Gameweek 21 ended on Monday evening with the match between Fulham and Spurs. Gameweek 22 kicks off on Friday 3rd February when Chelsea face Fulham, after the FA Cup fourth round. Here we take a look at the transfer market and the key FPL transfers this FA Cup weekend. FPL managers can also check who is popular and who isn’t through the Official FPL website.
The transfers below show the movement of players ahead of the Gameweek 22 deadline. These are the key FPL transfers this FA Cup round so far.
Key FPL transfers this FA Cup weekend: Top transfers in
The Premier League’s announced that Manchester United and Leeds will play twice in Gameweek 22 if they both get a result in the FA Cup. This has meant that the Red Devil’s assets are proving popular in the transfer window.
Bruno Fernandes (£9.9m) has now returned in each of the last five Premier League matches. He is also third for creativity and fourth for influence in the ICT index for midfielders. Fernandes has hadover 290,000 transfers in so far and is the most popular transfer target ahead of Gameweek 22 so far.
Fernandes’ Man United teammate Marcus Rashford (£7.2m) has returned in all bar one match that he has played for Manchester United since returning from the World Cup with England. He was the most transferred in player ahead of Gameweek 20, the fourth most transferred in ahead of Gameweek 21 and now the second most transferred in ahead of Gameweek 22. Rashford has over 283,000 new managers so far.
Luke Shaw (£5.2m) is the third most popular transfer in. The defender is currently in 22.1% of FPL teams. He has had over 270,000 transfers in since the Gameweek 21 deadline.
Bukayo Saka (£8.2m) will play twice in Gameweek 23 after a fixture against Everton in Gameweek 22. Everton have conceded 11 goals since the Premier League returned after the World Cup, more than any other side in the division. Saka has had over 237,000 signings so far.
Top transfers out
Man City’s Joao Cancelo (£7.1m) has failed to feature in either of City’s last two fixtures. He is the second most expensive defender in the game and with a lack of starts is a key sell for FPL managers so far this week. Over 337,000 managers have sold Cancelo ahead of a match against Spurs in Gameweek 22. Man City also play twice in Gameweek 23, so it appears that FPL managers are wary of his lack of minutes of late.
Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) was in fantastic form ahead of the World Cup, returning in returning ini seven of the eight fixtures between Gameweek 9 and 16. However, since the restart Almiron has returned just once with a goal in Gameweek 17. He has since returned four blanks. Almiron has been sold by over 265,000 managers.
Despite Arsenal being in excellent form Gabriel Martinelli (£6.7m) is a popular transfer out this week. Many FPL managers are likely making the move from Martinelli to teammates Martin Odegaard (£6.8m) or Bukayo Saka (£8.2m). Martinelli has over 253,000 transfers out so far.
After failing to return in the last three Premier League matches and picking up an ankle injury which leaves him flagged in the game in Gameweek 21 Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic (£7.1m) is the fourth most transferred out player. Mitrovic has been sold by over 225,000 managers so far.
Liverpool’s Mo Salah (£12.8m) continues to be high on the transfers out list. Last week he was the second most transferred out, he is currently the fourth most sold player ahead of Gameweek 22. Liverpool have been struggling for consistency recently and Salah has now failed to return in the last four Gameweeks. Over 173,000 managers have parted company with the most expensive player in the game.
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