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
    10 months, 11 days 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
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 11 days 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

    Alonso Robertson Mendy
    Walcott Mikhi Mane Salah
    Zaha Aguero Ings

    Subs: WB,Daniels,Stephens,foster

      • 3 Years
      10 months, 11 days 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
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 11 days ago


    • 3 Years
    10 months, 11 days ago

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

    MAR Holebas
    Salah BSilva Pedro
    Aguero Lacazette King

    Hamer Fraser WB Stephens 0 ITB

    Any ideas?

    1. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 11 days ago

      Is this a WC?

        • 3 Years
        10 months, 11 days ago


    2. Siggen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 11 days ago

      Wait with Hazard

  4. EL tridente
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 11 days ago

    Who to get on a Wild card

    A) Fraser
    B) Gray

  5. Guadlajara
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 11 days ago

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

    Mendy Alonso robbo Johnny
    Salah mane Pedro
    Aguero mitro Jimenez

    1. Ravager
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 11 days ago

      I'd wait

      1. ahah
          10 months, 8 days ago

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

    2. Ravager
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 11 days 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
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 11 days ago

      Will we evver get any Walcott updates?

      1. moxonc
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 11 days ago

        Slight rib injury and 2 weeks off he will be fine

    4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 11 days ago

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

      1. Netley Lucas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 11 days ago

        I'd give Haz a 10% start

    5. henrymitchell17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 11 days ago

      Thoughts on my team , / potential changes ??

      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
        10 months, 10 days ago

        No City Attackers? Brave man...