Game Week 9 Top Picks To Buy & Sell

Game Week 9 Top Picks To Buy & Sell

WHO TO BUY!

Kyle Walker – Defender, Manchester City £6.5

Manchester City concede the least shots of any team in the league averaging only 6.3 shots per game when the next best is 8.1.

With everyone wondering how they can get 3 Manchester City attackers in their team, I do't think we should overlook their defenders. Manchester City concede the least shots of any team in the league averaging only 6.3 shots per game when the next best is 8.1.

They are also second in expected goals allowed, they will undoubtedly keep clean sheets in their lovely run of fixtures. Walker already has 3 assists on the season and I think that trend will continue if he carries on driving forward and seems to get assists by simply just passing to one of City’s talented attackers.

Otamendi and Stones are also great option to get those clean sheets whilst providing a goal threat from set pieces.

 

Richarlison – Midfielder, Watford £6.2

He also is 4th in the league in total shots with 26 and has 20 of those inside the area

Despite a difficult fixture against Chelsea upcoming, it’s time for the young Brazillian to enter our teams. His stats are just jaw dropping. He ranks 17th in Expected Goals and 14th in Expected assists. He also is 4th in the league in total shots with 26 and has 20 of those inside the area.

His price makes him an absurd value pick and it feels his 45 points aren't a fluke. With the fixtures beginning to open up for Watford, he seems an obvious pick up.

 

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting – Midfielder, Stoke City £5.6

Stoke have 5 fixtures with an average difficulty rating of 2.2 playing Bournemouth, Watford, Leicester, Brighton and Crystal Palace. These teams also rank 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 9th In expected goals against

Ranked just behind Richarlison in the shot stats, with 24 shots and ranking 19th in expected goals, is Stoke’s highest scoring fantasy player Choupo-Moting. After being transferred in by a lot of teams after his brace against Manchester United he has't quite hit the heights we would have hoped. However Stoke have had a brutal fixture list to start the season. But now Stoke have 5 fixtures with an average difficulty rating of 2.2 playing Bournemouth, Watford, Leicester, Brighton and Crystal Palace. These teams also rank 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 9th In expected goals against with an average expected goals against per game of these teams being 1.65 meaning Stoke could be expected to score 8 goals over these fixtures.

It all points to the man from Cameroon being a superb option over these 5 games.

 

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Midfielder, Crystal Palace £4.5

Loftus-Cheek is outpacing Zaha's 2016/17 season in chances created and total shots where Zaha scored 149 fantasy points.

With Palace being revitalised at the weekend, Zaha will probably the name most fantasy managers are considering. But we shouldn't look past the option priced £2.2 cheaper than his team mate. In a clearly smaller sample size, Loftus-Cheek is outpacing Zaha’s 2016/17 season in chances created and total shots where Zaha scored 149 fantasy points.

Now Zaha could be an amazing pick this season if he stays up front and in 2 games his stats are jaw dropping. But if Loftus-Cheek solidifies that number 10 role he could keep pace with Zaha at a much cheaper price.

 

Lewis Dunk – Defender, Brighton £4.4

Brighton do have lots of clean sheet opportunities in the coming weeks and should definitely be a rotation option in fantasy teams.

Although Brighton rank 5th in expected goals allowed, they look an organised unit that can certainly keep clean sheets in their easier fixtures. Brighton do have lots of clean sheet opportunities in the coming weeks and should definitely be a rotation option in fantasy teams.

It’s not just his price that makes Dunk a great fantasy asset. He’s also 2nd in his team for expected goals with it being 0.76. Admittedly Brighton rank dead last in expected goals but it’s still a high number for a defender and in particular a budget defender. Dunk could sneak a few goals this season along with some good opportunities for clean sheets.



WHO TO SELL

Sergio Aguero – Forward Manchester City £11.5

The problem for Aguero is the opportunity cost involved with owning him. Sterling, Silva, Stones, Otamendi, Walker and Sané all in the debate of the best values in the game.

I guess this is more of a do't buy as opposed to a sell but Aguero has been transferred in by 3.4% of fantasy managers in the last 24 hours. Aguero is undoubtedly an exceptional player and will score heaps of fantasy points when he's on the pitch. He ranks 1st in expected goals and expected assists per 90 of players that have played more than 250 minutes.

The problem for Aguero is the opportunity cost involved with owning him. Sterling, Silva, Stones, Otamendi, Walker and Sané all in the debate of the best values in the game. I’m not sure we can justify spending at least £3 more on a player when there are comparable options in his price range but guys like Sterling are the clear stand out at their price.

There’s also no guarantee Aguero breaks back into this team. City have been excellent without him and Pep has't actually rotated as much as in previous seasons. City are undoubtedly the best team in the league and we should aim to have 3 Manchester City assets but I do't think Aguero is one of those assets.

 

Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazi – Defender West Brom £4.8

They have an average fixture difficulty rating in their next 5 of 3.4 which is the highest in the league.

Amazingly Hegazi is still owned by 24.7% of managers despite only having 1 clean sheet in the last 6. We do't know who’s going to be in goal for this team in the coming fixtures as well as their fixtures being brutal.

They have an average fixture difficulty rating in their next 5 of 3.4 which is the highest in the league.

Even in what is one of the easier fixtures in this run away at Southampton, the bookies are only giving West Brom a clean sheet chance of 23%. There’s no guarantee Hegazi keeps will keep his place this season and I see no logic in holding him

 

Robbie Brady – Midfielder Burnley £5.5

Brady has switched wings and his stats have plummeted since then.

Many of us thought he could be a fantasy darling this season but it seems it was't to be. Brady has switched wings and his stats have plummeted since then.

In his last 3 games he only has an average expected assists of 0.03 with only 2 passes leading to shots. In his first five games he averaged 0.25. Even with Chris Wood giving Burnley more potency it does't seem Brady is the beneficiary of the Kiwi’s presence.

 


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