FPL: What To Do With Man City, Arsenal & Other Missing FPL Assets For GW12?

FPL: What To Do With Man City, Arsenal & Other Missing FPL Assets For GW12?

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  • October 17, 2022
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It’s just football all the time now, I guess. Just as we were done with gameweek 11, we now jump into a midweek Premier League matchday. The big miss for this week is the Man City and Arsenal assets, as their match has been rearranged. Apart from that, there are some injuries and suspensions to worry about. With all that said, let’s jump right into this week’s FPL recommendations.

Also read: Winners And Losers: Premier League Gameweek 11

Arsenal Assets

Table toppers Arsenal have some really highly owned players as well. Starting with the talisman Gabriel Jesus at an incredible 63.9% ownership. Jesus offers good value, having scored 5G and provided 4A so far this season, yet I think this is the week you can switch to other, more point-scoring forwards or players. Firmino or Toney would be excellent replacements for him.

From one Gabriel to another, we have the golden goose of FPL for this year, Gabriel Martinelli (46% ownership). A certain must-not-sell, the value he provides is spectacular. Being a mid-level midfielder who started the season being valued at £6m, he has scored 58 points this season with only 3 midfielders outscoring him, all valued higher than him.

Finally, we have the rock in Arsenal’s backline- Saliba at 28.8% ownership. It would be a good idea to hold onto him. Arsenal face Southampton and Nottingham Forest next, where there’s a good chance he’ll keep a clean sheet. With the likes of James and Trent injured, and there is a lack of great defensive options, you should hold onto him.

Man City Assets

At the time of writing, the most popular City asset is Haaland at a whopping 80.9% and Cancelo at 53.2%, so with such a broad ownership base, you don’t really need to worry, bench them and play them next week. Coming to midfield, the most popular picks are Kevin De Bruyne (32.2%) and Foden (19.5%).

While KDB is more widely owned, I think it’s time to sell him. Salah is back in form, so he is a direct swap, or you can move down to Foden or any other midfielder in the £8m range. Speaking of Foden, if you have enough squad depth to field at least 10 players, it would be better to hold onto him. Only 3 players have scored more points than Foden so far this season, all of them being strikers.

Finally, if you have Ederson (14.2%), you should probably move him on, City have so many elite options across the field, using up one spot for a goalkeeper is like wasting a spot. The likes of Pope and Sa are cheaper and have scored more points.

Maddison Suspension

It’s precisely times like these FPL managers question their desire to continue playing this game. An unnecessary yellow card in the 94th min sees him suspended for the next game. So now what do we do with him? When he returns from the suspension, he will face Wolves and City, both tough fixtures, so selling him would be a good idea.

The likes of Bowen, Zaha, and Mount would be a straight swap and would also save you some cash to invest elsewhere. If you were a Maddison owner during his 2-week purple patch, good on you, but there’s more value out there.

Reece James Injury

After a pretty scintillating performance against Milan, James limped off at the hour mark. Scans have shown it’s serious, so it’s time to move him on from your FPL team. At the start of the season, it was all about the premium defenders, but at 11 weeks in, it’s anything but. There’s a dearth of great defensive options who also provide consistent attacking returns.

So I’d recommend selling him for a cheaper defender to upgrade a midfielder or forward. The three defenders I have in mind are on the cheaper end and are not likely to provide a lot of attacking returns but are nailed-on starters with high clean-sheet potential.

Guehi, Kilman, and Dunk are my picks, as they have great fixtures and provide some extra funds to solve issues elsewhere. If not, the option would be Perisic at Spurs, he is a bit of a rotation risk, but if he starts, he could get some attacking returns.


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