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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. PocketZola
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Upamecano what a unit

    1. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      The Times reporting that United will make a move next summer [1]

      In his interview on the Tier One Podcast [2], Paul Hirst, the Times reporter who wrote the article, said they've been monitoring him for many years and turned him down when he was younger, but kept monitoring him. He emphasises the Times' standard of evidence before posting a story, saying they were one of the few papers who didn't post that awful Pogba story recently. Respectable news outlet.

      [1] https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/manchester-united-to-move-for-dayot-upamecano-next-summer-ltnkctkvl

      [2] https://youtu.be/HW0gL9ShT6g

  2. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Too late for Kane or do TAA and Jimenez to Zouma/Cresswell and Kane? Have 2ft

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      Why would it be too late for Kane?

      1. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Fixtures soon turning for worse but I think thats not a problem. Its WBA soo I just cant stand not owning him

    2. danieltbl21
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Don't you think that's a little sideways? It can definitely look to backfire.

      Plus TAA and Jimi have good fixtures this week.

  3. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Great half

  4. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    HT question... is Ings the best striker after Kane to currently own?

    Need a Agüero replacement.

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      I would wait for Martial return.

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 23 days ago

        He's had a rough start. Has anything changed since his red card?

        1. Champions League Varane
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 23 days ago

          ?

          1. AuFeld
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 23 days ago

            Since his red card, have we seen anything from Martial that would indicate a positive fpl performance in the near future?

            1. Champions League Varane
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 22 days ago

              Was great against PSG an unlucky goal will outshine that and doing decent so far tonight

              1. AuFeld
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 22 days ago

                Cheers. If you need someone for the upcoming game week, Ings is a decent shout. Hold out for Martial if you have a good bench.

      2. Champions League Varane
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 23 days ago

        Shame he is suspended one more game 🙁

    2. Joey Barton and Friends
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      I’m looking at potentially doing that move

  5. Drogba Legend
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Any help appreciated. 2FT:

    Ryan
    Robbo - Chillwell - Saiss
    Salah - Son - Grealish - Pulisic
    Maupay - DCL - Kane (C)

    Steer - Dallas - Stephens - Douglas

    A) Save 2FT
    B) Maupay > 6.5 forward or under
    C) Maupay + Ryan out for two others
    D) Pulisic > 8.3 mid or under
    E) Something different

    Cheers!

    1. zdrojo187
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      B to Mitrovic...for 1GW

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers

  6. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Werner now on pens after tonight's events?

    1. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      Think you need to ask Frank that . Not sure anyone here can help

  7. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    FPL BlackBox is live in 9 mins if you fancy it 🙂
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPUgnPn13lU

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      nice!

  8. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Your opinion please on the best 10m Aguero replacement for this front eight

    Son Havertz Grealish Lookman Trossard

    Kane DCL xxxxxxxx

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      I need to know the same

      Thinking Ings atm

    2. zdrojo187
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      Werner

      1. Champions League Varane
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        If you didn’t have Havertz I’d consider Werner

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Werner or Ings

    4. dmcnam12
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Vardy

    5. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Jimenez. He's steady, a talisman for his team, on pens, hogs bonus and I don't buy the so called 'bad fixtures'. Wolves could easily get something out of all those games!

    6. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Ings

  9. PocketZola
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    scholes has been eating the pies

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      If I were him, I would be eating more than just pies.

  10. NUFCAndrew
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Hamez + Maupay to Rashford + Bamford good move for 2 FTs?

  11. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Is this utter madness? I WC last week, which I looked to have stuffed up as I am already unhappy with it.

    Current team:
    0itb & 1FT

    Martinez Button
    Saiss Lamptey Robbo Targett Kilman
    Son Bruno Salah Barkley Soucek
    DCL Kun Brewster

    Thinking:
    A. -12 on Kun, Brewster, Barkley, Saiss => Ings, Bamford, Foden, Coufal (get it over and done with)
    B. -4 on Kun, Brewster => Ings, Bamford
    C. Kun => Ings

    Any help appreciated.

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      C is what I’m doing I think

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      I like B.

    3. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      A 100%. Sorts your team right out

    4. jonhoil
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      C.

      Barkley and Saiss are facing SOU(H) and CRY(H), and neither seems to drop in price. if you want them out you can afford to wait a gw or two.

      that team looks great - don't panic!

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Wow, is Salah injured?

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Sell now!

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Really?

      1. PocketZola
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        ban

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          What'd i do?

