fantasy premier league GW17 tips – the bandwagons and sinking ships


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Here’s our fantasy premier league GW17 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 GW17 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 GW17: Anytime goal scorer odds or clean sheet odds* for defenders for GW17.

Fixture ease: The fixture ranking by difficulty for GW17-22 and GW17-19. See our fixture ease article

Prices as of Monday 10 December

The Bandwagons

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



 fantasy premier league GW17 tips

Torreira

2 goals and an assist in his last 3 games after 1 assist in 8 starts plus 1 as sub prior to that.  To be fair the last 3 games have seen good underlying stats including shot volumes and he seems to have been given more freedom to attack by the change in formation to a back 3.

It’s difficult to say whether it’s sustainable or not.  CMs are in the minority as attractive mids in FPL but it’s a good start.

Fixtures are good and the price is cheap to mitigate the uncertainty but I’m not sure there aren’t more attractive options in the price range

Southampton (A)
Burnley (H)
Brighton (A)
Liverpool (A)
Fulham (H)
West Ham (A)

Felipe Anderson

9 goals in the last 3 games from West Ham and 5 goals and an assist in his last 6 from Anderson.

Add to that great fixtures, an attacking midfield position, an attacking manager and set pieces and you have a great combination.

If I was looking for negatives I would say the underlying stats are pretty underwhelming and the shot volumes are particularly poor.  However Anderson has shown a Hazard like ability to make these completely irrelevant in his history.

Fulham (A)
Watford (H)
Southampton (A)
Burnley (A)
Brighton (H)
Arsenal (H)

Aubameyang

It was a pretty underwhelming captain return with a single assist but overall it was a continuation of his every good underlying stats.  The last 7 games have seen decent stats and in particular his shot volumes have improved markedly.  Add to that penalties, an excellent overall history and a great fixture list and you have a potentially great option.

The negative is the manager who seems to put his attacking options into a selection and positional randomiser for each game although I’m sure it’s all in the case of horses for courses.  That means Aubameyang could be on the bench or in the AML position where he is unsurprisingly less effective.

The good news on that front is that Emery does at least give his players time when they are subbed on and he also played 2 up front against Huddersfield which could make selection a little less unpredictable.  However that is a fairly bold statement.

Southampton (A)
Burnley (H)
Brighton (A)
Liverpool (A)
Fulham (H)
West Ham (A)

Son HM

I’m an unashamed huge Son fan and he would be in my team except that it would make it a little Spurs heavy.  Started the last 4 and it’s 3 goals and 2 assists in that time with excellent underlying stats including shot volumes in all but the Arsenal game.

The only negative is that there is alot of AM rotational potential in the Spurs side and whether they progress in the UCL maybe crucial.  However Poch has shown that the rotation could be spread around and not just focused on the non Dele Alli and Eriksen players.

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

Salah

I don’t really need to say much apart from fantastic returns, fantastic underlying stats, playing as a CF and reserve penalty taker for when Milner is on the pitch.  To be avoided using as a funding option for other players. 🙄

Man Utd (H)
Wolves (A)
Newcastle (H)
Arsenal (H)
Man City (A)
Brighton (A)

The Sinking Ships

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



 fantasy premier league GW17 tips

Aguero

There is no forward like Sergio Aguero.  He averages 5 shots per game for goodness sake.  He takes pens and his returns and underlying stats are excellent.  The only question is when he will be back from injury.

Guardiola was his usual helpful self saying he will be back soon whatever that means.  Certainly the Chelsea loss I imagine will see a few extra wattsapp messages from Pep to the physio.

One to monitor to the end of the week I would suggest if you still hold him.

Everton (H)
Crystal Palace (H)
Leicester (A)
Southampton (A)
Liverpool (H)
Wolves (H)

Wilson

Missed out on GW16 through injury.  Here’s what Howe had to say

“I don’t think his injury is going to be long-term. He’s got a grade one hamstring injury, so we’ll try to get him fit for Wolves.”

He really has been a revelation.  For a striker at his price to have those returns and consistency is quite remarkable.  The underlying stats back it up.  I’ve said before the only risk relates to how well he’s doing compared to his history but he puts that further to the side each week.

Fixtures are pretty mixed but he has shown the ability to score against top 6 sides with goals against both Manchester clubs.  Having held him through tricky fixtures it’s a surprise to sell him now without more monitoring of his injury

Wolves (A)
Brighton (H)
Spurs (A)
Man Utd (A)
Watford (H)
Everton (A)

Martial

There are a few more annoying things in FPL at the moment than having a player of yours injured when they are about to play Fulham and so it happened for Martial owners.

The injury described by Mourinho as a “pre-injury” doesn’t sound particularly serious and one again to monitor for GW17.

However there are worse games to transfer a player out than when they play Liverpool away although the 4 fixtures after that are pretty enticing.

7 goals and an assist in his last 7 and his underlying stats and shot volumes have been excellent over that time though is the case for holding.

Liverpool (A)
Cardiff (A)
Huddersfield (H)
Bournemouth (H)
Newcastle (A)
Spurs (A)

Arnautovic

It seems like he’s going to be out for around 3 months so a nailed on transfer out.  Pellegrini played 2 strikers again vs Palace which was a positive sign if you’re thinking of a straight swap to Chicharito.

Fulham (A)
Watford (H)
Southampton (A)
Burnley (A)
Brighton (H)
Arsenal (H)

David Silva

Was subbed in the loss to Chelsea with a tight hamstring and has to be considered a doubt for the Everton game.  Has been excellent all season although possibly hasn’t got the returns his underlying stats deserved.

The last 2 starts have seen 2 blanks and 2 strangely ineffective performances which maybe the result of fatigue with him having to pick up the creative burden in the absence of De Bruyne.  Whether that is a sign of an ongoing slump remains to be seen.

Everton (H)
Crystal Palace (H)
Leicester (A)
Southampton (A)
Liverpool (H)
Wolves (H)

See also our fixture ease article

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