FPL Gameweek 7 team reveal and tips from Rich Clarke.
Rich is an FPL veteran and has one of the most enviable records out there. Notching two top 500 finishes and eight top 10k finishes, he is the only FPL manager never to finish outside the top 35k in each of his 15 seasons.
Rich will be revealing his team on a weekly basis in the 2021/22 season; providing observations and strategies where appropriate.
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FPL Gameweek 6 Performance
Rank Change: 13k - Red Arrow
Overall Rank: 48k
FPL Gameweek 6 - Brief Review
It was a much lower scoring Gameweek for many as Manchester United succumbed to Aston Villa at Old Trafford. The highly captained Cristiano Ronaldo blanked for the first time since his return to the Premier League.
Elsewhere, Manchester City produced a dominant performance against rivals Chelsea. Brentford continued to impress as their fixtures stiffen with a thrilling 3-3 draw against Liverpool in the game of the weekend. Arsenal's revival in the North London Derby brought their assets back onto fantasy radars..
The number of injuries continues to mount across FPL squads. This will shape transfer strategy and timing for those still holding their first wildcard.
FPL Gameweek 6 - My Team
The first red arrow for my team of the season and a modest drop in ranking from 35k to 48k.
This could have been a lot worse, given my captaincy failure (Ronaldo), two further blanking players from Manchester United and a transfer '50/50' with my move (Raphinha to Ismaila Sarr).
I always like to remove a doubt from my side if making a transfer and after team news on Friday afternoon confirming Raphinha was still doubtful, I made the move. Later that evening, pictures of Raphinha getting off the team bus made him more likely to play! This once again shows that leaving transfers as late as possible can yield valuable information.
On the positive side, Sarr duly delivered 9 points and there were further attacking returns from Ivan Toney, Michail Antonio, Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah. This limited the damage to the ranking and my team is still in the top 50k this week with two transfers and a wildcard to come. I'm happy with this position.
FPL Gameweek 7 Team Reveal (Two Free Transfers; £0.4m In the Bank)