Think Different: GW6 Transfers

Unlike my 6thGoal squad, where the transfers came fast and furious, while the Merseyside Derby was still going on, I have decided to take my 5-man defensive team and approach it a bit more rationally. There was no knee jerk transfer for Virgil van Dijk during the week. Add to that the news that James Rodriguez won’t play and I decided to hold Kevin De Bruyne last week instead of transferring in Heung-min Son. This team is not without its share of problems, with a FT in my pocket and just 0.3 ITB. This team is also on a run of green arrows to start the season and who thought you couldn’t be successful with an all premium, 5-man defensive team? Continue reading “Think Different: GW6 Transfers”

2020/21 FPL: GW6 Transfers

Does it matter? No, really? At this point I’ve already taken a -8 point hit for game week 6, we still have no clear sign of what will come out of Pep’s pie hole regarding Kevin De Bruyne. Now, days after the Merseyside Derby, FPL managers get word that James Rodriguez is injured and won’t play for Everton. I’ve already had to resolve the loss of Virgil van Dijk due to injury, swap Dominic Calvert-Lewin for the stupid cunt, Richarlison and dumped Raul Jimenez because Wolves look pretty damn lethargic in attack, regardless of his goal against Leeds on Monday. Continue reading “2020/21 FPL: GW6 Transfers”

Think Different: GW5 Transfers

Coming out of the break my 5-man defensive team has two free transfers to potentially use. This team is…different, three green arrows just 216 points and a OR of 1.7 million. They picked up 63 points in the last game week and I am hoping that can spawn something in this squad. It’s been two weeks over 60 points, but two weeks in the 40-something range. I head into this transfer period with just £0.1 ITB and decisions to be made with a perennial favorite at the back, Man City. Continue reading “Think Different: GW5 Transfers”

2020/21 FPL: GW5 Transfers

Coming out of the first international break of the Premier League season and based on what I see on Twitter, there are quite a few who have activated their wild card, looking to increase their budgets with some prices rises, while looking to add talent to their squad. In fact, it’s looking a bit “template”  like. For me, I hit the button ahead of GW3, which has been a trend the last three season. Ask me if I am happy with my team and I think it’s good but as we have seen some players haven’t been playing to their potential. Now managers look to tweak and transfer ahead of GW5. So where do we look? Continue reading “2020/21 FPL: GW5 Transfers”

Think Different: GW4 Transfers

In a very low scoring week I felt lucky to see a small green arrow for the second week in a row to start this season. To be honest, I can’t tell you another time that has happened in eight years playing FPL. While 45 points was quite unimpressive there is a confidence gain seeing that green triangle. On the season I’ve scored 153 points, which is 27 points off a weekly average of 60 points per week, which is a target I always shoot for. One factor leading to a poor start, in terms of overall points the fact we have seen just 12 clean sheets over the first three game weeks. Compare that to 14 during the 2019/20 season and 16 in the 2018/19 seasons. While Liverpool has just one clean sheets I’ve seen a total of five attacking returns that have helped my 5-man defense during this early part of the season. Continue reading “Think Different: GW4 Transfers”

2020/21 FPL: GW4 Transfers

One week before we the first international break of the season, which doesn’t seem like the most logical move for world football with COVID still a major player on the world stage. Rest assured we will have players return, sick and losing more time in the FPL game. That is just another factor we must take into consideration, to some degree when we contemplates transfers or the activation of our wild cards. For me, the first wild card is done and I am now looking at both sides of the break to see how to navigate my way though this questionable period. Continue reading “2020/21 FPL: GW4 Transfers”

2020/21 FPL: GW3 Transfers

It’s Thursday and time to consider my options for GW3. While both teams are headed in different directions, I have a good feeling about both of them. The main team (6thGoal) has scored 136 points over two weeks and that is a weekly average I would really like to maintain. However, it was the 5-man defensive team (FPL Beer Mule) that posted the small, green arrow, but struggled the first week because of the lack of clean sheets. Now on just 108 points, there is much work to be done when building from the back. Change is inevitable and it might be time to consider the wild card a viable option. Reviewing the FDR, there’s a shift in teams rolling into purple patches as well. Continue reading “2020/21 FPL: GW3 Transfers”

2020/21 FPL: GW2 Transfers

As I stated in Episode 60 of the Pitch & Pint Podcast, I am not going to tell you how to play the game, who to captain or what strategies to employ. That’s not what I am about. Ask me a question and I will give you my opinion, but who’s to say its right? We’ve seen FPL managers activating their wild card, after just one game, to think I thought I didn’t have enough after two weeks of games the past few season. This year, unless something really goes awry in GW2, I will end up holding my wild card and potentially rolling a free transfer in the next few weeks. While we didn’t get some anticipated results or performances from a few players and teams, I feel confident after a 78 points GW1 that my squad looks good heading into the weekend. Continue reading “2020/21 FPL: GW2 Transfers”

2019/20 Premier League: GW12 Transfers

Many pundits and FPL managers mention the word “patience” ahead of the start of the season. Usually this word is used in conjunction with non-performing players and those “knee jerk” transfers, as you go in search of something better then what you previously had. That was the case during GW11, when Raheem Sterling and Sebastien Haller combined for seven points, which included the City midfielder donning the captain’s armband. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW12 Transfers”

2019/20 Premier League GW10 Retospect & GW11 Transfers

Read a few posts on Twitter asking to summarize your FPL season to date with a word, GIF or a scale from 1 to 10. “Watford bad” is the only way to describe how my FPL season has transpired over 10 weeks that ended last week with a small green arrow. Always willing to accept a green arrow, no matter how I achieved it, but it’s frustrating to see my OR tick up just 6k spots. That’s two green arrows in the last two weeks, but I feel mired in muck or bad decisions and poor pitch performances at 867k. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League GW10 Retospect & GW11 Transfers”

2019/20 Premier League: GW10 Transfers

Another week, another opportunity to improve the strength of our starting XI through the use of transfers. While there hasn’t been many positive aspects this season, one area I have prospered in, has been that of transfers. Based on FPL Statistico, I’ve gained 55 points from six transfers this season. I’ve got into the habit of rolling my transfers this season, so those six changes have come in just three weeks. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW10 Transfers”

2019/20 Premier League: GW9 Transfers

I’ve got to admit, I am beginning to favor these international breaks as a time to step away from the FPL game and responsibilities I’ve taken on writing for 90MAAT and Planet FPL, as well as the articles I post on this site and the weekly podcast, Pitch & Pint Podcast. It allows me that time to relax and reset, while not worrying about transfers, captains and strategies. Now, as we turn an eye toward the weekend, it’s time to get back into the FPL grind as GW9 is coming quickly and as I mentioned in Episode 52: Fixing the Break, could be an “SDM” or season defining moment. Continue reading “2019/20 Premier League: GW9 Transfers”