All Set gw3 – moving up

The solid start continues as my team tots up 90 points this week and moves into the top 2k. Ibra and Aguero captaincy again pays off – although a punt of Defoe failed to deliver. 

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Rank: 1686
38 transfers left
£1.0 in the bank

If anyone knows how to view the team by week let me know as I can’t figure it out – just another annoyance with the clunky new Sky website.

I’m pretty happy with my team at the moment as most of them are bringing home points or at least showing potential to do so. Although Defoe failed to deliver, he’ll keep his place at least until he plays Everton on the 12th September as my captain.

The Ditch List 

The recently transfered in Noble is a slight concern as he’s failed to pick up anything apart from appearance points, while Pieters and Nsue have returned a paltry 1 point between them so far. I’m not overly concerned about Pieters – Stoke fixtures begin to improve soon and he’s been close to picking up bonus in the both games far. Nsue will also keep his place as he’s so cheap – as long as he can hold down a starting spot. I’m not sure of the best replacement for any of these three either, so I’ll re-assess after the international break.

The Watchlist 

Davies (Hull) – I know its Hull but Davies looks a threat from set pieces and is likely to pick up a lot of MOTM awards when Hull don’t lose. At 6.5 he’s a decent option.

Henderson – Racking up the bonus points. A slight rotation risk but firmly on the watchlist

Gray – Came to life this weekend. Offers captaincy option later down the line. Unlikely to be able to fit into my team for a few weeks though.

Others – Pogba, Mahrez, Negredo, Hojbjerg, Sterling, Barkley

Captain strategy 

It will be a toss up between Hazard and Ibra for Saturday with Aguero the obvious route on Sunday.

 

SFFF Leagues

Sean Tobin‘s “Detroit 442” takes the lead in the cash league with an incredible overall score of 199. Neil Fleeson‘s “Roumeli Rangers” moves up to second place with 189 – just ahead of last year’s overall winner Alan Wood whose on on 188. Neil Fleeson and Alan Wood also hold the top 2 places in the free league.

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39 thoughts on “All Set gw3 – moving up

  1. Dan August 25, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Good start Will, Still trying to figure out a Musa replacement. Gonna see if he does anything vs Swansea he probably won’t even start! Thinking Mane but their fixtures aren’t good, having said that Liverpool attack can explode against any team

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    • Will August 25, 2016 / 5:10 pm

      Yeah, its probably worth holding him for Swansea match – even if he doesn’t start he could come on and do damage. You’ll have more info next week and then its the internationals – so I’d wait til after that personally

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  2. Sam W August 25, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    92 for me this week. Very happy with how everything is looking at the moment with all transfers intact. Slight concerns for me are Friend picking us an injury and Xhaka getting subbed off early whilst two passes away from bonus. Think I may just stick until after the break to get more information. Would love to get Williams in for Evertons good run soon.

    Same captain dilemma as most. Would like to go Hazard but feel Ibra is the safer pick just on weight of ownership.

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    • Dan August 25, 2016 / 10:06 pm

      Zlat is definitely safer but hazard could easily out score him MOTM magnet too

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      • Sam W August 25, 2016 / 10:46 pm

        My thoughts exactly.

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    • Jared95 August 25, 2016 / 10:24 pm

      Having the exact same dilemma Sam, I’ve Friend and Xhaka also and could easily make the trade to Simon Francis and Barkley which is very appealing to me.
      However I’m unsure whether to just wait it out until the internationals too, not really sure how valuable the transfers are with it being my first year playing Sky!

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      • Sam W August 25, 2016 / 10:54 pm

        Transfers are at a premium in sky and if you waste one it really can make you angry. I finished 52nd overall last year but only had 2 transfers to see out the last month or so which cost me a better overall rank.
        I’m looking at Friend and Xhaka to Williams and Gueye or Redmond.

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        • Will August 26, 2016 / 11:23 am

          Great score again Sam and no transfers used – not many will be in your position! I have my eye on Williams as well, if Everton look like getting some clean sheets I might bring him in for Pieters soon

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  3. Justin0 August 26, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    I’m in a similar position to Sam, my team as it stands:

    Courtois
    Baines Pieters Friend
    Hazard Tadic Deulofeu Xhaka Redmond
    Aguero Ibrahimovic

    39 transfers remaining

    The biggest concern is the injury to Friend. If we hear any more about the scan results that suggests he’ll be back after the international break I’ll likely stick with him. Otherwise Nsue and Evans seem the best candidates for a swap.

    Deulofeu is next on the list with a couple of subpar performances, and now his minutes in question too. Barkley would be a good move here with him being the most nailed on midfielder in Everton’s lineup ahead of a fantastic run of fixtures. I have my eye on Mane too but he’s only just back in a team that looks to go up against Tottenham, Leicester and Chelsea in the next three.

    Xhaka/Pieters are causing some concern as well, but I won’t be doing anything with them for the minute to avoid burning out too many transfers, especially before an international break.

    Right now I’m thinking Deulofeu -> Barkley and Friend -> Nsue but seems such a shame to be make two sideways swaps at this stage. Anyone have any better suggestions?

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      • Will August 30, 2016 / 9:53 am

        Good spot. It might take a while for him to settle in but could be a long term worry for Barkley owners – he already seemed to be sitting slightly deeper at the weekend

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    • Will August 30, 2016 / 9:52 am

      Sorry Justin. Was away the whole weekend. What did you end up going for?

