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Fantasy Football 247 Site Team Gameweek 33

Fantasy Football 247 Site Team Gameweek 33

Fantasy Football 247 Site Team Gameweek 33

Welcome to Fantasy Football 247 Site Team Gameweek 33. For fup sake. 55 fupping points. Ok, that’s the obscenities out of the way but c’mon, 55 points? I haven’t checked but I doubt we have been below the average on many occasions this season but we were in GW32. It may have been by just 1pt but we were still below it. We should’ve known what was in store at lunchtime on Saturday as Kyle Walker was rested and captain Eriksen picked up a solitary assist despite Spurs putting four past Watford. Our keeper and three defenders weighed in with a massive 6pts and with Antonio Valencia needing yet another rest we played the gameweek with just 10 players. 10pts from Eden Hazard were very much appreciated as were the nine from Josh King who climbed from our bench to replace Eyeore. Romelu Lukaku chipped in with two goals but the less said about Alexis Sanchez & Arsenal on Monday night the better. Naturally we ended the gameweek with a sizeable red arrow and we now sit 52,078. Some tough decisions need to be made…

Our transfers this week are: selling Alexis Sanchez and Fernando Llorente and buying Wilfried Zaha and Harry Kane.
Tough decisions were taken indeed and they come no tougher than selling Llorente. Only joking! They come no tougher of course than selling Alexis, who has been so good for us this season and is the highest points scorer in FPL. However, we are at that time of the season where big and possibly stupid decisions are made. And we have made it! No goals or assists in his last three matches was enough to attract the axe with not even two double game-weeks to follow enough to save him. Selling Alexis means of course we can buy Kane and also young Wilfried of South London – Zaha is in great form and despite a tough set of fixtures on the horizon, his form and double-game-week next week justified his inclusion while Kane of course needs little explanation or reasoning. Getting rid of Llorente is just a bonus.

The Team in full this week…

Our captain is: Romelu Lukaku
Despite his 13pt haul last week, Big Rom only just won the vote with Kane running him close. With the votes at 2-2 the deciding vote went to the Everton striker from a source who was against selling Alexis, so it was probably personal against Kane. From such reasoning, leagues are won and lost. C’mon Rom! Kane is vice-captain if required.

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The Fixture Tracker in full…

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  1. Dear All

    Minor point – though obviously important…The fixture tracker says that the deadline for transfers this GW is 14.00 on 15 April. There’s an early match (Bournemouth v Spurs), so transfer deadline time is actually 11.30.

    Don’t think for a moment that regular readers will have thought anything else, but someone checking the tracker for the first time and being unfamiliar with FPL might be misled…

    • Yeah it’s because the tracker is planned months and months in advance and with me being away this week the lads had to work off an old version. Great job they did in getting it up and ready with the new DGW’s on too within hours of them being announced. It’ll be fixed on next weeks if any of the others are inaccurate. The Countdown Timer or the Fixtures tab next to Hot Comments or the FPL site itself would always take precedence for me anyway I think.

      • Sorry, Init – didn’t mean at all to be critical of all your efforts. Just wanted to point it out to help any others who might have got wires crossed. I always look at the tracker, and think it’s the single most important feature on this site for planning ahead (quite apart, of course, from all the helpful support that everyone posts up). I missed the incorrect transfer deadline time myself until just now. I guess that anyone who’s spent the time locating this site must already be well into FF and quite sussed about transfer deadlines – though someone earlier this week insisted that 3-2-1 bonus points were available for each team, so maybe not everyone is absolutely clued in…

        • No problem at all mate, rather have things pointed out so that they can be corrected. I’d certainly not spotted it but then again I’m only on mobile right now so it was unlikely I would!

  2. Firminho to Zaha and Costa to Kane for an 8 point hit? Already did Llorente to Bentekers. :p

    • Not convinced it’s worth an 8 point hit but good moves for next week.

      • Hmmm so wait? Figured I would do the Kane move and cappo him. But maybe Lukaku can equal him?

