Last week, FYS had made their Draft 1 for FPL. Here it is
This week we made a few alterations to that team, which we thought would significantly improve our team. Here they are:
1. Yoshida (5 million, Southampton) -> Cedric Soares (5 million, Southampton)
Due to Southampton’s easy fixture list and their tight defence which kept 14 clean sheets last season, we thought snapping up their centre back Maya Yoshida would be an intelligent move. However, his team mate Cedric Soares offers the same defensive points along with a constant attacking threat for the very same price. The left back created more chances than Kyle Walker last season and FPL managers should draft in the Portuguese if they are looking for a solid 5 million investment.
2. Lewis Dunk (4.5 million, Brighton) -> Chris Lowe (4.5 million, Huddersfield)
The Brighton centre back was considered as a worthy acquisition due to Brighton’s defensive record last season and the towering defender’s contribution towards it. However, Huddersfield’s Chris Lowe also has a welcoming fixture list and the full back is capable of producing a few assists and goals. Another important point to be weighted is that the German took Huddersfield’s penalties last season and hence could turn out to be a great differential.
3. David Luiz (6 million, Chelsea) -> Shkodran Mustafi (5.5 million, Arsenal)
Not that we found any fault in the Brazilian’s FPL potential for returns but some funds had to be made available for an upgrade in the midfield. Hence the sacrifice of the Chelsea defender and in comes Arsenal’s centre back Shkodran Mustafi. Often ignored in favour of his compatriot Laurent Koscielny, the German who is a certain starter might present a decent return for his price.
4. Paul Pogba (8million, Manchester United) -> Kevin De Bruyne (10 million, City)
A lot of shuffling had to be done to accommodate the Manchester City premium midfielder, but he looks worth a shot with an astonishing 21 assists and 6 goals last season in the Premier League. Apart from De Bruyne, none of the other City midfielders are certain starters and the Citizens have a far too prolific an attack to ignore them from an FPL point of view.
5. Sadio Mane (9.5 million, Liverpool) -> Salah (9 million, Liverpool)
A like for like swap which was mostly done in an order to draft in Kevin De Bruyne. However, Sadio Mane is yet to return to full training after his injury last season, while Mohamed Salah looks to have already found his feet at Liverpool after some eye catching performances in the last 2 friendlies. Hence one can expect a better start to the season from the Egyptian.
6. Jordan Henderson (5.5 million, Liverpool) -> Pascal Groß (5.5 million, Brighton)
We were never convinced including Jordan Henderson in our FPL team, and we finally found the right man to replace him. Signed from Ingolstadt this summer, the German will be handed an attacking role and is likely to be assigned the set piece duty for Brighton and Hove Albion. However, that’s not all. THe attacking midfielder notably created the most chances in the Bundesliga last season (95) making us wonder – ‘Why is he priced at just 5.5 million?’
7. Wayne Rooney (7.5 million, Everton) -> Troy Deeney ( 6.5 million, Watford)
The prolific ex-United striker looked like a shrewd acquisition for once, but Everton have a gruesome fixture list at the start of the season and are also being increasingly linked to another striker which might limit Rooney’s gametime. Hence Watford’s captain, Troy Deeney was bought in. He is a certain starter for his club and also gets a few points occasionally through set pieces. With 10+ goals in each of his last 2 Premier League seasons, he isn’t too bad a signing for 6.5 million?
Hence, we arrive at the following team:
Keep following us for the next set changes we might make next week in our FPL team. Changes which you can consider while making your own Dream Eleven.