fantasy premier league GW14 tips – the bandwagons and sinking ships


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Here’s our fantasy premier league GW14 tips article where we outline the bandwagons and sinking ships. These are the most transferred in players (bandwagons) and most transferred out players (sinking ships) so far in the FPL gameweek.

fantasy premier league GW14 tips – the bandwagons and sinking ships

Stats definition:

PP90: The FPL points per 90 minutes played for 18/19.

Av mins last 4: The average minutes played in the last 4 games. Coming on as sub or not being played for non injury related matters will count

Consistency: the number of times a goal or assist has been returned in a match as a proportion of the total starts.

ATGS/CS* odds GW14: Anytime goal scorer odds or clean sheet odds* for defenders for GW14. ATGS odds aren’t available as I write this

Fixture ease: The fixture ranking by difficulty for GW14-19 and GW14-16. See our fixture ease article

Prices as of Monday 26 November

The Bandwagons

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



fantasy premier league GW14 tips

Sterling

A goal and 2 assists vs West Ham with the goal being one of his trademark tap ins.  The guy doesn’t need volume of shots to produce goals he just has an uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time.  It’s no coincidence that his tap in came from a cross field ball from Sane which is something we can expect to see more of.

Rotation is obviously the issue with all Man City assets,  especially when you’ll want him as a captain option at that price.  The positive sign in that regard is that the 2 games he hasn’t started he hasn’t come on as a sub although they were both games where he wasn’t needed given City finished with 6 and 5 goals.

Bournemouth (H)
Watford (A)
Chelsea (A)
Everton (H)
Crystal Palace (H)
Leicester (A)

Alexander Arnold

A goal and clean sheet makes it a 14 point gameweek as well as 25 points in the last 2 games.  Given his price of £5.2m for the 2nd best defensive team in the league he’s an absolute steal.  Will be rotated but that will be the case with all the Liverpool defence except maybe Van Dijk and GK Alisson.

Everton (H)
Burnley (A)
Bournemouth (A)
Man Utd (H)
Wolves (A)
Newcastle (H)

Sane

When this guy is on the pitch he is deadly, not only from the returns, but the underlying stats.  Returned a goal or assist in every game he’s started says alot.  The Mendy injury should increase his pitch time significantly as he will be the provider of width which Delph and Zincheko won’t do.  No World Cup either so no fatigue from the summer hidden in there somewhere.

Again like anyone in the City team there will be rotation

Bournemouth (H)
Watford (A)
Chelsea (A)
Everton (H)
Crystal Palace (H)
Leicester (A)

Mitrovic

Mitrovic has been habitually in the most transferred out schedule due to 1 assist in his last 6 games prior to GW13.  However he suddenly finds himself in the bandwagons after his 2 goals v Southampton.  Chelsea next though and despite Chelsea’s defensive disaster vs Spurs it’s still a difficult entry point for a transfer.

Overall though his returns are ok, as are his underlying stats and consistency, despite the barren run.  It’s just a bit of a strange time to transfer him in

Chelsea (A)
Leicester (H)
Man Utd (A)
West Ham (H)
Newcastle (A)
Wolves (H)

David Silva

Doesn’t have the explosiveness of the other 2 City midfielders on this list but is cheaper and has been selected on a fairly consistent basis by Pep.  How much that will change given that De Bruyne will be back relatively soon to pick up some of the creative duties remains to be seen.  It’s hard to ignore Pep’s words earlier when he said David Silva (aged 32 Pep didn’t say that I’m just pointing it out) wouldn’t play as much this season. Has retired from Spain though which will give him some freshness.

Bournemouth (H)
Watford (A)
Chelsea (A)
Everton (H)
Crystal Palace (H)
Leicester (A)

The Sinking Ships

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



fantasy premier league GW14 tips

Hazard

1 assist in the last 5 gameweeks.  Those 5 gameweeks did consist of a a sub appearance and a no show but still when in that time Sterling has bought in 45 FPL points to Hazard’s 9 any FPL manager has got to be a little twitchy.

An ankle injury followed by the rather obtuse comments as follows don’t help the situation

“My injury, I think, is not something bad. I just twisted my ankle. I am used to [it] and I will be back soon.”

If you wanted to make the case for holding you would say that of the underlying stats in the 3 games that he started only the Spurs game was poor.  He has been pretty consistently excellent all season.

You would also question whether selling him before a home game to Fulham, when a reaction is needed against the debacle that was the Spurs loss, is the right time to sell.

Fulham (H)
Wolves (A)
Man City (H)
Brighton (A)
Leicester (H)
Watford (A)

Trippier

Injured and missed out for on the weekend’s Chelsea game.  Here’s the latest comment on him

“Continues rehabilitation and is aiming to return to training before the end of the month.”

