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Are Kane, Aubameyang and Firmino being unfairly overlooked as FPL assets?

While Sergio Aguero (£11.3m) can boast a Fantasy Premier League ownership of over 50% and the stock of Romelu Lukaku (£11.0m) begins to slowly climb, the popularity of three other premium forwards has been on a steady decline during this campaign.

Harry Kane (£12.5m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) all feature in the top five most-sold forwards of the season, each suffering a net transfer loss in every round of 2018/19 – with the exception of Kane in Gameweek 4.

With the international break traditionally – for some FPL managers at least – used to contemplate a Wildcard and premium defenders and midfielders such as Marcos Alonso (£6.8m), Benjamin Mendy (£6.4m), Eden Hazard (£10.7m) and Sadio Mane (£10.0m) in high demand, the sale of a costly forward is a quick way of freeing up cash to jump on the bandwagons elsewhere.

In Lucas Moura (£7.3m), Mane, Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) and – until recently – Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£7.2m), Kane, Firmino and Aubameyang also have viable midfield alternatives at their respective clubs who are outscoring them in FPL.

It should be said that Kane and Firmino are still owned by more than one in four Fantasy managers at this juncture. How many of the squads that they and Aubameyang sit in are “ghost teams”, of course, is another matter, given their pre-season popularity: not one of the top ten managers in our Live Hall of Fame owns any of the premium forward trio.

Is there any case for their inclusion in our squads going forward or portents that their form is about to take a turn for the better? In this latest Members piece, we analyse their key underlying attacking statistics and consider if any of them are being unfairly overlooked.

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  1. TeddiPonza
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Got 3 yellow flagged players. Zaha, Jimenez and Fraser. 1 FT and 0,0m in bank. Bench consists of Kabasele, Stephens and Peltier

    Anyone worth transfering out or should I stick and hope the best?

  2. manu4life99
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    A) Salah,Walcott to Hazard,D.Silva (-4)
    B) Walcott,Daniels to Pedro,Bennett (-4)
    C) Mikhi to Pedro (free)
    D) Salah to Hazard (free)
    E) Save

    Patricio
    Alonso Robertson Mendy
    Walcott Mikhi Mane Salah
    Zaha Aguero Ings

    Subs: WB,Daniels,Stephens,foster

    1. EMERGING STAR
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      May be you can carry Mkhi and Walcott for one more week. So E

      Would love to get Haz but not at the expense of Salah. See the next post

      1. Siggen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        Save

  3. EMERGING STAR
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 21 hours ago

    Unable to find a way to get Hazard.
    Don't want to lose Salah, Laca and Robertson. Obviously Mendy and Alonso as well.

    Fabianski
    MAR Holebas
    Salah BSilva Pedro
    Aguero Lacazette King

    Hamer Fraser WB Stephens 0 ITB

    Any ideas?

    1. Legend of Rosický
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        Is this a WC?

        1. EMERGING STAR
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 21 hours ago

          Nope

      • Siggen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        Wait with Hazard

    2. EL tridente
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        Who to get on a Wild card

        A) Fraser
        B) Gray

      • Guadlajara
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Thinking of saving the transfer and giving salah another week before getting hazard.

        Hennessy
        Mendy Alonso robbo Johnny
        Salah mane Pedro
        Aguero mitro Jimenez

        1. Ravager
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          I'd wait

          1. ahah
              5 days, 18 hours ago

              wait... i dont have salah but next match is at home to southampton easy fixture for him

        2. Ravager
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          This is my team below. Which would be your first priority out?

          Foster (Hamer)

          Alonso Mendy Robertson WBA (Peltier)
          Salah Mane Mkhitaryan (Stephens Cairney)
          King Zaha Aguero

          1 FT 1.5 ITB. Thinking I'll give Mkhi one week to see if he starts. Zaha as well so easiest out is Cairney but is there anyone worth the transfer less than 6.4?

        3. LosBlancos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Will we evver get any Walcott updates?

          1. moxonc
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            Slight rib injury and 2 weeks off he will be fine

        4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 16 hours ago

          What are the chances of Salah outscoring hazard this week :p?

          1. Netley Lucas
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 16 hours ago

            I'd give Haz a 10% start

        5. henrymitchell17
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 10 hours ago

          Thoughts on my team , / potential changes ??

          Ederson
          Mendy - Robertson - PVA - David Luiz
          Walcott - Hazard - Salah
          Zaha - Mitrovic - Auba

          B - Hamer - Wan Bissaka - Guendouzi - Hudson-Odoi

          Thanks !

          1. farmerfat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            No City Attackers? Brave man...