Telegraph fantasy football tips – FFGeek contributors show their teams GW27


Here’s our telegraph fantasy football tips version of the “FFGeek contributors show their teams”. In it we have last seasons 7th place overall finisher Bryan, Sergio who finished 1,951 last season and top 1k finisher Ben Humphrey

Telegraph fantasy football tips – FFGeek contributors show their teams GW27

See also Andrew Ferguson’s team who finished top 1k last season in TFF’s team as part of a multi format article




Bryan Forbes O’Rourke

Bryan finished an incredible 7th place overall in telegraph fantasy football last season

47 gameweek points, total points 1,497, Overall rank 1,697 transfers available 16

 

A cracking week with 47 points scored and a boost in the rankings to 1697 place, a rise of around 500 places.

Jesus and Sane collected some much needed points in the cup game against Newport County but not nearly enough to make up for the omission of Aguero some weeks back. My Wolves defenders kept a clean sheet and Pogba continues to rack up the points.

My transfer thoughts concern Sane and Jesus with City playing in the Cup final this week. If a certain Mr Harry Kane is fit for Saturday I will likely bring him in and also replace Sane with Anderson of West Ham. If Kane isn’t available I will almost certainly bring in Aguero next game. The remaining budget will allow for a premium replacement for Otto in defence in due course. So I will keep a close eye out for the Spurs line up at the weekend.

The team is in good shape on paper and 14 transfers left after the weekend will be ample for a push higher up the leaderboard. Good luck.

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Sergio Torija

Sergio finished in 1,951 position last season in telegraph fantasy football

25 Gameweek points Total Pts 1,499 Overall rank 1,587 Transfers available 11

That was a very disappointing FA cup round for me. My rank didn’t move, even though my team was well set up for the cup, so I was hoping to make ground like I did in the previous rounds. Unfortunately 2 of my cup players didn’t feature, while of the rest I only got two returns in defence.

Now, given Chelsea’s form, then blank, then Spurs, I will be removing at least one if not the two of my Chelsea attackers. Jota needs monitoring too, since he seems to be becoming a regular in the injury list lately. There are few players I am interested in: Arsenal have 2 great home fixtures coming up and a good schedule to the end of the season, but involvement in Europa league and Spurs ManU after those 2 put me off for now. Salah will come to my team and stay till the end of the season, but the move can wait for one more week. Pogba has been insanely good since Solskjaer took over and his form seems to keep going. While Maddison can be a useful enabler till the end of the season. Need to decide on whom to bring, but edging towards Pogba at least.

Good luck this week Geekers!

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Ben Humphrey

Ben is a top 1k finisher in TFF

Week points: 32  Over all rank: 1362  Transfers remaining: 18

Team review

Well, considering that was a dreaded FA cup weekend, it worked out okay with me moving up 100 places.

I had two defenders and a Kepa keeper over the weekend. Shaw, who is increasingly looking like a shrewd investment, nabbed himself a clean sheet, while that fantasy God, Doherty, went one better, also claiming an assist.

The only other input of note came from the unstoppable Mr Pogba, chipping in with a goal and an assist. I wasn’t convinced that this collection of points resulted in a good week, being convinced that any fantasy manager worth their salt and pepper would have most of my players that performed well. It was only when I noticed my rank had actually gone up that I realised things were better than they had first seemed.

Team thoughts

Owning two players from each of Chelsea and Man City doesn’t bode well for next week. I certainly don’t want to transfer any of them out just to make the most of one game week, with a plan to bring them back. That to me, is a terrible waste of transfers. What it has done though, is make me think very hard about who I do and don’t want longer term. One thing that is certain, is that I will be keeping Aguero and Sterling. The Chelsea half of my cup tied quartet however aren’t so indispensable.

In an ideal world, I would replace my Kepa keeper, due to obvious concerns over Chelsea’s form. I am though reluctant to spend a precious transfer on a keeper. That just leaves a certain Mr Hazard. I mentioned before that I had nudged him towards the edge of my fantasy ship, and was very close to making him walk the plank. I think the likelihood is that time has come. It makes me sad because he is a great player with the potential for huge, explosive returns, but I can’t get away from the state that Chelsea find themselves in. When you throw in a blank week, it’s looking good for the sharks.

I have £0.2m in the bank, so feeding Hazard to the fish would leave me with £6.0m. It didn’t take much rooting around to figure out what my plan will be. I like to think a few moves ahead to avoid that horrible missing out on the player you want by ending up £0.1m short feeling. With that in mind, I wanted to leave myself £0.4m in reserve to swap Jota for Trent A A when Wolves lovely fixtures come to an end. This would leave me with exactly £5.6m to play with. By a beautiful stroke of luck, the player I want to bring in for Hazard costs £5.6m, and that players name is…. Master Rashford. It seems the fantasy Gods have smiled upon me. Aside from the fact that I believe Rashford can keep up or even surpass Hazard during the remainder of the season, there is the added bonus that Man United are still in the FA cup, which is obviously a good thing in TFF.

So it looks like a change in formation to 3-4-3 with Hazard making way for Rashford.

That just leaves me with the three non players. I will have a good think about doing a keeper swap, but I doubt that will happen.

Good luck boys and girls.

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See also Andrew Ferguson’s team who finished top 1k last season in TFF’s team as part of a multi format article

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