In this weekly article, we answer the FAQ ahead of Gameweek 13!
FAQ1) Mount out Madisson in ?
After an impressive form for Leicester in recent weeks which saw them jumping to 2nd spot in PL table, many FPL managers are poised to double up (or even triple) on foxes’ assets. (James Maddison 7.5) appears to be an optimum pick in Leicester’s midfield, though getting Maddison in in your team may be at the expense of another mid-price bracket midfielder which is likely to be the 32.9 % owned (Mason Mount 6.8), for many FPL managers.
Considering the fixtures in the upcoming GWs, both Leicester & Chelsea will be enjoying a favorable run of fixtures until Christmas (apart from Next GW clash for Chelsea against Man City), it is a little wonder then Maddison is top of midfielder’s transfers in chart ahead of GW13. Maddison has returned 2 goals & 1 assist in the last 4 GWs, compared to Mount single assist, however to be honest Mount wasn’t fortunate not to register more attacking returns, as he registered more shots /shots on target (13/4) than Maddison (12/2).One last point to consider when parting company with Mount is that he is the player with the 2nd highest price rise (0.8m) in 2019/20 FPL so far, so many FPL managers have value tied up in him
To sum it up, if you were an early buyer of Mount, it would be better to keep him & spread the cash elsewhere or even trying to accommodate both him & Maddison 7.5) in your team, else & if you bought him after his significant price surge you can go straight for Maddison.
FAQ2) Is it a good idea to have both Mané & Salah ?
With a decent run of upcoming fixtures for Liverpool until their blank in GW 18 (CRY-BHA-EVE-BOU-WAT in the next 5 GWs) including 3 home games, heads are turned now to double-up on Anfiled based premium mid fielders, Salah & Mane.
Mane & Salah are 1st & 3rd respectively on highest points scoring chart for midfielders so far this season, keeping in mind that both have scored almost half (13) of Liverpool 28 goals this season. Owning Salah only, may hurt your overall ranking considering Mane’s consistency he has shown so far this season, while owning Mane only & writing off salah has proved to be costly long time ago, as he always punishes his sellers, keeping in mind his excellent captaincy appeal specially in home games.
In fact, it may be a smart move getting both, considering their form & fixtures. Also, it is worth mentioning that owning both may allow you to swap on of them to Sterling when he resume delivering, keeping in mind there are many budget players who can be fielded elsewhere, to accommodate both Salah & Mane.
FAQ3) Its time to sel Man CIty players and Replace them by Liverpool/Leiceyser players ?
GW 12 loss to Liverpool at Anfield before the final international break of 2019, came just in time for many FPL managers to start thinking about Man City premium assets & whether to replace them with Liverpool/Leicester assets, with the citizens appeared to be very exposed at the back.
In fact, there is certainly mounting pressure on a large number of managers in possession of Man City attackers as well. With a very busy schedule coming throughout December & Pep rotation roulette ,it would be wise to sell any defending assets from Man City, while for their attackers (KDB 39.9 %, Sterling 35.4 %, & Aguero 21.6 %) it would be wise to give them a chance ahead of GW13 against Chelsea ,who come to Etihad without a clean sheet on the road so far this season conceding 12 times -better only than Aston Villa (13),Watford (13) & Newcastle (14).
In conclusion, keeping one Man City attacker along with proper coverage from Liverpool & Leicester (Minimum 4 players from both) would be the ideal move, as Man City attacking coverage has been proved to be near essential FPL strategy,