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GAFFR Fantasy Championship: Tipster Player Picks for Gameweek 4

The team selected for GAFFR gameweek 3 managed to accumulate 61 points, this is a pretty poor score especially compared to our gameweek 2 team which managed to get 90. This low score is mainly down to a sub-par performance by Cardiff who I had a lot of faith in for their game against Peterborough.

Goalkeeper Pick


Mark Travers (£5.0M) vs BPL (H)

For our starting ‘keeper I have again gone for Bournemouth shot-stopper Mark Travers, Bournemouth face a struggling Blackpool team who have only scored once so far this season. Bournemouth themselves have been reliable defensively in their games this season not against clubs called West Brom and look a good bet for a clean sheet in this one.

GAFFR Defender Picks


Kenny Tete (£6.0M) vs HUL (H)

Once again I’m putting my faith in Fulham’s Kenny Tete. Somehow Fulham are yet to keep a single clean sheet this season despite having the lowest xGA in the league. On average they’ve conceded just 0.47 xG per game but have actually conceded in all of them. Tete himself played very high up the field against Millwall away in gameweek 3 and I can only imagine this will continue here.


John Egan (£6.0M) vs HUD (H)

Yes, I do realise that Sheffield United were just on the end of a 4-0 defeat however I believe that to be more a product of West Brom’s great attack. “The Blades” face a Huddersfield team who haven’t started well. My confidence could be misplaced but I do believe that Sheffield United could keep a clean sheet in this one.


Tommy Smith (£5.1M) vs NOT (H)

Stoke have been one of the solid defences over the start of this campaign with the 3rd lowest xGA and they face a Nottingham Forest side who have struggled for creativity, this is reflected in the fact that they have the 4th lowest xG in the Championship. Smith however isn’t just a player I’d pick for clean sheet potential, he has the joint-most assists so far and that could very well continue.

GAFFR Midfielder Picks


Callum Robinson (£9.1M) vs BLA (A)

At this point, Callum Robinson is becoming essential in GAFFR. Despite being listed as a midfielder he has started the season as a striker for West Brom and it is working. Robinson is the league’s top scorer after three games and has the 2nd most shots, and joint 3rd most shots on target meaning it is likely to stay that way. His three goals have come from an xG of 2.2, not an unsustainable overperformance.


Jamal Lowe (£8.5M) vs BRI (A)

Though Swansea haven’t had a good start to the season by any means I think that they have a winnable game here and their talisman Lowe should get amongst the goals. Lowe is listed as a midfielder in GAFFR but has started OOP upfront for Swansea, giving him a better chance of being the man who puts the ball in the back of the net.


Phillip Billing (£7.1M) vs BPL (H)

As mentioned earlier, Bournemouth have a pretty good fixture here against a poor Blackpool team who have conceded the 2nd most xG out of any Championship side this season and a strong team like Bournemouth should be able to exploit Blackpool’s weaknesses. In Bournemouth’s recent win over Birmingham, Billing was the highest forward player on the pitch on average which suggests he is heavily involved in Bournemouth’s chances.


Fabio Carvalho (£5.1M) vs HUL (H)

Fabio Carvalho has probably been the breakout star of the Championship so far. The attacking midfielder has averaged three shots and three key passes a game so far, incredible numbers for any player, let alone an 18-year-old. At just £5.1M Carvalho is brilliant value and should be in nearly everybody’s team at this point.

GAFFR Forward Picks


Aleksandr Mitrovic (£11.0M) vs HUL (H)

Mitrovic once again showed why he is one of, if not the best striker in the league in Fulham’s victory over Millwall in gameweek 3. Mitrovic is an absolutely incredible goalscorer at this level and is a safe pick every week. I don’t think anyone would be surprised if he finishes this season amongst the top points scorers in GAFFR.


