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
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Bryan Forbes O’Rourke
Bryan finished an incredible 7th place overall in telegraph fantasy football last season
41 gameweek points, total points 1,344, Overall rank 1,032 transfers available 18
A reasonable week with 41 points scored and up to 1032 place overall.
The FA cup fixtures provided a good haul of points with an unexpected clean sheet from Alonso and a goal from Richarlison being the highlights. The midweek fixtures saw an Aubameyang goal and assist and another goal from Richarlison, just as I was pondering a replacement.
I made one transfer over the 2 rounds of matches with Doherty replacing Taylor in defence and that went well with a rare clean sheet from the Wolves defence. I had intended to swap Jesus for Aguero at the same time but to my horror I was 0.2m short. I should have asked Santa for a big button calculator for xmas ! I now have a slight headache as I don’t see Jesus outscoring Aguero scoring over the next few weeks but I could be proved wrong.
I don’t foresee making transfers this weekend unless Aguero comes in. That would mean a second transfer to free up some cash, and as I write there’s not much better than the incumbents ! 18 transfers left is fine for a big push as we approach the final third of the season. Best wishes 🙂
Sergio finished in 1,951 position last season in telegraph fantasy football
49 Gameweek points Total Pts 1,344 Overall rank 1,016 Transfers available 13
Two good sets of games since my last article nearing 50 points each in low scoring weeks and I’ve climbed up the rank to almost within the top 1K. Most of my recent moves have worked out well (Jimenez, Auba and Doherty, but not Higuain), and even the lack of moves has helped me too, i.e. this week I missed the deadline to bring Salah in for Aubameyang and I was also debating whether to remove Kolasinac or Alonso for a Spurs defender, none of which would have worked.
I deviated from my original plan of bringing Salah for a midfielder, and introduced Higuain instead, who would play 3 games for Salah’s one in the meantime, he just has the one left now to reward my move.
Planning to move things up a little bit over the next week to make the most of rearranged games and the fa cup. If Alonso doesn’t start this Saturday he will be gone right there, and even if he starts he will probably go in the midweek games. Aubameyang to Salah is still on the cards, but might hold on it, and similar thing with Kolasinac who I could remove for extra games, but he has been returning in attack and after this month Arsenal schedule to the end of the season is good.
Good luck this week Geekers!
Ben is a top 1k finisher in TFF
Week points: 36 total points 1,245 Overall rank: 2,595 Transfers remaining: 20
I just about got through the FA cup weekend unscathed, but this the mid-week games were not good for me. It’s one of those weeks where you look at your team and think, how did that happen?
The inexplicable demolition of Chelsea left my keeper with -1, and with Trent A A still absent, it was left to Robertson and Doherty to bring in some much needed defensive points.
If you had told me before Tuesday night that Hazard, Sterling and Salah would amass the grand total of 8 points between them, I may well have laughed at you. Needless to say, they are far from in my good books, especially Mr Hazard. It seems something is rotten at Chelsea, and I would even go so far as to say that Sarri doesn’t seem to have a clue what he’s doing. Hazard clearly never enjoyed playing as a number nine, Jorginho is easily closed out of the game and Kante is not an attacking midfielder.
Thank God for good old reliable Aguero scoring in the cup and the league, despite City’s shock loss to Newcastle.
There is only one place to start, Mr Hazard. He will be getting one more week, and that’s only because it’s Huddersfield up next. I don’t necessarily blame him, I just think Chelsea are a mess at the moment. Sticking to the same theme, West Ham are falling apart and Anderson will certainly be on his way out soon.
I shall be bringing in either Jota or Jimenez of Wolves, I could even go mad and bring them both in. There fixtures are about as good as it gets, and I want to make the most of them.
Another option I am weighing up is the acquisition of Rashford £5.6m. If I bring him in for Hazard, that leaves me with the exact money to replace Anderson with Jimenez £3.7m. This is quite a tempting idea, but I’m not convinced who is the better option of the two Wolves attackers, I am currently leaning towards the Mexican.
I won’t be loading up on any more Man City for the double game week. I already have Aguero and Sterling, and the odds of picking any City players that will play and score points in both games are slim, barring the obvious exception of Ederson, and I’m far from convinced that City will keep one clean sheet, let alone two.
The upshot of all that is that Hazard gets one more week, and if I am going for Jimenez, that means Anderson gets another week too, as I need the extra £0.2m that ditching Hazard would give me.
I shall be crossing my fingers and hoping for a better week before I step in with the transfers.
Good luck everyone.
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