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FANTASY FORECAST 2017/18: FPL Gameweek 7

September 29, 2017

Ahead of each Gameweek in the Fantasy Premier League the Hype Train invites a special guest onto its Fantasy Forecast, where the three members of the Hype Team and its Guests will duel for FPL supremacy in predicting Premier League scores, as well as going head to head in picking a Scout Picks squad for the relevant Gameweek. In addition, we give our insight into who are the players to watch and those to drop, both for traditional FPL leagues and the Draft mode, as well as providing insight into captaincy picks, differentials for the week, and more. Welcome to the Forecast. All aboard.

 

 

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek Deadline

For the 2016/17 Premier League season, the FPL deadline will be one hour before the commencement of the week's first game. The Premier League website lists each FPL deadline, you can always ask on social media, and you can also view a real time countdown on our Weekly Hype page.

 

 

How does our Forecasting work?

We have taken to our Hype Team, and the FPL Community, to compete in a weekly head to head dual of wits. We are asking the questions that dominate each week in the Fantasy Premier League: who to pick, who to avoid, who to captain, and who may surprise. The 3 members of the Hype Team, and a Guest, will provide weekly insight for the Gameweek ahead. For the sake of respecting the rules of the Forecast, we have provided an example of what we're sending out to interested parties.

  • Premier League Fixture Prediction: As pundits, we are testing our football acumen with PL predictions and will be providing regular updated tables and stats in each edition of the FPL Forecast. A perfect score is worth 3 points whilst a correct result is worth 1 point.

  • FPL Gameweek Forecasting: Answering the regular questions that come up every single week in the Fantasy Premier League community that helps with identifying captaincy picks, transfers, attacking options, clean sheet potential, teams to look our for and avoid, players to consider for the Draft game, the wildcard differential players, as well as general analysis and comments.

  • Scout Picks: Picking a squad of 15 for a single Gameweek, without any budget, using the rules of the FPL - formations, captains and vice captains, and the player limits of 3 per club (chips will not be feature of these weekly picks)

  • Each team must pick a Captain, labelled as (c) and a Vice Captain listed as (vc).

 

 

Fixture Prediction: 2017/18 Points Table

In our predictions a perfect score is 3 points, and predicting the right outcome is worth 1 point (aka if a team wins but, you predict it, but don't get the perfect score). Below is the Gameweek and overall rundown of our Premier League predictions series for the season.

 

Sam Austin (@HypeTrainSam): 6 (1), 4 (2), 8 (3), 3 (4), 9 (5), 6 (6) = 36pts

Phil Jones (@HypeTrainPhil): 10 (1), 5 (2), 6 (3), 4 (4), 9 (5), 5 (6) = 39pts

Robert Austin (@HypeTrainRob): 4 (1), 5 (2), 8 (3), 2 (4), 7 (5), 9 (6) = 35pts

Special Guests: 4 (1), 4 (2), 7 (3), 2 (4), 2 (5), 8 (6) = 27pts

 

Special Guests

GW1 - @FPLConnect: 4 points (0 perfect, 4 correct, 6 wrong)

GW2 - @FPLsleuth: 4 points (0 perfect, 4 correct, 6 wrong)

GW3 - @FPLBraveheart: 6 points (1 perfect, 3 correct, 6 wrong)

GW4 - @FPLJournalBlog: 2 points (0 perfect, 2 correct, 8 wrong)

GW5 - @FPL_Ted: 2 points (0 perfect, 2 correct, 8 wrong)

GW6 - @CGA_FPL: 8 points (1 perfect, 5 correct, 4 wrong)

 

Individual Gameweek Predictions

GW1: Sam (6), Phil (10), Rob (4), @FPL_Connect (4)

GW2: Sam (4), Phil (5), Rob (5), @FPLsleuth (4)

GW3: Sam (8), Phil (6), Rob, (8), @FPLBraveheart (7)

GW4: Sam (3), Phil (4), Rob (2), @FPLJournalBlog (2)

GW5: Sam (9), Phil (9), Rob (7), @FPL_Ted (2)

GW6: Sam (6), Phil (5), Rob (9), @CGA_FPL (8)

 

 

FPL Scout Picks: 2017/18 Points Table

Picking a squad of 15 for a single Gameweek, using the rules of the FPL - formations, captains and vice captains, and the player limits of 3 per club (chips will not be feature of these weekly picks). Below is the Gameweek and overall rundown of our Premier League predictions series for the season.

