FPL: Players To Sign; Why You Should Captain Salah or Aguero

The Premier League returns on Tuesday evening with three matches on the card as Liverpool head to Huddersfield and Arsenal play Swansea.

How’s your Fantasy Premier League (FPL) doing? A number of transfers have been made while the biggest of the week, Aubameyang to Arsenal, is close.

So who should you get this week and maybe for the next three weeks?

1.Alexis Sanchez
His performance for United in the win over Yeovil said it all, what to expect. He will definitely get life going at Old Trafford. With Morata not firing, consider him right now.

2.Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Talk of great talent, Mkhi is expected to get his Arsenal debut against Swansea on Tuesday. With Swansea beating Liverpool in their previous match, Arsene Wenger will be taking no chance and he’s going to field probably the strongest team. The race for top four just got tougher.

3.Nacho Monreal

He has been directly involved in five goals, scoring three and assisting two, more than in any of his past five campaigns.

The statistics show how Monreal has offered more in attacking areas.

He has had a shot every 130.7 minutes and created a chance every 154.4 minutes this season.

His points-per-million value of 18.0 is only bettered among defenders by the Chelsea pair of Marcos Alonso(£7.3m), with 18.8, and Cesar Azpilicueta (£7.0m), with 18.1. 

4.Gerard Deulofeu
Remember him at Everton almost a year ago? Deulofeu just signed for Watford on loan until the end of the season.

Watford is looking to cement their place in the Premier League and his addition from Barcelona is a clear statement of their intention.

You can get him on and maybe bench him for now because they play Man City next, but from next game week, expect more.

5.Daniel Sturridge
Studge has signed for West Brom until the end of the season. You know what a fit Sturridge can do. Here, he will be given game time, what he wants; definitely, this will result in goals. You can consider him too.

Who do you captain?

For once, Harry Kane (£13.0m) has to take a back seat in the race for the Fantasy Premier League captaincy.

Instead, Mohamed Salah (£10.3m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) are the top two candidates for the Gameweek 25 armband.

The Liverpool midfielder scored 14 points in a 2-1 victory over Leicester City.

The Egyptian is capable of a repeat performance at Huddersfield Town as he looks to return to the consistent form that has delivered a goal or assist in 12 of his last 14 Gameweek appearances.

Aguero goes into a home fixture with West Brom as the most-bought player ahead of Tuesday’s 18:45 GMT deadline. 

Over 179,000 managers have signed him after a run of eight goals in seven appearances across all competitions in January.

Also at Man City, Raheem Sterling (£8.9m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.2m) boast strong home form, each producing double-digit points hauls on four occasions at the Etihad Stadium.

Avoid Kane?
With Manchester United the visitors to Wembley Stadium, owners of the Tottenham Hotspur striker should look for an alternative.


FPL: Wildcard Available, How To Replace Coutinho

Going to game week 23 is probably the hardest stage of the Fantasy Premier League(FPL) this season. Liverpool have sold Phil Coutinho to Barcelona dealing FPL managers with a huge blow.

Before we speak about Coutinho and other signings, with the second FPL wildcard available(although I would propose you wait until the transfer window shuts), here are a few tips you can follow before making those transfers.

How is your goalkeeper doing? Are you one of those people who have a strong forward and weak backline? Well, you may consider keeper like Pope(£4.8m), Fabianski, Pickford, Ryan and Lossi all who are valued at £4.6m and have scored 84 points so far.

West Ham’s Adrian had a fantastic performance against Spurs and Moyes may give him a chance. Southampton’s Alex McCarthy is another option as we head to January-March period. In their next 10 matches, only Spurs and Liverpool we can say can worry you but other games will definitely bring points.

He’s valued at £4.4m. Good bargain I guess.

Everton have signed Cenk Tosun. You probably heard Dj John try to give details about this guy on Fanzone last Saturday. Tosun can deliver, Everton needs him. He’s worthy £7.5m in the FPL and scored 41 goals in 96 appearances for Beskitas.  

Now to the big issue, Philip Coutinho. Already a Barcelona player and you must transfer him out. He scored 103 points and cost managers £9.1m upon his transfer to Barcelona.

His exit will affect the performance of Mo Salah and Firmino who have been lighting up the FPL this season. Probably time you should stick only with Salah or Firmino but not both of them.

With Sanchez not sure whether he’s going to Man City, probably you would think to replace Coutinho with Hazard. Yes, Hazard. 

The Belgian can justify his tag as a Fantasy heavyweight over the second half of the season.

Hazard returned to the Chelsea attack in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal in Gameweek 22 and fired six shots inside the penalty area.

The recent return to action of Alvaro Morata (£10.5m) can help Hazard regain his FPL form. He will be expected to return from a calf injury to face Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in Gameweek 23.

The Foxes have managed a single clean sheet away from home all season.

Staying with Liverpool, is it about you considered their defence? Virgil Van Dijk is an option to sign. He is set to become a mainstay in Klopp’s back for the remainder of the season.

A goal threat at set-plays, as he showed in the FA Cup on Friday, Van Dijk is poised for a testing Premier League debut for Liverpool against Man City on 14 January in Gameweek 23.

Top performing players in the FPL include De Gea, Alonso-Azpilicueta-Otamendi, Salah-Sterlin-De Bruyne-Mahrez-Eriksen and Kane-Aguero.