Fantasy Premier League tips: Transfer advice including Manchester City, Man United and Southampton stars

31 Dec

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 the best transfer tips around…

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.

Fantasy Premier League tips: Transfer advice including Chelsea, Liverpool, and Everton stars

27 Dec

The festive season continues in the world of Fantasy Premier League and if you’ve avoided the obstacles so far, you’re doing well.

Rotation, injuries and suspensions can trip plenty of people up at this time of year but don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

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 the best transfer tips around…

Out: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – £11.4m

The England star is now officially out of form with just one goal and no assists in his last four matches. Pep Guardiola could well rotate too, making him a top candidate for a transfer.

In: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – £11.0m

As the Belgian continues to terrorise defences, even if the Blues’ results have been a little hit and miss recently, Hazard should be a top target right now. He’s got games against Crystal Palace, Southampton, and Newcastle United coming up.

Out: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) – £6.0m

Without a clean sheet in SIX Premier League games, the City backline are struggling for points right now. Things might not get much better as they face Southampton, Liverpool, and Wolves in their next three and face Arsenal and Chelsea in February.

In: Lucas Digne (Everton) – £5.1m

Two gameweeks ago talkSPORT.com tipped the ex-Barcelona man to start racking up the points and while he might have been a dud against Tottenham he then hit two goals against Burnley in a 5-1 win. He’s in fine form and continues to have a kind fixture list.

Out: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) – £6.9m

Once one of the most dangerous left-backs in the league, hence his huge price, he’s now a massive dud with no goals or assists in eight games and just two clean sheets. You should be ready to ditch him now.

In: Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) – £5.1m

It’s not just his thunderbolt against Man City which makes him a consideration this gameweek. If you follow these tips religiously you’ll know we loved him in pre-season and we continue to do so. Games against Cardiff, Everton, Southampton, and Wolves are ahead so clean sheets, goals, and assists are all possible.

Out: Mat Ryan (Brighton) – £4.5m

It’s rare you will see a goalkeeper in these tips but the Seagulls star is now away on international duty for a month with Australia.

In: Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace) – £4.2m

The Spaniard has played the Eagles’ last three matches and kept two clean sheets so with his cheap price he’s perfect for at least a bench role. If you’re starting him be aware he has Chelsea, Wolves, Watford, and Liverpool in his next set of games but then has another decent run after.

Out: Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – £9.6m

It’s hard to ditch a Reds player when they’re in such good form but Mane isn’t really doing much for your team. He’s got one goal and two assists in his last nine Premier League games which means it may now be time to pull the trigger on a transfer, especially with Arsenal and Man City up next.

In: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – £8.8m

After an absence through injury, the striker has a goal and an assist in the last three games. Up next are Cardiff, Everton, Southampton and Wolves so should be a good option as the back up to your top striker.