 

Sam Austin (@HypeTrainSam): 82 (1), 61 (2), 58 (3), 23 (4), 60 (5), 72 (6) = 356pts

Phil Jones (@HypeTrainPhil): 81 (1), 57 (2), 38 (3), 49 (4), 58 (5), 73 (6) = 356pts

Robert Austin (@HypeTrainRob): 67 (1), 43 (2), 48 (3), 36 (4), 74 (5), 78 (6) = 346pts

Special Guests: 54 (1), 45 (2), 41 (3), 40 (4), 72 (5), 77 (6) = 329pts

 

Special Guests

GW1 - @FPL_Connect: 54 points (Captain Kane, 2pts)

GW2 - @FPLsleuth: 45 points (Captain Lukaku, 12pts)

GW3 - @FPLBraveheart: 41 points (Captain Kane, 4pts)

GW4 - @FPLJournalBlog: 40 points (Captain Mane, -4pts)

GW5 - @FPL_Ted: 72 points (Captain Kane, 4pts)

GW6 - @CGA_FPL: 77 points (Captain Aguero, 22pts)

 

Individual Gameweek Scout Picks

GW1: Sam (82), Phil (81), Rob (67), @FPL_Connect (54)

GW2: Sam (61), Phil (57), Rob (43), @FPLsleuth (45)

GW3: Sam (58), Phil (38), Rob, (48), @FPLBraveheart (41)

GW4: Sam (23), Phil (49), Rob (36), @FPLJournalBlog (40)

GW5: Sam (60), Phil (58), Rob (74), @FPL_Ted (72)

GW6: Sam (72), Phil (73), Rob (78), @CGA_FPL (77)

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 7

Huddersfield 0-3 Spurs

Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester

Man United 4-0 Crystal Palace

Stoke 2-0 Southampton

West Brom 0-2 Watford

West Ham 0-1 Swansea

Chelsea 3-1 Man City

Arsenal 3-0 Brighton

Everton 2-1 Burnley

Newcastle 1-3 Liverpool

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 7

 

Best GW Attacking Options:

Man United (H) vs. Crystal Palace

Watford (A) vs. West Brom

Liverpool (A) vs. Newcastle

Arsenal (H) vs. Brighton

Chelsea (H) vs. Man City

Spurs (A) vs. Huddersfield

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:

Man United (H) vs. Crystal Palace

Stoke (H) vs. Southampton

Watford (A) vs. West Brom

Arsenal (H) vs. Brighton

Swansea (A) vs. West Ham

Spurs (A) vs. Huddersfield

 

Who would you Transfer In and Out for the Gameweek and beyond?:

IN: Sadio Mane, Harry Kane, Cesar Azpilicueta (any Chelsea option, really), Lukasz Fabianski, Eric Bailly, Oumar Niasse, Jese.

 

OUT: Sergio Aguero (injury), Wayne Rooney, Maya Yoshida, Aaron Mooy.

 

Who are the players that might make the difference this Gameweek in the Draft?:

Oumar Niasse, Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane, Alvaro Morata, Philippe Coutinho, Jese, Marcus Rashford, Kyle Naughton.

 

Who are the teams to look out for?:

Man United: Easiest fixture of the week, goals aplenty for sure.

 

Liverpool: I’m backing the Reds to rebound from another disappointing result to reform the ‘Fab Four’ (Mane, Coutinho, Firmino, and Salah) to pick up a result against the Toon. Liverpool’s midfielders are worth their weight in FPL gold and they recently beat Leicester in the league where they have struggled in recent years.

 

Watford: Three wins from three on the road for Marco Silva’s Watford so far, and keeping clean sheets too. West Brom are a bit wobbly, and bar the slip up at home to Man City for the Hornets they have still been collecting points in all their games.

 

Who are the teams to avoid?:

West Ham: Despite having a home fixture, there opposition is Swansea who have kept three clean sheets on the road so far, and not only do the Swans have a better away record than home, their defenders are bonus points magnets when they do pick up a clean sheet.

 

West Brom: As explained above, Watford are on a travelling crusade.

 

Man City: Plagued with injuries to their squad they might be a tad short of the quality that it requires to beat Chelsea.

 

Crystal Palace: No explanation necessary.