Jaidon Anthony (£6.2M) vs BPL (H)

A mainstay in these teams, Jaidon Anthony is back for another week. If you ask me, nobody should have Solanke in their sides currently. If you want a Bournemouth forward. Get Anthony. He makes more key passes, has more shots and more shots on target, expect him to be amongst the goals in a favourable fixture here for Bournemouth


Viktor Gyökeres (£5.6M) vs REA (H)

Last gameweek we had a cheap forward in the shape of Femi Azeez, this week it’s Gyökeres, or Viktor as he is listed on GAFFR. Viktor is a really good option in GAFFR because of the large volume of chances he gets. Only Phillip Zinckernagel has more shots on target so far this season. Gyökeres also has an xG of 2.14, roughly in line with his two goals showing he puts the ball away at a reliable rate. This week, Viktor has a pretty good fixture playing against a leaky Reading defence and I back him to add to his tally here.

Team of the Week for Gameweek 4



Formation: 3-4-3

Starting XI Cost: £74.7M

You can find GAFFR Fantasy Championship resources for the 21/22 season here.

GAFFR Fantasy Championship: Tipster Player Picks for Gameweek 3

After a successful rendition of this post in gameweek 2, where the side picked managed to accumulate a whopping 90 points, even with our captain sent off, I am back to announce my picks for gameweek 3 of the GAFFR season.

GAFFR Goalkeeper Picks


Mark Travers (£5.0M) vs BIR (A)

In goal I have opted for Bournemouth shot-stopper Mark Travers, Travers faces a side whoever achieved more than one xG in a game once in their last four Championship matches. Birmingham have struggled to break down high-level defences in the past and I see it as not being any different here.


Simon Moore (£4.0M), BENCH

No changes from last week here, Moore kept a clean sheet in one half against Barnsley and Coventry still look pretty solid at the back. Still, the only nailed £4.0M keeper in GAFFR.

GAFFR Defender Picks


Antonee Robinson (£6.5M) vs MIL (A)

Once again, no changes in this spot. Despite his blank last week, I’m still a believer in Antonee Robinson coming up good. Fulham have a really strong defence and Robinson plays the highest upfield, giving him opportunities for attacking returns.


Kenny Tete (C) (£6.0M) vs MIL (A)

Yes, I’m being serious, Tete captain. Even though he played further back than Robinson in GW2, Kenny Tete seemed like the player with more attacking prowess. His late runs seem like they could cause problems for the opposition defences this season. I realise this is quite a left-field captain pick and you may feel free to disagree. Can’t be worse than last week’s captain eh?


Sean Morrison (VC) (£6.0M) vs PET (A)

I correctly predicted that Morrison could get a chance for an attacking return in GW2, but by no stretch of the imagination did I think it would be an assist. The 31-year-old was absolutely immense in his first league game back from injury and has definitely locked down his place back in the Cardiff line-up. Cardiff have the T-2nd best xGA in the league so far (1.01) so should be favourites for a clean sheet.


Jordan Zemura (£5.0M) vs BIR (A)

You may be starting to notice a pattern emerging with this defence. Jordan Zemura, while not getting an attacking return or even a clean sheet impressed Bournemouth fans with a mature performance against Nottingham Forest. Unfortunately, I have to report that he suffered from the same problems as against West Brom by no fault of his own. After Bournemouth’s David Brooks was sent off Zemura had to set a lot of further back limiting his potential. I think it is unlikely Bournemouth see another red here and it could be Zemura’s breakout game.


Tommy Smith (£5.0M) vs SWA (A)

I’m sure by now you knew this was coming, Tommy Smith completes the exact same back 5 as last gameweek. Stoke face a Swansea side who haven’t looked impressive in either of their games under Russell Martin so far and looked bereft of any attacking ideas against Sheffield United in gameweek 2. Smith always carries a chance of getting an attacking return and seems like a player who really suits the bonus point system in GAFFR.

GAFFR Midfielder Picks


John Swift (E) (£6.5M) vs BRI (H)

John Swift has had what can only be described as a sensational start to the season at Reading and I expect that to carry on against Bristol City. The club had troubles defensively last season and they don’t seem to have improved too much. Swift also benefits from having a home advantage with a full crowd behind Reading.


