fantasy premier league GW34 transfer tips – the bandwagons and sinking ships


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Here’s our fantasy premier league GW34 transfer tips article where we outline the bandwagons and sinking ships. These are the most transferred in players for GW34 (bandwagons) and most transferred out players (sinking ships) so far in the FPL gameweek.  

FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE GW34 TRANSFER TIPS – THE BANDWAGONS AND SINKING SHIPS

THE BANDWAGONS

These are the 5 most transferred IN players so far in the gameweek.

Stats definition:

PP90: The FPL points per 90 minutes played.

ATGS/CS odds GW34: Anytime goal scorer odds or clean sheet odds for defenders for GW34.  There are no ATGS odds out for the 2nd game so I’ve just put in ** the team odds to win

Fixture ease: The fixture ranking by difficulty for GW34 to the end of the season. See our fixture ease article

DGW34, DGW37, BGW35 – Here I positively say whether they have a DGW34, a fixture in the blank 35 or in DGW37. If nothing is stated it means they don’t have a double or a fixture in the blank.

U Stats position rank. The ranking from an attacking point of view for their FPl position of Fwd, Mid or Def . See our underlying stats article




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Kane

Kane has played 28 games plus 3 as sub for 24 “FPL” goals and 2 assists.   He has been pretty consistent returning a goal or assist in 15/28 (54%) of his starts.  However the thing that strikes fear into FPL managers is his explosiveness.  He’s got 8 double figure FPL point hauls which is nearly 30% of his games and over half the games he’s returned in.  All this makes him a scary player not to own.

His bonus position is interesting.  On the face of it he’s got 27 and no player has more.  That has been driven mainly though by him getting 2 returns in 1 game where something unusual has to happen to not get a decent bonus return.  In his single returning games he’s only got some sort of bonus in 2 from 7 games.  The plot thickens even more with his last 4 returns all being single and none getting a bonus.

His 2 double games involve a City team that still need to win to obtain the title so the team will be a full team he faces, scar albeit one that must be a bit physically and mentally scarred from 3 consecutive losses.

Spurs also have a FA Cup semi over GW35 although given Kanes campaign to get the Stoke goal then Poch will have a tricky time persuading him not to play in the 2nd match if he wants to rotate him

34 Man City (H)
34 Brighton (A)
35 None
36 Watford (H)
37 West Brom (A)
37 Newcastle (H)
38 Leicester (H)

Pogba

It stands to reason that Pogba is more effective when Matic and Herrara/McTominay play so he can get forward more and the stats are that emphatic in backing that up.  However if Man Utd are home to say Swansea then they will invariably be camped in their half so it surely must be less relevant.

Whatever the case and for whatever reason a Paul Pogba allowed to go forward is a box to box menace for any team.  The remaining games, apart from Arsenal,  United should have the lions share of possession and territory so it should be less relevant.

What is eye catching though is that his returns when on the pitch and his underlying stats despite, at least being asked, to have quite rigid defensive duties and pretty decent to say the least.

For £7.8m,  a player with a PP90 of 6.1 is pretty good and the 2 goals v Man City should help him and maybe the managers belief that he can be a better attacking asset.  A word of warning though is that prior to the 2 goals v City it was 1 assist in 6 games before that.

Over the season it’s been 20 starts plus 1 as sub for 5 goals and 12 assists which is pretty impressive.  He has returned in 10 of those 20 starts and has 5 double figure FPL point hauls.  These are good stats.

His bonus position is a tricky though at 12 which is ok.  In the 3 times he’s had a single return he’s got no bonus.  Needing 2 returns in a game to get a bonus isn’t helpful.

Great fixtures.

 34 West Brom (H)
34 Bournemouth (A)
35 None
36 Arsenal (H)
37 Brighton (A)
37 West Ham (A)
38 Watford (H)

Eriksen

The Spurs set piece man and creator has started 31 games plus 1 as sub for 8 goals and 13 assists.  He’s returned in 17 of those 31 games  with 4 double figure FPL point hauls.  He’s also got a reasonable bonus count of 23 and seems to get some sort of bonus in the majority of the times he returns.  His underlying stats over the season could be better but certainly recently they have been very very good and that’s reflected in his last 5 games with 3 goals and 2 assists.  He’s an important player with 90 minutes most times he starts so it would be a surprise to see him rested although Lamela now fit can carry some of that creative workload.

34 Man City (H)
34 Brighton (A)
35 None
36 Watford (H)
37 West Brom (A)
37 Newcastle (H)
38 Leicester (H)

Vardy

Vardy has started 31 games for 16 goals and 2 assists being very consistent with 17 returning games.  He’s also pretty nailed on to play 90 which in a PuelPep team is some feat.  He also has pens and has scored in his last 3 games and in 7 of his last 9.  His bonus is pretty respectable too at 22.

He has 2 issues though.  1 is the lack of double figure point hauls.  He only has 1 from GW1 and the 2nd issue is his diabolical underlying stats.  The fact that his underlying stats rank him 31st of strikers in my underlying stats article says alot.  They are non penalty based stats though.  You may say the proof is in the pudding and that his returns are what’s important and to be fair he has shown the ability to over perform his underlying stats historically.

34 Burnley (A)
34 Southampton (H)
35 None
36 Crystal Palace (A)
37 West Ham (H)
37 Arsenal (H)
38 Spurs (A)

Smalling

I’ve always been worried about gametime for the Man Utd CBs as until the last couple of games they haven’t all been fit to compete against each other.  Well Smalling has held his place with all CBs fit including v Man City so that has to be a very positive sign.  You can also add that to the fact that he’s started the last 10. His marking of Kompany though, not so much of a positive!