  3. Hey guys, how goes the tinkering? I asked earlier about Zaha vs. Townsend but there wasn’t anyone around. Now that we’ve seen pictures of Townsend training and can assume he’s fit for Saturday, is anyone considering him over Zaha? They both have the exact same amount of points over the past 5 gws, but I’ve just had another look and Townsend’s stats are considerably better in that time. He’s also a bonus point magnet (9 bonus points to Zaha’s 3 in the past 5 weeks), is on corners, and is currently .1 cheaper. Zaha is the popular choice looking at transfers/ownership, but Townsend is looking like he could be a profitable differential pick. Would you go with the popular player to cover Zaha’s points, or is it the time of the year to be a bit maverick and look to gain ground on the masses?

    • Didn’t know that about his stats there Red, interesting. I have Zaha already so not a decision I have to make but if I was it’d be down to any ML situation. If you have one? If not I think I’d go Zaha on a straight choice.

    • Hi, Red. I’d say there’s not that much to choose between them, so assume they’ll have equal chances of scoring well. I’d go for Townsend – lower ownership and the 0.1 saving could come in handy…

    • Thanks init and Qwk, appreciate your thoughts. I do like the price savings, but that’s not my main concern. And due to his popularity and price rise tonight, Zaha will probably end up making you some money by the time gw34 comes around. I guess I’m just thinking about the strategy of owning the more popular player to cover his points, or going with a differential player to gain ground. Good call about the ML init. I’m leading all my MLs and my Banterbury group, so I’d like to keep that going. I’ll see what that looks like and factor it in. :)

      Bonus question for you guys if you’re still about. I have my WC and plan to use it in gw35/36, so I’m only concerned with the next 2-3 weeks. Knowing that, would you drop Tadic, Walcott, or Siggy this week for one of Zaha/Townsend? I was leaning toward Tadic as he has (CITY, che) up next, while the other two have decent matches the next two. Does that sound right to you guys?

      • Yep, Red. I’d drop Tadic for Townsend or Zaha now, but bring him but in GW35 (v Hull) with two DGWs to follow. Walcott and Siggy do have, as you say, a couple of good fixtures in GWs 33 and 34.

        • * bring him back in GW35

        • Right on, thanks Qwk. Appreciate the advice, best of luck this weekend. :)

    • Yeah, I noticed that. I just hope Benteke shows some of his worth. Lol.

      • I think a lot of people will be hoping for that Raz. If he does well this week he’ll have a lot of suitors for the DGW I bet!

  4. Declared!

    Anyone has any strong opinions on the line-up it would be appreciated but I have ran the stats on the selections and other than McAuley it all looks good (he plays regardless, like a good luck gnome :) ).

    • Looks great, Init. Front 7 very strong. Planning to ship out McAuley when he blanks in GW34 or keep on bench to wait for GW37?

      • He’ll be starting in 34 mate. For me, anyway :)

        • No doubt ghosting into the area unmarked…

    • Interesting call to drop King. I’ve wasted a lot of points with him on the bench lately so am playing him over Bardy this week.

      • *Vardy

      • I was looking at that too, SAF. Although it is a tight Spurs defense, King has been scoring against anyone lately. I only wish Eddie Howe would bench him in real life on Saturday as I have Ben Davies in defense and King scares me!

        Haha, nice team init, good luck. :)

      • Just assumed I’d be playing him too until I looked at the stats in relation to Spurs conceding at home and West Ham scoring away in particular.

  5. hi guys,

    I decided to keep transfer this week. any suggestions about choice of capo and substitutes?

    • I forgot about attaching screenshot.

      • Could play Barnes over Yoshi

    • Bench Heaton, Barnes, Yoshi, Gibson

  6. I was also thinking about Sanchez conundrum. I used this season as a sample to gauge if current situation has happened before. I have gathered data for 4 best mids this season and visualized their points gains per gameweek. I added 2,10 and 15 point lines for reference. I hope that it can be helpful in your considerations.

    few interesting points.

    if you look at Sanchez he had similar slump between weeks 7-12. only one sizeable return and 5 Blanks(5 points on one occasion so technically 4 blanks) Between week 15 and 24 only one haul of more than 10 points,once 8 points and the rest was 6 or less.
    I brought him before week 30 and didn’t get great returns so far but i guess i will keep going for little bit longer. As you can see even when he was playing up front he had bad times.At the same time after returns of 2 and 1 point in weeks 11-12 he went to score 14 and 23 in following 2 weeks.
    I guess I needed to convince myself to keep him. haha. I chose far from optimal momemt to bring him in.

    sidenote. how frustrating was Ericksen for first 11 GW or so?

