fantasy premier league DGW34 – The bandwagons and sinking ships


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Here’s our fantasy premier league DGW34 article where we outline the bandwagons and sinking ships.  These are the 5 most transferred in and out players so far in the gameweek.

fantasy premier league DGW34 – The bandwagons and sinking ships

The Bandwagons

These are the 5 most transferred in players so far in the gameweek in order

Sterling

Ther £8.5m Liverpool midfielder is by far and away the leader of transfers in.  No surprise in some ways given that Liverpools DGW has been confirmed fairly late and that Sturridge apart he’s the undoubted star of the Liverpool team.  The FA Cup semi saw him return to the central striker position with Sturridges injury problems continuing.  That’s the ideal position for him from an FPL point of view although he still comes with positional risk given that Rodgers has played him in a number of positions including wing back.  Recent form has been ok with a goal and an assist in his last 2 although that did come after 3 blanks.  However in the front 3 or the striker position he is effective, it’s just shunted wide he isn’t.  No one can guarantee where he will play although very recent positioning hasn’t seen him out wide.  Over the season his consistency of 50% of games returning a goal or assist is ok and his shooting stats are only bettered by Sanchez.  However at the risk of repeating myself it does all come down to 1 thing. Position.  Has a DGW34

Next 5 gameweeks to the end of the season:

DGW34  West Brom (A)
DGW34  Hull (A)
QPR (H)
Chelsea (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Stoke (A)

Henderson

The £6.7m Liverpool midfielder has attracted attention due to his incredible form of 4 goals and 2 assists in the last 6 games.  A couple of points to bear in mind with the box to box midfielder is that 2 were screamers from outside the box and 1 was a pen.  Can he keep up the screamers and if Gerrard returns he won’t have pens.  However, owners of Henderson will have been delighted with Gerrards FA Cup semi display which won’t have done Gerrards starting chances for the rest of the season much good. Despite my reservations Henderson’s  consistency has been okish  for the price at 38% although he has absolutely no shooting stats which isn’t surprising given his box to box position.  Will he burn out or is he a mini YYT 2013/14?  Who knows?  You can only throw the dice and find out.

DGW34  West Brom (A)
DGW34  Hull (A)
QPR (H)
Chelsea (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Stoke (A)

Fabregas

As you’ll come to see the £9.3m Chelsea midfielder is the only non Liverpool player in the lineup.  There’s no particular surprise in this as most people will already have Hazard in their squad and most will have a Chelsea defender.  With Costa and Remy injured and both having some doubts over the DGW34, Fabregas has become the only alternative given Oscar’s rotation and Willians gametime risk and lack of returns.  Fabregas has been very consistent with a return rate of 57% which is excellent.  The main issue is the fact that he plays in the 2 of 4-2-3-1 in the main and due to this position doesn’t really get the shots in the box that you would like from a midfielder and relies on assists.  That has made him a consistent returner but without the big scores.  He’s only got 3 goals this season and only 4 10+ FPL point returns.  Compare that to Hazard who has 13 goals and 9 10+ FPL point hauls.  By the way he seems likely to go up in price tonight (Monday)

DGW34  Arsenal (A)
DGW34 Leicester (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Liverpool (H)
West Brom (A)
Sunderland (H)

Mignolet

The £5.3m Liverpool GK is a popular choice due to the DGW.  There’s no doubting the wisdom of a GK choice in a DGW given the save point potential as well as clean sheets.  No team has more away clean sheets than Liverpools 7 and that bodes well for 2 away games in the DGW.  3 clean sheets in their last 5 games is also a sign of their defensive form.  Mignolet is also the same price as Moreno who’s probably the cheapest defensive player likely to get 2 games in the DGW although only Skrtel is probably guaranteed this and he’s £5.9m

DGW34  West Brom (A)
DGW34  Hull (A)
QPR (H)
Chelsea (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Stoke (A)

Skrtel

I just menetion Skrtel and lo and behold the £5.9m Liverpool CB appears in the bandwagons list for the gameweek.  As I said above he’s probably the only defensive player you can guarantee will start both games in DGW34 given Rodgers tinkering, formation changes and injuries.  He also does have an attacking threat although the man who scored 7 goals last season has so far only managed 1.

