This week’s Market Movers is all aboard the City Bandwagon ahead of their three double gameweek potential between now and the end of the season. Their run of 12 fixtures in 9 gameweeks starts out with an away trip to
Sergio Aguero is back to full fitness and given fantasy owners confidence he won’t collapse this time after completing 58 minutes and then 90 minutes in City’s last two cup fixtures. He is no doubt the key to City’s chances against
Team-mate Yaya Toure is the other key player in City’s attack to be picking up (even more) interest this week. We have to admit to favouring David Silva to the Ivorian through the majority of the season but have been left sorely wanting. We’ve finally switched our attention to Yaya now with his defensive requirements of his position in central midfield continually neglected by Pellegrini.
Another player back on the menu is Lukaku. He hit a bad spell of form prior to his injury back in GW24 and we wouldn’t be surprised if the two were linked, the demands of his play style catching up with the youngster in his first full season as a regular starter. He’s back now though, “fresh, ready and irreplaceable” according to Toffee boss Martinez, and just in time for a very favourable run of fixtures for Everton which will include two doubles gameweeks for FPL managers. Whilst many will aim for a front three of Suarez, Aguero and Sturridge (the SAS) at £8.2m Lukaku is the affordable alternative.
Adebayor is this week’s scapegoat and the most popular sale with over 50,000 transfers out already this week. He’s dropped £0.1m already and is likely to drop another £0.1m before GW30. In truth, Adebayor’s goals have masked some real problems at Tottenham which
More fallout from hot tickets for Aguero and YYT see sales of two United players in Mata and Rooney. Juan Mata had okay start to fantasy life with 3 assists in his first 3 games coupled with very decent bonus point potential and you always thought if he could grab a goal along the way he could be an option. However, three blanks since does not look good and a closer look at his shooting stats reveal he’s only really had a few pot shots from distance.He's averaged 0.1 expected goals a game since joining and does not look a goal threat in the United team. Couple this with his non-involvement with set pieces, which were a big source of points at
Much of the same could be said about Rooney in view of Aguero’s appeal, except Rooney is in form, is scoring goals and points, and we’d fully expect this to continue. In our article last week ‘How Reliable is Form?” we saw that it was very reliable for elite priced players (>£11m). We expect Rooney will continue to score points this season, he has a DGW to come, and the