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Rashford picking up owners as return to fitness nears but overall FPL transfers drop

Having earlier examined the transfer trends among the top Fantasy Premier League managers during the downtime, we now switch our attention back to our regular round-up of the weekly ins and outs.

The deadline for what should have been Gameweek 35 passed on Saturday morning, with an ever-diminishing group of FPL bosses opting to use one or two of their allotted free transfers.

We now have just three ’empty’ Gameweeks of the season remaining and it remains to be seen what Fantasy Premier League do beyond that point, should the top tier of English football be in a position to belatedly resume in the summer.

The Premier League’s next video conference will take place this Friday, although any plans for a restart will hinge on ongoing progress in the fight against coronavirus and a subsequent green light from the UK government.

Arsenal players were back on the training ground for the first time since mid-March on Monday, although were kept apart in order to observe social distancing rules.

West Ham United and Brighton and Hove Albion are also set to re-open their training centres, albeit with severe restrictions in place.

FPL’s policy to leave the deadlines as originally scheduled means that Fantasy managers have been presented with a fresh transfer every Gameweek and we’ll now look at who the most popular purchases and sales of the last week were.

TRANSFERS

There were 50,471 transfers made ahead of the Gameweek 35 deadline, a drop of around 16,000 on the previous week.

The ten most-bought assets of Gameweek 35 are listed below, with their respective positions in the Gameweek 34 ‘transfers in’ table listed in the final column to see how trends are changing.

The top seven in the below table remained unchanged, with the market continuing to slow down, and Bruno Fernandes (£8.6m) topped the pile yet again.

Marcus Rashford (£8.8m) squeezed into the list, with FPL’s updating of the flags on Friday – the United striker moving from a red to a yellow – perhaps aiding his cause.

Over 4,000 FPL managers have recruited the England international over the last five blank Gameweeks.

PlayerClubGW35 Transfers InGW34 Position
FernandesMan Utd2,093(1)
Calvert-LewinEverton2,068(2)
PopeBurnley1,513(3)
VardyLeicester1,301(4)
De BruyneMan City1,266(5)
Wan-BissakaMan Utd1,202(6)
MartialMan Utd1,140(7)
CantwellWolves1,116(9)
GrealishAston Villa1,115(11)
RashfordMan Utd989(17)

Danny Ings (£7.1m) was the most-sold asset for the fourth Gameweek in a row.

The top four for Gameweek sales, indeed, remained unchanged.

Wolves’ front three were among the six most-sold assets of Gameweek 35, with Raul Jimenez (£8.1m) and Diogo Jota (£6.4m) moving in the wrong direction in the below table – although the Mexican did offset that with 925 transfers in.

PlayerClubGW35 Transfers OutGW34 Position
IngsSouthampton2,447(1)
AubameyangArsenal1,877(2)
TraoreWolves1,435(3)
SoyuncuLeicester1,070(4)
JotaWolves980(10)
JimenezWolves871(12)
CantwellNorwich847(8)
RicoBournemouth767(6)
StephensSouthampton752(16)
MahrezMan City746(7)

Yet another week passed without a single price change – it’s now a full three weeks since we saw any movement in the FPL transfer market.

DEADLINES

The deadlines for the remaining ‘blank’ Gameweeks are as follows:

GW36 – Sat 2 May 14:00 GMT
GW37 – Sat 9 May 14:00 BST
GW38 – Sun 17 May 14:00 BST

42 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Many weeks before premier league returns? Four maybe?

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Bookies odds are 1/3 that the next PL game will be in June.

  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Heart says “Vardy & Martial”

    Pocket says “Rashford & Barnes”

    Gut says “Find a way to get them all”

    Head says “Whichever one you pick, the other will do better”

    #FPLProblems

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Go with heart

  3. pablo discobar
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Is Laporte fit now? Real life.

    Cheers

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Haha

  4. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Ditched Salah for Bruno (have Mane). Now for endless tinkering as I decide how to spend the 4.9itb. Looking to ditch Ings, Armstrong, Cahill and potentially Barnes and/or Jota. Any suggestions on who to bring in? Have my eye on one of Son or Kane

  5. inactive
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    It'd be nice if we got a free wildcard or a handful of free multiple transfers in the week prior to the PL resuming

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not really fair to quite a few if the case.

      1. inactive
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Might have to adopt a slow WC instead, but it requires second guessing that the fixtures will resume from the GW they were postponed

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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          • 12 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Very likely to be mixed around.

          1. inactive
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Yep looks like they'll be rearranged completely to accommodate venues, broadcasting schedules etc

            That's why I think we may get a fresh WC

            1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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              • 12 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Those who made no transfers the main winners, may as well wipe all the transfers but price changes the issue. Likely to get some notice of the new fixtures unless after the GW38 deadline.

    2. el polako
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      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Why those who used their WC and possibly benefit from it should get another one ?