Ryan Giles (£4.6M) vs PET (A)

Ryan Giles is yet another player who has had a spectacular start to this campaign. Giles has featured predominately as a winger in a 3-4-3 formation so far, a similar role to someone like Rhian Brewster, who costs £8.5M and is listed as a Forward.


Callum O’Hare (£5.0M), BENCH (1st)

Callum O’Hare once again proved to be a bonus point magnet for Coventry as they took on Barnsley in GW2. He was unfortunately booked though which lost the Coventry man a point. I back O’Hare to work his magic against a poor Blackpool side in GW3.


Phillip Billing (£7.0M), BENCH (2nd)

Phillip Billing once again showed his class for Bournemouth in GW2. I’d be cautious of starting Billing in your team as Birmingham are yet to concede a goal in the Championship this season and it could be risky expecting them to do so now.


Sander Berge (£5.5M), BENCH (3rd)

Sander Berge is still a player I see a lot of potential in when it comes to GAFFR this season, even if this Sheffield United side are the only team yet to score in the competition. Berge plays against West Brom in this matchday and so is firmly on the bench.

GAFFR Forward Picks


Aleksandr Mitrovic (£11.0M) vs MIL (A)

Even though Millwall are known for their impressive defence I think Fulham should have what it takes to overpower them and with Mitrovic as the focal point. Fulham managed to bag 5 against an admittedly inferior Huddersfield Town side despite a red card to key man Harry Wilson. Mitrovic opened his account for the season in the said fixture and will have a good chance of repeating that in this one.


Kieffer Moore (£10.0M) vs PET (A)

Kieffer Moore impressively scored his first of the season against Blackpool last time out despite coming on as a substitute and will hope that after getting those minutes under his belt he is ready to start Cardiff’s showdown with Peterborough. Moore’s influence on this Cardiff side cannot be underestimated. He is an integral part of Mick McCarthy’s system and will be looking to get another goal against a side yet to keep a clean sheet.


Femi Azeez (£5.5M) vs BRI (H)

Alright, alright. I’m not ashamed to admit I might be jumping on the bandwagon a bit with this one. Reading youngster Azeez however had a really solid pre-season with the Royals and has carried that form into the Championship campaign, getting off the mark in his last outing. Reading have one of, if not the best-attacking fixture this week and it’d be rude not to pick up on them potential gem in Azeez.

GAFFR Team of the Week for Gameweek 3



Formation: 5-2-3

Total Cost: £92.6M

You can find GAFFR Fantasy Championship resources for the 21/22 season here.

GAFFR Fantasy Championship: Tipster Player Picks for Gameweek 2

With the GW2 of the Championship season swiftly approaching I want to share my thoughts on the best team of players to select for this gameweek in GAFFR. I should make a disclaimer here stating that I am in no way suggesting you should go to ridiculous lengths to get these players in your team and that we are looking at this with only gameweek 2 in mind.

GAFFR Goalkeeper Picks


Bradley Collins (£5.0M) vs COV (H)

In goal, I have opted to go with Bradley Collins of Barnsley. Barnsley have a favourable fixture at home to Coventry, a team who recorded just the joint 5th lowest xG of any Championship team in gameweek 1. Barnsley themselves didn’t look amazing defensively against Cardiff in their Championship opener, however, at home and with an easier fixture I’m backing them to get a clean sheet here.


Simon Moore (£4.0M), BENCH

At this point, Simon Moore is by far the best £4.0M keeper in my opinion. A nailed starter for a side who picked up clean sheets here and there last season is too good to pass up on.

GAFFR Defender Picks


Antonee Robinson (£6.5M) vs HUD (A)

The first of two Fulham defenders in this team, Antonee Robinson has long been an exciting prospect and I can see him getting his first returns of the season here. Fulham faces a Huddersfield side who many have predicted to struggle this season and I can’t help but agree. A lacklustre draw against a Derby side in disarray will have don’t little to help the momentum of this Huddersfield side. I think Fulham will learn from their own mistakes in their first game and will truly put Huddersfield to the sword, potentially leading to an assist for Robinson.


