Pro Pundits - Tom

Five-time top 1k finisher Tom Freeman on Leeds, Chilwell and his Gameweek 7 plans

One of the best FPL managers in the business, Tom Freeman, discusses Patrick Bamford, Ben Chilwell’s creativity and the best West Ham United assets, plus reveals his Gameweek 7 team and captaincy decisions.


We’re now six Gameweeks into this turbulent Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season, and it’s been a positive start for me.

Despite missing Son Heung-min (£9.5m) and Harry Kane’s (£10.9m) hauls at Southampton and Manchester United, I sit 140,693rd overall, with 70 points in Gameweek 6 taking me to a total of 389.

Patrick Bamford (£5.9m) was the star of the show but there were also returns for six others, including defenders Luke Ayling (£4.5m) and James Justin (£4.8m).

LEEDS UNITED

Bamford has now scored six goals in as many games for Leeds United this season.

For a player who has often been criticised for his profligacy in front of goal, it’s been some turnaround, something he acknowledges himself:

The last time [I was in the Premier League], maybe people said I wasn’t ready – but I didn’t have a proper go at it. It is a fresh start for me to prove I belong here. If I keep on doing it the boys will be happy and I’ll be happy. This time I have a manager who believes in me and, as long as I keep working hard, he will keep trusting me.

The stats are certainly stacking up in Bamford’s favour.

Before I sign off, earlier this week I was fortunate enough to join fellow Pro Pundits Lateriser and Zophar for a chat on The FPL Wire.

We talked strategy, plans going forward, Everton and Manchester City assets, mid-price midfielders plus loads more.

The chat complements this column, and goes a bit deeper into some of the subjects covered, so if you’re into that kind of thing check it out on the link below.

Thanks for reading… until next time. 


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686 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Justin --> Chilwell

    or

    Havertz --> Grealish (hoping it might be a high scoring affair)

    Or save transfer?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      First one

  2. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Something so strangely satisfying about seeing a hop, skip and jump penalty missed.

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Completely dead team
    Ranked #42 OR!
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1513047/event/6

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      You look at the team thinking “how”, goes to show how all this fiddling turns out

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Disgusting

    3. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      That’s it, I’m captaining Kane!

  4. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA Justin Mitchell KWP
    Salah Sterling Son
    Kane DCL Watkins

    Steer Romeu Taylor Bissouma

    0.1 itb, 1ft

    Still haven't decided on cpt but other then that Ramsdale to:

    A) Martinez
    B) Mendy
    C) save

    1. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Would save the transfer

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        But Ramsdale has to go at some point and they have bad fixtures

  5. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    McCarthy
    TAA, Castagne, Mitchell
    Salah, Sterling, Son, Hames
    DCL, Bumford, Maupay

    Button, Bissouma, Lamptey, Taylor

    What would you do with 2 FT?
    0.5 itb

    1. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Maupay to Antonio if fit.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        Leave TAA?

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          Also, Antonio in vs Pool?

          1. Bucket Man
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 hours ago

            TAA looking a bit more dangerous attacking wise I’m not getting rid. Antonio look s dangerous and great fixtures after Liverpool

  6. Ahtikullervo
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    A) Fernandes + Reguillon to de Bruyne + Vestergaar (free)
    B) Fernandes + Maupay to de Bruyne + Connolly (free)
    C) keep Fernandes

    McCarthy
    Castagne Chilwell Reguillon Saiss Kilman
    Rodriguez Son Fernandes Thiago Jorginho
    Vardy Kane Maupay

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      I like fernandes, and I like the pairings better than the de bruyne ones for now.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      I'm looking to bring Fernandes in...

      So weird to see people who want rid.

      You have Thiago, Jorginho and Vardy. Those are far bigger priority removes.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        How is your team looking now, I’m looking at fernandes as a bridge to KDB

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          He's not a bridge. He's a buy now and hold for the long run imo. I think he has a chance to get 250+ points this year.

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 hours ago

            I feel Bruno and KDB will both get 250+ (if kdb is on pens too which he should be with agueros injuries)

          2. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 hours ago

            I don’t doubt he’s a good long term pick, his record since joining the league can’t be questioned. It’s just harder than ever to get all the good picks in

          3. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 hours ago

            One thing which bother me about him is he's not a reliable © IMO. He'll get loads of points, but don't know where ... Good for draft game

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 4 hours ago

              It doesn't matter. If he gets 250 points he's a good (c) choice. You just have to put it on him once in a while and hope he delivers. He has 15+ pointers in him and that's enough for me.

  7. Bucket Man
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Trossard and Brewster to Bissouma and Bamford a good use of two FT?

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Yes

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Yeah I’d say so

      1. Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        Thanks guys.

  8. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Stay safe Chilwell with your old fashioned head (touch of the Mad men)! Just brought you in.

    1. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Not my government (citizen of Eire) but why not use the teenagers, best and newest brains.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        Using untrained teenagers to hold conversations about death over the phone whilst paying them £6.45 and charging the government over £60 seems many shades of wrong. They might be the newest and brightest, but they are also the least able to be empathetic about a subject they have probably never experienced.

    2. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      no let's not go to experts in apple and google

      let's do it ourselves, we are shite, this will all be fine

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        i read the headline only which is what any intellect does

        i thought it was about the app, it is not - ignore

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          Its far worse

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      People can point fingers at the government, and there’s no question they could have handled things better.

      But people have not followed the guidelines, they are too selfish and short sighted.

    4. F4L
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      It counts for nothing at the end of the day.

      Only 11% of those told to self isolate do so.

      The best way to sum up the attitude of the general public is lockdown for thee, but not for me.

      Sick of it, we better not follow in Europe's footsteps in the coming days/weeks.

