It’s that time of the week again where the weekly transfer trends have been set as the deadline looms, so let’s take a look at the most popular transfers IN for Gameweek 10.
It’s worth point out that, we’ve had to make a late change to this article, due to yesterday’s announcement that Theo Walcott was likely to miss the Gameweek 10 action due to a minor leg injury, and has since been overtaken in the most popular transfers.
As per usual, as this is the last article we post in each Gameweek, we wish all of you the best of luck for GW10 and may your arrows be green.
Laurent Koscielny – Transfers IN: 73,472
- Sunderland (A)
Arsenal’s stalwart is proving to be a must-have in any FPL side. While he is one the most expensive Arsenal options, his value is justified when you consider bonuses and goals – 8 bonus points and 2 goals have been amassed by the Frenchman so far and with a favourable fixture against resigned-to-defeat Sunderland this weekend, you’d expect another clean sheet.
Since the arrival of German Shkodran Mustafi, Arsenal defenders are a serious asset this season. A newfound stability at the back for Wenger’s men make them almost certain for plenty of clean sheets this season, and clearly many of you see Koscielny as central to that Arsenal wall.
Philippe Coutinho – Transfers IN: 147,280
- Crystal Palace (A)
If you’re a fan of Alan Partridge, then Liverpool are the epitome of ‘liquid football’ this season. Coutinho is one of that trio; himself, Firmino and Mane. It may come as a bit of a surprise, but Liverpool’s no.10 is actually the cheapest of the 3.
He’s bagged 4 goals this season, brushing aside concerns about inconsistency and wavering form. 3 bonus points took his total to 9 for this season and FPL managers will be looking at Liverpool’s upcoming run of fixture licking their lips. There will be goals and Coutinho will be involved.
Joe Allen – Transfers IN: 115,255
- Swansea (H)
After a shaky start to the Premier League season for Mark Hughes, Stoke City have managed to grab two draws and two win in their last 4 games, whilst keeping two clean sheets in the process.
Scoring 4 goals and 4 bonus points in just as many games, the Welsh Xavi has become a popular talking point throughtout the Fantasy Premier League community, and with a price-tag of just £5.1 and an ownership of just over 10% TSB, it’s clear to see why FPL bosses are snapping him up.
As Wenger broke the news that Arsenal’s Theo Walcott was likely to miss Saturday’s trip to Sunderland with a minor calf injury, Theo’s ownership began to fall as Joe Allen overtook him at a rapid pace throughout Friday evening.
With upcoming fixtures against Swansea (H), West Ham (A) and Bournemouth (H), Joe Allen is the perfect differential for those of you looking to store some cash in the bank for more expensive, premium picks.
Romelu Lukaku – Transfers IN: 120,577
- West Ham (H)
While Everton struggle to keep up their early season form, Lukaku is still steadily racking up points. 6 goals, 2 assists and 10 bonus points make the Belgian a seriously strong contender to lead your line with Aguero faltering.
He’s relatively cheap compared to other elite strikers and Everton’s main man is proving that despite his teams on-off results, he can still score high points consistently. Rejuvenated West Ham at home for Everton this weekend, Lukaku will almost definitely get chances.
I bet a lot of you have made A LOT of money by transferring this guy in for a certain Argentinian, who appears to have lost his FPL mojo. At least for now..
Diego Costa – Transfers IN: 104,298
- Southampton (A)
Following on from that last point, Costa is another you may have transferred in for Sergio Aguero. There have only been 3 games in which Costa hasn’t scored this season. Unbelievably, one of those gameweeks was last week when Chelsea laid on 4 against Mourinho’s Man United.
That hasn’t stopped 100,000+ of you who fancy Costa this weekend against Southampton away. He still remains one booking away from suspension, but this season the Spaniard is looking like a great long-term investment.
With Chelsea finally looking like top 4 contenders, Costa will lead the line consistently and continue to score goals and make a lot of FPL managers very smug.
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