Kenny Tete (VC) (£6.0M) vs HUD (A)

The second Fulham defender in this team is obviously Kenny Tete. Tete was really advanced in Fulham’s first fixture of the Championship season, playing much higher up the field than Robinson. As mentioned in the section on Robinson, I can see this being a very rewarding afternoon for Fulham. I think it’s easy to argue that Tete is a better pick than Robinson due to his more attacking role, especially with him costing £0.5M less.


Sean Morrison (£6.0M) vs BPL (A)

While unfit for GW1, Sean Morrison is almost guaranteed to start in Cardiff’s trip to Blackpool. Morrison made his return in the Carabao Cup in midweek and looked poor, however after getting 90 minutes in the bank I feel like Morrison will be raring to go this weekend. Cardiff conceded just the 3rd lowest xG in the division against an ever-dangerous Barnsley side so should be favourites to shut out Blackpool in this one. Morrison also always carries the threat of a goal from set pieces.


Jordan Zemura (£5.0M) vs NOT (A)

I have to admit, before the Championship’s opening fixture, the name Jordan Zemura was one that I had never heard but after watching him against West Brom I can safely say I’ve heard of him now. Zemura was unspectacular in that game but I suspect this was due to West Brom wing-back Darnell Furlong constantly forcing him back. In a game where he may have more freedom against a pretty uncreative Nottingham Forest side, Zemura is a pretty safe pick.


Tommy Smith (£5.0M) vs BIR (A)

Coming off of an impressive GW1, Tommy Smith will be looking to continue his good start to this campaign, the Stoke right-back notched 2 assists vs Reading which was fully deserved when you see he made five key passes and three successful crosses, a good creative performance for someone listed as a defender. Stoke face a Birmingham side who pulled off an upset victory last time out, however, I can’t see them pulling off a similar result here. This solid Stoke side will likely be too much and you can bet Tommy Smith will be in on the action if that reigns true.

GAFFR Midfielder Picks


Harry Wilson (C) (£9.5M) vs HUD (A)

The 3rd and, of course, final Fulham player in this team, I feel it would be hard to look past Harry Wilson after his solid performance in GW1. Fulham’s new man will have now had longer to work with the team and will likely be looking to add to his goal tally this week against a previously mentioned uninspiring Huddersfield outfit. Wilson is obviously a proven Championship asset and should really be a mainstay in most GAFFR teams this season.


Callum Robinson (£9.0M) vs LUT (H)


One of West Brom’s goal scorers last Friday against Bournemouth, Callum Robinson is listed as a midfielder on GAFFR despite the fact that he seemingly played in a forward role on the opening weekend. West Brom are at home this weekend which should give at least a slight advantage. They face a Luton team coming off a resounding 3-0 victory, however, that was against a very poor Peterborough team. I feel like West Brom should be favoured in this one and when they score this season it seems Robinson will be involved a lot.


Phillip Billing (£7.0M) vs NOT (A)

Phillip Billing began the season very well against West Brom, scoring in a close-fought encounter but it isn’t just his goalscoring exploits that have him in this team, in Bournemouth’s first Carabao Cup game of the season Billing completed five key passes, showing he does also have a creative side to him.


Sander Berge (£5.5M), BENCH (1st)

Sander Berge should not be playing Championship football. Simple as that. He is a player far above this level. Though Sheffield United couldn’t muster up a result against Birmingham, it was evident that Berge was a class above. Sander played a creative role, getting forward often and trying to be the one to start attacks in a surprisingly Conservative “Blades” side. In my opinion, Berge will definitely get a few goal contributions this campaign and is really nicely priced at £5.5M.


Marlon Pack (£4.6M), BENCH (3rd)

Marlon Pack started his season with not just a goal but an all-round solid performance at home to Barnsley. Pack is very cheap at £4.6M and will look to expand on his first start. He is however a potential rotation risk.