So could be available for the GW14 Arsenal clash.  The Spurs defence is one of the better ones in the league and he is one of the better attacking players but an injury doubt and £4.40 for a clean sheet v Spurs makes him an easy target for a sale.

However after GW14 the Spurs fixtures do ease up

Arsenal (A)
Southampton (H)
Leicester (A)
Burnley (H)
Everton (A)
Bournemouth (H)

Mendy

A definite sell as he looks like he could be out for 3 months.  Delph replaced him at the weekend although Zinchenko could also take the position and even Laporte could too if required.

Bournemouth (H)
Watford (A)
Chelsea (A)
Everton (H)
Crystal Palace (H)
Leicester (A)

Lacazette

Left out of the Bournemouth game with what Emery described as a small injury and the thought seems to be that he should be ok for GW14.  Having started the last 9 with 8 games being 90 minuters it’s hard to see him not returning to the team when fit.  Arsenal have a good run of fixtures at GW16 for those who are patient.

5 goals plus 4 assists in 9 starts plus 3 as sub with good consistency stats is nothing to be sneezed at.  He’s over performing his underlying stats to a small degree which is the only negative but history shows he can do this.

Spurs (H)
Man Utd (A)
Huddersfield (H)
Southampton (A)
Burnley (H)
Brighton (A)

Aguero 

The 4-0 win over West Ham was a pretty disturbing episode for Aguero.  To not have a goal or assist in a 4-0 win when you’ve played 80 minutes in itself is pretty bad but to only have 1 shot and 1 key pass in the game is a sub optimal outcome to say the least.  This is a guy who averages 5 shots every 90 minutes he’s on the pitch.

To put it into context.  To find a PL game against a non top 6 side that he started but only had 1 shot you in you need to go back to April 2016.  That’s knocking on the door of 70 games.  Now I’ve only seen highlights but he seemed to be doing a bit of a Firmino impersonation and you could make a case saying he should have been in the position to  score both the Sterling and the first Sane goal.

The away game theory against Aguero also seems to ignore the context. He scored v Cardiff and the other away games before GW13 were Wolves,  Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs where City in the 4 games only scored 5 goals in total.

It is hopefully just a one off performance.

Bournemouth (H)
Watford (A)
Chelsea (A)
Everton (H)
Crystal Palace (H)
Leicester (A)

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7 thoughts on “fantasy premier league GW14 tips – the bandwagons and sinking ships”

  1. The Aguero away theory will not go away until he puts it to bed himself. Right now, he is not a captain option anymore for me on his travels until he goes and does it. There is an argument for switching him to Kane from GW15 on as for the next 5 GW’s from then on, he is a good captain option for only one of those ties imo (home to Palace). But for GW14 I do not see what the sale is about? A home tie versus Bournemouth where he looks the best captain option, particularly if Hazard is not fit.

    • Hi Ian, I agree with most of your things, but why Rahim is not the best captain option? I think he is in the best form in the league by miles…

  2. Oh Sterling is in great form and is solid captain option this weekend, problem is, I don’t have him in my team. I would have to lose Salah or Hazard for him this week which I am not prepared to do. And in any case Aguero has been in devastating form at the Ethihad this season and I don’t see the point in selling him this week.

    • I had Hazard for 5 gw’s he gave me only 9 poitns’ Rahim did twice of that nine points in 90 minuts, I think City team is fixutre proof, and I think Rahim will get more points than Eden even he will sit few games a side, he just have this abbility to tap in goals, its not luck to be in the right place and in the right time , its his best first step towards a goal liek in his goal in the weekend when him and Kun were near the ball, he is just faster to finish it first…
      So I brought him (one week later than I wanted)
      Good luck

  3. I have not owned hazard all season (holding mane/salah). I have planned to get him against Fulham this week but the injury plus Sterlings form may mean I have to get Sterling. As soon i get him, he will be rotated so it will worry me if he plays 90 in UCL. Good Luck all

  4. Yes realistically I would prefer to have Hazard this weekend for the home tie against Fulham. I had been meaning to bring in Arnie this weekend for Mitro, but with his excellent performance against the Saints, that has muddied the waters a little. Arnie has much better fixtures however. But with Chelsea having a good run of fixtures coming up too, and Liverpools turning after GW15, I think I would prefer to swap Salah for Sterling then. I am just not sure Salah is worth the 13m right now. If he explodes over the next couple of weeks then my perception would change. Tricky decisions ahead I feel.

  5. Hazard and Salah have such huge ownership, compared to Sterling at just 12%, which means anyone taking them on is taking big ranking risks if they have a bumper week. If you don’t captain them and don’t even own them and they score a hat trick, it could effectively hand 40 points to half your opponents. sterling is a great differential but with risks. Unless hazard is confirmed as out, I am holding at home to Fulham with a 41% ownership ..

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