Each Gameweek brings an FPL community team reveal. As a result, that person gives insight into their transfers, captaincy and future plans.
Ahead of Gameweek 30 it’s the turn of BlackWolf to tell us what he is doing to his team.
Hi BlackWolf and thanks for the team reveal. So how did Gameweek 29 go?
As planned, I played the Bench Boost chip after wildcarding into a strong squad of players in Gameweek 26. It turned out to be a great decision, as I finished with 136 points – 27 of which came from my bench. This saw me rise from 141k to 83k.
Unfortunately, I made another incorrect captain call, choosing to put the armband on Solly March rather than more popular options Kaoru Mitoma and Marcus Rashford. It didn’t hurt my rank by much but I felt disappointed to only get eight points from March given his high xGI stats over the two games.
What does your defence look like?
I currently have Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal, with Kieran Trippier, Luke Shaw and Ben Chilwell as defenders. I will be starting Shaw at home to Everton but it looks like he could be ruled out with an injury. If so, I have Fabian Schär ready to come off the bench, meaning I’d have double Newcastle defence away to Brentford. I’m happy to hold Shaw, even if it means benching him until Double Gameweek 34.
Meanwhile, what about your midfield and attack?
My midfield currently consists of Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, James Maddison and March. Yet there’s a benching headache when deciding which Brighton midfielder to start against Tottenham.
As of now, my gut feeling is choosing to bench Mitoma despite the consistency of his returns and March’s underperformance. Up front are Ollie Watkins, Ivan Toney and Harry Kane.
So what are your transfer plans for Gameweek 30 and beyond?
I have enough funds in the bank to bring Erling Haaland back in for Toney. It looks like the Norwegian is fit, so I will most likely be making this move. However, I will wait until closer to the deadline, just in case we get more information about his status or other potential issues come up.
Finally, what about captaincy?
With Man City visiting Southampton, Haaland will almost certainly be my captain if I buy him. Although slightly concerned about his minutes, given the return of the Champions League, I’m willing to take the risk. There is definite temptation into captaining the in-form Watkins at home to Nottingham Forest, so the armband is his if I don’t purchase Haaland for any reason.