FPL gameweek 12 transfers – the bandwagons and sinking ships

Here’s our FPL gameweek 12 transfers article where we outline the bandwagons and sinking ships. These are the most transferred in players (bandwagons) and most transferred out (sinking ships) players so far in the FPL gameweek.

 FPL gameweek 12 transfers – the bandwagons and sinking ships

THE BANDWAGONS

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

Stats definition:

Mins per FPL point: the amount of minutes it takes a player to earn an FPL point. The lower the better obviously

ATGS/CS odds GW11: The anytime goal scoring odds or clean sheet odds for Defs for GW12.  ARGS Not out when I originally wrote this.

Fixture ease: Our article ranking the easiness of their fixtures




fpl gameweek 12 transfers

Salah

7 goals and 3 assists in his 10 starts plus 1 sub appearance culminating in 2 goals against West Ham in GW11.  He’s also got the underlying stats to back it up.  There is a theory that Salah needs Mane to succeed which is relevant as Mane may have aggravated an old injury over the international break.  However Salah has scored in 3 of the 4 games that Mane hasn’t started.

Southampton (H)
Chelsea (H)
Stoke (A)
Brighton (A)
Everton (H)
West Brom (H)

Sane

The young German has played as a left sided forward most games for Man City and it’s an incredible 6 goals and 5 assists in 7 starts.  He’s not averse to blanking though having blanked in 3 of those 7 starts.  His underlying stats overall are excellent and show an ability to score and assist.  He can run hot and cold though but when hot he’s very hot.  The 4 games he did return in were all double figure FPL hauls.

With Man City you just have to accept rotation and although he’s started the last 6 premier league games Pep’s seeming desire to win every competition will undoubtedly see him rest every now and then.  Pep’s seemingly favouring a single striker system is good news but in someways countered by an extra attacking midfield body in Bernardo now looking more of an option

Leicester (A)
Huddersfield (A)
Southampton (H)
West Ham (H)
Man Utd (A)
Swansea (A)

Jones

The Man Utd CB is in the top 10 value for money players as you’ll see from my article.  Ignoring the Huddersfield game where he went off after 22 minutes Jones has managed 8 clean sheets from 10 games so far.  Unfortunately he has very little attacking threat and his appeal is his price and the Man Utd defence.

The negative is that a thigh injury picked up on England duty has him as a big doubt for GW12

Newcastle (H)
Brighton (H)
Watford (A)
Arsenal (A)
Man City (H)
Bournemouth (H)

Ward

The Burnley defence continue to defy gravity by significantly out performing their underlying defensive stats.  However the fact that GK Nick Pope is 3rd for saves despite a less than full season and Tarkowski and Mee 2nd and 3rd in the categories of blocks, clearances and headed clearances may have something to do with that.  Will they continue outperforming expectations is the question?

Swansea (H)
Arsenal (H)
Bournemouth (A)
Leicester (A)
Watford (H)
Stoke (H)

Morata

The Chelsea CF has had a fantastic start to the premier league.  7 goals and 3 assists in 8 starts and 2 as sub is a fantastic record.  He’s also been consistent scoring or assisting in 5 of those 8 games.

His underlying stats are good too and he’s only had 2 games in those where he’s not turned up as a threat.

Has had a few injury niggles which are probably the only negative as we head into a busy season.  Playing as a sub mainly in Spain and Italy recently will be very different to being the main man over the busy Xmas period.

West Brom (A)
Liverpool (A)
Swansea (H)
Newcastle (H)
West Ham (A)
Huddersfield (A)

The Sinking Ships

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




FPL GAMEWEEK 12 transfers

Otamendi

Suspended for 1 game after reaching the requisite amount of yellow cards. I imagine 1 point in the last 2 games and 1 clean sheet in the last 4 may also have had something to do with it but I think it’s a bit short sighted.  The Man City defence in my view is the best in the league and after the Leicester game it’s a good run of fixtures.  The only negative is that both him and Stones have Kompany’s fitness hanging over them at some stage.

Leicester (A)
Huddersfield (A)
Southampton (H)
West Ham (H)
Man Utd (A)
Swansea (A)

Alli

Virtually playing as a striker in the Spurs team is a big attraction for the midfielder.  However it’s only 2 returning games in the last 7 and he missed GW11 with an injury.  It seems however for the moment that he will, most likely,  be fit for GW12. His underlying stats aren’t bad overall but I would say he’s only produced an acceptable level of goal threat in 4 of the 10 games played and that’s worryingly inconsistent .

After the Arsenal game though it’s a nice little run of fixtures

Arsenal (A)
West Brom (H)
Leicester (A)
Watford (A)
Stoke (H)
Brighton (H)

Lukaku

Having held onto him for Spurs and Chelsea in GW10 and GW11 it seems a little strange to sell him now before a home game against Newcastle where he will be the captain favourite. What’s more it’s Brighton and Watford after that.

It seems a little harsh to sell him also on the back of 7 goals and 3 assists in 11 games where he’s played 90 minutes in every game.  It’s also not as if the underlying stats have been bad.  They’ve been exceptionally good up to the last 3 games when they’ve been poor but as I said that did include Spurs and Chelsea where he really was poor.

 Newcastle (H)
Brighton (H)
Watford (A)
Arsenal (A)
Man City (H)
Bournemouth (H)

Eriksen

3 goals and 3 assists in 11 games isn’t bad and the fact that he picked up at least 2 bonus in 4 of those 5 scoring games helps what are fairly acceptable returns.  However the cracks have appeared with him blanking in the last 3.  What’s more his underlying stats really aren’t great for the price. You’re relying on someone who has to be fair has pretty consistently overperformed his underlying stats.  I guess you could put them down to his ability to score screamers from outside the box and Harry Kane’s lethal finishing of any chances created.  However that’s a pretty unnerving thing to be relying on.

Like I said for Alli, after the Arsenal game it’s a nice little run of fixtures

Arsenal (A)
West Brom (H)
Leicester (A)
Watford (A)
Stoke (H)
Brighton (H)

Mkhitaryan

There’s not much to say apart from the fact that he’s blanked in the last 6 and is now firmly in Mourinho’s sub thoughts having averaged 62 minutes over those 6 games.  I admire those who have held him for this long.  You make labradors look fickle and disloyal.  If you’re looking for hope in the underlying stats then you’re wasting your time.  They have fallen apart over the last 6.

There’s only the good 3 fixtures next left for any hope

Newcastle (H)
Brighton (H)
Watford (A)
Arsenal (A)
Man City (H)
Bournemouth (H)

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Comments

2 comments
  • Stephen T

    Eriksen is causing frustration, as his attacking returns have seemingly dried up. I suspect he could return a double digits this week in the north London derby against Arsenal. He’s short listed to be transferred out, but will give him a few more gameweeks before that decision is made, which would mean looking towards a City midfielders or Mane to double up with Salah.

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    • Itchie

      Yeah I know how you feel. I thought Eriksen would be a season stalwart until he was shifted further back and went all points-shy.

      Not sure about doubling up though. I tend to go for coverage. Go inSane maybe if you’re ok with the rotation risk (I’ve come to accept Pep’s peccadilloes) or even Ramsay. Some good value lurking there. Fabregas worth a differential shout too.

      Sterling though, don’t know what it is but he always makes me nervous…too rotatable and injury-prone, although he’s definitely improved this term. Old fantasy habits die hard I guess…!!

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