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Fantasy Football 247 Site Team Gameweek 20

Fantasy Football 247 Site Team Gameweek 20

Fantasy Football 247 Site Team Gameweek 20

Welcome to the Fantasy Football 247 Site Team Gameweek 20 article. Last time we spoke to you, all of about two days ago, we were in a bit of a pickle and quite frankly a bit stumped and very uninspired by our options. It’s funny like that sometimes in FPL because we ended up having our hand forced a little to do two transfers we wouldn’t ordinarily have done had it not been for a combination of injuries, suspensions or obvious rotation. As it was it ended up being a thoroughly inspired bit of business! We sort of reluctantly brought in Phillips and Defoe with most of the transfer committee agreeing it was the right (and probably only) thing to do whilst at the same time shrugging and yawning at the prospect. Well bugger us, they only went and got 20 points between them! Probably just as well though as some of the others may as well have stayed at home for all the good they did us. To be fair we knew our defence was on a hiding to nothing this week and nothing was exactly what 75% of them delivered! Actually ‘nothing’ would have been a bonus for our 3 defenders as they managed to combine for a grand total of -1 between them! Only Cech delivered from the back end with 7 points. In midfield we had the wrong Spurs chap this week, the right West Brom one, Siggy (sighs) and Sanchez who grabbed an assist for one of the goals of the season. We tossed a coin on the captaincy and in all honesty it wasn’t even worth the bother in the end as Costa got us a goal, Ibra an assist. We missed out on 2 points by going Ibra basically. It does beg the question why a goal isn’t worth more really, surely 5 for a striker would better represent the difference between the two achievements? Anyway we digress… Overall we scored 52 which leaves us at 68,370 in the rankings.

Transfer for GW20 – Sold Sigurdsson & Bought Lallana
We’ve resisted the scramble for Aguero this week simply because we have faith in Costa and Ibra and don’t want to lose either just yet. To otherwise accommodate him would probably mean losing Sanchez which we aren’t willing to do either. Whether that is a wise or foolish decision then we shall see tomorrow! For now we are simply fixing a small issue which has bugged us for a while which is the lack of any Liverpool coverage in attack and Mr Lallana is currently looking like one of the hottest properties in the game so we are ditching Siggy for him. Not that we dislike Siggy but in all honesty their respective teams couldn’t be much different right now. One sits dead last, the other in 2nd. Swansea have scored 2 in the last 4 games, and it was a fairly favourable run of games too. And they lost all 4. In contrast Liverpool have scored 9 in their last 4. And won all of them. Siggy got 2 points in each for a total of 8. Lallana got 37. And plays Sunderland this week who, quite frankly, looked dreadful against Burnley.

THE NEW TEAM IN FULL FOR GW 20

Our Captain is Zlatan
All of our big hitters (Costa, Sanchez, Ibra and Lallana) play away this week so there was no one stand out candidate really. In terms of their relative stats –

Costa vs Spurs
Spurs have conceded 5 at home (best record in the league)
Chelsea are a bit light on goals away with just 14 in 9.
Costa has scored 66pts in 9 away games. Average of 7.3 per game.

Sanchez vs Bournemouth
Bournemouth have the 2nd best record of the featured teams with 12 conceded at home (12th in the league)
Arsenal do like to score away from home with 20 so far, an average of over 2 per game.
Sanchez has scored 81pts in 9 away games. Average of 9 per game.

Ibra vs West Ham
West ham have conceded 14 at home (the 5th worst in the league)
Man United like Chelsea feel a bit short in this respect with only 13 scored away in 9.
Ibra has scored 61pts in 9 away games. Average of 6.7 per game.

Lallana vs Sunderland
Sunderland have conceded 15 at home (4th worst in the league)
Liverpool have averaged exactly 2 goals per away from home so far, 20 in total.
Lallana has scored 43pts in 9 away games. Average of 4.7 per game.

We have featured the above simply as a handy guide to this weeks captaincy decision really. In terms of points per game Sanchez is the stand out man and Lallana has nearly half of his points. In terms of opposition Lallana has the best, Costa the worst. In terms of team goals scored Liverpool and Arsenal win by a good margin. Zlatan sort of sits in the middle of most stats here but is the man in form at the moment. Costa out-points him but has the toughest opposition. Sanchez does too but scored most of those playing as the main striker, which he won’t do against Bournemouth. In all honesty you could make a valid case for any of them really. We chose Zlatan.