The amount of CBs could mean rotation before the FA Cup semi I suppose although 2 wins to secure a top 4 place could counter against that.

De Gea is the most secure defensive representation and if you’re looking elsewhere probably Valencia but he comes at a hefty price.  Next would be Smalling at the moment

 34 West Brom (H)
34 Bournemouth (A)
35 None
36 Arsenal (H)
37 Brighton (A)
37 West Ham (A)
38 Watford (H)

THE SINKING SHIPS

These are the 5 most transferred OUT players so far in the gameweek.




fantasy premier league GW34 TRANSFER TIPS

Firmino

Last week was all about whether Salah was going to play v Everton.  Klopp gave the impression if he was fit he would play.  However in the end Salah wasn’t even on the bench which to be fair was predictable and even for a derby match what most fans wanted.  What was overlooked to some extent was the fact that  Firmino, who had no injury issues, was also benched.  For a derby match! A player who’s supposedly extremely important.

Firmino and Salah in the 2 most sold players so far in the gameweek are about 2 things.  Firstly the fact that they are only playing 1 game rather than 2 as the likes of Lukaku and Kane are but secondly, I’m presuming, a perception of rotation risk.

Now I’d say on the fixtures point that a home game vs Bournemouth could easily be as good as 2 games against another team. If you don’t have your free hit or are struggling for numbers for GW35 then you also may have to think about whether a sale is a good idea.

On the rotation point the first UCL semi will be after 35 so it’s hard to say what will happen this week. Before the semi’s though could be a larger rotation risk given what happened last week.

I doubt given Klopp’s reticence to give away any information last week,  that the press conference this week will be helpful.  You make your decision and take your chances unfortunately

34 Bournemouth (H)
35 West Brom (A)
36 Stoke (H)
37 Chelsea (A)
38 Brighton (H)

Salah

There’s no point in even talking about stats.  Take a look at his PP90 and underlying stats position for mids above and that’s all you need to know.

Will he play this week and what will happen in the future are the only questions to ask.  I don’t want to repeat what I said above for Firmino except to say that Klopp resting Firmino v Everton when there was no injury issue shows that rotation can’t be ignored as a risk in future games.  This has to be especially relevant for his star player and especially given that the top 4 place is pretty much sewn up given Chelsea’s recent results

34 Bournemouth (H)
35 West Brom (A)
36 Stoke (H)
37 Chelsea (A)
38 Brighton (H)

Aubameyang

6 goals and an assist in his first 7 games for Arsenal plus penalty duties and pretty good underlying stats is some start.  Also played 90 minutes until surprisingly subbed on 70 v Southampton to give Lacazette some gametime.

Can’t play in the Europa League so guaranteed to at least start you would think.  This must be all about having 1 game vs 2 in DGW34.  Be mindful though of a good fixture in 35 if you don’t have a free hit or are struggling for numbers in 35.

34 Newcastle (A)
35 West Ham (H)
36 Man Utd (A)
37 Burnley (H)
37 Leicester (A)
38 Huddersfield (A)

De Bruyne

After 7 goals and 17 assists in 31 starts plus 1 sub appearance and the likelihood to be 2 games before the league is tied up then I would be surprised if De Bruyne doesn’t start GW34 and GW35.  Especially given that he was bench rested v Man Utd in 33.

Again this can only be about 1 game in GW34, and a tricky one v 2 for other teams

 34 Spurs (A)
35 Swansea (H)
36 West Ham (A)
37 Huddersfield (H)
37 Brighton (H)
38 Southampton (A)

Mkhitaryan

Injured and likely to be out for the rest of the PL season so a sell definitely.

With Wenger playing 4-2-3-1 and Ozil playing as 1 of the 3 when not rotated it does leave 2 attacking midfield spots for £5.1 Mid Iwobi and £7.3m Forward Welbeck. That’s unless Wenger plays Ramsey there.  Although Ramsey seems a PL rotation casualty while the Gunners remain in the Europa League

34 Newcastle (A)
35 West Ham (H)
36 Man Utd (A)
37 Burnley (H)
37 Leicester (A)
38 Huddersfield (A)

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3 thoughts on “fantasy premier league GW34 transfer tips – the bandwagons and sinking ships

  1. I can move Son for Pogba- I got Son late so will not be losing any money on him. Thoughts on this move?? I am worried that Son wont start both games of the double, or will play 60 mins of both!

    J

  2. Alright lads. you think sterling, tosun will play or score points if they do? Also I got gudmundson u think he will be fit and start? Cheers.

  3. Hey guys, I’m looking to bring in Pogba as opposed to Lukaku for the DGW. I don’t have a FH chip left, and I plan on taking a hit for GW35 but not sure it is worth taking a hit in 34 also just to bring in Lukaku whereas I can straight swap Sterling to Pogba. If I bring in Lukaku it would be, Aubameyang > Lukaku and Sterling > Milivojevic.

    I was initially contemplating a TC this GW and BB in 37 but now contemplating the BB in 34 with Aubameyang/Milivojevic, Kenedy, Mustafi and Hennessey on bench, despite none having DGW they have favorable fixture. Which leaves me with a TC for Kane in 37. Still on the fence with that one.

    My team is set as
    GK: DeGea (Hennessey)
    Def: Jones, Alonso, Morgan, Lowton (Mustafi)
    Mid: Willian, Son, Mahrez (Sterling, Kenedy)
    Fwd: Kane*, Aubameyang, Barnes

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