Telegraph fantasy football tips – the FFGeek contributors show their teams


Here’s our Telegraph Fantasy football tips article where 4 FFGeek contributors show their teams. All of them finished in the top 1000 and 2 within the top 500 last season.

Telegraph fantasy football tips – the FFGeek contributors show their teams




Bryan O’Rourke

Bryan finished 37th in TFF last season and 7th in 17/18

A few changes to the line up since the first draft, staying with a 5-3-2 though, as a lot of value is found in the defence.

Now that Abraham looks most likely to lead the Chelsea attack, he comes in alongside Kane. Aguero is therefore out with my hopes pinned on Sterling for the City attack. The saving made on the forwards allows an upgrade with Pope to Ederson.

So with a better idea now of the starting lineups at the weekend, this second draft looks much more potent. Good luck with your teams

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Ben Humphrey

Ben finished with an overall rank of 576 last season

See also Ben’s article TFF Bargain punt

I have again been tinkering, but to a far lesser extent. The main reason for this was Barkley vs. Sigurdsson. As much as I would like both of them, it came down to a one or the other scenario, and I fell down on the side of the Everton man. The Toffee’s fixtures are superb, and Sigurdsson is as nailed on as you are going to get. If things don’t work out, and Barkley takes off at Chelsea, it is at least an easy change to make later on.

To free up the necessary funds, further changes needed to be made. Salah was swapped for Mane, and Schlupp for Palmieri, ££2.6m, who’s price I still struggle to get my head around. I am trusting that he does have the left back spot over Alonso, if not, I’m on the back foot straight away.

My only other concerns are the likelihood of Mane and Pepe starting game week one. If we were talking FPL, I would have gone for other options and changed for the next week, but in TFF I don’t want to use up two transfers on that, so will go with them both from the start and take the consequences. At least they haven’t been ruled out by their respective managers.

Good luck boys and girls.

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Stephen Troop

Stephen finished with an OR in the 900’s last season

Ederson – with doubts over how the city defence will now line up this seemed a safe option into these clean sheet points whilst avoiding Laporte’s high price point.

Robertson/TAA – I wanted a double up on the Liverpool defence and with VVD being the most expensive this seemed the best option.

Duffy – bit of a fixture punt. Highest goal scoring defender last year (and on scoring form preseason) and reasonable opening fixtures. Also somehow comes in cheaper than Dunk. I was on Coleman who I’d prefer but his starting place now seems in doubt following the loan signing of Sidibe.

Sterling and Salah – need no explanation.

Fraser – good opening fixtures for Bournemouth and considerably cheaper than Wilson. He is also a nice price point for Leicester assets when their fixtures turn nicer.

Buendia – is a fantastic player and I think he could be good value. Although their fixtures are poor to start so I’m considering other options.

Trossard – has had a good preseason and seems to be a key attacking force in a new look Brighton side. Bit of a punt but he is cheap so I’m hoping can be a good differential.

Kane – still playing too deep for my liking but Spurs have invested well this transfer window and fancy them for an excellent season.

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Sergio Torija

Sergio finished with an overall rank in the 300’s last season

This year the £50m budget definitely does not stretch for 11 good players, so a couple cheap alternatives are required. I’ve liberated budget in goal by selecting Ryan instead of the default Ederson or Alison. My other two cheap fillers are Guilbert and Lanzini, both seem likely starters and with decent prospects to return points early in the season.
No City defence representation, since all their defenders carry some risk of not playing, so going double Liverpool and Digne. In attack, Sterling and Salah seem essential, joined by Kane as a third premium. Wilson and Siggy complete the team. I could still swap Wilson to KDB, but I’d rather start the season with a 4-4-2 formation
Hoping you all have a a good start to the season Geekers!

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