Yaya Touré is Back!
You’ve got to love the way this guy plays football and FPL managers are scrambling to get the midfield colossus back into their teams before the GW37 deadline. His price has jumped by £0.2m already after his goal and assist return to action against Crystal Palace. This latest increase on top of an already elite price tag will prevent many from a straightforward swap this week. Although City’s first game of their DGW37 is away at Everton you’ve got to fancy their chances of a big scoreline at home to Aston Villa.
Make Room for Wayne
The No.1 ‘Key Transfer’ in our newsletter last week reaped the benefits from an easy home fixture. United and Rooney are set to capitalise further from two favourable fixtures in DGW37 – both Sunderland and Hull will visit Old Trafford. Ryan Giggs is sure want to finish the season in style and banish the methodical tactics of Moyes to that of a distant memory in the minds of the Old Trafford faithful. Rooney will be our no.1 'key transfer' pick again this week.
Mata is Alternative to Yaya
Our No.2 pick from last week, Juan Mata, is also red hot after two goals last week. Eyebrows will have been raised when he started on the bench but his performance and very advanced positioning once he came on are enough to make him a viable pick for GW37. If YYT had not scored at the weekend then Mata would no doubt have been the de facto choice in midfield for GW37, which makes him a key differential option to Toure with about half the ownership of the Ivorian,.
Gerrard and Lallana Out
Steven Gerrard looks to be the fall guy in any deal to bring in Touré or Mata, Liverpool’s failure to score against Chelsea and a tough tie ahead against Crystal Palace to come mean he’s the most transferred out midfielder this week. Adam Lallana has also been deemed surplus to requirements. He’s the second most popular transfer out from midfield amongst non-injured players. It has to be said though that, as is so often the case in FPL, injuries are a prime source for transfers with more people selling the injured Silva, Hazard and Mirallas this week in total than have sold Gerrard and Lallana.
No Room for Lukaku, Suarez Axed!
Rooney’s rise in ownership has seen Romelu Lukaku slip out of favour. There’s no room in your precious front three for a slightly out-of-form player with only a game against Man City to look forward to. There’s a hefty price gap between Lukaku and Rooney though, about £3m depending on your buy price, so expect lots of people to be making points hits and downgrading elsewhere in order to afford Rooney. Acquiring Rooney (and YYT/Mata) has even seen people selling that most prized of fantasy assets this week – Luis Suarez. He’s the second most transferred out forward this week. Let’s not forget Liverpool host Newcastle on the last day of season.
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