Here are this weeks most transferred IN Fantasy Premier League players for FPL Gameweek 8
Feature writer Stuart Fagg will discuss the most popular transfers for each round of the Fantasy Premier League fixtures – but instead of listing the top 5 overall transfers IN per gameweek, we will give this a 5-a-side theme, using 2 defenders, 2 midfielders and 1 striker.
Of course, every 5-a-side team has a goalkeeper of some kind, but, as less interest and attention is paid to goalkeepers in FPL, we’d rather use our 5 slots on outfield players to help point out the more popular weekly trends.
The international break gives us FPL bosses a decent amount of time to mull over our teams – Two long weeks revising our player’s form on international duty, only to realise they were playing Andorra…
Here are this weeks Gameweek 8 most transferred in players ahead of the weekend’s FPL schedule.
Laurent Koscielny – Transfers IN: 82,866
- Swansea (H)
It has become common procedure to have at least 1 Arsenal defender in FPL team each season and Arsenal look solid, but even more so with the inclusion of Mustafi to partner the Frenchman.
At 6.2m, Koscielny he is relatively pricey, but, 2 goals in 6 games from a centre-back offers hope and huge potential for those beautiful goal & clean sheet performances.
Arsenal play Swansea and Middlesbrough at home in their next 2 games, which clearly justifies why he is the most transferred in defender this week.
Heung-Min Son – Transfers IN: 178,306
- West Brom (A)
That sure is a lot of transfers in! Son is proving to be Tottenham’s primary goal outlet and was played as a ‘false 9’ in their impressive 2-0 win over Man City. He didn’t score that weekend, but did manage to notch 1 on international duty for South Korea.
Spurs play West Brom away this weekend and hundreds of thousands of FPL managers are putting their faith in Son to carry on his prolific scoring form.
A word or warning, though, as Mauricio Pochettino has advised did say in his press conference that due to Spurs’ busy schedule (7 games in the next 23) days, rotation and resting key plays is inevitable.
James Milner – Transfers IN: 86,592
- Man United (H)
You can only ignore James Milner’s form for so long, right? He’s scored 4 goals in the Premier League so far this season, albeit, from the penalty spot – but you cannot ignore a consistently good penalty taker.
With Liverpool’s attacking threats such as Lallana, Mane, Firmino and Coutinho, penalties are likely to continue to be awarded for fun by referees and Milner will be the one to take (or miss) them.
Liverpool play Manchester United at home this weekend in Gameweek 8 and many of you will be hoping for an open yet feisty game, were clumsy tackles and desperate handballs could lead to Milner (or Zlatan) stepping up to take a penalty and reward you with some decent FPL returns.
Diego Costa – Transfers IN: 121,990
- Leicester (H)
Chelsea’s star man, Diego Costa is proving to be the most cost-efficient of the elite FPL strikers this season. At 10.1m, he offers great value in comparison to the likes of Sergio Aguero and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
His 6 goals, 2 assists and 6 FPL bonus points already has seen a consistent rise of bosses transferring him in each week. Despite always looking one tackle away from a red card, Costa is yet to receive a red (jinxed).
He is however on 4 yellows, meaning he’ll be given a 1-match-ban by the FA when he receives his 5th yellow – which lets face it, is likely to be within the next 180 minutes of game-time for Costa.
Regardless of his behaviour and imminent 1-match-ban, Diego Costa cannot be ignored in my opinion. Even though Chelsea’s upcoming fixtures look a little tricky, he has only failed to score in 2 Premier League games this season, so, some might say he’s fixture-proof.
Sergio Aguero – Transfers IN: 87,769
- Everton (H)
On the eve of Gameweek 8, Aguero has overtaken Romelu Lukaku to become the second most transferred in striker. A picture of the prolific FPL must-have was posted to social media by Manchester City, which showed the Argentinian smiling and training with injury-doubt, Raheem Sterling.
This photo alone must have given Fantasy Premier League managers the faith and confidence they needed to bring Aguero back in to their FPL teams for Gameweek 8, as his ownership % is rising rapidly.
Clearly, when Aguero’s fit, he’s very much worth having in your FPL team, even though his price is budget-destroying. Manchester City are now entering a run of 6 winnable fixtures, where if fit, Aguero is likely to continue rack-up the FPL points.