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  4. Dan August 27, 2016 / 10:02 am

    Maybe in the long run if he adapts well, seen Italians struggle before in the PL

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  5. hrunny7 August 28, 2016 / 3:41 am

    Defoe did well and good captain. Nice one!

    Bad news is Sky fantasy football has turned into an online betting platform

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    • Will August 30, 2016 / 9:55 am

      I know. Top that off with the terrible new site and its really gone backwards as a game

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  6. Dan August 28, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    If Baines Scored the pen and I went with my gut with hazard captain it would of been a decent week!

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    • Hornetto August 29, 2016 / 8:15 am

      Sums up my week as well, Dan! Aguero situation could make life interesting after the break…..

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      • Dan August 29, 2016 / 9:58 am

        Very much so, it’s all about getting the right replacement if he’s out

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  7. Cian August 29, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    hows does Costa sound as a replacement Dan? away at Swansea screams points to me !!
    However I don’t think Aguero will get a ban even tho I think he should..the FA will bottle it..

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  8. Cian August 30, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    Oops..ignore the last comment above .. the FA are great ! ha

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    • Dan August 30, 2016 / 10:16 pm

      Back tracking Cian? Ha how many points you on so far?

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  9. Cian September 1, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    Ha yeh Dan I sure am ! Main team is on 203 points and second team on 176..nothing spectacular but a better start than last season ! Wat about yourself Dan?

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    • Dan September 1, 2016 / 11:51 pm

      Not bad! 206 and 216 for me, you got Twitter?

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  10. Cian September 2, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    wow great start man fair play ! no don’t got a twitter Dan..so what are all you guys gona do with aguero now he is banned for two league games??

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    • Hornetto September 2, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Stick! It will cost 2 important transfers for just 2 games – you’ll want him straight back in after his ban ends.

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      • Dan September 2, 2016 / 11:23 pm

        Yeah it seems a waste to get rid for 2 games, I’m sure many people will do it though.

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  11. Cian September 3, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Yeh its a tough one ..it just depends who you replace him with and how well he does over next 2 games..prob need to captain who you replace aguero with to make it worth it aswell.

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  12. Hornetto September 3, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    you could get 4 games out of Lukaku to Aguero’s one at Swansea, and two of those are Monday or Friday games, so a good captaincy option. Aguero would come back in to your team for Spurs away. You will just need to hide behind a sofa when he plays at Swansea the week before. Looks a reasonable option…..

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    • Will September 4, 2016 / 12:17 pm

      Think I’ll be going a slightly different route with Sanchez and then bringing Kun back in for Defoe… will be Investing in a big sofa for the swans match

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      • Dan September 4, 2016 / 2:23 pm

        Much prefer Sanchez to Lukaku. My dilemma is Ozil or Sterling

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        • Cian September 5, 2016 / 2:23 pm

          Would take Ozil over Sterling all day long..still not buying into sterling this season

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    • Will September 5, 2016 / 3:43 pm

      Nice article – cheers for sharing Cian.

      Sanchez is top of my list at present. The problem is that he is a forward in Sky and a very expensive one at that. He also doesn’t offer a 4 for 1 with Aguero if you’re looking for a straight swap (not me). I’m strongly considering Payet instead and moving to 352 for the long term. It will also save me 1.4 million and Payet could be a great captain option in the coming weeks. Would much prefer if he was fully fit and firing like Sanchez though…

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      • Cian September 6, 2016 / 4:59 pm

        Yeh i agree you would ideally like Payet to be fully fit and firing before getting him but I do think he played some mins with France the other night. Another option might be to go with Antonio since now he should be playing as a winger after west ham signed Arbeloa..He would save you even more money ! but he does bring some risk as west ham do have a lot of wingers now..however I think i’m guna bring him in for tadic this week..

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  13. Cian September 5, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    I could do with having a wildcard in sky…would love to ship out half my team !

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    • Dan September 5, 2016 / 3:19 pm

      I’m not sold on sterling either tbh but he’s a lot more budget friendly than ozil. But having looked at that spreadsheet basically pin pointing that ozil produced a lot more when Sanchez was absent so I don’t know about ozil now!

      Same Cian, need the likes of redmond Townsend and Barkley to start producing! All in the firing line

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  14. Dan September 6, 2016 / 9:56 am

    My plan is Kun and Musa to Sanchez and cazorla. 2.5m ITB to upgrade Barkley and Townsend/Redmond to mane/Antonio/sterling

    Get Kun back for the Swansea game unless Sanchez is on a hot streak.

    Foster
    Baines friend Dann
    Hazard Townsend Redmond cazorla Barkley
    Sanchez(C) Zlat
    36 transfers remaining

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    • Cian September 6, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      Your plan sounds great Dan..however I would probably keep Barkley (great fixtures) & Townsend ( Benteke Effect) for another few games to see how they fair..Redmond I would prob dump.

      You could swap Zlat with Aguero for the Swansea game as Man Utd have difficult games coming up.But yeah your in a good position anyway

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      • Dan September 6, 2016 / 5:16 pm

        Cheers Cian, I’m most certainly holding on to Barkley for at least a couple of games but if he blanks another 2 it will be hard to resist Mane vs Hull!

        Agree with Townsend they could turn it around with the new signings but got a worse feeling for Soton this year they may struggle so Redmond could be gone first.

        Gonna be hard to get rid of Zlat with his high ownership and Sanchez is very streaky so I’ll have to see how they do over the next 2 weeks.

        What’s your plan of action?

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