This week’s article is brought to you by FF Physio. With the recent change in managers and opening of the transfer window, we review the change in fortune of some of the players and teams, and who we can look to pick up for your FPL squads. As the transfer window carries on, we will feature more players in the coming weeks as the wheeling and dealing continues.
- Button (BHA) – 4.0m – With Ryan away at the Asia Cup and Australia expected to progress in the tournament, Button is expected to keep goal for quite a number of games. At 4.0m, he will be a good choice to help you free up more funds for the big guns like Salah & Kane.
- Cedric/Bednarek (SOU) – 4.2m/3.9m – Southampton look to have turned the corner are changing their manager. Although they are still suspect at defending, Cedric and Bednarek comes in as two of the cheapest defenders in the game who are playing regularly these days. Bednarek comes in cheaper than Cedric but beware that he’s prone to getting yellow cards.
- Shaw/Lindelof (MUN) – 4.9m/4.8m – Likewise, Man Utd looks to have turned the corner after sacking Jose Mourinho. Like Southampton, they are prone to lapses in defence but this should be sorted out sooner rather than later. Shaw and Lindelof looks to be the regulars in defence. But it’s important to note that United still have Champions League commitments, so rotation might still come in at some point. Lindelof would look to be the likeliest to keep in his place week in week out compared to Shaw.
- Clyne (BOU) – 4.4m – He should go straight in to the team with the injury problems The Cherries are facing. Although they aren’t that solid defensively, they do pick up the odd clean sheet and Clyne could chip in with attacking points as well. Definitely worth considering at that price.
- Pogba (MUN) – 8.4m – Ah… The man is simply on fire. Solskjaer looks to be building the team around him and he’s thriving in it. With so many FPL managers already picking him up, it would be silly to overlook him.
- Herrera (MUN) – 5.0m – With Solskjaer preferring to play 433, Herrera looks to have established himself as a regular starter beside Pogba and Matic. In his last 8 games, he has 2 goals and 3 assists. And at 5.0m, there’s considered value for money. The only concern here is rotation again as United negotiates their 2-legged CL tie with PSG.
- Redmond (SOU) – 5.2m – The midfielder plays like a forward and has been in good form of late. Baring the recent difficult games against Chelsea and Man City, he has scored 2 goals and 2 assists in his previous 3 games, and another 2 in the FA cup. That’s exceptional considering he has none in his previous 16 games. Talk about resurgence!
- Rashford (MUN) – 7.3m – His recent resurgence hasn’t gone unnoticed and many FPL managers are already picking up on him. He’s playing well and keeping Lukaku on the bench. Again, the only concern will be rotation here.
- Ings (SOU) – 5.6m – At his price, there aren’t many better choices. Although he’s going to be out for 2 weeks, he looks to be the first choice striker at resurgent Southampton and he takes their penalties too.
- Solanke (BOU) – 4.7m – Although he’s carrying an injury now, he’s started training again and we expect that he will go straight into the team when he’s ready. With a price tag of close to 20m, it’s unthinkable that he will be on the bench for long, especially when Howe is not afraid of playing youngsters. The talented prodigy has represented England at all youth, under-21 and senior levels, winning the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship and the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup with his country, and receiving the Golden Ball award for best player in the latter tournament.
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