GAFFR Forward Picks


Uche Ikpeazu (£6.5M) vs BRI (H)


Last season Bristol City conceded the most xG in the league (incl. relegated teams) but were handed a fortunate break this season when they got to face newly-promoted Blackpool on the opening weekend. ‘Boro aren’t exactly high scorers themselves, but I feel like Ikpeazu fits their system to a tee and could get involved amongst the goals in this one.


Jaidon Anthony (£6.1M) vs NOT (A)


As you can probably tell, I’m pretty high on Bournemouth this week, and Anthony is no exception. Bournemouth fans were crying out for him to start the season’s opener and he did, turning in a solid performance. Anthony seems to be more of a provider than goalscorer from the wing which means it would be nicer if he was listed as a MID but I can still make do with him being listed as a forward. I expect Bournemouth’s attack to become one fo the best in the league with Anthony a cheap gem.


Lyndon Dykes (£8.0M), BENCH (2nd)


Had it not been for the emergence of Jaidon Anthony in GW1 I would’ve definitely had Dykes starting this team. Dykes’ QPR face newly-promoted Hull who while winning 4-1 in their season opener, didn’t look untouchable and could definitely be less of a threat against better opposition.

GAFFR Team of the Week for GW2



Formation: 5-3-2

Total Cost: £93.6M

Points Target: 80

You can find GAFFR Fantasy Championship resources for the 21/22 season here.

GAFFR Fantasy Championship: What We Learned From Gameweek 1

With the conclusion of this Championship season’s opening weekend, we can now begin to take a look at some takeaways and conclusions that we may have come to over this first gameweek relating to our GAFFR teams. So let’s take a look at the five points I gathered from this week’s round of games.

Brooks Not up to Scratch? Is He Worth It in GAFFR?


David Brooks (£8.0M) has proven to be fairly hit and miss in his time at Bournemouth and in their game against West Bromwich Albion, Brooks didn’t look like the same player from 2-3 years ago. The Welshman completed just 20% of his dribbles and completed just one key pass showing a lack of creativity which used to be his bread and butter. As of right now, I feel confident in saying there are better options for the same price and cheaper than Brooks, if you own Brooks like myself I wouldn’t rush to get rid after just one gameweek but it’d definitely be something to take a mental note of.

Blades Blunt at the Back?


Going into Gameweek 1 Sheffield United were predicted to be one of the stronger sides in the league, especially defensively, and rightly so. The last time the Blades were in the Championship they racked up more clean sheets than any other side in the division. However, their lacklustre performance against Birmingham City already has people worrying. To be truthful the Blades were very poor at defending crosses, in particular, Birmingham’s goal came from a cross as did the one they had disallowed, Scott Hogan also missed a huge chance which came from the Blades struggling to deal with a dangerous ball into the box. This is only one game but the glaring problems were there, it will be up to Slaviša Jokanović and his team to look to address the issue as the season progresses.

Peterborough the Team to Target in GAFFR


Unfair it may be to write off a team after 1 gameweek, Peterborough’s performance against Luton left a lot to be desired. “Posh” created just 0.2 xG, the least of any side in gameweek 1. This lacklustre showing ended in a 3-0 defeat with Peterborough causing little trouble to Luton throughout the full 90. In the future, we may look to target players who play against “Posh” as captain choices due to their leaky defence and inconsequential attack.

Ben Brereton Diaz Is a Different Beast


While Ben Brereton had a fairly good season last time out, his start to this campaign after he adopted the name Ben Brereton Diaz was nothing short of extraordinary. Brereton Diaz registered a staggering seven shots, the most in the division, while his goal came from the penalty spot, perhaps indicating that he could be the main penalty taker for Blackburn this season. Blackburn as a whole looked very effective. Despite having just 35% possession, the second-lowest of any team in gameweek 1, they managed 21 shots, the most of any team.

McFadzean Is the Man


Prior to the season starting I actually wrote a piece looking at £4.0m defenders, I mentioned McFadzean and his ability to score headers in that article and what a return it was for him. His 96th-minute goal proved to be crucial as Coventry City beat Nottingham Forest 2-1. This goal wasn’t a one-off however, McFadzean had the joint-most shots on target in this game, proving that despite being a centre-back he does carry a goal threat. Coventry assets as a whole looked interesting in this game though, with Callum O’Hare (£5.0M) and Ben Sheaf (£4.5M) both putting in incredible performances and at their prices could be great budget picks in GAFFR as the season goes on.

