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FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW31

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW31

FF247 Fantasy Football Site Team GW31

The bare necessities…
A relatively successful week, but one that somehow felt it should have been so much more… Our decision to captain Salah over Vardy cost us 11 valuable points, but we are at least grateful that we brought the latter in at all after his 16 point haul. Our score of 56 was alright – it was better than the average of 48 and saw us achieve the smallest of green arrows, for the second week in a row, to rest at 29, 423rd. However, its a win and we’ll always take a win. When it is stripped down, 48 of the 56 points came from just five of the players, with new recruit Vardy leading the party, while Hazard & Jimenez topped up our score late on with a goal apiece. Our 5-a-side team was made up of assisters Digne and Captain Salah. The rest of the mob can go do one – not even Fabianski could muster his usual 3pts. Which leads us on nicely to this week, and its reduced benefits….

Last week’s result…

Before we get going on this weeks decision we should remind you that;

This week’s transfer decision…
Going into BGW31 we have 1 free transfer, £3.3m in the bank and 8 players with an actual fixture this week.

We should begin by stating that we made our minds up last week that our chip strategy would (most likely) be; Build for BGW’s 31 & 33 together, FHDGW32, WCGW34, BBDGW35 and TC on a chosen single. Given as we have 8 already this week and 7 definites plus two ‘at risk’ for BGW33 we decided to bring in a couple of players who will feature in both weeks, and lose a couple who won’t, therefore plumping our numbers up for the blanks to 10 and possibly 11 respectively.

The decision itself was very straightforward and a bit route one. With no double Liverpool defence to block our path to the man of the moment we felt that bringing in Mane was a no-brainer. Alongside him we felt we needed some Bournemouth coverage and so Callum Wilson joins the party too.

We should also say that we did consider an extra hit for a defender so that we could field a full 11, whilst invoking the (admittedly flaky) -2 / 0 rule. We ended up deciding not to because the only teams we felt had any real potential in terms of returning a clean sheet were West Ham and Bournemouth. Trouble with both would have been fitting them into our BGW33 team, plus West Ham run into Chelsea in that one and we already own Fabianski. Bournemouth were seriously considered but we still concluded that Newcastle would most likely score and so decided to leave it be.

To confirm then we have SOLD Pogba and Jimenez & BOUGHT Mane and Wilson

Our Captain is Mane, our Vice is Salah
Salah did get one vote, but even that came with an “I think…” attached to it. Mane took the rest for another stress free decision. He’s pretty hard to ignore given the form he is in at the moment, no further explanation required on that one Your Honour.

Our team in full…

Planning Ahead…
The below is how we now look for the GW’s ahead. Built nicely for this and BGW33 we intend to use our Free Hit for the DGW next week.

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  1. 61
    GoalMachine says:

    (1) Fraser or Brooks?
    (2) I am in total dilemma – what to do with my transfers. I have 2 FT and 0.6 ITB.
    Robo, Digne
    Salah, Mane, Anderson
    Vardy, Rondon, Barnes

    I have been thinking Pogba > Hazard and Son > Brooks/Fraser. But then I will have 8 attackers and 1 to bench. But I do not see any other option to fit Hazard there. Also wanted Wilson – but no place as already have 3 FWDs.

    Any suggestion?

    • 61.1
      Leprechaun says:

      Tricky GM, no point really in having 8 attackers unless you are very confident of a Hazard charge.
      Could consider Son to Fraser and then bring in a Chelsea defender – that’s what I did below.

      • GoalMachine says:

        Yes, I know. Looking at 31 and 33 – I have to pick up. Everton is not that easy game for Chelsea, but next one is at 33 vs WHU. Bournemouth also have similar games – NEW and Bur (both look easy in pen and paper, but can go either way).

        • Leprechaun says:

          I agree that on paper the B’mouth fixtures look good. However at this stage of the season, strange things start to happen – teams that were poor suddenly start to show some spirit. Both Newcastle and Burnley, more the latter to be fair, could fall into that category.

    • 61.2
      Kralin says:

      Just use Brooks – or a very cheap midfielder from another 31/33 side – as an enabler.

  2. 62
    Leprechaun says:

    Good to go

    Alexander-A, Pereira, Robertson, Luis, Schindler
    Fraser, Salah, Snoddy, Maddison

    Thinking of TC for Salah… could be his time again!

    • 62.1
      GoalMachine says:

      Can be big hit or miss – but anyway TC is always like that. I am waiting for a 3rd DGW (if at all). Otherwise 33, 36-38 – have to play in any one of these 4. On a hindsight probably 31 is a better option as there is no UCL/EL – those will come heavy later. Till few hours to ponder the TC thought.

    • 62.2
      Kralin says:

      It’s not the worst of punts. The wretched chip has to be played at some point.

      I’ll be holiding it back. Holding, even.

      We may see a school of thought emerge (if it hasn’t already) that advocates playing it in 38.

      That’s something I’ve been pondering. If at 36/7 the league and most of its places haven’t been decided, of course.

  3. 63
    BennyB says:

    Morning all,

    After patiently saving my chips all year for this exact situation, I’ve totally forgotten about the BGW and have just had to quickly throw a FH team together! sad

    How am I looking? Could do Arnie and Mane in for Higuain and Maddison, but would involve losing VVD.

    Any suggestions?

  4. 64
    lsd1980s says:

    Captaining Mane over Salah? Yay or nay!

    • 64.1
      Raziel says:

      I fear the top 10k will mostly captain Mane and I’m on Salah (I’m in the top 4k). Outside the top 10k most will cappo Salah.

      Hard one. Mane has form and Salah doesn’t. Mane also missed a training earlier this week due to whatever. He misses them more often but it’s something to take a notice of.

      I”m just hoping that against all odds Salah finally finds his scoring boots again. He’s been a big disappointment the past weeks when I capped him. He must come good one day. You saw the last assist in the Bayern game? It was magical. It’s not like he can’t play football.

      I think the Bayern game was more about speed and getting infront of the goalie. Fulham will probably pack 11 players at defense and they have to breakthrough. I hope in this case this will advantage Salah.

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