IBRAHIMOVIC BAN SEES A SPIKE IN TRANSFER ACTIVITY
Having accepted an FA charge of violent conduct, the big Swede will have to sit out in the games with Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion on top of the already blank GW 28 due to United's FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea.
Zlatan's ban is quite handy. Him & Aguero can easily become Kane & Costa with some extra cash to upgrade my 5th Mid (Hojbjerg). #FPL
— FPL_Fly???? (@FPL_Fly) March 6, 2017
The news of three-match ban has seen as many as 200k FPL players selling his ownership and swaying the fund to other striker options. Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who collected a staggering 33 points from his last two Gameweeks, seems the popular choice but the stocks of Costa, Lukaku and Aguero are also on the rise.
LLORENTE IS THE NEW FPL FAVORITE
The Swansea forward has collected a total of 20 points in his last two appearance and last week, walked away with the maximum possible bonus points as well. The absence of a blank in GW28 and relatively easy fixtures ahead had got FPL managers liking to the idea of ‘Llorente’. The Spaniard is the most 'transferred in' player this week with as many 78k players adding Llorente into their squad.
ALEXIS SANCHEZ TRANSFER OUT FRENZY CONTINUE
FPL’s top-scoring asset on 187 points, a consistent deliverer of points over the season, and yet, with Arsenal sitting out both Gameweeks 26 and 28, the Chilean’s stock is dropping at a massive rate. The Champions league defeat to Bayern accompanied by Wenger inexplicably benching Sanchez seems to have forced the FPL managers to look for midfield options elsewhere.
Over 173,000 #FPL managers have parted ways with Sanchez in the past 3?? Gameweeks ????
— FPL (@OfficialFPL) March 8, 2017
Most migrated to the ‘Aguero' bandwagon to take advantage of the Double Gameweek but with City having three difficult fixtures ahead and a blank on GW28, it would be wise to ponder other options like Mane, Kane or Hazard.
ARNAUTOVIC, KOLAROV & CLICHY WIN THE DGW
The majority of the FPL players went with captaining/triple-captaining City attackers but the real gems lay in their defence. Back-to-back clean sheets over the double, supplemented with bonus points saw both Clichy and Kolarov making the most of the double week with 15 points each.
Players who doubled up on Stoke players yielded a better return with as many as four Potters players racking 14+ points.