Telegraph fantasy football tips – FFGeek contributors show their teams GW35

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. Stephen Troop will now give his TFF updates in this article

Telegraph fantasy football tips – FFGeek contributors show their teams GW35

A bit short this week but here’s what I’ve got.

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

Totals points  1830  Overall rank  3837

Here’s his current team pre transfers this week

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Sergio Torija

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

Total Pts 1,895, Overall rank 1,108 Transfers available 4

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Ben Humphrey

Ben is a top 1k finisher in TFF

Week points: 37  Overall rank: 1451  Transfers remaining: 9

Team review

Oh dear. Not a good week. I’ve dropped around 400 places, and the Duffy experiment failed spectacularly. Two home games ending with seven conceded. Though it could have been worse. I’ll let you in to a little secret. Ten minutes before the Arsenal Watford game, I changed Alli for Troy Deeney. As I’m sure you know, he was promptly sent off. It wasn’t until much later, when I was having a look at my team, I realised that somehow, the transfer didn’t go through. I must have inadvertently had my lucky pants on.

Sterling was my star of the week with his two goals, and even Salah seems to be back on the boil. Robertson got points for a shut out, and that’s about it.

Team thoughts

First things first. Duffy will be going. I’ve told him I don’t want to hear from him ever again. I’ve had enough of cheap defenders who flatter to deceive. It always felt wrong, and I should have listened to my gut. There are then only three defenders that interest me. I do however want to aim around the £3.7m area, which fits in nicely with Laporte £3.7m, Trippier £3.7m or Trent AA £3.6m.

Liverpool clearly have the best fixtures, so I am drawn to Trent. I’m even thinking about bringing in a third Liverpool defender, probably Van Dijk. There is at least one manager in my mini league who has the entire Liverpool defence, so I’m keeping one eye on that. At the end of the day, their next three fixtures are Cardiff, Huddersfield and Newcastle. I will also want to bring Mane in, but that might have to wait until next week.

Maddison will be allowed to play his game against West Ham before making way.

I’m also far from convinced by Alli, so his time is up too.

I’ve got a minor overhaul planned here, so bare with me.

1: Alli can play his Saturday lunch time match, then he will be replaced by either Deulofeu or Gray in time for Watford’s game with Huddersfield.

2: Duffy can stay for his visit to Wolves, and Maddison for his match up with The Hammers.

3: They will then be replaced by Trent AA and Van Dijk who play on Sunday.

I could have also changed Hazard for Mane, but I don’t want to get too carried away, and I’m going to let Hazard have one last shot at glory against Burnley on Monday night.

In summary:

Duffy, Maddison and Alli out.

Deulofeu/Gray, Trent AA and Van Dijk in.

Good luck boys and girls.

Geek note:  I don’t have a team this week but here’s last weeks

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Stephen Troop

Stephen finished approximately 1k last season OR

Week points: 40 Overall rank: 6,492 Transfers remaining: 7 total points: 1,797

Apologies, I missed the screenshot before the Tuesday games but my weekly score was 40 which was pretty poor. Overall rank went back to 6.4k so damage wasn’t too bad but at this stage of the season it’s difficult to make many gains. I did bring in Deeney for Luiz Monday night which seemed a good move. The bonus Monday fixture against a leaky Arsenal away defence, a double gameweek coming up and a cup final to play. So naturally he gets sent off.

I’ll have to replace him now as 3 games is too many to hang onto him for. Likelihood is TAA and tripling up on Liverpool for their kind run in. They don’t have as many fixtures as say city, but I fancy him to outscore any city player I can afford. I could also go with Gray to keep the Watford extra games. I have no other transfer plans but Hazard > Son could tempt me given Spurs good fixtures.

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4 thoughts on “Telegraph fantasy football tips – FFGeek contributors show their teams GW35”

  1. Down to my last sub and it’s become either Mane in for Maddison as early as tomorrow or Aguero In for Eriksen perhaps after the midweek game or more likely next weekend’s fixtures. I think Mane strengthens the team overall and may yet out gun Aguero until the end of the season. Aguero has 5 fixtures to Mane’s 4 with the cup final. City are mostly playing away from home and are not blowing teams away as earlier in the season. Liverpool’s fixtures look better on paper. Aguero slightly injury prone but you expect him to play every game now. Liverpool then have the champions league. If you had the one sub who would be your shout? Thanks

    • I think I would go for Mane. Liverpool‘s next three fixtures are a thing of beauty. Also, Lesters fixtures are turning nasty, so it’s probably a good time to get rid of Maddison.

  2. Thank you Ben. I was leaning that way. Liverpool’s fixtures are good so even though city have more games I expect things to get cagey including the cup final or so I hope. I will be doing my Aguero injury dance before the derby :)

    • No worries. I will be bringing Mane in myself next week. Also means you can get the bonus of Mane playing Cardiff today. Hopefully that will be fun. Don’t do your Aguero dance too hard, he’s in my team.

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