Here are our sides for this upcoming Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek, with a little commentary from each of us on our teams and what we’ve done with them since last time out. We also update you guys on the Darksiders (anti-meta) team for this week, plus give the WaG pick.
Elliot Speroni OUT, Hennessey IN
“In order to ensure I had a playing Goalkeeper for the forseeable future, plan was to remove Elliot for Hennessey but somehow late at night I triggered Speroni. Here’s hoping I have two playing goalkeepers. Decided to keep the broad shape, lots of hype about Jesus so I couldn’t go through my plan of selling him for Niasse to fund Surman to Hazard, especially with question marks now over Niasse’s place in the side, with Allardyce possibly preferring the new swashbuckling Rooney and young Calvert-Lewin to lead the line.”
Moves: Elliot OUT, Ryan IN
“Fairly straightforward this week. I’m braced for rotation, having dodged the majority of it midweek. I had a transfer to make in goal with Elliot losing his prior certainty of starts; I’ve opted for the long term peace of mind of both Brighton keepers over other options like Pope as minimal fuss in that position is my priority. Kane keeps the armband after a convincing bit of writing by our writer Ed for FFS on captain sensible!”
Team Manager Palpatine says:
“I’m giving the captaincy to the ultimate darksider, and staple of my team since Gameweek 1: famed Icelander Gylfi Sigurdsson. I expect big things once again from my loyal troops, especially Allan Nyom, from whom I demand a resolute defensive performance against the likes of Zaha and Townsend. ”
The WaG pick
As we wrote pre-season, this year we’re running a WaG pick feature to test the power of luck in FPL on that most important of weekly decisions, the captaincy, using Sarah and Nicola’s total disregard for football and subsequent limited knowledge on the subject of football to see if they can beat our perhaps more informed captaincy choices.
Sarah’s pick of Sanchez scored her a reasonable 8 points, but it could have easily been double in Arsenal’s 5-0 drubbing of Huddersfield. Tom’s pick of Kane scored him a 6 pointer, which ended up also being pretty reasonable as Nick’s Morata pick fell flat with just a measly 1 point.
Tom still leads the captaincy picks with 82 overall, the WaGs reclaim second with 61 points whilst Nick continues to struggle with only 60 points.
This week, Nicola’s pick is Jesus who she believes will have a bang in a cross at some point this week.
All the best for the Gameweek ahead!