As we ready our FPL squads for the Gameweek 19 of the Premier League season, some players are naturally drawing our attention, be that due to an attractive cheap pricetag or indeed increased opportunity. Here@FPLJesus brings us some players he believes are under-owned when both those factors are weighed, and also a few players who he feels are over-owned. Who should you buy, and who should you sell?
Underowned – Buy
Diego Costa: At £10.7m, Costa’s price is currently locked after his 1 match suspension meaning managers have an extended window to resign the striker of the season at the cheapest possible price. With Harry Kane frustrating owners and only a couple other alternative strikers to select, Costa’s ownership and pricetag look set to rise significantly in time for the GW19 home fixture against Stoke.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: After struggling to make an impact for his new side, the Armenian midfielder has now found himself in the points after a run of successful appearances. Arguably too expensive for an uncertain starter, Man United’s recent success does have Mkhitaryan primarily to thank however and as a result his low ownership will seem impossible to ignore for the differential hunters.
Sergio Aguero: Ignore him at your peril. City face Burnley at home in GW20 in a fixture many will bring the Argentinian in for. Beat the crowd and do it now saving yourself the trouble next week when a shiny new wildcard will arrive to tempt managers. Aguero was inconsistent in the seasons first half but City have a winning tactic in supplying their star man so I’m expecting Aguero to return firing on all fronts.
Overowned – Sell
Jordan Pickford: Injured for a significant period after picking up a knock in the GW18 match at Old Trafford, Jordan Pickford owners will have to find some cash if their sub GK doesn’t play every week. Mannone is the stress free replacement but securing funds for Tom Heaton might be where the true value is.
Siggy: A small points return in the last few weeks suggests the trust managers can afford in even the most adept fantasy options in Swansea’s side has faded into oblivion. We all had high hopes for Gylfi Sigurdsson’s epic run of fixtures but the points never materialised. It is time for owners to begin reinvesting in an alternative.
Christian Benteke: Palace lost enough games in 2016 to put me off them in the fantasy game. Benteke signing for the Eagles made him an option again but his horrendous inconsistency is something I could quite frankly live without. The truth of it is Palace are underperforming terribly and have been for a long while. Big Sam is not the man he was 6 months ago and most pundits I’ve heard speak as though his hiring has guaranteed survival for Palace. He probably will keep them up but it’s not a guarantee, certainly not when Benteke can’t even score penalty once in a while. Benteke certainly has an added element of pressure due to circumstances at the club, and I’m not so sure this will translate in many points going forward.
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