Just for good measure here is how Aguero looks based upon the same criteria –
Aguero vs Burnley
Burnley have conceded 18 away from home (12th overall)
City have scored 17 at home (6th best in the league)
Aguero has 16 points at home in 6 games. Average of 2.6 per game.

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.

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  1. Site Team is Live!

    Bit of a mini captain article in there too, for good measure.

    • Love the captains analysis,nice touch !

    • Cheers Init – nice moves those , both last week’s and this one. Congrats.
      I’m debating the Sanchez/Ibra too and am leaning at the former for now. Noble’s absence for west ham could change that as he’s integral to their defensive balance (they’ve tightened up at the back lately). We shall see.
      I expect a goal fest nonetheless given the short recovery time.

  2. nice article, its made me change my captain to zlatan which i never really considered. it eas between my 5 midfielders but think ill go with Zlatan. Im I good to go here. is chambers a bettwr pick than alonso or rose?

    • Oh God, don’t blame us for that! Sanchez got the best points there. He got 2 of the 5 votes as well, just FYI. Zlatan got 3, so it was close.

      • I heard today that sanchez has either scored or assisted 29 of Arsenals last 30 goals. Incredible. What players do you think are at risk of rotation? sanchez, sterling, lallana?

        • Could be anybody in all honesty mate, no idea really.

        • Sanchez doesn’t do rotation. He’ll either non play when injured or get injured playing !

  3. Hey guys, could I have some advice please?

    I have 1 FT and £0.6m ITB.

    Would you roll the transfer ?

    Or look at swapping hazard to Alli?

    Costa or Ibra to Kane?

    Thanks

    • No on all of those beno, I’d roll it.

      • Thanks init

        What do you think I should be looking to do next week?

        Tottenham player and a Southampton defender?

        Cheers

        • It’s 2 weeks away with a full FA Cup weekend in between so probably too early to even speculate

  4. Nice job,and very good analysis about cap.so i have a tricky one.i have zaha since gw 5 and had decided after he s gone for CAF to replace him with philips.So should i keep him for the tasty game against swansea (already have benteke for palace cover) cause i heard there is a doubt for him to play or transfer him for philips now (also tasty game)?What are your thoughts?

    • Going to look at team news and in particular AFCON stuff in a bit teo. Will let you know if I find anything on him.

  5. GTG?

    Thanks!

    J.

    • Taking a chance on kun I think!

    • Good to go

      • Cheers Mitro

        How’s your team looking?

        • Kun the little shit is giving me a headache!!

          This is my current team but I’m thinking of doing either hazard and origi to Pedro and Kun for a -8 or origi to giroud for a -4

  6. Help required here. Had a bad week mainly because of the 8 point hit. 2 of those moves were needed Pickford and Walcott. Other was Costa for Kane ouch. I want Aguero and I will probably captain him. I have 5 million to spend on a midfielder. I can go Phillips and downgrade Holebas to Holgate who may or may not play. They did beat Leicester with him but then did not play v Hull. That would be for a -8 though

    • Smash i will go for philips propably my self.So if you want so bad kun and take the hits for him, i think that s the way to go.If you take holgate then play aoa this gw if you still have the chip.

      • Yeah i still have the chip. I am tempted. Would probably play Pieters and Jones. Though I’m not sure if Holgate is close to playing

    • Smash – sorry mate but it has to be Phillips

      • So the -8. Front players would look really good but defence would need work

        • Attack attack attack!

          Fuck defence ;)

        • I’ve always played the game that way

    • Hey Smash. Holgate generally wont play. I think a more obvious is to move Firmino out?

      • Yeah that’s the problem. Alternative is Love but that ain’t much better. I think Firmino will come good but then I’m still waiting for that. Ali is not enough though and Walcott is injured

        • if you were to allow a reasonable defender (say 5m) to replace Holebas, what would you need to find somewhere?

  7. Hi, thanks guys and good luck.
    Could I have your advice please, is this wildcard crazy just to bring Kun in and not lose zlatan or costa? I don’t really want to go without Kun but can’t really justify swapping one of them. Thank you x

    • I won’t lie, joanne, you’d thoroughly activating your WC now. Especially for that!

      Brilliant front 7 including 5 excellent big hitters, but c’mon, that defence…

      Even if Aguero scores a hat-trick tomorrow you’d probably STILL regret not having your WC for the DGWs.

      If you want him that badly… take Costa out for him.

      • …thoroughly *regret! How did I skip the most important word? :D

      • You are right I think I just panicked I have never used wc this early but my team is a shambles. Think I will lose costa. Thank you x

        • hi Joanne – I would take a big hit. Big big hit other than wc. Its essentially a 2 for one special (dgw)

          whats your current team?

