Who’s HOT & Who’s NOT - FPL Gameweek 11
Posted by FFPundits
11:39am Nov 1 2018
Faith in key assets from Fulham and Tottemham begins to tumble ahead of Gameweek 11
I think it’s fair to say that Gameweek 10 provided mixed fortunes for FPL bosses, with unforeseen squad rotation causing one or two issues – not to mention the injury to Eden Hazard!
That said, this is FPL, so always expect the unexpected…
Looking ahead to Gameweek 11 then, there’s much to discuss once again. For starters, tens of thousands of you have been snapping up two homegrown talents who are bang in form, whilst two early season golden boys are no longer flavour of the month.
So, here are my thoughts ahead of what promises to be another Gameweek of ups and downs. As always, I wish all of you the very best of luck.
Ross Barkley – £5.9m | 295K+ transfers IN
It’s probably not too controversial to suggest that Ross Barkley is in the form of his career at the moment, having chipped in with three goals and three assists in his last three Premier League outings.
It took a while, but it looks like he’s finally made his mark at Chelsea, and his latest showing at Turf Moor in Gameweek 10 yielded 17 points – eye-catching form indeed!
With an incredibly modest price tag of just £5.9m, and a very winnable looking fixture at home against a struggling Crystal Palace side in Gameweek 11, it’s no wonder almost 295,000 FPL bosses have drafted in the former Everton man at the time of writing.
Callum Wilson – £6.6m | 237K+ transfers IN
Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson makes it a homegrown double this week when it comes to the most popular inward transfers.
The Cherries’ forward has been snapped up by just shy of 240,000 FPL bosses at the time of writing, ahead of their Gameweek 11 clash with Manchester United at the Vitality. Many of you are clearly sensing an upset may be on the cards – and with good reason.
Wilson took his tally for the season to five with his brace against Fulham last time out, and he needs just three more to equal his best scoring season as a Premier League player.
Along with Brighton’s Glenn Murray, he’s comfortably the best striking option in and around that £6m – £7m price bracket, so he has to be considered a must-have at the moment.
Who’s NOT? (hot)
Lucas Moura – £7.2m | 110K+ transfers OUT
This is by no means the first time in recent weeks that Lucas Moura has been among the most transferred out players of the week. That early season surge of interest has waned significantly, as other options have come to the fore in recent weeks.
Spurs travel to Wolves in Gameweek 11, who are experiencing a bit of a wobble themselves having lost their last two without scoring.
That said, the newly-promoted side are likely to provide a tough challenge for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, and with no returns of note since Gameweek 4, there are plenty of better ways to spend £7.2m of your budget.
In fact, my only surprise is that it’s taken this long for so many to get rid – you clearly have far more patience than I do.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – £6.9m | 120K+ transfers OUT
Like Lucas Moura, Aleksandar Mitrovic began the season in good form and attracted a lot of interest from FPL bosses as a result, only for the goals to dry up and other assets to emerge.
With a disappointing return of just one goal in six, over 120,000 of you have said farewell to the Serbian forward ahead of Gameweek 11, making him the most transferred out player of the week so far (apart from Eden Hazard who remains an injury doubt).
Indeed, not even the prospect of a fixture against winless Huddersfield was enough to convince many FPL bosses to keep the faith for at least one more Gameweek.
Had it not been for excellent form of Callum Wilson, who is £0.3m cheaper, I think a few more may have thought twice about ditching Fulham’s main centre forward ahead of what is looking like a relegation ‘six pointer’ – even at this early stage.
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