You can find GAFFR Fantasy Championship for the 21/22 season here.

GAFFR Team Preview – Breaking Down the Blades

With the beginning of the new Championship season right around the corner now seems like the perfect time to go into an in-depth breakdown of one of the new teams to GAFFR this season. That side being recently relegated outfit Sheffield United aka “The Blades.”

Sheffield United had a tough start to the 2010s in which the club was relegated to League One, English Football’s third-tier for the first time since 1989 but after Chris Wilder took over in 2016, The Blades had a rapid turn in fortunes achieving two promotions to reach the Premier League in just three years. United’s first season in the top flight was one that Blades fans couldn’t have dreamed of, seeing the club battle it out for European places before suffering a poor end to the season after the restart. However, in the 2020/21 season, Sheffield United never found form and were relegated comfortably.

This campaign, under new blood for the first time in five years the Blades will look to push for promotion back to England’s most prestigious league.


⛔️ = Out

🟠 = Doubt

Sheffield United Goalkeepers in GAFFR


  • Aaron Ramsdale (£6.0M)
  • Wes Foderingham/Michael Verrips (£5.5M)
  • Jake Eastwood (£4.5M)


The goalkeeping department could be either the easiest or the hardest position when it comes to selecting a Sheffield United player, if Aaron Ramsdale was to leave the club the position would be a toss-up between both £5.5M GKs, however, it seems increasingly likely that the Blades will be able to keep a hold of Ramsdale which would make him the club’s clear #1 goalkeeper.

In the 2018/19 Championship season when United were promoted they were renowned for their strong defence, keeping 21 clean sheets and also managing another 13 shutouts in the 2019/20 Premier League season. Without the disruption of injuries and covid, the Blades look like a great bet to pick up a high number of clean sheets this time around, making Ramsdale a great choice for your GAFFR team.

Sheffield United Defenders in GAFFR


  • Enda Stevens (£6.5M) 🟠
  • George Baldock (£6.5M)
  • Chris Basham (£6.5M)
  • Jayden Bogle (£6.0M)
  • John Egan (£6.0M)
  • Jack O’Connell (£6.0M) ⛔️
  • Jack Robinson (£5.5M)
  • Max Lowe (£5.0M)
  • Rhys Norrington-Davies (£5.0M)
  • Kyron Gordon (£4.5M)


In defence is where things start to get complicated as far as Sheffield United options go. For starters, it is unknown how the Blades will even line up. When Slaviša Jokanović first took over as manager it seemed like the 5-3-2 left behind by Chris Wilder would stay in use, however, in a recent pre-season friendly Jokanovic experimented with a 4-3-3/4-3-1-2 to great effect. The fullback positions remain up in the air with both Jayden Bogle and George Baldock battling for the RB slot while Ben Osborn who is listed as a midfielder in GAFFR is likely to start the campaign at left-back ahead of Enda Stevens who is suffering from a fitness issue.

Out of all the options, John Egan is the only one I’d say is nailed with Jack Robinson also having a good chance to start alongside Egan at CB. If the Blades do play with a 5-3-2 both Chris Basham and Robinson would be nailed however there is too much uncertainty at the moment. Jayden Bogle is likely the most attacking option, having collected more xG per 90 than any other Blades defender last season (0.16).

Sheffield United Midfielders in GAFFR


  • John Fleck (£8.0M)
  • Oliver Burke (£7.5M)
  • Oliver Norwood (£7.5M)
  • Ben Osborn (£6.5M)
  • Luke Freeman (£6.5M)
  • Illiman N’diaye (£5.5M)
  • Sander Berge (£5.5M)
  • Femi Seriki (£4.5M)


While there is a decent quantity of options in midfield, some of them are lacking the potential to score points in GAFFR and we should rule these out. The first player I’d ignore is Ben Osborn, despite being a quality player, Osborn is likely to start the season playing as an LWB or LB and as he is listed as a midfielder he doesn’t receive as many points for a clean sheet which makes other defenders more viable options at this price point.

