The top 2 in the league left it late in gameweek 13. Man City’s rotation continues and I’m sure many have lost their patience with fixtures toughening up. Leicester, who are now third in the league still have a great fixture run to exploit. There’s also plenty of value at the back and the midfield to help fund the heavy hitters up front. Liverpool’s premium defenders are starting to show their worth catching up to Leicester defence.
It was another tough week for those at the back with just 20% of teams keeping a clean sheets. Schmeichel and his Leicester team have kept back-to back clean sheets and that’s provided him with two 11 pointers on the bounce. He’s now the second highest scorer. Henderson picked up his 5th clean sheet of the season and is now the top scoring keeper at only £6.4m. He’s got some tough opposition in the next couple but Sheffield Utd are a strong defensive unit. None of the ‘big six’ kept a clean sheet. Bournemouth have had a solid 3 weeks and Ramsdale £6.3m has returned 34 points in 3 weeks. There’s certainly plenty of value for those looking at a budget keeper.
Leicester kept their second clean sheet in a row on Sunday’s two game day and Soyuncu certainly rewarded 1 in every 5 managers (80% in the top 1k!) with his first Leicester goal. A 16 pointer was boosted by a MOTM award and he missed out on passing bonus by 1 pass. He’s a monster! Walker £10.1m is facing competition from Cancelo but he was crucial in their win as he was involved in both goals and picked up passing bonus. However, I wouldn’t take great caution transferring in Man City players. Montoya £7.3m assisted in Brighton’s clean sheet Norwich and made tackle bonus for the second time this season for a 13 pointer. Bournemouth’s defence has been surprisingly tight with 3 clean sheets in a row. Ake £8m was MOTM in their win against Man Utd and Smith £7.6m assister for 10 points each. Robertson scored his first of the season which was a long time due.
Man City’s rotates backline all made 60+ passes against Southampton who bounced back after last week’s horror show. Tomori £6.4m hasn’t been keeping too many clean sheets recently but has made passing bonus in every game bar 3.
The biggest bargain in FPL Lundstram £6m was in the points this week with a brace. Unfortunately he’s listed as a mid in Sky. Trossard £8m came off the bench to score and assist for Brighton. He looks like a great option if he can get himself back in the side. However, they’ve got a tough next 5 games, so he’s one to monitor. Pulisic £10.1m scored his second double digit haul in a row against Watford. His form is keeping in the side ahead of CHO and competition is good as he’s got to keep performing. McGinn assisted and made tackle bonus against Man City. He’s yet to blank against a ‘big six side’ and is the top scoring midfielder in the game.
Chelsea midfield duo Jorginho and Kovacic made a mind boggling 251 passes combined against Watford. 3 of Man City’s mids also reach Tier 1 passing against Southampton. Ndidi reaches tackle bonus for the 5th time in 11 games this season against Crystal Palace. Stephens £7.6m has achieved passing or tackle bonus in 6 of his last 7 games for Brighton.
Abraham netted his 9th if the season and his third assist in 2 games. His £8.3m price tag looks embarrassing for the games top scorer. Mane’s not far behind him and he scored and assisted late in the game against Villa. I think he’s Liverpool’s best pick. The league’s golden boot leader Vardy continues to pick up points and he was a safe bet for Sunday’s captaincy. Aubameyang ended his 3 game drought with a 9 pointer at home to Wolves. Jimenez £10.6m his 4th goal of the season against Arsenal. Wolves have arguably the best medium term fixtures out of anyone. Mousset £7m looks a brilliant value pick for Sheffield United. He assisted 3 times at the weekend but the only worry is that he hasn’t played a full 90 minutes yet.
Friday: Norwich face Watford and I if you don’t own anyone from either side, I wouldn’t want to be using 2 transfers to bring one in and out.
Saturday: Tammy Abraham in the early kick is the obvious choice. It’s hard to believe he’s top scorer in the game. Vardy against Arsenal is another good pick with the Leicester team in great form.
Sunday: Liverpool players are the safe option as they won’t rotate unless there’s an injury. Mané or Salah. If you feel like City will do better than Liverpool and are willing to risk the chance of rotation then a City attacker should get some attacking returns. Jimenez, McGinn or a Man United forwards are all different options that should get something from their games.
Written by FPL Junior (@FPL_Junior)