 

GW Differential Picks:

Oumar Niasse (EVE): Scored a brace on his league return to Everton, and priced at the bargain price of £5.0mil in the FPL he is a huge consideration for Burnley’s visit of Goodison Park. Everton quite frankly do not look like scoring goals without the renewed forward.

 

Jack Butland (STK): The visitors Southampton have really had a tough time finding the back of the net, and I am legitimately asking the question if they can do it at Stoke because they have shown plenty of times this season that they lack sharp teeth in front of goal.

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:

(C): Romelu Lukaku – Crystal Palace at home, it is the safest bet, and, he is the most consistent player in the league so far.

 

(VC): Harry Kane – Scored nine goals in five matches, which goes to show that August really does haunt Harry Kane. Up next for the lethal finisher is Huddersfield who have crashed since their training wheels fell off.

 

Other Gameweek Comments:

Barring Man City and Chelsea which could go up to the flip of a coin, most of the top six teams have an easy time of things this week.

 

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 7

Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Jack Butland

 

DEF: Sead Kolasinac

DEF: Eric Bailly

DEF: Toby Alderweireld

 

MID: Alexis Sanchez

MID: Henrikh Mkhitaryan

MID: Bamidele Alli

MID: Mohamed Salah

 

FOR: Romelu Lukaku (C)

FOR: Harry Kane (VC)

FOR: Alexander Lacazette

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Jordan Pickford

MID: Philippe Coutinho

DEF: Kiko Femenia

DEF: Kyle Naughton

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 7

Huddersfield 1-4 Spurs
Bournemouth 1-2 Leicester
Man United 3-0 Crystal Palace
Stoke 0-0 Southampton
West Brom 1-0 Watford
West Ham 2-1 Swansea
Chelsea 3-1 Man City
Arsenal 2-0 Brighton
Everton 1-1 Burnley
Newcastle 2-4 Liverpool

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 7

 

Best GW Attacking Options:
Spurs (a) vs Huddersfield 
Man United (H) vs Crystal Palace
Liverpool (a) vs Newcastle

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:
Man United (H) vs Crystal Palace
Southampton (a) vs Stoke
Spurs (a) vs Huddersfield 
Arsenal (H) vs Brighton
West Brom (H) vs Watford

 

Who would you Transfer In and Out for the Gameweek and beyond?:
IN: Morata, David Silva, Kolasinac, Cedric, Carroll
OUT: Aguero, Mendy, Pedro, Mooy, Aurier

 

Who are the players that might make the difference this Gameweek in the Draft?:

Andy Carroll: my one week punt in both the regular and Draft style leagues. His record against Swansea is hard to ignore. In 9 appearances against the Swans he has a total of 6 goals and 3 assists.

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:
(C): Harry Kane: as I say every week, he is THE man. Worth every penny of his price tag as long as he’s used for the captaincy. Away fixtures have been a success for him so far and I can’t see that changing.

 

(VC): Romelu Lukaku: I’m actually looking to drop Lukaku after this week so it was tempting to captain him here. Palace is the place to go for 3 points at the minute and Lukaku is a consistent source of goals and FPL points. Sadly the fixtures turn bad from for a while.

 

Other Gameweek Comments: I’ve gone all in on Andy Carroll this week. Guaranteed to fail now but it’s worth taking a punt on someone if you’re looking to play a wildcard next week.

 

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 7
Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: David De Gea

 

DEF: Cedric Soares 
DEF: Sead Kolasinac 
DEF: Jan Vertonghen

 

MID: Mo Salah
MID: Alexis Sanchez
MID: Christian Eriksen
MID: Sadio Mane

 

FOR: Harry Kane (C)
FOR: Romelu Lukaku (vc)
FOR: Andy Carroll

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Ben Foster
MID: Philippe Coutinho
DEF: Marcos Alonso 
DEF: Nacho Monreal

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 7

Huddersfield 0-3 Spurs

Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester

Man United 4-0 Crystal Palace

Stoke 2-0 Southampton

West Brom 1-0 Watford

West Ham 0-1 Swansea

Chelsea 2-2 Man City

Arsenal 2-0 Brighton

Everton 1-1 Burnley

Newcastle 2-1 Liverpool

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 7

 

Best GW Attacking Options:

Man United (H) vs. Crystal Palace

Watford (A) vs. West Brom

Liverpool (A) vs. Newcastle

Arsenal (H) vs. Brighton

Chelsea (H) vs. Man City

Spurs (A) vs. Huddersfield

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:

Man United (H) vs. Crystal Palace

Stoke (H) vs. Southampton

Watford (A) vs. West Brom

Arsenal (H) vs. Brighton

Swansea (A) vs. West Ham

Spurs (A) vs. Huddersfield

 

Who would you Transfer In and Out for the Gameweek and beyond?:

IN: Chuopo-Moting, David Silva, Harry Maguire, Jesus (only due to Aguero's injury), Morata, Alli, Coutinho

 

OUT: Sergio Aguero, Huddersfield assets (over the next few weeks), Southampton midfielders, and maybe Roberto Firmino (not hitting the heights right now)

 

Who are the players that might make the difference this Gameweek in the Draft?:

Juan Mata has been overlooked in many leagues and could be another option ahead of a home game against lowly Crystal Palace. Swansea defenders also offer something away from home, as do Watford.

 

Who are the teams to look out for?:

Newcastle: Newcastle usually beat Liverpool at home, and I' not changing my opinion now, with the Reds in some bad form.

 

West Brom: When you expect them to do poorly, they win.

 

Arsenal: They've won all their home games. More of Lacazette and Sanchez this week.

 

Stoke: They've had some tough ties and I expect them to get a win under the belts heading into October.

 

Who are the teams to avoid?:

West Ham: Swansea are decent away from home, and West Ham haven't been decent in years.

 

Crystal Palace: They're definitely getting relegated.

 

Southampton: They can't score goals.

 

GW Differential Picks:

Juan Mata (MUN): Mata has started the last two games and might be 

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:

(C): Romelu Lukaku – Maximum bonus from 2/3 home games, in 4-0 victories, is a recipe for success against Crystal Palace.

 

(VC): Harry Kane – The Hurrikane rolls through Huddersfield this week, before simmering on its return to Wembley.

 

Other Gameweek Comments:

Man United, Spurs, and Arsenal, are the teams to back this week ad that has been heavily reflect in this week's Forecast. Phil Jones is a massive loss for their respective owners, as is Aguero, so their might be some points deductions this week.

 

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 7
Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: David de Gea

 

DEF: Cedric Soares 
DEF: Sead Kolasinac 
DEF: Ben Davies

 

MID: Mohamed Salah
MID: Alexis Sanchez
MID: Dele Alli
MID: Henrikh Mkhitaryan

 

FOR: Harry Kane (VC)
FOR: Romelu Lukaku (C)
FOR: Alvaro Morata

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Lukasz Fabianski
MID: Sadio Mane
DEF: Jamaal Lascelles
DEF: Aaron Cresswell

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 7

Huddersfield 0-4 Spurs

Bournemouth 2-2 Leicester

Man United 4-0 Crystal Palace

Stoke 1-1 Southampton

West Brom 1-2 Watford

West Ham 0-0 Swansea

Chelsea 2-2 Man City

Arsenal 4-0 Brighton

Everton 0-1 Burnley

Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 7

 

Best GW Attacking Options:

Lukaku, Kane, Sanchez, Firmino

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:

Valencia, Bellerin, Davies, Kolasinac

 

Who would you Transfer In and Out for the Gameweek and beyond?:

IN: Hazard

OUT: De Bruyne

 

Who are the players that might make the difference this Gameweek in the Draft?: Martial, Rashford, Sanchez, Hazard

 

Who are the teams to look out for?:

Arsenal, Leicester, Manchester United

 

Who are the teams to avoid?:

Brighton, Huddersfield, Crystal Palace

 

GW Differential Picks:

Rashford, Sanchez.

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:

(C): Harry Kane

(VC): Romelu Lukaku

 

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 7

Formation: 4-3-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: David de Gea

 

DEF: Antonio Valencia

DEF: Ben Davies

DEF: Hector Bellerin

DEF: Sead Kolasinac

 

MID: Sadio Mane

MID: Alexis Sanchez

MID: Eden Hazard

 

FOR: Romelu Lukaku (VC)

FOR: Harry Kane (C)

FOR: Alexandre Lacazette

 

Substitutes

 

GK:  Nick Pope

MID: Raheem Sterling

MID: Philippe Coutinho

DEF: Stephen Ward

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