  7. Alright, I finally died on my transfers:
    Vertonghen & Vardy -> Jags & Kane for free!
    Captain Kane and here we go!!!

  8. Morning guys. I need to do a transfer here as have 2 free transfers. What to do nothing in the bank. Need help. Early thoughts either Grant to Hennessy or Nyom for Barragan? Or something else. Not having Kane concerns me a bit but will be flying so can’t watch game anyway

    • Smash, Nyom to Barragan makes sense as Boro have a better double than Palace.

      • Thanks Kop. Yeah they do. I’ll prob do the other move next week anyway. Only thing that concerns me about Barragan is not sure if he’s a guaranteed starter

        • That’s true. The only Boro defender I’d be 100% with is Gibson but he’s a bit pricey for a Boro defender although he’s had some decent returns of late.

        • Very true that Kop. But guess anyone can lose their place

    • Grant to Valdez?
      With Butland coming back Grant may lose his place and Valdez has a double coming up

  9. Thoughts on any transfers for my team this week? Tempted to just keep the free transfer.

    Otherwise potentially Siggy to Son? But scared Poch will rest him now

    • Ziddy, what’s your plan for next weeks DGW? You could look at getting Zaha in for Phillips?

      • Thinking potentially Zaha/Hazard in for Phillips/Sanchez?

  10. Hey guys, I still have all my chips left and I’ve gamed it out and I’m looking at using wildcard in GW36, bench boost in 37 and then all out attack in 38, but I’m having trouble deciding when to use my triple captain. These are the options I’m currently choosing between, Lukaku in GW33, Alli in GW33 or Ibrahimovic with his double GW34.

    • Out of those options I’d stick it on Lukaku this week to be honest! I know the consensus has been to use it in a double and last season if you TC’d Aguero or Sanchez you were laughing but I TC’d Carroll in 37 for 6 pts and Kun this year in 27 for 27 pts. A SGW could give you a better haul, Ibra could get say 12 pts in both his games in 34 but he may also get rested 1 match and pick up 2 pts in his other. Think TC is just a chip to use by playing the fixtures and Lukaku could go big this week in my opinion!

    • Fantasy,

      It is a tricky one!
      The double GW suggests Ibra as obvious but the games are away at Burnley and City neither of which give away a lot of goals. The risk I’d he might be rested for one match as well…
      I like both Alli and Lukaku for GW33 and am not sure which to captain myself as I have both.

      Not much help to you, sorry.
      Just go with your gut feel.

    • I see your point Rosco and Lep but Ibra’s played 90 mins in every premier league game other than the 3 he was suspended and considering how Jose’s been trying to juggle the squad to keep them fresh and Ibra recently had 3 games to rest, I’m almost certain he will play in both the DGW games. Also I just had a look at it Cookie, I don’t think that WC in 35 is an option for me, because looking at the fixtures 36-38 I’m planning on having 3 Arsenal players (away to spurs in 35), 2-3 Chelsea players (away to everton in 35) and also if they’re in form looking at Vardy + maybe one defender from Leicester (away to west brom in 35, and they’re pretty shocking away). Time to meditate on this haha, thanks for the help!

  11. Hey Guys,

    Looking at this team

    Baines, Davies, Valencia
    Alli, Coutinho, Sanchez, Son
    Aguero, Benteke, Lukaku

    Thinking of captaining Alli….is this crazy?

    • No I was torn between him and Lukaku too!

      • Thanks Rosco. I am struggling between these two.

      • They’ve both hit 45 points over their last 5 games so it’s tricky and a bit of a coin toss! I also have a feeling Erik could do well this week so I was jumping between the 3!

    • I guess the only other advice I could give on this is decide based on your position in your mini-leagues. If you’re trailing and you think everyone and their mother will captain Lukaku, go with Alli for the differential. If you’re well on top, stick with Lukaku.

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