GW27 Market Movers: Who's Hot? Who's Not?

Our weekly review of which players are getting transferred in and out of FPL teams.

We delayed this article until after the FA Cup 6th round draw to see how the postponed games would affect FPL transfer trends. We've talked more about the situation with GW28 and GW29 in our article the 'The Fixture Puddle'. So far though transfer trends are not reflecting the potential lank fixtures for many teams with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal miss GW29) the most popular transfer in the last 24 hours. You can keep an eye on all the transfer trends yourself on our Price Change page.

It’s no surprise to see Adebayor leading all transfers in this week after two goals and an assist in Tottenham’s 4-0 romp at Newcastle. We weren’t sure ourselves early in Sherwood’s revival whether Spurs were just enjoying a honeymoon period. It was only two weeks ago that Adebayor was on the “Who’s Not?” list but the result at St.James' Park plus win over Everton have been convincing.

Adebayor has blown hot and cold over the course of his Premier League career with but what can be shown is when he’s “in the mood” he certainly looks the part. Equally attractive is his security and very affordable price (£8.1m) in a Top 6 team that have found their shooting boots. Adebayor looks a very capable player to sit in your team for the rest of the season.

Next up on the most wanted list is Daniel Sturridge who has now leap-frogged Adam Johnson to sit atop the FPL Form Charts scoring 10 points per game (PPG) over the last 5 weeks. It’s Suarez-esque form and Liverpool’s immediate home fixture with Swansea looks like a tempting opportunity to hand the young England player the armband. In a featured article later this week we’ll be comparing the two Liverpool strikers over the last 5 weeks,

Branislav Ivanovic was one of our top ‘Key Transfer’ picks in last week’s newsletter and duly returned another goal to reward those who made the move and thus ramp up interest and further transfers this week. With Chelsea’s strong defensive form and a steady fixture list in store (including a precious GW29 fixture) this transfer of course makes sense. However, the injury to John Terry in GW25 would have been a major catalyst for what would have been a like-for-like transfer. You could argue that many managers would have had their hand forced into picking up Ivanovic and ‘lucked’ into the Serb’s recent goal-scoring rather than a pro-active switch. Just saying ;)

Talking of Terry, he is the most transferred our player this week but we like to exclude injured players from this review so let’s move on to Olivier Giroud instead who is the most transferred out uninjured player for the second week in a row. Poor Olly. His performances have been okay. In his last 7 games where he’s played over 60 minutes he’s scored 5.3PPG which is on a par with his season PPG of 5.2. The problem for FPL managers is that’s not enough from a Forward when there are such tempting alternatives elsewhere (see Adebayor/Sturridge).

Sales of Jay Rodriguez are very surprising. He’s a player we’ve continually tipped this year and was on the “Who’s Hot?” list just 2 weeks ago. Whilst he’s unlikely to set the world on fire every week he’s terrific value and as you can see from his points per GW this season it’s not like he’s gone off the boil. Southampton play Crystal Palace in GW29 and whilst that isn’t the plum fixture it once was it’s still a decent shout for points for Rodriguez. Selling him this week does not make sense.

Our final player on the way out of teams is Spur’s Christian Eriksen. This one does make more sense after an early subbing off in GW25 and only an unused sub against Newcastle last week. It’s an interesting situation as he’s obviously a talented footballer. He offers Spurs something different from their other midfielders but first AVB and now Sherwood have seen fit to exclude him from their first team plans. We think he’ll be back in the team at some point over the season (and score points) but if we cannot consider him an assured starter then he’s off our fantasy radar for the season. One to watch for next year.

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