FYS continues its search for the best possible FPL team, making changes every week according to transfers, injuries and other updates. So after a lot of thought, we have made 3 changes to our 2nd draft. You can check out Follow Your Sport’s 2017/18 FPL Team- Draft 2 here.
Here are the changes we have made:
1. Gabbiadini (7.0 million, Southampton) -> Javier Hernández (7.0 million, West Ham United)
The Southampton striker made a rip-roaring start to the Premier League, scoring a goal a game before getting injured. But late on in the season, his bubble truly burst. Though he is likely to start, the likes of Charlie Austin and Shane Long are fit and competing for the same spot. But more importantly, Chicharito for 7.0 million appears like a no-
But more importantly, Chicharito for 7.0 million appears like a no-brainer for any FPL manager. The Mexican forward sure knows how to score a goal or two and will get guaranteed play time at West Ham this season, and we find him very undervalued.
For an in-depth analysis on Chicharito’s FPL prospects click here.
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2. Matt Ritchie (6.0 million, Newcastle United) -> Jonathan Walters (5.5 million, Burnley)
Although this is sure to raise a few eyebrows, Jonathan Walters’ transfer to Burnley made so much sense. While Burnley always struggle to score goals, the Irishman is looking for more minutes on the pitch. In the last 3 seasons at Stoke, he has played just over 5400 minutes and has still recorded 17 goals and 11 assists. A player who assists or scores in almost every 190 minutes, plays as a second forward, for 5.5 million? He had to be drafted in.
3. Elliot (4.0 million, Newcastle United) -> Ben Foster (4.5 million, West Bromwich Albion)
The goalkeeping situation is very uncertain at Newcastle United right now. Middlesborough didn’t sign Karl Darlow, while Tim Krul is still at the club (though he is likely to leave the club this summer). So there are 3 senior goalkeepers at the club and Rafa Benitez is looking to strengthen the position further.
Hence, the money we saved by bringing in Burnley’s Walters was used to replace Elliot with Wes Brom’s Ben Foster, a favourite in this year’s FPL thanks to their kind opening fixtures. Tony Pulis’ teams are known to very tight defensively, and though that wasn’t the case last season, one can still expect this investment to get good returns.
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 Fantasy 11.