Luke Freeman is another I’d like to rule out as Freeman has suffered from his lack of fitness in the past year and is probably going to be nothing more than a backup option this season, the same reasoning can be applied to both Illiman N’diaye and Femi Seriki who will most likely not get many minutes this season.

This leaves us with just four players, John Fleck at £8.0M is the most expensive and I think others less going forward than cheaper options, not just at Sheffield United. Oliver Norwood while Sheffield United’s primary set-piece taker, is generally not very good at them picking up just 2 goal contributions in the past 2 seasons, Norwood could be on penalties this season however I think someone like Jeremie Bela who is penalty-taker for Birmingham City is a much better pick at £2M cheaper. Ultimately the only two that interest me are Burke and Berge. Oliver Burke is interesting because he has primarily played as a striker for Sheffield United and recorded the most xA (Expected Assists) per 90 of any Sheffield United player last season (0.19).

Sander Berge, however, is very exciting at just £5.5M, I speak with great confidence when I say that he is far too good for the Championship. Berge is the type of player that could cause major problems for sides this season when given the freedom to do so.

Sheffield United Forwards in GAFFR


  • Oliver McBurnie (£9.5M) 🟠
  • David McGoldrick (£9.0M)
  • Rhian Brewster (£8.5M)
  • Lys Mousset (£8.0M)
  • Billy Sharp (£8.0M)
  • Daniel Jebbison (£7.5M) 🟠


Out of all the Sheffield United forwards I’d honestly only recommend even thinking about 2 of them, these being David McGoldrick and Lys Mousset. David McGoldrick has been ever-present since signing for the Blades in 2018, finishing as the club’s top scorer last season and scoring 15 the last time Sheffield United were in the Championship. McGoldrick also has extreme creativity which could lead to a few assists here and there throughout the season.

Mousset, nonetheless, is a really exciting pick. He was Sheffield United’s joint-top scorer in 2019/20 and is an electric player on his day. However, his time with Sheffield United so far has been hampered by injuries but under new manager Slaviša Jokanović, “Moose” has had a good pre-season, scoring three goals in two games while looking like the Blades’ most dangerous attacking threat.

Sheffield United Expected Lineup for the 21/22 Season


Sheffield United expected lineup in a 4-3-3 formation


Sheffield United expected lineup in a 5-3-2 formation



In conclusion, I think the most consistent Blades assets are Egan (£6.0M, DEF) and McGoldrick (£9.0M, FWD). These two are mainstays in the Sheffield United side and will guarantee 90 minutes almost every week while picking up a good number of returns.

In my opinion, the options with the most potential upside are Bogle (£6.0M, DEF), Berge (£5.5M, MID) and Mousset (£8.0M). These three all have the ability to gain a high number of points depending on what role they play and/or whether they can nail down a starting berth at Sheffield United this season.

You can find GAFFR Fantasy Championship resources for the 21/22 season here.

GAFFR Fantasy Championship: Tipster Team Reveal for Matchday 1

Hello readers, I would like to introduce myself first. My name is Taufik Noise, also known as Noise Team in various fantasy football games. Last season I played GAFFR and finished with a rank of 335th OR and a total tally of 3130 points. So, if you finished above me then I hope that you agree with my picks as well.

I want to try to share my draft for wading through fantasy GAFFR 2021/2022. Disclaimer, I made a draft based on last season’s performance, schedule, and budget. Also, I have selected a maximum of two players from one team as consistency has been rare at the start of the season.

Fantasy Championship Goalkeeper Picks

Sam Johnstone (6.5M) is the best keeper in my opinion as WBA are expected to keep the most clean sheets this season and Bradley Collins (5.0M) is my second choice for the goalkeeper position. In the Premier League last season, Johnstone was the goalkeeper who made the highest number of saves with 166. While I have Collins because of Barnsley’s performance at the end of last season which saw them make a late push for a playoff spot. I will choose Johnstone to fill the line-up on my draft.

