Here’s another article where 4 FFGeek Contributors show their Fantasy Premier League GW24 teams. There’s Alex Ball, Rob Reid, Kris O and Rob Cosgrove
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This is part 2 of the FPL managers who contribute to the FFGeek site with good histories who show their teams each week. This will give people a feel for what other managers are doing. It’s a fairly informal thing with no obligation on anyone and these teams may change at anytime before the deadline without further notice. It won’t cover transfers in real time either. It’s just to give an idea of the trends for the week no more. The teams are shown as their “final-ish” teams so they could change. Where they have twitter accounts I have shown this and they may update them there or on our Slack Channel which is part of our subscription Patreon site but this is not guaranteed
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Alex’s last 6 seasons overall rank were 312k, 523k, 17k, 10k, 28k and 3k
GW23 points: 83 (FPL average 58) Total points: 1,497, Overall Rank: 16k, green arrow: 11k Team Value: £104.7m
Alex has used his Free Hit Chip and Bench Boost Chip
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Transfer summary: likely Calvert Lewin out and Bamford in
Here’s the team prior to any transfers being made:
Rob’s last 5 seasons overall rank were 148k, 94k, 22k, 4k and 7k
GW23 points: 68 (FPL average 58) Total points: 1,467, Overall Rank: 49k, red arrow: 3k Team Value: £106.6m
Rob has used his Free Hit Chip and Triple Captain Chip
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A disappointing Gameweek, my second red arrow in a row albeit only 3k on each occasion. I was actually looking at much worse having gone through the indignity of benching Calvert Lewin (“DCL”) and Coufal, the astonishment of Soucek’s remarkable red card, the anguish of having no Spurs’ asset (bad decision there) and gritting my teeth through Gundogan’s penalty miss (though he did make up for that.) Thankfully I got bailed out by the Leeds boys on Monday night, Dallas’ 12 pointer nearly turned a rather nasty red arrow into a green – thanks Stuart!
It was 6 returners in the end – the aforementioned Gundogan and Dallas, along with Bamford, another Martinez masterclass and goals from Salah and Captain Fernandes. I got my Robertson to Dallas transfer right, but the other calls I made were completely wrong. I made the same mistake as Geek by not following the bookies odds and playing Soucek over DCL and compounded it by not starting Coufal over a City defender. I’m not too down on not bringing Son in for Grealish – I’m glad to have 2 free transfers this week and it’s just as well as I’ve quickly gone from having a healthy squad with the flourishing bench to what looks more like the physio room at the training ground. More about that now….
GW24 Team and DGW/BGW thoughts
2FTs, £6.8m in the bank (yep I’ve used exactly £100.0m of my budget lol) and flags on Dias, DCL and Antonio as well as a slight doubt about one of my proposed Transfers In this week Nick Pope, though Dyche reported in his presser that he did train on Thursday so I think he’ll play.
What I decide to do this week really depends on my upcoming double and blank strategy and based on the FA Cup results, I’m pretty sure now (about 80%) that I’m going to Wildcard in GW25 with a view to a Bench Boost in GW26. I’ve used my Free Hit and Triple Captain chips so I’ll then be left with using my free transfers to get as close to 11 out in GW29 as possible, before negotiating the rest of the season without any remaining chips. Therefore, I want to use up both my transfers this week as if I carry a free transfer this week I’ll lose it when I play my Wildcard. This looks a viable strategy now as the FA Cup results make it likely that Spurs will have a double gameweek in GW26 and a fixture in GW29 – these look like the only spots to shoehorn in their remaining outstanding fixtures. Villa also look set to join them on this front, so this gives a pathway to load up on players for the GW26 Bench Boost and then have enough transfers to get some sort of side out in GW29.
Therefore GW24 is all about targeting this one week only now. My first transfer will be to bring Nick Pope in for my reserve keeper Forster – he’ll then be my starting keeper for his 2 fixtures. Transfer number 2 is an interesting one and I’ve essentially got a free play on a 1 week punt here. What I also have is 2 flagged forwards and with Bamford having a tricky trip to The Emirates (doesn’t scream a big haul) I think changing DCL looks the best option here. Looking at the other double options, there’s not much I fancy up front though. For Everton it’s Richarlison or King, but they’ve 2 tricky fixtures and they’re likely to be without the service from James Rodriguez and possibly Lucas Digne as well. Think I’ll pass. I’ve already got 3 Citys so they’re out the equation and I don’t really like either Burnley or Fulham’s striker options as a 1 week punt.