DGW34  West Brom (A)
DGW34  Hull (A)
QPR (H)
Chelsea (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Stoke (A)

The sinking ships

These are the 5 most transferred out players so far in the gameweek

Silva

A bit of a surprise this.  The £9.9m Man City midfielder was injured and stretchered off on the weekend but the early prognosis looks good.  Home to Aston Villa even with no DGW looks a pretty good prospect.  2 goals and an assist in his last 7 has seen him go off the boil a little but 11 goals and 7 assists over the season is phenomenal although it’s been done at a slightly disappointing consistency rate of 48%.  Great overall shooting and creating chances stats, probably 2nd only to Sanchez.  No DGWs but good fixtures to the end of the season where it looks like City will have to keep fighting for points to the end.  Looks likely to go down in price tonight (Monday)

Aston Villa (H)
Spurs (A)
QPR (H)
Swansea (A)
Southampton (H)

Eriksen

Even after seeing the £8.3m Spurs midfielder score against Newcastle I just couldn’t wait to get rid of him when using my wildcard.  1 goal and 2 assists in the last 10 games says it all for the hugely inconsistent returner.  A consistency return rate of 36%  just isn’t good enough for the price.  No shooting stats doesn’t help and just a share of set pieces is really no consolation.  Next 2 fixtures definitely arent easy

Southampton (A)
Man City (H)
Stoke (A)
Hull (H)
Everton (A)

Clyne

2 consecutive 0 point returns after a no show in GW32 and a YC in GW33 was just too much for some people and the £6.2m Southampton RB has been ditched in numbers.  Very expensive compared to CB Alderweireld at £4.9m and GK Davis at £4.5m there’s a case cash wise to ditch him especially after he’s only returned 1 attacking return (and that was an assist) in his last 18 games.  There’s no doubting Saints defensive mettle though as no team has more clean sheets this season and no team has conceded less goals.  They have been better at home though and 3 of the last 5 games away could be better

Spurs (H)
Sunderland (A)
Leicester (A)
Aston Villa (H)
Man City (A)

Downing

I have to admire anyone who stuck with him to this point after 1 assist in his last 11 games and constant positional tweaks from Big Sam.  Even the most loyal Labradors would surely have left him to it long ago.   To do so before QPR A, Burnley H and Aston Villa A I find a little strange.  After all in for a penny in for a pound at this stage although I can understand that keeping him over a DGW may have just been a step too far.

QPR (A)
Burnley (H)
Aston Villa (A)
Everton (H)
Newcastle (A)

Clichy

The £5.4m cheapie Man City LB is expected back from injury for DGW34 although he obviously has direct competition from Kolarov for his spot.  The compensation for that though is that he is the cheapest City defender with any hope of a regular game.  Defensively City haven’t been a complete disaster this season.  Only 4 teams have got more clean sheets and 3 clean sheets in the last 6 isn’t bad form.  Reasonable fixtures to the end of the season.  It’s all about whether you can handle the gametime insecurity.

Aston Villa (H)
Spurs (A)
QPR (H)
Swansea (A)
Southampton (H)

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3 thoughts on “fantasy premier league DGW34 – The bandwagons and sinking ships”

  1. Mignolet or Sterling or Coutinho?
    I already have Henderson and Moreno.

    And from Chelsea, I have Hazard and Ivanovic.
    So should i go for Fabregas or Terry as my 2nd defender to safeguard cleansheet points?
    What is Costa’s injury status?

    Also, from Leicester City, Ulloa or Cambiasso?

  2. Personally I’d go for Couthino, his form has come through again lately, not afraid to take on defenders to get an assist or goal.

    From Chelsea, I’d go for a defender, Terry or Ivanovic, however Azpilculeta (can’t spell) has been doing well the last couple of games so maybe worth thinking about him.

    Leicester, I’m not too sure, Ulloa has done ok lately so has Cambiasso, but I’d go elsewear and have Austin or Murrey. If you do want a Leicester forward, then I’d most likely go for Ulloa.

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