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FPL Gameweek 24 Transfer Trends: Diogo J. IN; Solanke OUT

Fantasy Football Fix AI 9 Feb. 2024

Top 5 Transfer Moves by Managers for Gameweek 24

As we gear up for Gameweek 24, let's dive into the transfer trends of Fantasy Premier League managers. Here are the most popular transfer combinations:

Diogo Jota In / Jarrod Bowen Out

Diogo Jota (Liverpool, £8.1m) has been a standout performer, netting 3 goals and an assist in his last 3 appearances, amassing 29 points. Although, his expected FPL points (xFPL) of 16.22 suggest he's over performing his underlying data. With a home fixture against Burnley next followed by a double Gameweek 25, Jota's form and Liverpool's attacking prowess make him a compelling choice. However, he then faces a blank Gameweek 26 but returns with a fixture against Nottingham Forest in Gameweek 27.

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Diogo Jota's stats for the last 3 Gameweeks using the Opta Heatmaps tool.

Jarrod Bowen (West Ham, £7.9m) has had a much quieter spell, with no goals or assists in his last 3 games, totaling just 5 points. His xFPL of 11.69 indicates he's underperforming, but with a challenging fixture against Arsenal up next, managers are opting for the more in-form Jota.

Erling Haaland In / Julián Álvarez

Erling Haaland (Man City, £14.2m) has had limited minutes over the last 3 fixtures as he has just returned from an injury. But still managed an assist, scoring 6 points. With an ownership of over 64% amongst the top 100k managers, he remains a must-have for many. Haaland's upcoming fixture list includes a promising home game against Everton, followed by a double Gameweek 25 with Chelsea and Brentford.

Julián Álvarez (Man City, £6.8m) has been more of a differential pick than his City team mate with 31.3% ownership in the top 100k, scoring 2 goals in his last 3 matches for a total of 17 points. Despite slightly outperforming his xFPL of 16.27, the return of Haaland to full fitness sees Álvarez making way in many top FPL managers squads.</p>

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Álvarez has taken the joint most shots (17) for Man City in the last 3 Gameweeks, as shown in Opta Stats Sandbox feature.

Diogo Jota In / Anthony Gordon Out

Anthony Gordon (Newcastle, £6.2m) has been dealing with an ankle injury, which leaves him with a 75% chance of playing this Gameweek. He has scored once and provided an assist in the last 3 games, collecting 12 points. His xFPL of 12.82 suggests he's performing as expected, but with his injury concern, managers are transferring him out for the more enticing pick of Jota.

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Gordon is the most transferred out (-303,143) this week as shown in the Transfer Analytics tool.

Erling Haaland In / Dominic Solanke Out

Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth, £7.1m) has found the back of the net once and has not provided any assists in his last 3 matches, totaling 12 points. His xFPL of 10.93 indicates he's slightly overperforming. Solanke's upcoming fixtures include an away match against Fulham, but the allure of Haaland's goal-scoring potential and upcoming favourable fixtures are too strong for managers to ignore.

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With the announcement of a double Gameweek 28, Bournemouth now sit top for attacking difficulty for the next 5 games as shown in the Fixture Analyser feature.

Richarlison In / Jarrod Bowen Out

Richarlison (Spurs, £7.2m) has been in scintillating form, scoring 4 goals in his last 3 games and accumulating 30 points. His xFPL of 17.89 suggests he's over performing his underlying statistics, but with a home fixture against Brighton next, managers are banking on his form to continue. Richarlison's fixtures after that include a home game against Wolves and then a blank Gameweek 26, but his current form is too good to pass up it seems for FPL managers.

Jarrod Bowen, as mentioned earlier, is being moved out by managers in favor of players with more favorable fixtures and form.

These strategic transfers reflect the importance of form, fixture difficulty, planning for double Gameweeks and playing time in the decisions of top FPL managers. As we approach the business end of the season, every transfer is crucial in the quest for those valuable points.

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