      1. inactive
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Unprecedented circumstances calls for unprecedented measures. Fixtures likely to be rearranged completely anyway

        1. pablo discobar
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          5 subs per team too according to Fifa - IF it happens and if FPL can be bothered to recode the game knowing it could be a waste of time. One team gets the virus and it all gets messed up again.

          My feeling is they will resume the season but FPL wont

        2. el polako
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          • 4 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Whatever they decide to do it needs to bw fair for all involved.
          Some of use took hits or missed out on certain players\points becasue they were saving WC for later others used WC and reaped rewards - giving them another WC to burn puts 1st group in significant disadvantage.

          1. inactive
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            I don't think there will be a total fair outcome for all if the fixtures are rearranged

            1. pablo discobar
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Tbh that's why I think the game will roll to GW 38 and then we'll get an announcement it's done.

              Remote possibility they do a seperate mini game for the remaining premier league games I suppose - If they don't someone on here will so that could be something to look forward too

        3. circusmonkey
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          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Why do they need to change the fixture order?

          1. inactive
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            To accommodate venues, broadcast and hotels etc apparently

            1. circusmonkey
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              • 11 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Well venues and hotels aren't exactly in demand and if it is going free to air, I don't think broadcasters can start dictating. Sounds a bit like some officials want to do something to justify their existence.

  6. Nomar
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    VFPL

    Keep Wood and play v Liverpool

    Or

    Ditch for Deeney (-4)?

    1. Duffy Dunk
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      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      It's not worth -4. Both will probably blank, hold Wood for gw9 v NEW(h).

  7. Duffy Dunk
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    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    vFPL, looking for a way not to burn 1 of those FTs, any ideas?

    Pope Button
    TAA Gomez O'Connell Lascelles Ward
    Mane KDB Fernandes Traore Saka
    Vardy Pukki DCL

    0.5 itb

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      DCL to Deeney

      1. Duffy Dunk
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        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I think now is a good time to own DCL.
        He has scored in all 3 of EVE's home games and they have 3 more now, against unreliable defences.
        Meanwhile, WAT have been pretty bad away, scoring only in 1 of their 4 games. They play away in 2 of their next 3.

  8. Phil's Stamps
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Who would you prefer for the remaining fixtures?
    A) A Shef Utd defender (only have Egan at the mo)
    B) A Man Utd defender (can afford Maguire/AWB)

    Thanks.

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Maguire

  9. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    No price changes.

  10. Old Man
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    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    If and when the fixtures restart, has anyone any idea how they might order them? What are people guessing? Will the order of fixtures bear any resemblance to those from GW 29/30 through to 38, just concertinaing them into a few weeks? Surely this is a key consideration of which players we initially want.
    Keep 2FT in the locker!!

    1. circusmonkey
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      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      This is discussed above. I've been working on the assumption that the order will stay the same, but I've just discovered that the order of the fixtures on fpl has been messed around from the list published at the start of the season. I checked two teams: Remaining fixtures are printed in this order on fpl with these numbers showing their originally published order.

      Wolves: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1, 3, 5
      Liverpool: 7, 1, 8, 2, 9, 3, 4, 5, 6

      So a bit of a rude awakening, might not have finished my slow wildcard after all. As mentioned above, I don't see a strong reason to change the order other than being a jobsworth but then in football as in life, that probably means it will happen.

      1. bitm2007
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        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Where did you find that order of the fixtures on FPL has been messed around from the list published at the start of the season ? When I login in no fixtures are being displayed.

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I got it from goal.com, just google search each team rather than trying to find it in there. I looked through them and I'm quite happy with my team even with the original order, although Everton don't have as attractive a next 5 as are shown on fpl, I'll probably still keep DCL.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      The only order we have got is the order they were in originally so I have slow WCd with that in mind, and two FT's and WC in hand to amend if necessary. Even if they are in that order we don't know if there are going to be single GW's, DGWs, blank GW's (if FA Cup is finished), one massive GW38 however.

  11. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Hello all. Haven’t been on here in what feels like an age. But I feel like I should probably be looking at making some transfers. Who’s best to bring in and whose best to dump. Current team below. Thanks

    Leno Pope

    TAA Doherty Boly Cathcart Taylor

    Salah mahrez KDB Sarr Saka

    Auba DCL Jota

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      You'll want at least one of Fernandes/Martial/Rashford for their nice fixture run.Surely Cathcart needs to go as well - plenty of decent cheap options (Williams/Lascelles/Holgate/Stephens/Saiss, etc).

      I'd probably lose Mahrez to fund the move/s.

      Rest of team looks gtg.

      1. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
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        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Nice one cheers. Literally just before you sent that I did mahrez and saka to Hayden and Bruno Fernandes. Needed the 0.2 as I was short. Will do catchcart to Lascelles next week

  12. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    No worries. Hopefully we'll see some games soon even if they are behind closed doors.

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      (Meant as reply to above)