Buy, Sell, or Hold – FPL Blank Gameweek 28

Player to Buy – Bruno Fernandes (£8.2m)

Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League : News Photo

BRUNO, BRUNO, BRUNO!!… You could hear the chanting from United supporters all over Old Tratford on Sunday. The buzz is back and a new Portuguese star has risen for The Reds.

What can be said about the man! His last two performances in FPL have been fantastic. At £8.2m, this is the player FPL managers should try and get into there teams. Since joining FPL his price has risen by £0.2 and if he keeps it up that number will continue to rise.

My FPL analysis in 3 games watching Bruno play are as follows –

  • Set-piece taker
  • Penalty kick taker
  • 10 shots with 4 on target
  • 2 goals and 1 assist
  • Creator and crosser of many balls into the box

The main highlight here is that United seem to have found the Penalty taker. Since the start of the season Ole didn’t know who to trust, but if last week was any indication, then I believe it’s no question that Bruno has taken that mantel with aplomb using his Jorginho-esque penalty technique which he perfected at Sporting. 

The excitement translates with other United players like Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood. Bruno’s vision and awareness could lead to more FPL points for both attackers as Bruno continues to adapt to the English game.

Overall, Bruno looks like a really good addition to the squad and I predict many positive results moving forward.

Honorable Mention – Harvey Barnes (£6.0)

Player to Sell – Sergio Aguero (11.9m)

Leicester City v Manchester City - Premier League : News Photo

Things have really shifted for Manchester City this season. The league is out of there sights and as a result, Pep Guardiola looks to be focused on Champions League football. Therefore, many City assets are a major question mark moving forward in FPL.

Sergio Aguero should be on everyone’s chopping block this week. At £11.9, the amount it costs to have him doesn’t justify owning the prolific striker.

Aguero is still an unbelievable player don’t get me wrong, but inconsistent minutes, lack of form, and overall price tag are just to many red flags for FPL.

To add to the issues, City have a blank GW which is makes things that much worse. He may have a double GW in GW29 but we still haven’t got the info on that yet. But even with that, could you be sure he starts both games? I don’t think you can, especially as Gabriel Jesus is performing when he plays. 

Money can be spent in many different places and alternatives in the striker position are in abundance. My suggestion would be to let go immediately until we see some consistent form from the Argentine.

Dishonorable Mention – Jack Grealish (£6.7)

Player to Hold – Jamie Vardy (£9.7m)

Leicester City v Manchester City - Premier League : News Photo

Let’s be honest here… Jamie Vardy has hit a major road block since December and it’s been a difficult time holding onto the striker since. No goals since GW18 and no assists since GW22. 

I think the tide is about to turn for Vardy however. The next 7 games feel like it’s time for his redemption. All good strikers tend to cool off after a wonderful scoring run and that drought should end as of Friday. I am putting all my chips in Jamie Vardy to produce in some fashion this GW!

Leicester will need to continue fighting for a Champions League spot and what better way to do that than against 3 of the worst defenses in the league – Norwich, Aston Villa, and Watford.

In particular, Norwich and Aston Villa have conceded the most goals, and have the least amount of clean sheets in the EPL.

All signs point to The Foxes turning things around starting this GW and what better player to ignite the fire than Jamie Vardy. Down to £9.7 in FPL and still owned by 35% of managers that might have the same opinion as myself. Hold Vardy this week!

Honorable Mention – Adama Traore (£5.9)


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