With an early deadline coming up, the community provide the Gameweek 14 preview.
Should you keep faith in Eden Hazard or make a move for another big hitter?
Last weekend, Hazard and Aguero blanked, whereas Sterling and Salah managed returns. The WGTA podcast team analyse the shift in the template for the Gameweek 14 preview. What strategy will you adopt over the coming weeks?
WGTA Pod 55 🔥
As @WGTA_Nick despairs a Vokes ⚽️, we talk the #FPL template-shifting premium switcheroo 🔁as the key men come under our 🔬
In addition to the features and questions, Tom interviews C/FM legend CHERNO SAMBA @samgerfc! (h/t @FPLHints)
— Who Got The Assist? #FPL Podcast (@WGTA_FPL) November 27, 2018
Many owners will be cautious of Hazard, particularly with a yellow flag on the Official site. Ben Dinnery brings the latest injury news ahead of the weekend and that appealing fixture against Fulham.
Hazard allays concerns of a major setback. "My injury, I think, is not something bad," he said following the defeat to Tottenham. "I think I just twisted my ankle, but it’s like every game, it’s the same. I am used to [it] and I will be back soon." #CFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) November 25, 2018
The injury makes it particularly difficult for the Gameweek 14 preview, as we don’t like doubt over the prime captain candidate. The results of Tom Campbell’s poll are very mixed, with “Keep” currently the popular option.
— Tom Campbell (@UtterlyTC) November 26, 2018
The other key captaincy contenders are the City pair of Sterling and Aguero at home to Bournemouth. FPL Connect crunches the numbers for the latest Captain metric, to help with those important decisions.
✍🏻 NEW CAPTAIN METRIC ARTICLE ✍🏻
We crunch the numbers on Agüero v Sterling v Hazard and provide 2x differential (C) options ✅
— #FPL Connect (@FPL_Connect) November 27, 2018
It’s Sterling who’s the big bandwagon for the Gameweek 14 preview, with Hazard the popular makeweight for the City midfielder. Fantasy Football Fix use their powerful algorithm to compare the output of this similarly priced pair.
Raheem Sterling V Eden Hazard
— Fantasy Football Fix (@FantasyFootyFix) November 27, 2018
Following Gameweek 13, Harry Kane became another big hitter entering the discussion. He’s got favourable fixtures coming up from Gameweek 15 onwards, with managers looking to shift from a rotation-risk Aguero over the festive period.
#FPL Big-Hitter Discussion
1⃣ Raheem Sterling (11.3m)
2⃣ Mohamed Salah (13.0m)
3⃣ Eden Hazard (11.1m)
4⃣ Harry Kane (12.3m) pic.twitter.com/sGI53ubi7b
— Chris #FPL 👨💼 (@FPL_FC) November 27, 2018
Kane is an expensive option for the Gameweek 14 preview and the Always Cheating podcast duo consider which other Spurs assets managers should consider investing in. Could funds be downgraded from a consistent Salah?
ICYMI: new Always Cheating podcast!
We discuss 5 key Q’s heading into the festive fixtures:
— Always Cheating #FPL Podcast (@hailcheaters) November 26, 2018
It’s no surprise to see two Spurs players on the FPL Tips Watchlist for the Gameweek 14 preview. Leroy Sane has also emerged as an option, with a mammoth score last time out: will he benefit from the injury to Ben Mendy?
👤 Kane (12.3)
👤 Alli (8.9)
👤 Sané (9.3)
— FPLtips (@_FPLtips) November 26, 2018
These midfield options make Hazard a tough hold. Adam Hopcroft has identified a potential source of his downturn in form: his relationship with Morata in fantasy terms is much worse than when Giroud plays as the central striker.
It's no coincidence that Morata has started last 5 matches and Hazard has only scored 9 points
All 7 of Hazard's goals have come when Giroud is on the pitch
Hazard has not scored a goal when Morata is on pitch
Giroud needs to start for sake of Hazard's fpl career!
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) November 24, 2018
FPL Partridge also provides his thoughts for the Gameweek 14 preview. Again, Morata is failing to finish the chances that he is creating. Hazard has also been less prolific in the box over the last five games.
GW 4-8 vs GW 9-13
Penalty area touches 8/3.5
Chances created 2.8/3.5
Goal attempts 3/2.2
Attempts in box 2.6/1
Corners taken 2.8/1
He is no longer getting in the box & posing a goal threat
He is creating chances but they aren't being finished
— FPL Partridge (@FPL_Partridge) November 24, 2018
Finally, the FPL Prince previews four of the big hitters and gives the relative pros and cons of owning each one. This decision could define the progress of our fantasy squads over the festive period…
On the big hitters:
1. Salah: Consitent returns but tricky fixtures. At 13 million not sure he’s worth it.
2. Hazard: Out of form but does have some good Christmas fixtures + no rotation.
3. Sterling/ Sane: Slight rotation risks but so explosive!
4. Kane: Unreal fixtures
— FPL Prince (@TheFPLPrince) November 25, 2018
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