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Fantasy Football 247 Site Team Gameweek 14

Fantasy Football 247 Site Team Gameweek 14

Fantasy Football 247 Site Team Gameweek 14

Welcome to the Fantasy Football 247 Site Team Gameweek 14 article. Having fared poorly the previous week, as many did, we needed to bounce back this week and we did just that with a decent 68 points which saw us rise over 45,000 places and back up to a respectable overall rank of 34,512. Captaining Sanchez helped us massively, as did hanging onto Kun, which in itself feels like a feat given that 4/5 of the committee actually now admit that they sold him on their own teams! Other than those two, Austin got us 9 and Pieters brought a clean sheet and 6 but the rest were left wanting, it does go to show that you can still post a decent score if just a few of your troops turn up. Our big disappointment was of course our actual transfer as we had planned meticulously to finally bring in Coutinho but he unfortunately suffered a bad injury this week. To add insult to that Firmino also limped off too to leave us with a grand total of 4 points between them. Best laid plans and all that. Let’s take a look at how we plan to deal with the situation this week…

Transfer – Sold Coutinho & Lukaku and bought Pedro & Kane
We bring you the site team early this week and that is simply because we have decided to jump in and make our transfers now rather than wait to suffer the inevitable price drops of Coutinho and Lukaku. It would be remiss of us to post this on Friday and only tell you then that we made our moves on Tuesday. Yes we know the dangers of this of course, but it was a small risk we felt willing to take, especially given that had we waited we probably wouldn’t have been able to afford the guys we wanted, in particular our chosen captain.

Like so many other managers our transfer this week, or at least one of them, has been dictated to us as a result of the injury suffered by Philippe Coutinho. With Romelu Lukaku failing to register any returns for three consecutive games the decision was made to cut him adrift and in the process incur a 4pt hit, our first of the season.
So, having decided who we were selling we now had the task of identifying their replacements. Given the fixtures over the coming game-weeks it came down to a straight choice between Harry Kane and Diego Costa to fill the void left by Lukaku. While Chelsea are in great form, Spurs’ next three home games are against Swansea, Hull & Burnley and we simply couldn’t ignore the potential Harry Kane offers. Granted Spurs are struggling somewhat in front of goal but as we’ve seen in the past Kane only needs one chance. The fact that he features in slightly over 8% of teams is an added bonus.

With £7.5m to spend we turned our attentions to the midfield. Had we made the choice to go with Costa up top we would in all likelihood have went with Gylfi Sigurdsson. It was however felt that the lack of Chelsea cover could have dire consequences in the weeks ahead and with that in mind the decision to add Pedro to our squad was a relatively easy one.

THE NEW TEAM IN FULL FOR Gameweek 14

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The team picks itself really and there are no surprises, maybe we could have considered Pickford ahead of Cech but Arsenal have only conceded 4 away and West Ham only average a goal a game at home (6 in 6). We hope Bobby (as Klopp calls him) makes it of course but even if he doesn’t we won’t be rushing to take more hits for him, we will let a 1 / 2 pointer come off the bench. As we said in the intro, it’s not always about a perfect 11 sometimes, it just needs the key elements in place, and we feel we have prepared ourselves correctly in that respect this week.

Our Captain is Harry Kane
The decision to appoint Kane as our captain this week was a unanimous one. After all Swansea have shipped 12 in their last four games and even Crystal Palace managed to put four past them in GW13. End of story with that one really!

If anyone is interested in following the site teams progress then you can do so here and we wish you all the best of luck this week with your own teams.

Thanks for reading Fantasy Football 247 Site Team Gameweek 14


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Fixture Tracker – the next 6 games

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  1. 19
    viktorsjolin says:

    Any news on Heaton and Boruc?

  2. 20
    db says:

    Evening all,

    Have I set my r team up up correctly?
    I have double West Bromwich at the back so should I:
    A. Leave as Is
    B. Play Pickford rather than Forster
    C. Play Morgan rather than Madley

    Forster
    Mcauley, Cedric, Pieters
    Hazard, Firmino, Matic, Sanchez
    Aguero, Costa, Austin

    Pickford, Morgan, Holebas, Barry
    1ft, 0.1 itb
    Transfer this week was Stones to Cedric

  3. 21
    man u man says:

    Guys i need help here. Who to get for gundogan for about 6m or should i keep hom for another week. Thanks guys.

  4. 22
    Matt says:

    Bit of a mental blockade here guys but is it the League Cup semi finals that start effecting FPL and set up DGWs or is it the FA Cup replays??

  5. 23
    DMC says:

    ´Night everyone. Has anyone considered Origi and is he nailed for the time being?

  6. 24
    DMC says:

    And how about the lad Sims from Southampton, is he the ultimate £ 4.5/5th mid in a 3-4-3 formation?

    • 24.1
      inittowinit says:

      He looked great the other day and I believe he didn’t start tonight so that’s a good indication. I did actually consider him instead of Phillips but I wanted to see him start more and be sure he did first.

      • DMC says:

        Yeah, he did on the 66th, for Boufal. He looks lively and in form. What worries me about his game time is the xmas period we’re getting into now. We’ll need the bench for sure. Otherwise he could be a great enabler in a 3-4-3. Is he doing Tadic’s role?

        • inittowinit says:

          He played on the right on Sunday. Right of a front 3 as such with Redmond on the left of it. They were slightly behind Austin but I guess for the purposes of a formation chart it was a front 3 essentially.

        • DMC says:

          Thx init. I like the Philips pick. I’m downgrading someone in the midfield this week, to get kane, and if I need the funds then him and Zaha are shortlisted. Zaha has a much better ICT Index but he also has Afcon now so he’d be a ney right now.

        • inittowinit says:

          I think Mito said the ACON is about 7 GW’s away yet so I wouldn’t worry too much about that yet unless you have more than just him going.

        • DMC says:

          Indeed, but we all know how squads are affected by the xmas period so I’m sure other pressing issues will come up come January so my transfers in and out from now to January do have in consideration the exodus of African players. For example (and I may regret this), Sadio Mane will be saying farewell this week. Granted that’s to fund Kane, but others could make way and in the end that was the decisive issue, so it wouldn’t make sense, to me, to then bring another African player. Especially a budget one that would then be difficult to sub.

        • inittowinit says:

          That sounds far too sensible! You’d never fit in on the site committee with that attitude ;)

        • DMC says:

          Lol I would if there were enough pints though!

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