fantasy premier league GW7 tips – the bandwagons and sinking ships


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Here’s our fantasy premier league GW7 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 GW7 tips – the bandwagons and sinking ships

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 GW7: Anytime goal scorer odds or clean sheet odds for defenders for GW7.

Fixture ease: The fixture ranking by difficulty for GW7-12 and GW7-9. 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 25 September

 The Bandwagons

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





fantasy premier league GW7 tips

Maddison

It’s now 3 goals and 3 assists and a pretty decent PPM for the attacking midfielder.  What’s more he has good representation with direct and indirect set pieces as well as being Vardy’s deputy, it seems, for penalties.  That maybe a fairly restricted role given Vardy is a pretty much a 90 minute player every week.

His underlying stats have improved over the last 3 weeks significantly.  Certainly his shot and key pass volumes are very good even and the xG and xA have improved significantly over the last 3.

The risk areas though are around the fact that he’s new to the PL having played in the Championship last season so there’s no previous form to look at. You would also say that the most direct free kicks scored by anyone last season in the PL was 2 and the penalty avenue won’t be particularly fruitful as explained above so you can look at form so far with some caution

Newcastle (A)
Everton (H)
Arsenal (A)
West Ham (H)
Cardiff (A)
Burnley (H)

Mitrovic

Just an absolutely incredible start with 5 goals and 1 assist in his first 6 starts.  All 90 minuters as well.  Currently producing underlying shooting stats at Aguero levels and shot volumes like the end of a over the top action movie.

It’s just how sustainable it all is.  He has no back up to this apart from a 14/15 season with Newcastle where he was producing half in terms of underlying stats.

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

Alexander Arnold

In my mind the Liverpool defence with City are the 2 best defences in the league without question.  Liverpool have the best goals conceded record and the best expected goals conceded to date.  Having said that, then to have someone who’s first choice for £5.1m is a no brainer.  Add to that an attacking presence and a share of set pieces and it’s a fantastic buy

My only question would be timing.  Doing it now before these 2 fixtures is surprising unless you’ve got absolutely nothing to else to do with your team

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

Wan Bissaka

Anytime you get a defender at £4.0m who is a regular starter then you’re on to a winner.  To get one who is 9th in defender total score and who’s got 3 bonus points in each of the 3 clean sheets to date is almost too good to be true.  Well it is a bit in that Wan Bissaka is now £4.3m.

The Palace defence has decent potential if the first choice back 4 can stay fit.

Bournemouth (A)
Wolves (H)
Everton (A)
Arsenal (H)
Chelsea (A)
Spurs (H)

Fraser

Another player who’s made an exceptional start to the season with 3 goals and 2 assists.  This start to the season has been backed up by very good underlying stats as well.  Even in the 4-0 fiasco loss to Burnley he still managed to fire 4 shots and 4 key passes.

The good news is that he was producing decent underlying stats last season against the non top 6 sides when played in an attacking midfield position so it doesn’t look completely unsustainable.

If you were looking for negatives you would say he’s only produced 1 returning game in the last 4.  Albeit that was an 18 pointer.

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

The Sinking Ships

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



fantasy premier league GW7 tips

Mendy

A minor bruised Metatarsal apparently.  I have seen some speculation of 2-4 weeks which means in theory he could be back this week but nothing from the club on a return date.  Has been a rampaging force down the left with 5 assists in his 4 starts but also popping up in the CAM and CF positions.

£5.3m defender Delph should take his place until fit although Laporte could in theory play there and Zinchenko even has.  Danilo also could in theory.

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

Pedro

A shoulder injury in the Europa League major which initially seemed serious but was later apparently not so.  The club aspirationally are looking to get him back for GW7.

Has started the season well with 3 goals in 4 starts plus 1 sub appearance.

The injury should give the RW spot to Willian unopposed.  Liverpool in any case is a good exit point

Liverpool (H)
Southampton (A)
Man Utd (H)
Burnley (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Everton (H)

Mkhitaryan

Dropped after starting the first 3 matches for 1 goal and 1 assist. He also missed the GW6 match through an ankle injury.  Apparently unlikely to be back this week but worth a look at the EFL cup team sheet tomorrow.

Ozil’s lack of form is probably the most likely way to see him back in the starting lineup otherwise it seems like it will be more time on the sidelines

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

Van Dijk

Has an abdominal/ chest injury although doesn’t sound too serious.  It will take a lot for him not to play in GW7 v Chelsea I would suspect though.  As I said I think the Liverpool and Man City defences are easily the best 2 defences.  So while selling one of those isn’t a good idea for my money in the long term, a short term sale with Chelsea and City next or a downgrade to Alexander Arnold seems more justifiable

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

Pereyra

After 3 goals in his first 3 starts it’s now 3 consecutive blanks although 2 of the games were against Man Utd and Spurs.  The underlying stats overall don’t help the holding case either unfortunately.

Away to Arsenal is a reasonable exit point although the fixtures improve after that.

Arsenal (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Wolves (A)
Huddersfield (H)
Newcastle (A)
Southampton (A)

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  1. Hi Geek!

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