Here’s the current low down on the most transferred in and out fantasy premier league players so far in game week 18
Ya Ya Toure
I have to say for me personally I don’t see him as a fantasy premier league player. Doesn’t shoot enough and when he does its from distance and doesn’t create enough chances. Has never got near my shooting stats tables or chances created. Is 7th in the points scored by midfielders though and has scored in 2 consecutive games and is home to Reading, but not for me. I would go for Silva over YYT if you wanted a City player every time. He’s also going to the African cup of nations starting no later than GW22 so not for me.
After not having a game in GW17 this is obviously a reaction to sales or people waiting to purchase him who postponed until after the blank. Has shown good shooting stats recently and prior to GW17 was in the overall season shooting stats and in the last 6 even with difficult fixtures played to get there so deserves consideration. 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 2 games covered up a spell of 7 games with no returns.
Chelseas next 7 are a bit of a mix and I’m not sure I would be running to transfer him in against other options but has the potential given his stats against tricky opposition. Here’s the next 7
|23 Dec 16:00||Gameweek 18||Aston Villa (H)|
|26 Dec 15:00||Gameweek 19||Norwich (A)|
|30 Dec 13:30||Gameweek 20||Everton (A)|
|02 Jan 19:45||Gameweek 21||QPR (H)|
|12 Jan 15:00||Gameweek 22||Stoke City (A)|
|20 Jan 13:30||Gameweek 23||Arsenal (H)|
|29 Jan 20:00||Gameweek 24||Reading (A)|
Its a probably better options for me but I wouldn’t criticise people for transferring him in
Again the same comments apply for Mata as they did for Torres as to why he’s getting so many fantasy premier league managers transferring him in.
Mata isn’t currently featuring in my stats tables but has the added complication of rotation etc to distort his returns. So I did a quick comparison between his stats and bales and in terms of pen box touches and shots in the box and shot accuracy Mata is way behind. Mata’s average position is behind Bales. Mata creates more chances for others though although that can be an illusory stat. His stats though are very similar to Cazorla’s who is someone you want good fixtures for. Mata has shown the ability in the past this season to produce good stats no matter what the opposition but for me I would rather have Bale when he’s fit and Cazorla as his next 4 fixtures are definitely better
|22 Dec 12:45||Gameweek 18||Wigan (A)|
|26 Dec 15:00||Gameweek 19||West Ham (H)|
|29 Dec 17:30||Gameweek 20||Newcastle (H)|
|01 Jan 17:30||Gameweek 21||Southampton (A)|
Although the West Ham fixture maybe postponed due to Tube strikes if you saw my news catch up this morning. Returns wise you cant argue though as has returned in 8 of his 13 matches and is the 5th top points scorer in fantasy premier league.
So its another other options are better for me
Being transferred out at a rate of knots after his 3 match ban which starts this week. Hard to argue with selling someone who’s got a 3 match ban. It may depend on your selling price vs buy back price though whether as a fantasy premier league manager you want to sell. I would sell him at £7.5m and have to buy him back at £7.9m which is not great. However such is the rate of sales that the gap will narrow very quickly I imagine. Its a sell for me
After 6 games with no return, an upcoming game at Liverpool, no Ruiz, a deeper position, no game in GW19 potentially due to Tube strikes plus the form of Ba and Benteke etc its no surprise he’s been sold. Funnily enough the underlying stats have held up prior to GW17 even with incredibly hard fixtures. After the Liverpool game the fixtures are reasonable though.
|22 Dec 17:30||Gameweek 18||Liverpool (A)|
|26 Dec 15:00||Gameweek 19||Southampton (H)|
|29 Dec 15:00||Gameweek 20||Swansea (H)|
|01 Jan 12:45||Gameweek 21||West Brom (A)|
|12 Jan 15:00||Gameweek 22||Wigan (H)|
|19 Jan 15:00||Gameweek 23||Man City (A|
I’m a little undecided on Berba due to all the conflicting information and wanted to do an article on him but have n had the chance as yet. i have to put him in the undecided box for now I’m afraid.
The 4th top scoring midfielder s back where we started with him. Great shooting stats but just cant finish. It seemed he had rid himself of this when suddenly back it all comes and its been no returns for 4 games. Personally I’m keeping the faith for 1 reason only and thats fixtures. Here’s the next 6
|22 Dec 17:30||Gameweek 18||Fulham (H)|
|26 Dec 19:45||Gameweek 19||Stoke City (A)|
|30 Dec 16:00||Gameweek 20||QPR (A)|
|02 Jan 19:45||Gameweek 21||Sunderland (H)|
|13 Jan 13:30||Gameweek 22||Man Utd (A)|
|19 Jan 15:00||Gameweek 23||Norwich (H)|
Apart from Stoke and Man U away they are a fairly juicy set of fixtures. I wont be considering selling him until the Utd game away and I personally would not consider selling him before a home game against Fulham