Player to Buy – Jamie Vardy (£9.7m)
I’ve been wondering when and if Jamie Vardy’s “hot streak” would stop, but it clearly looks like it won’t. Enough is enough, Jamie Vardy is the number 1, clear cut, player to own in FPL right now. Period!
The man is on fire. 7 goals and 3 assists in the last 5 GW’s and with delightful fixtures coming up, why would he stop? Vardy is in a perfect position to continue his run of form. Costing only £9.7m is a bonus as many premium strikers/midfielders are underperforming.
No Champions League, and no Europa League matches for Leicester City this year. All of this equals a player who will be fresh and ready to go every game.
Brendon Rodgers has let the Foxes play a fast, fun, and free type of football. All players are taking advantage and shining as a result. Look for Leicester to keep scoring and putting big FPL points together for managers.
Honourable Mentions – Sadio Mane (£12.2), Heung-Min Son (£9.7)
Player to Sell – Raheem Sterling (£12.0m)
Raheem Sterlings fall from grace continues this week as he was held scoreless in his 3rd straight game. FPL Managers, like myself, are losing patience as his £12.0 price tag can easily be spread around to strengthen different areas.
Production on the pitch just hasn’t been good enough. The FPL “template” team at the moment has shifted away from having 2 or 3 premium players and focused more on teams/players that are in form at the moment.
Players like Sterling, Aguero, Salah, and Kane are not proving their worth currently when the likes of Vardy, Maddison, Son, Pulisic, and Abraham have all emerged as better options value wise for the time being.
The FPL “template” continues to shift as players pop in and out of form. Sterling is still a good option to have in the future, but as of this moment, he is way out of form and represents pretty poor value.
Player to Hold – Mason Mount (£6.7m)
Mason Mount started the season off hot as Frank Lampard was experimenting with his squad to decide who his best 11 were going to be. Mount was a big part of that as he scored 4 goals and added 1 assist in the first 8 games.
His play on the ball was very creative and when he had the ball, things would happen for the Blues.
Over the past few GW’s, Mount has seen his minutes decline as Christian Pulisic has taken over his spot for the time being. Both players are very similar, but Lampard has been a little more keen on Pulisic as of late and his form is improving.
Mount is still owned by 31% of FPL managers as his price point is still very appealing (£6.7m). I expect FPL managers to give up on Mount if his form doesn’t improve and if Pulisic continues to do well.
The worry is, if Lampard continues with the 3 up front then Mount won’t feature, but I expect it’s only in the big away games he will do this to sure things up more defensively, which we saw against City and again tonight against Valencia.
Their next 4 home games are against West Ham, Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Southampton, so I expect Frank to use his trusty 4231 and Mount to play CAM again, so it’s worth holding onto him for the time being given his price.
Honourable Mentions – Mo Salah (£12.2), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0)