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FPL Gameweek 25 Porro Replacements

Fantasy Football Fix AI 16 Feb. 2024

Fantasy Premier League Alert: Pedro Porro Sidelined with Muscle Injury

Pedro Porro, the Spurs' dynamic defender, has been flagged in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) due to a muscle injury, leaving his 30.4% ownership scrambling for replacements. With an expected return date of March 2nd, Porro is set to miss the upcoming fixture against Wolves on February 17th. Given his high selection rate and the potential for missed points, managers are considering whether to bench him for a single game or transfer him out for a more reliable option.

Porro's absence is particularly felt as Spurs face a blank gameweek in GW26, followed by a promising home fixture against Crystal Palace in GW27, a more challenging away game at Villa in GW28, however, a confirmed fixture in GW29 against Fulham away. Managers will need to weigh the impact of his injury against the potential usefulness of the Spainsh defender in future weeks.

Potential Replacements for Pedro Porro

As managers look to navigate Porro's absence, we've compiled a detailed comparison of the most popular replacements among top managers. The following table presents the next three fixtures for each potential replacement, sorted by gameweek, and includes key statistics from the last five gameweeks:

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Player NameTeamCost (£)GW25 FixturesGW26 FixturesGW27 FixturesPoints (Last 5 GWs)xFPL (Last 5 GWs)Selected By (%)
Nathan AkéMan City5.1Chelsea (H), Brentford (H)Bournemouth (A)Man Utd (H)2222.998.2
GabrielArsenal5.1Burnley (A)Newcastle (H)Sheffield Utd (A)3132.2721.0
Rúben DiasMan City5.5Chelsea (H), Brentford (H)Bournemouth (A)Man Utd (H)1013.16.5
William SalibaArsenal5.6Burnley (A)Newcastle (H)Sheffield Utd (A)2123.1636.3
Kieran TrippierNewcastle6.8Bournemouth (H)Arsenal (A)Wolves (H)2118.441.6
Virgil van DijkLiverpool6.4Brentford (A), Luton (H)BLANKNott'm Forest (A)1219.7117.3
Alfie DoughtyLuton4.6Man Utd (H), Liverpool (A)BLANKAston Villa (H)2422.018.3
Jarrad BranthwaiteEverton4.2Crystal Palace (H)Brighton (A)West Ham (H)2119.664.9

Top Manager Replacement Trends

Highly ranked managers are turning to a variety of players to fill the void left by Porro. Nathan Aké and Gabriel are among the most popular choices, with significant transfers in. Aké's double gameweek in GW25 and Gabriel's consistent performance make them attractive options. Other notable inclusions are Alfie Doughty, who offers a budget-friendly alternative and a double gameweek, and Kieran Trippier, despite a higher price tag, due to his offensive potential.

Top 3 Replacement Recommendations

After analysing the data, here are our top three recommendations for Pedro Porro replacements:

Nathan Aké (Man City) - £5.1m

Next Fixtures: Chelsea (H) & Brentford (H), Bournemouth (A) and Manchester United (H)

Projected Points: 8.9 (GW25), 3.8 (GW26), 4.1 (GW27)

Over the last five gameweeks, Aké has accumulated 22 points, with an expected FPL (xFPL) of 22.99. His double gameweek in GW25 presents an opportunity for clean sheets and bonus points, making him a solid choice for managers.

Gabriel (Arsenal) - £5.1m

Next Fixtures: Burnley (A), Newcastle (H) and Sheffield Utd (A)

Projected Points: 4.2 (GW25), 3.6 (GW26), 4.4 (GW27)

Gabriel has been a standout performer, notching 31 points in the last five gameweeks and boasting an xFPL of 32.27. His goal-scoring threat and Arsenal's defensive solidity make him an excellent candidate to replace Porro.

Alfie Doughty (Luton) - £4.6m

Next Fixtures: Man Utd (H) & Liverpool (A), BLANK and Aston Villa (H)

Projected Points: 5.1 (GW25), 0 (GW26), 2.9 (GW27)

As a budget option, Doughty has impressed with 24 points and an xFPL of 22.01 over the past five gameweeks. Despite a blank in GW26, his attacking contributions and set-piece duties provide a high ceiling for points.

When considering replacements, managers should take into account not only the immediate fixtures but also the long-term schedule and the player's potential for points. Aké, Gabriel, and Doughty each offer a unique blend of defensive stability and attacking upside, making them valuable assets in Porro's absence.

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