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FPL team tips GW1 – FFGeek contributors show their GW1 teams part 1

FPL team tips GW1

Right here’s our FPL workforce ideas GW1 article the place the 1st group of the FFGeek contributors show their groups for GW1. In this half there’s Yaniv Salomon, Andrew Whitfield, Rob Cosgrove, Kris O and Ben Wooton.  All these managers have completed within the prime 1% of groups in each of the last 2 seasons.

FPL group ideas GW1 – 5 FFGeek contributors show their GW1 teams part 1

Geek observe:  In case you be a part of our Patreon website you’ll get access to an FPL contributor tracker staff which mixes the contributors particular person teams each week to point out their favourite gamers, transfers and captains.  It should all the time be completed on a Friday/Saturday in a traditional gameweek.  There may also be a spreadsheet of each managers teams, transfers and captains so you’ll be able to drill down additional. 

You additionally get:

Joe’s interactive switch planner and factors projection software

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Because it’s a Friday gameweek I’m getting the “finalish” contributors groups in, hopefully, principally as we speak to keep away from any timing points tomorrow.

This is half 1 of the FPL managers who contribute to the FFGeek website with good histories who show their teams every week. This can give individuals a feel for what different managers are doing. It’s a reasonably informal thing with no obligation on anyone and these teams might change at anytime earlier than the deadline without further notice. In the future it additionally wont cowl early transfers. It’s simply to provide an concept of the developments for the week no extra.

Yaniv Salomon

Yaniv finished with an general rank of 4k last season and 8k in 17/18

Right here’s my staff.  I hope I can’t touch it again.  Nonetheless 2 ideas, firstly, who’s one of the best £four.5m keeper to start out with? Pope, Gunn, Ryan or Heaton?

Secondly,  if Deulofeu is fit perhaps he will turn into my forward as an alternative of Abraham who could be a huge punt however has a troublesome opening recreation.  That may additionally save £0.5m for upgrades.  Good luck all!

FPL team tips GW1

Andrew Whitfield

Andrew completed with an general rank of 6k final season and 19okay in 17/18

It seems a very long time because the recreation launched about six weeks in the past but right here we are finally. The time for holding your nerve, not making last minute panic selections. Don’t depart it to the final hour when your danger of irrational decisions is excessive. Pay attention to the good recommendation from some skilled contributors on right here – however play your personal recreation.

My workforce has changed again since my last replace. I was pretty settled on it and didn’t change it for over every week until the pre season form of Wilson made him a “should have” for me over King. The commerce off is dropping Ederson as my “set and overlook “ keeper, which isn’t preferrred, given the shortage of a nailed on Metropolis defender.

The value stays in defence so I am set on 442 this yr.

I am not too involved concerning the preseason form of the Liverpool defence . It’s undoubtedly a double up. You possibly can make a case for any two from three from Alexander-Arnold, Robertson or VVD. There’s an obvious zero.5M saving on VVD who’s a assured starter and a menace from set items. Trent carries a rotation danger but he is on set items. Robbo and Trent chipped in with 25 assists last season. I would like them both bombing down the wing on Friday v Norwich, supplying Salah. That’s nearly as good as it gets to take a seat again and watch the opening recreation..

There have been a number of shifting away from Lucas Digne at Everton, with the loss of Zouma and Gueye, however this can be a participant who hasn’t left my staff in any respect. Everton have nice fixtures. Set items and an excellent supplier of crosses. A £zero.5m saving to Coleman is tempting, but I would like Digne. Not negotiable.

The Man City defensive state of affairs is hard. Laporte is carrying an damage, Walker is underneath menace from a new excessive profile proper back signing, Stones has all the time carried recreation time danger, and Zinchenko appears like a transfer ready to happen as soon as Mendy is match. Ederson as a nailed on £6.0m route in to a vital defence could be very engaging.. however finances pressures elsewhere has me on Zinchenko for now. I absolutely anticipate to modify to Ederson as my set and overlook keeper on my early first wildcard.

