FPL GW2 Wash-Up

Written by MJ on August 26 2014

SCT Manager of the Round: Ben Hotchkin, Hazardous: 74 points
SCT League Leader: Jason Le, King Coutinho: 896 overall.

Goalkeepers:
Seven keepers were able to keep a clean sheet this week, including cheap options in Guzan, Krul and Foster. Mannone and Courtois both got starts in between the sticks, so if you took a punt on Pantilimon or Cech they’re your first options for transfers out. With Villa yet to concede a goal in their two matches, Bradley Guzan (£4.5m) is attracting the most new owners this week and will rise in price.

Defenders:
Eric Dier (£5.2m) is the runaway leader by some margin after bagging his second goal, clean sheet and bonus point haul in as many weeks and has become the biggest bandwagon thus far. Branislav Ivanovic also snatched some attacking points to go with his clean sheet and presents himself as a solid option at (£7.1m), promising goals and assists a plenty as the season rolls on. Budget defenders in Wisdom, Dummett and Hutton were all able to secure clean sheets. The latter has already risen to £4.1m.

Midfielders:
Nacer Chadli (£6.0m) was the best of the midfielders this week with two goals and two bonus points in Tottenham’s big win over QPR. He was only afforded 68 minutes and didn’t play last week, so it may be worth monitoring his game time. Mata and Hazard were dropped by many after failing to provide returns in GW1, but hit back with goals on the weekend. Budget friendly alternatives in Downing and Dyer (£5.5m) both scored 10 points, while PA’s favourite, Jack Rodwell grabbed a goal for Sunderland against Manchester United to give owners plenty of value at just £5.0m. Ramsey, Sigurdsson and Fabregas were all prominent in attack for a second week and have assumed the top three midfielder positions after two weeks.

Forwards:
Jovetic (2 goals) and Adebayor (1 goal, 1 assist) were able to work their way to double figures as mid-priced options, while Steven Naismith becomes the unlikely #1 forward after scoring his second for the season to go with maximum bonus points again. At just £5.1m, he’s attracting plenty of investment. Facing Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool in his next 5 games may quell his returns though.

How did you fare in GW2? What are your trades looking like approaching GW3?

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18 thoughts on “FPL GW2 Wash-Up”

  1. Great write up MJ. Thanks again.

    53/Cesc

    Ivanovic & Ramsey my outstanding players, followed by Krul, Cesc and Huddlestone.

    Absolutely gutted that I had Fonte’s 9pts & Vlaar’s 6pts on the bench!

    If I had left the C on Ramsey again, then that’s 19pts I could have gained or 25pts if I was brave enough to put the C on Ivanovic.

    Will be joining the Siggurdson bandwagon for GW3 and transferring out Sanchez.

    I took a punt in hoping he would adjust quicker and be more effective, but given his frustrations against Everton, he will be hit & miss for awhile I think. (He’ll probably go bang now that I’ve transferred him out!!)

    Once he starts to find his feet, gel with the rest of the Team, and gets used to the physicality of the BPL defenders, he will hopefully start to shine.

    For now though, I need another consistent MID and Siggurdson looks the goods and it means I also free up some cash, for which I will be looking to bring in a better FWD for GW4… Unless I decide to take the 4pt hit now.

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  2. 63/Cesc
    Only disappointed with my backline of Ward, Trippier, Cameron (not even playing@ 5.0).
    Studs; Krul. Wisdom. Hazard. Ramsey. Siggy.Cesc and Costa.
    Can’t wait to fix my backline next round. Great write up above MJ!!

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  3. Angel di Maria has transferred from Real Madrid to Man Utd for €75 Million. Not sure about you all but I’d prefer to wait and see how he adjusts to EPL. Of course the guy can play but I would’ve thought his “theatrics” were better suited to Spain and not EPL. Only Ronaldo plays for more free kicks than di Maria…….

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  4. Here is the team before trades: http://gyazo.com/9a8cbbeb527a4bdf935f30fdabc5e251

    Kept faith with the big guns in week 2 and they delivered (Mata, Jovetic, Hazard, Cahill, Giroud).

    On the chopping blocks:
    -Giroud, looks like he will be out for a while, the .1 fall in price really hurts now I can’t do the straight swap to Bony or Adebayor. Options to consider? I’m questioning Naismith’s JS since they signed Eto.

    -Chester, could trade to Dummet (Newcastle, has good JS till Santon comes back in Nov) or Neil Taylor from Swansea.

    -Begovic, most likely upgrading him to Lloris after this week.

    Sticking with Phil Jones for one more before he becomes a southampton defender and Eriksen, I have blind faith he will come good.

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  5. 56/Costa

    Studs: Terry, Siggy, Ramsey, Cesc, Mata, Costa

    Thinking of using my FT to trade out Caulker to Coloccini, which will give me a pair of rotating defenders with PVA (Sunderland).

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  6. Di Maria added as a midfielder to the game at £9.5m. After seeing Balotelli’s introductory price I was sure Di Maria would go higher. Van Gaal may switch to a 4-3-3 with his new signing on a wing. Interesting prospect. How will this affect the output of popular selections in Rooney and Mata?

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  7. Reports coming out from the UK that Diego Costa has injured a hamstring in training and could be out for 4-6 weeks 😡

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