We’ve got one last festive gameweek before an FA Cup break so it’s time to get your Fantasy Premier League teams ready.
The games have been coming thick and fast and while injuries haven’t hit too hard we may still see some rotation, or just players in bad form.
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So, with a deadline on New Year’s Day of 11:30am – we’re not sure how many people will be awake for that – it’s best to get your transfers done and dusted early.
Whether you’re a manager who reacts to in-form players,
loves a bargain, or one who looks to predict the next big FPL thing, you need a bit of advice every now and again.
So who do you need to sell and sign this week? Here, talkSPORT.com has taken a good look at the form and fixtures and believe these are
around… the best transfer tips
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Out: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – £6.7m
The Eagles ace just isn’t providing value right now as a forward with just three goals and three assists all season. Against Chelsea the whole team looked so toothless it’s hard to see where the goals are going to come from and their next three fixtures are against Wolves, Watford, and Liverpool. In: Raul Jimenez (Wolves) – £6.3m
If you’re operating a system with a cheap forward, the Portuguese man might well be your best bet right now as he’s worth less than both Callum Wilson and Aleksandar Mitrovic. He grabbed a goal against Tottenham and looks to have found his feet in the Premier League. Out: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) – £6.3m
Last season the Spaniard had a telepathic understanding with Alvaro Morata leading to a hefty amount of assists but with his compatriot on the bench he’s been limited and is not worth the price tag right now. In: James Tarkowski (Burnley) – £4.7m
In need of a quick fix in defence? It might just be worth considering the England international. Games against Huddersfield, Fulham, and Watford are up next and it’s likely the clean sheet against West Ham, and assist against Everton and a goal against Brighton in the last five matches will buoy him. Out: Harry Maguire (Leicester City) – £5.4m
England’s World Cup hero is selected by 9.2 per cent of bosses but after an injury lay off isn’t justifying himself right now with just one clean sheet in his last four, albeit in tough games, the goals have dried up too. He’s one to keep an eye on but a run of matches across January and February which included Liverpool, Man United and Tottenham makes us wary of his long-term value. In: Jan Bednarek (Southampton) – £3.9m
Is this the Holy Grail? A regular starting defender valued at £3.9m is worth getting while he’s hot so you can spend your money elsewhere. Even if he’s a short term solution, you should gain a bit of money at the worst. Out: Joe Hart (Burnley) – £4.5m
Dropped for Tom Heaton against West Ham where Burnley managed to keep a clean sheet in a 2-0 win. It’s safe to say Hart may be on the bench in the Premier League for the foreseeable future. In: Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace) – £4.2m
We tipped the Spaniard as a replacement for Mat Ryan and we’ll tip him again. He’s garnered 18 points in four games and was superb against Chelsea, earning a bonus point. Now the fixtures ease up a bit he could get even more. Out: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) – £6.0m
As we told you last gameweek, the City defence is creaking right now and they’ve conceded in ten consecutive games – the longest run in England. They don’t have an easy set of upcoming fixtures and it’s doubtful they will stem the tide against Liverpool. And one last thing, Laporte lost another £0.1 and his price could further diminish. In:
Luke Shaw (Manchester United) – £4.9m
Firmly the no.1 left-back now, Shaw is set for games and soon the clean sheets will come too. We don’t doubt there will be the odd assist or goal either so it might be time to snap him up before a price rise.