International break is a perfect opportunity to sit back and reflect on the players in your FPL team. Are they providing the level of points returns expected for how much they cost? How do they compare to other FPL assets in their position? Are they playing for a Premier League side who is in form? We take a look at the most in form FPL assets ahead of the international break and what this means for those to target ahed of Gameweek 31.
The best FPL managers are able to seamlessly transition on to and off of players at the right moments. Following the form of the players is a really useful tool for FPL managers. Doing this allows managers to work out if the players are worth holding long term, or if they are in a purple patch. By investing in the in form players managers allow themselves the best opportunity for maximum points returns.
Six of the current top ten in form FPL assets are from Liverpool. Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson, Alisson, Virgil Van Djik and Joel Matip all rank highly for form in the game currently. This means that based on their current rate of returns they are likely to be a good pick.
Harry Kane is currently the most in form player in the game, yet he is still selected by only 23.2% of the game. He is joined in the top ten by teammate Son Heung-Min. Son scored a brace in Gameweek 30 with both goals assisted by Kane.
Form vs Fixtures
However, it isn’t all just about the in form players. The fixtures also need to be taken in to consideration. None of the current top ten form players will double in Gameweek 33. In fact Matt Cash will fail to feature at all as Aston Villa do not have a fixture.
However, as Legomane’s table shows all of the players in the top ten for form will have further fixtures to be rescheduled.
Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho are tied eleventh for form in the game, they both have two fixtures in Gameweek 33.
Players to target
Harry Kane is top of the form chart, has returned in six of his last seven Premier League fixtures. In that time has four double digit hauls. Spurs have a good run of fixtures from now until the end of the season. They also still have the North London derby to be rearranged. As Spurs battle for Champions League football next season, Kane looks likely to stay in his current run of form.
Like Spurs, Arsenal also have a good run of fixtures from now until the end of the season and have the North London derby to be rescheduled. Whilst Saka may not be in the top ten for form he has returned three double digit hauls in his last six matches. He also sits seventh in the ICT index for all players meaning that his underlying stats for influence, creativity and threat look great.
Harvey Barnes is also in a good run of form quietly picking up FPL points. Barnes has returned in six of his last eight Premier League matches. In that time he has registered 39 FPL points. After the confirmation of Double Gameweek 33s fixtures Leicester sit second in the fixture ticker. This gives Barnes the potential to continue his current run of form with two fixtures to play in Gameweek 33.
When Double Gameweek’s are announced FPL managers often look to invest in those teams. However, when players are in good form they shouldn’t be removed to bring in doubling players, especially if they have good fixtures themselves.
Managers need to find a balance of owning the most in form players, the players with the best fixtures and the players with the most minutes. Comparing the form guide on the Official FPL site with the Season Ticker on the Fantasy Football Scout website will allow managers to target both.
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