In this FPL Bandwagon article we are going to look at the highest chosen/transferred in players since gameweek 1. Many managers are having an early panic ahead of gameweek 2 and are jumping on those FPL Bandwagons. Here, we look at which players are most popular and analyse point performances and potential price changes.
Without further ado, lets consider those early FPL Bandwagons…
David De Gea – 6 points, 5.5m
Understandably after Manchester United’s impressive all-round performance against West Ham, David De Gea is the most transferred in goalkeeper after gameweek 1, with 34,160 managers bringing him to their squads. A clean sheet and a strong defensive line in front of him, De Gea barely had a anything to deal with. Coming up against Swansea City (A) in gameweek 2, who had a close fought 0-0 game with Southampton, it’ll be interesting to see if Manchester United can keep up their performance, as if they do, it will probably lead to another another clean sheet for De Gea.
Ben Foster – 7 points, 4.5m
A clean sheet for West Brom and Ben Foster sees the reliable keeper being transferred into 32,584 FPL manager’s teams. A close fought 1-0 win over Bournemouth saw Foster make 2 saves from chances created by the Cherries. Next up is Burnley (A), who had a huge shock 3-0 win over champions Chelsea in gameweek 1. They’ll be on a high and full of confidence which could cause a major threat to west Broms back 4. With that said however, this is likely to be another close game, but it is likely to provide a few more problems for Foster to resolve. This game may be good for save points with the potential of bonus points, but this game could see goals.
Ahmed Hegazi – 15 points, 4.6m (+0.1m)
Again, a West Brom clean sheet makes Hegazi the 2nd most transferred in player after gameweek 1, with 181,684 transfers in. This is justified by his 15 points scored, after scoring the game winning goal on his debut for the club! In the process, Hegazi made 3 blocks to stop Bournemouth from scoring as well as contributing by netting himself, which is huge for any FPL manager. As said for Ben Foster, Burnley could be more testing for the backline of West Brom than Bournemouth were in gameweek 1 and there is an expectation that both sides will score.
Ben Davies – 14 points, 5.5m
Ben Davies is the 2nd most transferred in defender with 79,287 managers bringing him in since gameweek 1. Scoring a respectable 14 points away from home against Newcastle United is reason enough why managers are taking no time to recruit him into their teams. With that said, it’ll be interesting to see what develops with Danny Rose, whether he comes straight back to a starting position or if Pochettino lets Davies have a run of games. In gameweek 2 Spurs come up against Chelsea who had a shock defeat in gameweek 1, however they will want to bounce back and get back on track. This will no doubt be a tough game for both sides and there will be plenty of chances for goals.
Mathias Jorgensen – 10 points, 4.5m
Huddersfield pulled off one of the performances of gameweek 1 with a 3-0 over Crystal Palace away from home. Zanka was a massive part of that victory for the Terriers, bagging a clean sheet and a rare assist. This saw him become the 3rd highest transferred in defender with 69,471 managers choosing him. A respectable 10 points saw him be a big differential of gameweek 1, with him being in 2.9% of FPL teams.
In gameweek 2 Huddersfield face fellow, newly promoted Newcastle United who suffered a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham at St James’ Park. With 2 fresh injuries for the Magpies, Huddersfield will no doubt look to capitalise on this opportunity. This has a potential of an excellent game for a neutral fan and as for both clubs it is already a crucial ‘6 pointer’.
Written by James Milburn (@jamesmilburn95)