        2. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          Feck off with your ban....watch sky you cloen

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Limped off heavily

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Didn't he take a penalty in the last minute? Looked fine when he smashed it in

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          Sky showed him limping down the tunnel with boot in hand and physio helping him

          1. Clay Davis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 22 days ago

            Yeah I saw that, can't believe my luck!

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Do you think this is worth a -4?

    Buur to Chilwell
    Davis to Bamford
    Bruno to Grealish

    Would leave me with:

    Martinez
    TAA | Chilwell | Dallas
    Salah | Son | Rodriguez | Grealish
    Kane | DCL | Bamford

    Steer | Soucek | Lamptey | Mitchell

    With 0.2ITB

    Thanks

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      I'd skip on Bamford and play one of your players on the bench.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks, could do

    2. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Davis to Bamford 100%. Solid move right up to Christmas

  14. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Telles not in the squad again, what’s going on?

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      He's being 'eased in'. What's the rush?

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Did you see that somewhere? No rush, just he had great performance last week in Paris and then doesn’t even make the bench for Chelsea or tonight’s game? Wondering if it’s an injury or what.

        1. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          No, my comment has no basis.

        2. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          Probably an injury. Nothing else makes sense.

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 22 days ago

            Must be...

  15. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Commentators don’t want sill handballs given

    Also... IT HAS TOUCHED HIS HAND!!!

  16. Doctor Evil
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Why can’t penguins fly?

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Because they’re a chocolate biscuit.

      Credit: back of penguin chocolate biscuit.

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      If they're flying through the water, should it be described as swimming?

      1. PocketZola
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Because Pingu says so

    3. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      They won't have the pre flight Covid test.

  17. Gunner1290
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    1.2 in the bank 1 transfer. Any pressing issues here or shall I roll the transfer? Any advice appreciated.

    McCarthy (button)
    Trent Robbo Chilwell Mitchell (Justin)
    Salah son(c) Bruno Pulisic saintmax
    DCL (Brewste Davis )

    1. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      No major issues but maybe upgrade one of ASM or the 2 benched strikers?

    2. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Pulisic to Rashford

  18. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Appreciate any thoughts on what to do here please?

    A: Davies > Chilwell
    B: Save

    McCarthy / Nyland
    TAA Justin Mitchell / Taylor Davies
    Salah Son Zaha Podence / Bissouma
    DCL Werner Jimi

    1FT 1.7ITB

    Open to any other suggestions.

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      A

  19. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Rashford my beautiful boy

  20. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Rashford such a good human being. Giving up his first ever senior Hattrick.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Awesome lad. Good to see the United VAR team being deployed so well tonight.

      1. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        How so? You can't be offside in your own half

  21. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    😉

  22. Cojones of Destiny
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Maupay to Bamford for free Y/N

    1. HenrikFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Yes for me if no other pressing issues.

      1. Cojones of Destiny
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        thx mate

        1. HenrikFPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          My pleasure!

          You could also save a FT this GW, and do Maupay —> Antonio next GW if Antonio is fit.

          Antonio got good fixtures after Liverpool if he recovers from his hamstring issues in time for Fulham fixture.

          Currently monitoring Antonio myself.

          1. Cojones of Destiny
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 22 days ago

            yes that’s another option i’m considering thx

  23. Damsko
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    RMT please:

    Mccarthy

    TAA Justin Kilman

    Salah (C) Son Sterling Zaha

    DCL Ings Bamford

    Bench: Steer Bissouma Mitchell Coufal

    ITB: 0.2

  24. Gredrik
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 21 days ago

    Help! What to do with 2ft and 3m in bank??

    McCarthy
    Saiss-chilwell-Mitchell
    Salah-Son-Rodriguez-Grealish
    Kane-DCL-Maupay

    Forster-Lamptey-Dallas-Bissouma

    1. offspinnersinahurry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 21 days ago

      Maybe find a way to get Bruno Fernandes in

  25. offspinnersinahurry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 21 days ago

    Any changes with this team, considering a -4?
    McCarthy
    Justin,Walker-Pieters,Kilman
    Salah,Son,Fernandes,Podence
    Calvert-Lewin,Ings, Werner

    Steer,Mitchell,Burke,Ferguson

    Any thoughts much appreciated

  26. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 21 days ago

    City fixtures from 10-22 are ridiculous.

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 21 days ago

      Yep. WC in GW10 is going to include KDB, Sterling and Dias. This is how you get ahead of the pack

  27. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Jota looks better bet compared to Foden