I am going for the only workforce who can provide a £four.5m and £four.0m keeper combination in Brighton, who have good early fixtures in comparison with a few of the other £four.5m keepers. I have the safety of my bench fodder keeper enjoying if Ryan doesn’t. I am not getting in to rotating keepers roulette. It’s nerve-racking. One much less thing to fret about.

There has been a lot speak about how many “ premiums” you’ll be able to fit into your staff from the six gamers valued over 10M. I have seen a couple of with three, but that comes with compromises and I haven’t seen one yet that convinces me to unbalance my staff. I initially needed the pliability offered by a premium striker and the convenience of switching between Kane, Auba and Aguero, but the case for Salah and Sterling is a compelling one. Both seemed superior within the Group Defend. It’s a brave man to take on Salah who has prime scored in FPL for the final two seasons and shall be a heavy captain favorite most weeks. When you don’t personal Salah, you will want a very giant sofa to cover behind on Friday, and if he luggage a hat trick with such excessive captaincy proportion, your season might be over earlier than it’s begun. Sterling has been on hearth pre season . It was a simple choice to favor him over Aguero who hasn’t been seen on the pitch but and seems unlikely to start out on Saturday.. Salah and Sterling can be my common captains.

In fact I worry Kane, particularly with Villa at house first up, however it’s adopted by Man Metropolis away. Kane appears to be enjoying deeper each season and has it all to prove that he is back to his greatest. Auba seems to be like enjoying totally on the wing which is not the place I would like my striker.

My midfield has been locked in for a number of weeks. I would like Fraser for these Bournemouth fixtures. I additionally want Perez who seems to be partnering Vardy in a very attacking Leicester workforce, with plenty of ammunition provided by Maddison and Tielemans.

In case you are going and not using a premium striker, there appears to be an actual lack of strong mid worth striker options. Jimenez and Jota might be widespread however Wolves have terrible fixtures and the small matter of a 6000 mile round trip to Armenia three days before the season begins. I simply don’t purchase into Duelofeu in any respect and he is an damage doubt. I actually need Wilson over King . He gives so much extra regardless of not being on pens. Wilson and Fraser combine so properly too. I’m so tempted to double up on King and Wilson too given cherries fixtures, however do I actually need Wilson King and Fraser with Man City up in GW3.. so I’m presently on Deeney who is on pens and has respectable fixtures. But that cherries triple is tempting as I feel King is the most effective £6.5m striker !!

There are some fascinating new hanging options akin to Kean or Haller or Adams nevertheless it’s a huge danger backing new unproven players who most of the time take time to settle.

My bench is reasonable. I might fairly have my value in my starting eleven however I really feel all my bench players might step in if required.

I feel like I have good flexibility to modify to Chelsea belongings in all positions once we see how they line up. Man Utd are one other watch and see. There are so many new gamers knocking round with the switch deadline here. I’m staying away from new gamers to FPL. This can be a time for nailed on reliable performers and no dangers..

Good luck everyone and I hope you’ll be able to take good ideas on board from the location to enhance your ranking efficiency and win your mini leagues !!

 FPL team tips GW1

 FPL team tips GW1

Rob Cosgrove

Rob finished with an general rank of 45okay last season, 20okay in 17/18 and 23okay in 16/17

I have modified my group numerous occasions over the summer time! I haven’t modified my current one for a number of days now but one way or the other it just doesn’t really feel finished..

I have the core players of Sterling, Salah, TAA, Robertson & Zinchenko. Fixture based mostly players fill the remainder. I have decided to alternate between goalkeepers on account of Lloris having tough fixtures in GW2 & GW4. The only staff who I felt had the perfect probability of a CS in both these recreation weeks was Crystal Palace, so I’ll alternate Lloris with Guaita. I do know that is a lot of money to spend on 2 GKs and I’m still not set on this..

I additionally plan to alternate Holebas and Dunk over GW1 & 2; then in GW3 when Bournemouth play Man City I’ll play both in order that I can bench King. I might have appreciated Duffy but could not fund it.

Pulisic is a player I really like and am wanting forward to seeing within the Premier League, however from an FPL perspective, can he ship? Or am I placing him in my workforce for my admiration? One other choice I am not set on..

