With a Friday deadline looming, the community provide all their advice for the Gameweek 18 preview.
Are Manchester Untied players worth investing in since Jose Mourinho has been sacked?
With Mourinho gone, there’s been a sudden spike in transfer activity for Anthony Martial. The FPL Editor is tipping him for the Gameweek 18 preview, to rediscover his form of a few weeks ago, as Manchester Untied look to bounce back.
— The Editor (@FPLEditor) December 18, 2018
Manchester United have an excellent run of upcoming fixtures, with just one tough game within the next two months. FPL Drew has updated his watchlist with some options to consider during the festive period and beyond.
*adds Pogba, Martial and Rashford to shopping list*
Just look at those fixtures without having to consider the Jose factor pic.twitter.com/tYoyERQSl7
— #FPL Drew (@FFPundits_Drew) December 18, 2018
Let’s Talk FPL’s Andy is considering going all in on Manchester United players for the Gameweek 18 preview. The defence might not win suitors anytime soon, but there’s plenty of attacking options worth considering.
— Andy (@LetsTalk_FPL) December 18, 2018
FPL Partiridge has gone viral with his hilarious Apprentice style video charting the demise and sacking of Mourinho. 3 Premier League titles is quite a feat, but it wasn’t enough to impress Lord Sugar in the boardroom.
— FPL Partridge (@FPL_Partridge) December 18, 2018
Elsewhere, the FPL General joins the Who Got The Assist? podcast as they provide the Gameweek 18 preview. The congested fixture schedule is high on the agenda, plus the mainstay dilemma of premium assets after another eventful week.
WGTA Episode 57 🔥
We're joined by @FPLGeneral this week to consider the packed festive #FPL schedule, discussing premium assets, buy/sell tactics and benches 🎄
Merry Xmas to you all 🎅🏻🎅🏻🇨🇽https://t.co/o7HLqS5ZRH
— Who Got The Assist? #FPL Podcast (@WGTA_FPL) December 18, 2018
FPL Vs returns with the Opposition Defensive Ratings Tracker. Manchester United hit the top 3 for fixtures over the upcoming period, making their assets high on the agenda for managers hunting for a differential.
— FPL🆚 (@FPL_vs) December 18, 2018
The FPL Tipster has been busy analysing the fixtures to forecast the best players to bring in at specific fixture clumps. Check out his latest thread on Twitter to get all the tips for every club in the Premier League.
Here is a short thread on the best time to bring in players from a certain club (alphabetical order):
ARS – GW 31-38
Key Players – PEA and Alexandre Lacazette
BOU – GW 30-38
Key Players – Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser
BRI – GW 28-36
Key Player – Mathew Ryan and Solly March
— FPL Tipster (@Tipster_Fpl) December 17, 2018
Aubameyang is among the most transferred out players this week. However, Adam Hopcroft urges managers to be patient as his underlying statistics remain promising and the upcoming schedule looks particularly kind.
For those doubting Aubameyang – his stats are off scale last 4 GWs
Most shots in box – 11
Most big chances – 8
Chances created – 5
Big chances created – 2
Best xG – 2.95
With Burnley, Brighton and Fulham in next 4 I'd expect Auba to net a few
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) December 18, 2018
The FPL Tips watchlist has seen an update, with Leroy Sane rising to the top following a string of starts and returns for Manchester City in recent weeks. There’s also some budget assets to consider among the more premium options.
👤 Ings (5.4)
👤 Sané (9.6)
👤 Digne (5.0)
— FPLtips (@_FPLtips) December 17, 2018
The big injury concern ahead of the Gameweek 18 preview, is the potential ankle injury for Eden Hazard. Chelsea are playing down the issue, with a start looking promising this weekend and some decent fixtures coming up too.
Sarri plays down Hazard injury. "Eden is okay. It's only a knock, only a knock. I spoke with the doctor and it's not a big problem. Maybe one day to rest, two days at most." #CFC
🚑 Injury Table 👇https://t.co/cckOHhGs0b
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) December 16, 2018
FPL Legion of Doom debuts in the Gameweek 18 preview, with a helpful look at some budget striker options. The statistics should narrow down the best player to own, so that funds can be redistributed elsewhere in those squads.
Since a lot of #FPL managers are looking to ditch their premium forwards, lets analyse a few exciting budget forwards that can help you fill the gap and strengthen your midfield. Stats from #GW1 to #GW17#FPL#FPLCommunity pic.twitter.com/LYzCGXCanf
— fpl_lod (@FplLod) December 17, 2018
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