fantasy premier league GW6 tips – the bandwagons and sinking ships


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Here’s our fantasy premier league GW6 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 GW6 tips – the bandwagons and sinking ships

Also as were so early on in the season I’m still including alot of last seasons stats

The Bandwagons

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

Stats definition:

PP90: The FPL points per 90 minutes played for 17/18.

PPG 18/19: The points per game stat for 18/19 from the FPL site

ATGS/CS odds GW6: Anytime goal scorer odds or clean sheet odds for defenders for GW6.

Fixture ease: The fixture ranking by difficulty for GW6-11 and GW6-8. See our fixture ease article

U Stats position rank. The ranking from an attacking point of view for their FPL position of Fwd or Mid in 17/18. I haven’t done defender ranks. Taken from the excellent free site understat.com

Prices as of Tuesday 18 September



The schedule

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Hazard

When you score a hat trick you’re always going to be top of the transfers in.  It’s been a fantastic season for Hazard so far with 5 goals and 2 assists in his first 3 starts plus 2 games as sub.

He now has a manager who wants him to play near enough 90 minutes and a manager who’s far more attacking than Conte and who’s also telling him he should be doing less defensive work. He also has the rare midfield bonus of penalties and every return he makes tends to generate bonus points.

Despite that his underlying stats are still pretty much  the same as last season which for the price is pretty ordinary.  However he puts those into irrelevance by continually over performing them.  If you also wanted to drag out a risk area you would say his hat trick was with 4 shots compared to his overall average of 5 shots to 1 goal.

The fixtures are fairly mixed

West Ham (A)
Liverpool (H)
Southampton (A)
Man Utd (H)
Burnley (A)
Crystal Palace (H)

Fraser

Rob Reid’s fellow Aberdonian has also started the season on fire.  His 2 goals and an assist vs a hapless Leicester team making it 3 goals and 2 assists in five 90 minute appearances where he has actually played in the same position for once.

Interestingly I isolated Frasers underlying stats in the LW position against non top 6 opposition to take out the “Howe effect” and they’re actually very good, even going back to a decent part of last season.  His underlying stats this season have been very good and back up his start although his 2 GW5 goals were from 2 shots.

Good fixtures continue

Burnley (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Watford (A)
Southampton (H)
Fulham (A)
Man Utd (H)

Moura

A midfield player in the striker position is certainly one of the occurrences that pricks up the ears of FPL managers.  That’s the case with Moura who’s playing as Kane’s strike partner.  He’s started the season well with 3 goals and an assist from 5 starts, 4 of them he played 90 minutes as well.   He’s great value at £7.3m as you’d expect to be paying £9m or so for a Spurs attacking midfielder with guaranteed starts.

The risks are some concern over his underlying stats. There’s been 2 very good sets of stats and 3 very ordinary ones.  Also the reintroduction of Son, and even Lamela  if he’s properly fit, to the team causes some gametime concern.  This is especially so if you think the poor form of Spurs as a whole means Poch starts experimenting in order to improve results

Good fixtures, the price and the position are the positives though.  It’s just how much you think the risk areas affect them.

Brighton (A)
Huddersfield (A)
Cardiff (H)
West Ham (A)
Man City (H)
Wolves (A)

Mitrovic

Started the season in great form with 4 goals and an assist in his first 5 games with 90 minutes played in each.  Also an attacking manager and  in Seri,  a pass master who helps keep the side on the front foot.  That’s been backed up by very excellent underlying stats and what’s more the fixtures are excellent aswell.  I imagine he will also have penalties.

The only risk area is what you think about sustainability.  He’s currently operating at about twice the underlying stats level he was in his one full season with Newcastle in 2015/16.

Watford (H)
Everton (A)
Arsenal (H)
Cardiff (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Huddersfield (A)

Lukaku

The one shining light in the Man Utd mess of a season start. 4 goals in 4 starts and 1 sub appearance.  All 4 starts he played 90 minutes.  His start has been no fluke either as his underlying stats have been nothing short of incredible.  Fixtures are also excellent.

The only risk area is that his underlying stats have been fairly consistent over the seasons and now he is just absolutely killing anything he’s done before.  Not a risk but a negative is that he isn’t the penalty taker.  You’d want that for the price.

Wolves (H)
West Ham (A)
Newcastle (H)
Chelsea (A)
Everton (H)
Bournemouth (A)

Sinking Ships

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



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Salah

If you cost £13.0m and blank for 2 consecutive games you’re going to be sold.  This is also the 2nd consecutive time he’s been in the sinking ships table.  To be honest I’m surprised that if he was going to be sold by FPL managers it wasn’t before the Spurs game.  This is quite a risky game to sell him before especially as he’s a likely captain favourite.

2 goals and 2 assists in your first 5 games isn’t too bad although no bonus points and no penalty duties are the main negatives for the price.  The fixtures after the Southampton game also aren’t great.

Southampton (H)
Chelsea (A)
Man City (H)
Huddersfield (A)
Cardiff (H)
Arsenal (A)

Mkhitaryan

On the subs bench in the last 2 games and with Arsenal winning both it doesn’t look good for Mkhitaryan.  I suspect he will start in the Europa League this week which will also increase the likelihood of the same fate in GW6

Everton (H)
Watford (H)
Fulham (A)
Leicester (H)
Crystal Palace (A)
Liverpool (H)

Aguero

Went off with an injury in the win over Fulham.  Here’s Arteta’s words in the pre UCL press conference regarding Aguero and Mendy

“We will have the training session now (Tuesday) and see how they react in the next 24 hours – and then make a decision.”

So they clearly are still in the frame even for Wednesday so difficult to see that he’s definitely going to be out for the game at Cardiff on the weekend.  I also would be surprised that irrespective of the training session that we don’t see Jesus leading the line tomorrow.

3 goals and 4 assists in his first 5 games is a good start backed up very good stats consistent with previous seasons.  He also has the bonus of penalty duties.

The only risk area is Pep rotation especially over these Champions League games

Cardiff (A)
Brighton (H)
Liverpool (A)
Burnley (H)
Spurs (A)
Southampton (H)

Mendy

The quote from Arteta above also applies to Mendy although Pep’s rather confusing quote at the outset of the injury has more of a worrying undertone to it

“It could be weeks or days and maybe longer, having Fabian fit is so important.”

5 assists in his first 4 starts and some pretty stellar underlying stats says it all.  Again I would have waited a bit longer in the week myself

Cardiff (A)
Brighton (H)
Liverpool (A)
Burnley (H)
Spurs (A)
Southampton (H)

Pedro

Blanked at the weekend and taken off for Willian who is his main rival for the RW spot.  The problem being that Willian scored a goal and an assist in the 22 minutes he was on.  That and the blank has obviously thrown FPL managers into sell mode.

Gametime has been the issue which revolves around the rivalry between him and Willian for the RW spot.  Pedro has started 4 games and been a sub in 1.  In the games he’s started his average minutes has been 76 and he was taken off at the weekend on 67 minutes. 3 goals in those 4 games though has been a decent return.  There is the argument that with Giroud in the team then Pedro’s pace and ability to get in behind defenders will be crucial.  Willian is a bit too like Hazard in wanting to go to the ball and turn.

West Ham (A)
Liverpool (H)
Southampton (A)
Man Utd (H)
Burnley (A)
Crystal Palace (H)

See also our 10 top FPL managers article,  underlying stats GW5 article, the early thoughts on the FFGeek team article and the fixture ease article

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