  9. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    I have money to spend!

    A) James > Chilwell
    B) Havertz > Bruno
    C) James + Havertz > Chilwell + Rashford -4

    Which is better?

    I have James + Havertz right now.

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      B

    2. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      I don't think a hit is worth it, maybe B

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        I have a feeling about Rash.

        And how on the earth you can get that much of an upgrade, who you ain't have?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          No Liverpool defenders.

  10. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Moise Kean is far better player than DCL

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Nah

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Because he scored against Istanbul Basaksehir?

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        Because he s not overrated english player

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          Who overrated DCL? 😆

          1. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 hours ago

            english media

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 hours ago

              They do that with everyone. Sometimes a good player might come out 😛 just cuz they say he good doesn't mean he's bad

      2. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        how many goals has DCL got against Istanbul Basaksehir this season?

        excactly, 0

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          Haha truetrue

        2. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          this

    3. seanie3
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      nah, done nothing for everton despite minutes.

  11. Joey Barton and Friends
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Already have Kane and DCL. Agüero to ???

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Ingsy

      1. seanie3
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        This

  12. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    OMG Dembe Ba subbed on...

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      what a man

      that slip was so infamous because Ba kept his cool and scored

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      I wanted Cisse

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 3 hours ago

        Who can forget "that" goal v Chelsea.

  13. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Bench one:
    A)Targett
    B)Pva
    C)Trossard

  14. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    German Ighalo on pens. OMG

  15. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    I told ya Jorginho lost penalties

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Well that’s good Werners on them now

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Isn't he off the pitch

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        He was . . but he had missed one so . . .

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          It's possible he takes them now but jorginho missed one last time too and still took them. Maybe this is 1 too many tho. We shall find out i guess

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Suppose he could have come back on to take it

    4. seanie3
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      he wasn't on the pitch?

    5. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Yip, when he's not on the pitch

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      He wasn't on the pitch lol.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        It doesn't matter

  16. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Jorginho off the pitch and Chelsea have a penalty.

    Werner taking, with Havertz/Pulisic etc on the pitch.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Scores.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        (Good penalty tbf)

  17. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Boom, excellent penalty by Werner, not that silly hop on hop off jump

    1. seanie3
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      I said it earlier, should be werner on pens, striker always

      1. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        Position doesn't matter. You just have to take a good penalty.

        1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          Striker instinct does help though

          1. seanie3
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 hours ago

            this.

          2. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 hours ago

            Bruno and Kdb should leave those penalties then to sTrIkErS 😉

        2. seanie3
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          you tend to find over the years most penalty takers on the whole are strikers.

          1. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 hours ago

            So?

      2. joey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 hours ago

        What a load of nonsense. Best penalty taker should take them regardless of position. More often than not it'll be strikers but it isn't always the case.

        Including today Werner has scored 14 from 17 (82%) and Jorginho has scored 23 from 26 (88%).

        Alan Shearer's Premier League record was 83.6% compared to Leighton Baines nearly 91%. Some players are just better suited to them and it isn't always strikers.

  18. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    With James likely to start on the weekend, which two players would you bench and in which order?

    Kilman, James, Justin, Podence

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Justin & Podence. Podence 1st sub.

      I do rate Podence to convert soon, but getting fewer minutes and Palace just defined (well or not).

      Kilman will either start or not. Less likely to be subbed on/off I'd say. He's been getting good bonus when he plays.

      James is good when on the pitch. We could concede but great baseline BAPs and crosses. Burnley better in the air than us though...

      Leicester have been fairly tight at the back but Leeds look good.

  19. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    wow werner you absolute scared boy

    he should push to take pens even with jorginho is on the pitch

    1. seanie3
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      what has struck me about werner is he has plenty of confidence, think he will be an awesome player for chelsea.

  20. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Werner on penalties adds some extra sauce to his FPL attractiveness...

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Takes him from a zero

  21. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Ziyech looks cheap and bargain.

    He scored

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Werner assist

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Werner A

  22. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    I've no interest in digging up stats, but am I right in saying Jorgy has now missed 2 spot kicks in all competitions this season? That would be enough broadly speaking to have someone else shunted up the pecking order. Don't get me wrong, not touching Chelsea assets if I can avoid it, but just saying..

    1. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      missed 2 out of 4. In total has scored 23 out of 26

    2. seanie3
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      agreed, most pen takers wouldn't expect to miss 2 out of the whole season, missed 2 out of 4 already.

  23. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    HAKIM THE DRIIIIM

  24. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Ziyech in
    Jrod out
    Doing it rn

    1. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Kidding but I will think of it there's a 1% possibility to make it happen

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      If Chelsea keep this attack fit . . .it's very attractive.

  25. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Meslier
    TAA Coady Lamptey
    Salah Fernandes Jorginho Mahrez
    DCL Maupay Kane

    Forster Konsa Stephens Douglas

    2 FT FT, 0.0 itb

    What to do here ?

    Maupay >> Bamford ? Anything else ?

    Thanks

  26. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Ziyech lovellyyyy

  27. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    if ziyech starts he is in, simple

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Will be too late by then?

  28. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Will Chelsea reach their potential under Lampard?

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Yes, but it’s 5th

  29. ameenkw
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    McCarthy (4.0)
    TAA Saiss Ayling Justin Mitchel
    Salah Son Havertz Foden Bissouma
    Kane Jimmy Mitro
    2 FT and 0.0

    who to lose? i'm thinking Havertz to Hamez .. then i re-assess TAA/Jimmy to lose one and upgrade mitro to DCL or so ..

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      I don't like Havertz > Hamez as a transfer.

      Should be making that Havertz slot a premium.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      Mitro->Antonio+ Havertz->Ziyech?