So I’m looking at single gameweek teams instead and the standout fixture here is West Brom vs Manchester United. I really like the look of this fixture from a United point of view – they’re scoring plenty of goals and West Brom have the worst defence in the league. The problem with the United strikers is gametime and which one starts. Martial played the full game in the Extra-time win over West Ham in midweek so it should follow that Cavani (who started the last league match) should probably start against The Baggies. But this is far from certain! The other option I’m considering is Jamie Vardy. I know he’s got Liverpool, but The Reds are in a poor run of form and I think Vardy could cause some problems against their injury hit defence.
I’ll probably make a final call on this on Friday night once all the team news has come in form the pressers. As for the rest of my team, Dallas and KWP will probably make up 2 of my bench with the other decided by any news on Antonio. If there’s any chance he might start, I’ll probably play him. For Captaincy, I’ll see what the polls say on Friday night. Bruno unquestionably has the best fixture of the week, but only has a single gameweek; for the double players then Gundogan is probably the pick in my squad but will he get 2 starts?
I’ll Tweet probably on Saturday morning with my final team with the website handle as per usual. All the best folks and I hope you enjoy the games.
Transfer summary – Pope for Forster and likely Cavani or Vardy for Calvert-Lewin
Here’s the team prior to any transfers being made:
Kris’s last 4 seasons overall rank were 39k, 44k, 46k and 23k
GW23 points: 56 (FPL average 58) Total points: 1,450, Overall Rank: 84k, red arrow: 29k Team Value: £105.6m
Kris has used his Free Hit Chip
With the fa cup games now finished there seems a good chance that both Spurs and Villa will double in 26 and play in 29. With Leeds doubling in 25 and playing in 29, 7 or 8 players from these three teams going into 26 should allow a nice transition to 29 – important when playing without my free hit. It’s unlikely the rescheduled matches will be announced before the gameweek 24 deadline so I’m not putting all my eggs in that basket quite yet.
I have 2 FTs and 6.2m in the bank. I’m going to need a few hits to get my team for 26, which suggests a wildcard in 25 might be the best play – though I’d prefer to keep the wc to allow moving on my midfielders (Fernandes, Gundogan and Salah) in 29 and resetting my team in gw30.
To create the funds for Kane and Son I need a cheap third striker, so I plan to get in Reid from Fulham; with the bonus of two games in 24, playing in 29 and a chance Fulham also double in 26! He will be replacing Calvert-Lewin who I’m expecting to be confirmed as being out for a few weeks.
If the rest of my team gets a clean bill of health (Dias and Antonio in particular) I could then roll the transfer, though I am considering Lowton from Burnley to pick up his two games in 24 and 26 or make an early move for Dallas to catch the price moves. If I do decide I’m wildcarding in 25 then I might be more adventurous and go for an Everton player for their double.
Captain Gundogan and vice Fernandes.
Transfer summary: likely Calvert Lewin out for Decordova-Reid of Fulham. Another to be confirmed
Here’s the team prior to any transfers taking place
Rob’s last 4 seasons overall rank were 64k, 45k, 40k and 23k
GW23 points: 74 (FPL average 58) Total points: 1,275, Overall Rank: 1,737k, green arrow: 143k Team Value: £104.4m
Rob has used his Free Hit Chip
Another good score but didn’t gain much rank, it seems everyone is scoring the same points at the moment. My bench dilemma cost me; benching Cancelo was right but benching Gundogan was wrong! Out of the 7 attackers I started only Antonio blanked who I would never have benched against Fulham anyway, so I was always going to have points on the bench no matter what I did!
Onto this week and the plan was to bring in Dias for Chilwell and that hasn’t changed so that transfer is complete. I have another benching headache this week which is helped helped a bit by Antonio’s fitness doubt. I know it’s only fatigue but I see West Ham struggling to break Sheff Utd down especially after playing 120mins in the FA cup. Could easily be a 0-0 game where Antonio is subbed early again. The next spot on my bench is going to be Son! Seems to go against every unwritten rule benching a premium but Man City away is as hard as they come so I’m going to take that risk. I see Leeds getting something from Arsenal so don’t want to bench Harrison or Bamford. If Calvert Lewin is confirmed as definitely out this may make things easier
Captain will be Gundogan.
Transfer summary: Dias for Chilwell completed
Here’s the team with the above transfer completed:
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