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
Sergio finished in 1,951 position last season in telegraph fantasy football
Total Pts 1,895, Overall rank 1,108 Transfers available 4
Ben is a top 1k finisher in TFF
Week points: 37 Overall rank: 1451 Transfers remaining: 9
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.
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.
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
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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