Here’s our fantasy premier league GW22 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 GW22 tips – the bandwagons and sinking ships
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 GW22: Anytime goal scorer odds or clean sheet odds* for defenders for GW22.
Fixture ease: The fixture ranking by difficulty for GW22-27 and GW22-24. See our fixture ease article
Prices as of Monday 7 January
These are the 5 most transferred IN players so far in the gameweek.
A top 6 team starting striker for £7.2m is a bit of a rarity. The next cheapest is Firmino at£9.2m but otherwise it’s Aubameyang £11.4m, Kane £12.6m, Aguero £11.2m. Now obviously you can’t compare Rashford to those 3 but it does show you that the position normally commands a far higher price tag.
Rashford has started the last 8 but it’s hard to say with Lukaku there and the competition from other forward type players such as Martial and Sanchez that his place is secure. There is a belief that Man Utd is a more fluid and a less predictable side with Rashford in the team over Lukaku but there definitely has to be risk attached to his ongoing CF position. However the price is pretty good compensation for the risk.
Looking at some basics though his returns are good, consistency could be better but his recent form with 4 goals and 4 assists in his last 6 tends to put that in the shade. His underlying stats are good. I rated him as the 7th best striker in my underlying stats article and 3rd for value for money.
Whether away to Spurs is the optimum time to get him is questionable. Fixtures are made to look worse on the rating system as 4 pretty ok fixtures are shoe horned in by Spurs and Liverpool
There’s no doubt that Leicester are one of the better non top 6 defensive teams but I personally don’t think they are a £5.3m defence which is what Pereira costs. I think they are still a £4.5m rotatable defence.
However Pereira is not a clean sheet focused FPL defender. It’s his attacking potential which is his attraction. Such is the nature of Puels tinkering that Pereira has played 12 games as an RB and 6 games as either a AMR, MR and in GW21 as a left sided forward in a front 3. That latest position is the obvious attraction. Rotation isn’t just for Christmas with Puel but at Christmas the chance to rotate his team willy nilly is a joy to him that far surpasses anything you would see in a child receiving his presents.
After 9 consecutive games as an RB is Pereira going to stay as a left sided forward or attacking midfielder. In my mind that’s what you need to ask yourself as without that I would question his value. Trent Alexander Arnold is £5.2m.
A great entry point fixture for the transfer but after that they get tricky
Man Utd (H)
Crystal Palace (H)
It’s hard to imagine a bigger transformation on the changing of a manager. From 2 games as an unsused sub to 4 goals and 4 assists in 4 games it’s a remarkable turnaround. If you isolate his returns and underlying stats as a CAM in the last 3 games then these are stats that even Salah would have to sit up and take notice of.
If you were going to make a case to try and calm the current giddiness of FPL managers around then you would say those 3 games were against Huddersfield, Bournemouth and Newcastle. The 4th post Mourinho game was against Cardiff who you would argue were even worse.
To be fair to the Pogba his stats have been reasonable even with Mourinho. If he continues as a CAM it’s going to be very interesting. By the way my xG figures don’t include penalties as I thought it was more prudent to leave them out until it’s established he will be taking them under Solskajer.
After leaving alot of FPL managers squads Fraser pops up with 12 points against Watford. His returns are pretty good for the price, as are his consistency and his underlying stats. These are assist based although very good ones at that. He also has a share of set pieces with 2 pretty decent attacking CB’s as targets. What’s more though is that 5 of his 9 returning games were double figure point hauls.
If you were looking for negatives then you’d say the fixtures are pretty mixed to say the least although at his price the occasional benching on your FPL team isn’t a total disaster.
West Ham (H)
This is a bit of a strange one as Son faces Man Utd in GW22 but then goes to the Asian Games with South Korea. He could miss 3 gameweeks potentially. I imagine this is why he is also on the Sinking Ships list. I wont go through the pro’s and cons as the stats speak for themselves. I imagine the buyers of Son in FPL aren’t aware of the Asian Games.
Man Utd (H)
The Sinking Ships
These are the 5 most transferred OUT players so far in the gameweek.
I can only imagine that Richarlison has been used as a trade principally for Pogba as his returns, underlying stats and fixtures are all pretty good. 1 goal and an assist over the last 5 gameweeks though is enough for many managers to ditch him.
He has started to mix the striking role with attacking midfield roles although that doesn’t seem to effect his underlying stats negatively.
The fixtures certainly don’t look like a sell
Man City (H)
After a slow start it’s been 7 goals and 2 assists in 11 games since GW11. However 1 returning game in the last 4 may have tried the patience of some FPL managers. The transfer out could just be that the long run of good fixtures are taking a bit of a mini break until GW26 again. His underlying stats are a bit disappointing and his shot and key pass volumes especially so, although history shows him as a good finisher which helps mitigate that.
Crystal Palace (A)
For the price everything looks pretty good. The returns, the underlying stats, the consistency. They all stack up fairly favourably.
However if you’re looking elsewhere already away to Man City is a pretty good exit point. The fixtures according to the official FPL ticker are difficult although I think Leicester and West Ham at home aren’t the end of the world from an attacking point of view.
Man City (A)
West Ham (H)
Will be going to the Asian Games after GW22. Could be off for up to 3 games depending on South Korea’s progress.
Man Utd (H)
Hazard has a lot of positives, great returns, an advanced, pretty much defence free position, whether as a CF/false 9 or as a left sided forward in a 3 and also penalty duties. His underlying stats are also excellent and only Aubameyang has more bonus points.
The only problem is that as, Yaniv Salomon points out his points have come in short batches and contrasted with 2 stretches of very little. In fact 60% of his 139 points have come in 6 of his 18 starts. Those points have come in 2 spells. 1 of 5 games weeks and another of 3 game weeks. If you got your timing right you were a pig in muck. If you got it wrong then you are a very frustrated FPL manager seeing a dribble of returns for a big outlay.
For information, hose double figure returns were generally against poorer defences and were not slanted towards home or away
Man City (A)
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