Fantasy Championship Defender Picks

Sheffield United assets two seasons ago stole the attention in the Premier League and FPL namely George Baldock (6.5M) and Enda Stevens (6.5M), but last season they were powerless and had one of the worst campaigns in Premier League history. To navigate the Championship division, I think the performance of the two will return to the same as two seasons ago, but I don’t want to risk having two Sheffield United defenders, so just one of them seems enough and even though I’m conflicted about which one is the best, I choose Baldock (6.5M) for my team.

Then, the next choice is Perry Ng (5.0M). The reason for this choice is that Cardiff City’s schedule at the start of this season is quite easy (vs BAR, @BPL, @PET, vs MIL, vs BRI) and Ng was one of the main choices in GAFFR last season. Next is Tosin Adarabioyo (6.0M), although relegated Fulham kept a clean sheet just nine times last season, it is Adarabioyo who is the key to their defence as they look to challenge for promotion again.

Next is Scott Malone (6.5M) and his price is quite high but his contribution to the team last season was quite good even though the Millwall team last season was not good enough to push the team into the playoff zone. Lastly, Andre Wisdom (5.0M) is the last defender on my team as the Derby Country schedule is fairly easy in the first five matches (vs HUD, @PET, @HUL, vs MID, vs NOT). Although I would put him on the bench Wisdom could be the right substitute if a player was injured, suspended, or moved to another club.


GAFFR Midfield Picks

I chose Alex Mowatt (8.5M) because his performances with Barnsley last season were very good with eight goals and seven assists in the campaign and I hope that he can adapt well and directly contribute with goals and assists for West Bromwich Albion.

Ilias Chair (7.5M) is in my team since the first two games for QPR are favourable and also because QPR have made a good impression in their pre-season matches so far.

Mario Vrančić (6.5M) has been signed by Stoke to increase attack power and so far in pre-season he has appeared to be quite impactful even though at Norwich last season there were not as many opportunities as he does now with “The Potters.”

I believe Joe Rothwell (5.5M) can be a shrewd pick at 5.5M especially this season as Blackburn lost Harvey Elliott who completed his loan and returned to his parent club, Liverpool FC. I think Rothwell will fill Elliott’s role and I hope he will do well even though Blackburn’s schedule at the start of this season isn’t the best. So, I will wait and watch his performances before adding him to my lineup.

Fabio Carvalho (5.0M) is my pick for a low budget midfielder. Fulham’s assets are very tempting because the first 10 matches of the schedule are relatively easy. I wanted to include the latest Fulham FC signing Harry Wilson (9.5M) to my team but the price was so high that it made my team’s balance shaky. Carvalho himself is not a bad choice I believe and at the end of the Premier League last season he had the opportunity to play four times and he scored one goal.

GAFFR Forward Picks

Kieffer Moore (10.0M) is the first forward in my team over Adam Armstrong (11.0M) and Dominic Solanke (11.0M) because of Cardiff’s fantastic schedule to start the season compared to Blackburn’s and Bournemouth’s schedule. Moore was also one of the best strikers in GAFFR last season with 20 goals in 42 games.

I have David McGoldrick (9.0M) in my team because I believe Sheffield can do a lot in the Championship this season. With so many choices in the forward department for the blades, I think McGoldrick will still be the first choice as he has experience on his side and the fact that he was their top goal-scorer last season with nine goals to his name.

I tried to find a cheap striker and my realistic choice fell to Yakou Méïté (6.5M). His price is quite tempting for someone who had 12 goals in 25 games last season and Reading’s schedule is quite good too. However, in Reading’s first match against Stoke, I will put Meite on the bench because I also have a Stoke player, Vrančić.

Tipster Team for Matchday 1

That’s all from me, I think this draft is 80% of the final draft, still subject to change depending on the incoming activity in the transfer window of players that interest me. Thank you for reading my first article for the website. See you soon.

You can find GAFFR Fantasy Championship Resources for the 21/22 season here.