MyFPL is a series where we will go through our thought process before every FPL Gameweek in the 2017/2018 season.
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How good are Manchester City!? I know everyone are focusing on Arsenal – if it bleeds it leads and all of that – but I keep coming back to fawning over Man City.
Fantasy favorite Raheem Sterling was out with an injury, Kevin de Bruyne wasn’t all that involved in any of the goals and Sergio Aguero got a measly assist. Still, even if their top FPL prospects fail to produce the means to get you green arrows, that doesn’t mean that Man City stop producing wonderful goals.
Leroy Sané and David Silva have been hot commodities earlier in the season and might be players to get once we’re past the dreaded GW31. Or maybe you shouldn’t worry all that much and get players who blank in GW31 anyway. Some will probably still outperform any player you get from the likes of Everton, Bournemouth, Huddersfield or Stoke over the next 3 gameweeks.
With that in mind, let’s get back into, once again, which players to buy, sell, keep or stay away:
Buy Him: Ahmed Hegazi
We’re gonna stick with buying players who play in GW31. We’re keeping our “Free Hit” chip until GW35 anyway and the top players in FPL have tricky fixtures until that round either way. Maybe you can gain something by getting in an Arsenal player, even though they are struggling right now.
With Hegazi in your team however, not only do you get another active body for GW31, but you also get clean sheet potential in GW29 and GW30. West Bromwich face Watford away and Leicester at home before an away fixture to Bournemouth in GW31.
Hegazi is nailed on and he is also the cheapest way into the WBA defence. He provides a goal threat as well, like he did in the first gameweek, where his goal made him a popular transfer. His ownership is still high, but a lot of active players probably sold him once WBA proved unreliable. Now is a good time to get him back.
Sell Him: Raheem Sterling
Sterling has been a reliable player for a long time now and his level of play is worthy of the Premier League’s best. But after seeing Man City dominate Arsenal with Leroy Sané and Bernardo Silva on each wing, he might not be a clear cut starter the next few gameweeks.
Besides that, he’s injured and it’s unsure if he’ll play against Chelsea this weekend in the El Cashico. It’s more likely that he’ll feature the week after away to Stoke, but playing in only 1 out of the next 3 gameweeks isn’t good enough. If you still need to triple up on Liverpool players, this is a good way to get enough money to buy Sadio Mané.
Once we use the wildcard in GW32, a better Man City option might have emerged. I have my eyes on Bernardo Silva for only £7.4. We’ll see what happens in the coming weeks.
Keep Him: Ben Davies
This is the main left back for Tottenham Hotspur. No more talk of rotation between him and Danny Rose like many FPL managers feared before the season. Rose has been fit and unused for the last 3 gameweeks while Bavies has been racking up the points. He’s just too important for Tottenham right now.
Sure, Tottenham progressed through a VARcical FA Cup Replay against Rochdale and won’t play in GW31, but Davies has some nice opportunities before then. Huddersfield at home and Bournemouth away should result in at least 1 clean sheet and probably an assist on top. There are other players you can sell to fill up your GW31 squad, and at a fairly cheap £5.8, keeping Davies won’t stop you from getting who you want.
Stay Away: Callum Wilson
Take it from a Wilson owner; there are better options out there. After yet another lackluster performance against Newcastle, Wilson was rightly subbed off in the 72nd minute. Bournemouth were down 2-0 and badly needed a fresh set of ideas.
Jermaine Defoe replaced him and while he didn’t score, Bournemouth did twice and turned a certain loss into a draw after Wilson left without a goal for the 3rd straight gameweek.
This has made Wilson owner like me second guess ourselves. Will he even start when GW31 rolls around? I’m worried. To make matters worse, they have tough fixtures in the gameweeks leading up to that point. Away to Leicester and then at home to Spurs.
There are better options for a cheap GW31 striker. Jay Rodriguez, Steve Mounié, Christian Benteke, Oumar Niasse or even Troy Deeney away to Liverpool. Don’t make the same mistake I did after his match against Chelsea. Stay away from Callum Wilson.