        • +1

        • Don’t laugh

  8. For this week who is better?
    Fletcher or can? Who to sub and who to play
    For transfer 5.2 allen or punchoen?

    • Fletcher or Can – much of muchness. Probably …… hell, I’ve no idea.

      Allen has a bit of form so probably him

  9. All,

    Which is better:

    Hazard and origi to Pedro/£7m mid and Kun for a -8 (Kun will be my cappo)

    Origi to giroud for a -4

    • I prefer the first one. Pedro is a bit of a risk but has been playing well

      • It’s either Pedro or iwobi, Antonio, cesc or J-Rod – I haven’t many options!!

        • I’d avoid Southampton. Manager rotates all the time. Fab might have got his place back. Between him and Matic every week

        • when is Matic due back? Rule out Iwobi and J-Rod I would think.

        • Matic isn’t flagged up so I assume he is fit

  10. Kun is sucking us all in isn’t he! I’m going to be distraught when he blanks and gets a yellow card after two Penalty misses!

    • Or is benched…….. :)

      • Oh god! Don’t say that!! I’m just working up the courage to do the -8 to bring him in!!

        • Pep has to play him. Needs the points too bad now

        • 2 games in less than 48 hours after missing 4 games.Played the full 90 yesterday too.Who knows with Pep……

        • City are 5th! They have to put in a big performance tomorrow! Kun needs goals!! He has to play!

        • It’s Burnley Mitro.

      • I don’t think he will be benched

  11. so I want Bellerin :) – fucker got 2 bonus today as well

    The advice is not to be for Alonso. Not sure

    what say you?

    • Not sure! Say that last sentence again :)

    • made sense in my head.

      I want Bellerin in my team

      This is my team:

      DDG/Pickford
      Alonso/Williams/Brunt/ Pieters/Amat
      Sanchez/Hazard/ Philips/Siggy/Fletcher
      Costa/Ibra/Origi

      If you ever dont mind, get Aguero in there too…

      • You back on the sauce ? :) how much in the bank ??

      • Its been an odd Christmas Brooky. The wife has tonsillitis so short version is yes (sauce). Tbh I thought it wasnt the worse.

        only 0.2 itb

        • shite

          rephrase

          Its been an odd Christmas Brooky. The wife has tonsillitis so short version is yes (sauce). Tbh I thought it wasnt the worse (the message). The tonsillitis was pretty severe for her. She generally is a “suck it up” type person.

          only 0.2 itb

        • Was gonna put a joke in there but I won’t…. :)….sorry to hear that mate,my missus has had the lurgy all xmas too,managed to get out last night though and a few vino’s seemed to help !! Not sure how you get Bellerin in there unless you lose Alonso which doesn’t seem right.

        • whats the joke mate?

        • To do with Tonsillitis and sucking it up…… :)

        • :)

  12. It seems my request for help got lost in a previous post!

    I’ve already taken a hit to get Kun. In order to afford Siggy to Alli I’d need to take a second hit tonight, i.e. -8.

    Is it worth it?? If I don’t I’m stuck with 8.2 to replace Siggy.

    • banjo – are you currently on -4 or zero?

      • Already taken a -4 to do Hazard & Carroll to Phillips & Kun. Really wanted to do Siggy to Alli next GW, but won’t be able to afford it after Alli’s price rise tonight. I’m thinking I need to suck it up and take another hit rather than miss out. What are your thoughts?

        • You could replace Siggy with Coutinho next GW

        • Actually that don’t work. So maybe you might have to do it unless you want Walcott

        • Thanks Smash. That did cross my mind, but I’d rather have a bit of spurs and Liverpool cover, than double Liverpool and no spurs.

        • when is Coutinho back Smash?

        • Again, Wally gives me double arse. I much prefer the balance of having a big of spurs in there, and Alli appears to be the man of the moment. It’s really frustrating as I’ve had this plan for weeks, and he’s found form just too early for me!!

        • After the Fa cup I reckon…

        • Yeah next GW I reckon.

    • It’s rich coming from a Siggy-seller like me, but I don’t like that move, as the hit and fixtures disagree with it.

      If you’re gagging for Alli, though, then it has to be done I guess…

      • I know exactly what you mean. Short term it’s entirely illogical, which is why I’m gutted he’s increasing tonight. Long term I really like the balance of the team tho, and Alli is on fire so it could pay off immediately. Grrrrrr.

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