Welcome back to our FPL Focus article, where we discuss everything FPL based. In this article, I will be providing you with some previous stats from my season-long tips and bargain buys as well as looking who to captain and one striker to bring in for the coming weeks.
Well, the last two months have been amazing for me points wise and tips wise, until the last game week where I hit my lowest score of the season! So I will be looking to turn this around in the next two gameweeks.
Below you will find the points review of my season-long tips and bargain buys and some information on whether to keep or even invest in them. Alongside these tips will be their fixtures etc. If you do not want to see these just skip past them to the new tips below.
Points – 63
Upcoming matches – Liverpool (H), Wolves (H).
There’s not much else to say that I haven’t done recently, Aubameyang is absolutely flying still and has picked up 20 points in the last two game weeks. It gets trickier in the next two fixtures though and we will really see what Arsenal are all about.
Points – 44
Upcoming matches – Southampton (H), Man Utd (A).
Steady two-game week’s producing 9 points, Bernado is one of the most regular starters for City and is still amazing value for your midfield.
Points – 22
Upcoming matches – Chelsea (A), Spurs (H).
Constantly picking up 2 points a week, Palace are struggling to score goals so I would possibly transfer Andros out for the time being.
Last Article’s Captain Choices
Gameweek 9 – Mitrovic
Points – 10 (5 without captaincy).
Not too bad a return, but not a massive plus.
Gameweek 10 – Firmino or another Liverpool player.
Points – 4 (2 without captaincy)
SO, you could have got 30+ points if you had chosen Salah or Mane, BUT I have Firmino on my team and unfortunately suffered for that.
We will now look at how our ‘bargain buys’ section of players that we had chosen at the start of the season and see how they are performing, these will not necessarily be the highest scorers, but great squad fillers who have the capability to step up for a low value.
Price – £5.1 million (risen by £0.1 million)
Points – 39
Upcoming fixtures – Arsenal (A), Fulham (H).
Points are rolling in for Gomez still, 6 in the last two weeks which shows a little decline, but he’s still a player to be looking to get into your team.
Price – £5 million (dropped to £4.8 million)
Points – 15
Upcoming fixtures – Man Utd (H), Newcastle (A).
In the last month, he has picked up 3 points a game constantly as he is now a firm starter. Hard fixtures coming up though.
Price – £7 million (dropped to £6.7Million)
Points – 28
Upcoming fixtures – Brighton (H), Chelsea (A).
6 points in his last two gameweeks, Tosun has added a goal to his tally also. Could be a good time to look into him.
Price – £6.5 million (dropped to £6.4 million)
Points – 44
Upcoming fixtures – Man Utd (H), Newcastle (A).
2 points in his last two gameweeks, an injury kept him out of the Fulham game.
Looking Ahead to the Next Two Weeks
Who to transfer in?
With the nod to defensive players recently, you should be set for a good month or two with great, valuable defenders who will add 6 points to your team consistently.
Now let’s look at an attacking option who has a great fixture run coming up.
He previously had an illness last week, but he should be good to go this coming game week, perfect timing also with Burnley heading to the Olympic Stadium.
West Ham have an amazing run of fixtures coming up, they play only Manchester City from the ‘top 6’ teams in their next 11 fixtures, leading all the way up to 12th January.
If you take City out of the equation, their next four fixtures are Burnley (H), Huddersfield (A), Newcastle (A) and Cardiff (H). City are sandwiched right between these games. Therefore I see no better option than Arnautovic to bolster your attacking options at a fair price of only £7Million!
Who to Captain
Gameweek 11 – Aguero (or another City player).
Simply the best and easiest looking choice for me here, a city player playing against Southampton at home should have a fair chance of scoring a few goals!
Gameweek 12 – Liverpool front three player
Whichever player you have from Liverpool’s front three should get your captaincy for this game week, they are playing (gulp) Fulham. I simply can not see us keeping the scoreline down in this fixture.
Which teams have the easiest fixtures in the coming month?
Check out these following teams who have easy fixtures in this coming month, who will also have cheap players.
Brighton, West Ham
Which teams to avoid having players from for now?
Whilst looking at who we should bring it, it’s important to know who to take them out for, so these teams following will have a hard fixture list in the coming months.
Crystal Palace – a real stinker of a run coming up.
Tottenham – whilst they have some good fixtures in these coming months, there’s simply not enough of them, with the value of their players you’re better off spending it elsewhere.
Fulham Focus League
1 – Paul Gabb 700 points.
Paul keeps his lead at the very top! A brilliant month or so for him, 125 points in his last two game weeks. Can anyone catch him?
2 – George Currie 694 points.
George moves up one place and in turn, knocks Callum from second sending him down to fourth position.
3 – Kelvin Hazenberg 675 points.
A new contestant for a while, joining the race in third place, in the last game week Kelvin scored 84 points.
I will keep repeating this coming part!
Do NOT jump into anything hastily, keep your Wildcard (unless you have an injury crisis or are really behind the leaders), save your triple captain for a double gameweek AND try and keep your bench boost for a week where all of your players will start and play against appealing opposition. Trust me, there will be one week which sticks out above the rest and you’ll be gutted if you shoot too early.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to writing the seventh article in 2 weeks time! – @lukealele.