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EPL GW-24: Rate My FPL and Fantrax Teams

It has been a tough run for my teams. Here’s what I’m looking at for GW-24’s mid-week games.

Frank Lampard - Everton - Premier League
Sometimes a new manager or a new vision is needed when the season isn’t going according to plan.
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FPL:

GW-23 was a forgettable week to say the least. I scored just above the average, but even that felt pretty lucky.

I’m ready to have captain-for-life Mo Salah return so I don’t need to make bad choices like I did in GW-23. I went with the seemingly-surefire thought that a top-scoring forward playing a double would be a safe choice, but Emmanuel Dennis had other ideas.

Here’s where I currently stand:

  • Arsenal Fans : 59,307
  • USA: 15,918
  • Overall: 466,503
  • NMA: 942

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What’s Next:

I was really close to using a chip this week. I’m floundering, and I need to move up in the rankings. But there’s a double week coming up soon, so I’m going to wait a little bit. Plus it’s one week further away from the COVID spike, which hopefully we have seen the worst of.

Chelsea blanks this week, so Mason Mount is out. I’ve replaced him with Tottenham’s favorite Son (Heung-Min).

I still don’t feel great about the team. But I do feel good. Bernardo Silva and João Cancelo have a good match-up, as do the West Ham attackers. My back line is always capable of points.

I really am unsure about my captain pick. Son was my first instinct, but I think I’m going to go with João Cancelo instead. There’s a strong chance of a clean sheet as City continues to roll, plus he gets forward so could add attacking returns.

I’m still tinkering though, and I’ll be checking injuries before making any further moves.


Fantrax NMA-11

If my FPL team wasn’t good, my Fantrax squad was just bad. Only three players produced double digits, and Emmanuel Dennis canceled out the meager points scored by my front line and Coutinho. What a train wreck!

I’ve dropped all the way to 38th, which is the worst I’ve been ranked in years.

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What’s Next

But it’s a new week and a new lineup. I’ve made six changes already, and the countdown hour hasn’t shown me its six confirmed lineups yet.

The dirt-cheap prices of Kieran Trippier and Philippe Coutinho liberate budget to afford me many premium options. I’m spending money on back line Man City players whom I don’t normally buy, plus Silva and KDB who provide chances for big points against Brentford.

I don’t love having two Newcastle players. However, Trippier has started off well, and Martin Dubravka makes saves — sometimes many. The Magpies have added several quality players, including a virtual overhaul of the back four, so they could be a different team. Maybe.

Harry Kane comes in as my third forward.

Dele Alli is currently a placeholder. He could play in an advanced role under Frank Lampard, and he will be playing to impress. But I’m just not quite convinced, and there are a few other options.

Overall, I like the match-ups and feel like my squad is pretty solid. But... I said that last week too, and this week I’m chancing four spins of Pep roulette.


So, what do you think of my teams? Should I pull the trigger on a chip in FPL? Whom would you captain? Are there new transfers you are considering? And would you like the NMA community to rate your team? Please log in and post in the comments!

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Poll

Rate PPQ’s Week 24 FPL team.

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Great job!
    (1 vote)
  • 69%
    Solid.
    (9 votes)
  • 15%
    Use your chip
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    No really... use your chip.
    (0 votes)
  • 7%
    Meh.
    (1 vote)
13 votes total Vote Now

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Poll

Rate PPQ’s week 24 Fantrax team

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Great job!
    (1 vote)
  • 50%
    Solid.
    (5 votes)
  • 20%
    Well, there is some hope.
    (2 votes)
  • 10%
    You’ve got a lot of work.
    (1 vote)
  • 10%
    Restart.
    (1 vote)
10 votes total Vote Now

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