FPL Preview: GW 13 Transfer Ins & Outs, Differential Picks And Captaincy Choices

And the games keep on coming. The midweek PL GW12 has only just gotten done and we’re already writing an FPL preview for GW13.

Oh, but we’re not complaining. Love me a bit of good old Barclays.

Before we go further, a moment of silence, and a moment of laughter, for this person.

For those wondering, his VC was Kane. Hard luck mate.

Back to the topic, the last two sets of matches have seen defenders take the spotlight. Will the attackers get back to their scoring ways? We certainly think so.

Now without further ado, here are our tips for planning your team for the weekend.

Fixtures

Chelsea facing United is the tastiest match-up viewing-wise. Elsewhere, City and Arsenal are back in action after blanks, so all unused assets from midweek are back into play.

Transfer Ins

Phil Foden (£8.4)

If you have never had the midfielder or were one of those who transferred Foden out on account of his blank, now seems like an appropriate time to get him back.

The City player is the most transferred-in player this GW, with 400K teams bringing him at the time of writing.

Phil is yet to blank in a home game and will be looking to maintain that when City entertain BHA, before facing Leicester, Fulham and Brentford.

A very lucrative run-in for City. Triple up.

Bukayo Saka (£7.9)

The second most transferred in played after Foden, Saka has been in good form and faces Southampton and NFO before going to Chelsea.

If you can afford to own both, great. But if not, the recommended strategy would be to own Saka for GW13 and 14, before moving to Foden.

The downside is to risk falling down the league as the City mid is owned by 23% of teams compared to Saka, who’s owned by 15.4%.

Darwin Nunez (£8.8)

Nunez has had a stop-start season thus far, sometimes starting and sometimes coming on as a sub. 

He is, however, only second to Haaland when it comes to non-penalty expected goal involvements, meaning he needs his Kop mates to level up.

If his minutes improve, he should prove to be a bargain at the price.

Differential Pick

Eberechi Eze (£5.6)

Eze has scored 2 goals in the last three games and looks threatening every time he has played recently.

Add that to the general flakiness of Everton and you can see why the upcoming fixture can be a source of points for the 24-year-old.

Owned by only 3.8% of teams, Eze’s 4.5 xPTS can boost your team up the rankings.

Joe Gomez (£4.5)

Owned by only 2.3% of teams, Gomez could be a cheap way into Liverpool’s backline which has kept two consecutive clean sheets.

The only hiccup is his long-term minutes as Klopp may decide to leave him out once Konate is back. If he stays, Forest, Leeds and Southampton could get him good points.

Transfer Outs

Leandro Trossard

Blank after blank followed by a fixture swing means Trossard is the second-most-sold player ahead of the deadline.

Brentford and NFO games did not get him many points, City and Chelsea games probably wouldn’t either.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Minutes have not come Auba’s way this season. He has played only 66 of the possible 270 minutes since his goal in GW9, getting only 2 points.

A fixture list of United, Brighton, Arsenal and Newcastle till the WC does not really scream points.

Captaincy

Our forever and beloved captain Erling Haaland is back. The player blanked for the first time this season against Liverpool and will be itching to get back on the field to set the record straight. We are all praying for Brighton.

Mohamed Salah is a risky alternative choice for the armband. Points have been inconsistent for the Egyptian and has not performed on a level we have seen before.

The game against Nottingham Forest could get him points, but just as easily, it may not.