FPL Transfer Planner Review

Prior to the blank and double gameweeks last season, Ben Crellin¬†created a fantastic spreadsheet that fantasy managers used to plan activation of their wild card and remaining chips. His spreadsheets took into account the missed games due to commitment to the UCL, UEL and league cups in England. As the season progress, so did Ben’s spreadsheet, until he tested the Twitter community and placed a price tag on his planning sheets, Out of respect for Ben, his time and effort in developing and maintaining these sheets, I made the decision to pay for his spreadsheet to finish out the season.
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Pay to Play

I’ve spent the better part of 35 years involved in fantasy sports, beginning in 1983 when a group of friends created a fantasy NFL league. Back then, there was no infrastructure to support the hobby like there is today. The Internet was in it’s infancy and I was logging into an online service called The Source, in an effort to get all the latest scores and updates, to be a step ahead of the morning newspaper, manually tally points for the weekend action.
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Premier League: GW33 Retrospect

In a week that saw the worst average score this season (32 points), my squad banged on this week recording another green arrow, finishing on 45 points (after the -4 hit). Injuries to Mohammad Salah and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, midweek caused me to reevaluate my starting XI, which resulted in an additional transfer this weekend. It was the second week in a row I had taken a hit, but come out on the positive side of the transfer points.
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GW31 Strategy

Prior to the weekend FA Cup matches, I have 5 confirmed starters for BGW31. While not “advisable” I moved Marcos Alonso out and introducing budget defender, Ahmed Hegazi, leaving me with a FT for GW28. Playing the percentages, I believe WBA will feature in BGW31 but more importantly this move provides me more budget for bringing in 3 new attacking players.
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BGW31 and Beyond

Coming off my best week (69 points) since Gameweek 20, there is little planning to do until the FA Cup 5th Round Replays next week. Using data compiled by Ben Crellin, fantasy managers are provided statistical analysis and probability of what teams will be without a fixture in Gameweek 31/35. As of this writing, there are just two confirmed matches; LIV vs WAT and STO vs EVE. The remaining teams and fixtures are yet to be determined. So what is a fantasy manager to do?
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