an assist vs Burnley and Kane scored a penalty in the North London Derby. Kane has been in red hot form over the international break with a hat trick in England win over Bulgaria. So hoping Kane is getting lots of goals in the coming weeks.
So the team got a total of 48 points for Game Week 4. It now has a total of 201 points and an overall position of 255k. So a drop of 56k places = a red arrow. The team form has been patchy to say the least. Hopefully I can start getting a run of green arrows with the help of a new set of transfers.
Game Week 5 Transfers
Now with transfers in hand, I am looking where I can improve the team. I am happy with my goalkeeper Ederson so he is not going anywhere soon. I am happy with my Man City defenders and Sterling. Happy with Liverpool players, TAA and Salah. Kane I am happy to stick with and so that leaves question marks on the futures of Emerson, Wilson, B.Silva and Martial.
With Laporte injured for some time, I am looking to bring in Otamendi who should now feature on a regular basis. I think a first team Man City or Liverpool defender at 3.4m is too hard to resist so see Otamendi as a bargain. I could swap him for Kyle Walker to free 1m in funds but I am looking to have four Man City defensive assets in my team so TAA or Emerson are up for the axe. TAA being on set pieces for Liverpool makes him an important asset whereas Emerson is an injury doubt for this week. I like the look of Ederson, Walker, Zinchenko, Otamendi in my team. I could be rolling in the points if City keep a run of clean sheets with favourable fixtures on the horizon.
In order to bring in Otamendi, I have to free up some funds elsewhere so the other transfer is likely to be Tammy Abraham for Martial. I have impressed with the Chelsea striker especially with his finishing. He strikes the ball low and aims for the bottom corners making it difficult for the goalkeepers to save. Three of his four league goals are scored in that fashion. At 2.0m he could be a fantastic acquisition to the team. So that leaves one transfer in reserve for the month of September with 0.6m funds to work with.
Good luck to me and everyone for game week 5. See you next week.
This is Bryan’s first season at Sun Dream team but he has a fantastic history in TFF finishing 37th last season and 7th in 17/18
Overall rank 62k, total points 227
So its back to the real deal after the international break. This team has accumulated 227 points and is placed 62343 overall. I have no idea if that’s a good position or not. I think i’ll play safe for a few more weeks yet before considering taking punts to make up ground.
I did make a blunder with the August transfers. I kept one back to transfer out Fornals to find today that the transfer to Pepe is coming out of the September allocation. Must keep a better eye on the calendar although barring injuries I don’t foresee making any tactical subs in September. Pulisic out perhaps, but I’m going to give him another week or two.
So onwards and upwards with this team. 2 transfers remain. Best of luck.
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