1 participant I would like in my group is Vardy, however I merely can’t find a method to fund it..

I am leaning toward Sterling as captain for the straightforward proven fact that I do not like having my captain enjoying in the first recreation of the game week (Very strange behavior I know!!!)

I might actually respect feedback on my workforce, with specifics on:

Have I spent too much on GKs simply to rotate?
Is the four.5mil rotation value it?
Any views on Pulisic?
Is it value stretching funds to include Vardy?

Thanks and good luck!!!

FPL team tips GW1

FPL team tips GW1


Kris O

Kris finished with an general rank of 44okay last season, 46okay in 17/18 and 23okay in 16/17

So what has changed since I boldly said last time “If I have confidence my eleven begin GW1 then that is more likely to be my staff at 7pm next Friday”?

· Change 1 Salah (12.5) for De Bruyne (9.5): The group defend confirmed Salah is in fine condition for Norwich at residence, outweighing my intestine really feel that he’ll start slowly. This meant a minimum of one in every of Kane or De Bruyne can be leaving my workforce. With De Bruyne enjoying deep locally defend and coming off, albeit precautionary (cramp apparently), he’s not well worth the danger.

· Change 2 Femenia (four.5) for Arnold (7.0): The Group Defend created a question mark over Alexander Arnold who I’ve now swapped for a cheap four.5m defender, presently Femenia of Watford. (Moreover, there was no clarity whether or not Matip or Gomez, each 5.5, will companion 6.5 Van Dijk; if one secures a starting place they’ll probably grow to be my second Liverpool defender later within the season – aside from final season Van Dijk hasn’t been recognized for his objective scoring exploits so I feel the 1m premium is best spent elsewhere).

· Change 3 Firmino (9.5) for Kane (11.0): This creates a further Liverpool spot which has gone to Firmino – a extra typical differential then Henderson in my earlier draft. Kane removed as sluggish in his final pre-season recreation.

· Change four Moura (7.5) for Henderson (5.5): I anticipate Moura (7.5) to start out up entrance in the first few video games, providing a hedge for removing Kane.

· Change 5 Perez (6.5) for Zaha (7.0): Zaha appears unlikely to start out GW1, so I’ve swapped for Perez who’s had a superb pre-season; and like Moura and Martial appears to be enjoying extra as a forward then a midfielder.

· Change 6 Zinchenko (5.5) for Walker ( Ultimate change to make the maths work – I still choose Walker however you’ll be able to’t have every part!

· The remaining is unchanged, including the Three-5-2 formation and my bench.

Finally, two observations on the staff:

1. I’ve maximised my beginning XI worth (or minimised my bench value).

2. My staff structure, notably my three mid-priced midfielders and Firmino permit for straightforward modifications e.g. 7.5 Moura to six.0 midfielder e.g. Barkley and 9.5 Firmino to 11m striker e.g. Aubameyang.

Hopefully the switch window and workforce information don’t create too many extra modifications!

Ben Wooton

Ben completed with an general rank of 61okay last season, 26okay in 17/18 and 31okay in 16/17

Here you go here’s my group. It has modified a bit and should properly a bit more but but backbone is there.

GK now Pope as the £4.5m decide now it might be Ryan, Gunn and so forth but Burnley are strong.

Defence doesn’t want a lot comment, VVD and Robbo as the strong picks, each should play week in week out. Then it’s Digne for fixtures and set pieces and KWP as the current punt to finish my four.

Midfield comparable in as far as two nailed on Salah and Sterling, then it’s Siggy which is a fixtures and pens based mostly choice and Tielemans as the present £6.5m, might be Perez and so on but he will play and I like him alot.

Up prime its low cost with the on hearth pre season Woods and fixture pleasant pen-taking King to start out.

Subs clever McGinn as a strong again up to are available, then it’s apparent £4.0m defender of selection Lundstram and an affordable striker in Greenwood.

Ideally I might look to enhance up prime with Kean, Abraham or Haller but too early to know what is occurring. For now it’s pretty danger free excluding KWP at Spurs however may tweak a bit.

Captain speaks for himself.



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