Manchester City’s Illkay Gundogan is the most transferred IN player for FPL Gameweek 11, but can he keep it up?
At the time of writing this article on Friday evening, Joe Allen and Philippe Coutinho are toe-to-toe as the second most transferred in midfielder for Gameweek 11 – a similar battle is also taking place between Charlie Austin and Romelu Lukaku, as they leapfrog each other as the second and third most transferred in strikers for Gameweek 11.
Last weekend was a great FPL Gameweek. High scorers, clean sheets and a significantly high average score. As always, it has prompted change within your FPL side, so who have the majority of you gone for this week?
As always, we will select 1 defender, 2 midfielders and 2 attackers to write about, based on the most popular transferred IN players for Gameweek 11, as per these positions.
Jose Holebas – Transfers IN: 94,116
- Liverpool (A)
The Watford defender is looking like one of those mid-table defenders you just have to have in your side, regardless of the fixture. That’s 3 clean sheets in 3 for the Hornets after not managing 1 in their run of fixtures beforehand.
It’s Liverpool away for Holebas and Watford this weekend, which doesn’t promise much for the 9.0% of you who own him. At only 4.8m, he’s more of a long-term season investment which allows you to make space for the more elite players.
A solid option; one that many of you are snapping up this week, but cannot see him or Watford grabbing their 4th consecutive clean sheet against a free-scoring Liverpool side in Gameweek 11.
Ilkay Gundogan – Transfers IN: 408,265
- Middlesbrough (H)
Well, there’s one I didn’t see coming.
Before writing this I knew that the German midfielder would be the painstakingly obvious choice if you’re looking for a midfielder. Not only is he cheap, but he’s been a part of the Manchester City side who will filled their boots with goals this season – but somehow slipped under the radar for many of us.
2 goals against West Brom was enough for FPL managers to get him in, but 2 more against European giants Barcelona midweek was the icing on the cake for many of us. Just like Joe Allen a few weeks ago, we may have unearthed another little gem in midfield.
Again, perfect for making room for those consistent high-scorers, as City’s next 3 fixtures are Middlesbrough (H), Palace (A) and Burnley (A).
Eyes are lighting up across the Fantasy Premier community, but can he keep it up?
Philippe Coutinho – Transfers IN: 199,974
- Sunderland (A)
For the second week running, the Brazilian maestro is in the top 5 most transferred in players for this Gameweek. He didn’t score in Liverpool’s goal-fest last weekend, but he did lay on 2 assists for his teammates and quite frankly ran the show.
He looks like being involved in every goal that Liverpool score and with Klopp’s men facing Watford at home this weekend, Coutinho has got to fancy his chances.
With no European football or reason to rest Coutinho and barring any injuries, I would honestly back Coutinho to be FPL’s highest scoring midfielder this season. Liverpool look a really force and he’s just another reason why.
Sergio Aguero – Transfers IN: 144,924
- Middlesbrough (H)
Oh Sergio, you genuinely had me believing I should transfer you out. I promise never to doubt you again.
It’s just as well I stood by you – but not everyone did, and the figures are showing that you are throwing him straight back into your side. 2 goals, an assist and 3 bonus points against West Brom away put to bed all the ideas that Sergio was struggling to find a place in Pep’s system.
The man is a natural goalscorer, but you don’t need me to tell you that. The 2 goals he scored at West Brom were sensationally taken. The only concern is Guardiola’s habit of rotation. Should a player not be 110% fit, he is not starting, especially on a Champions League week.
Aguero has delivered 3 double-digit gameweek returns this season (GW2: 13, GW6: 13 and GW10: 16) in the 8 games that he’s played in so far this season. I see Aguero more as an insurance policy than a must-have, as when he bangs, he bangs!
Romelu Lukaku – Transfers IN: 108,746
- Chelsea (A)
How underrated it this man? If he was English, we’d be talking about him every day. Unfortunately he isn’t, but at least he graces our league every weekend.
Another natural goalscorer whose goal against West Ham at the weekend epitomised everything about him; killer instinct and genuinely world-class attacking positioning. That’s now 7 in 7 for the big man. He even managed an assist too, what a guy.
It’s Chelsea away this weekend for Everton – the perfect opportunity for Romelu to get one over the club who were so happy to dispose of his services.
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