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Game Week 4 Transfers

Game Week 4 Transfers

Best FPL Transfer Deals

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Now that the dust has settled on another crazy transfer window and following some very exciting deadline day deals we thought the time was right to take a look at the players who might just have made it in to contention for your Fantasy Premier League team selection. Given that many managers have already opted to trigger their wildcard ahead of game week 4, it is probably all the more pertinent.

The following are some of the most interesting movers towards the end of the transfer window and you could almost create a fantasy football team out of these names alone:

Moussa Sissoko – Newcastle to Spurs

Islam Slimani – Sporting Lisbon to Leicester

Alvaro Arbeloa – Real Madrid to West Ham

Marcos Alonso – Fiorentina to Chelsea

Wilfried Bony – Man City to Stoke

Calum Chambers – Arsenal to Middlesbrough

Loic Remy – Chelsea to Crystal Palace

Lucas Perez – Deportivo to Arsenal

Shkodran Mustafi – Valencia to Arsneal

Nacer Chadli – Spurs to West Brom

David Luiz – PSG to Chelsea

Jack Wilshere – Arsenal to Bournemouth


So the question is, are there any of these newly transferred players that you should be putting in your FPL team? Let’s take a look…

Moussa Sissoko – Newcastle to Spurs

A much talked about move for much of the latter part of the transfer window and one that we discussed on this week’s podcast was the deadline day deal to bring Moussa Sissoko to White Hart Lane. The Frenchman looked incredible in the Euro’s but was relatively poor in a Newcastle team that was relegated last season. £30m seems to be the going rate for a player of this nature (read in to that what you will) and it could turn out to be a good bit of business for Spurs who saw Nacer Chadli move to West Brom.

Sissoko played in almost every game for the Magpies last season and managed just 7 assists and a single goal. A price tag of just £7m might tempt some FPL managers to take a punt on him, but with a strong midfield at Spurs already it might take him some time to find such regular football like he had last season – yes they have spent a lot of money on him but I think he is one to watch for the time being.

Islam Slimani – Sporting Lisbon to Leicester

48 goals in 61 appearances for Sporting Lisbon gives you some indication of why Leicester have splashed out nearly £30m for Slimani. Rated at £8.5m on Fantasy Premier League he is going to have to hit the ground running and prove he can play in a league such as the Premier League if he is to get a place in many teams.

He looks a class act in fairness and it says something of the ambitions of Leicester City this season that they have made a big money move such as this. He might not be a household name in the UK yet, but he might be come the end of the season – another one to watch for now.

Wilfried Bony – Man City to Stoke

This is the sort of move that makes the transfer window a dream for the creators of the FPL format. Wilfried Bony scored goals for fun at Swansea and scored 9 in 16 starts for them in his last season in South Wales. It never really happened for him at Man City and much of that was down to a certain Mr Aguero – but going to Stoke could just be the perfect move for him and for Mark Hughes’ side.

£7.2m is a steal of a price but you have to look to form in this game and it could be argued that Negredo at Middlesbrough is still a better shout right now. He is another to watch – but watch this one very, very cloely.

David Luiz – PSG to Chelsea

The return of David Luiz to Chelsea is one of those baffling football stories and it is almost impossible to predict what Conte will do with the back four at Chelsea with Marcos Alonso also being drafted in. What it does mean is that if you have Gary Cahill or John Terry in your side then you have to be ringing some serious alarm bells.

David Luiz goes straight in at £6m (as does Marcos Alonso) and it is hard to see Conte not replacing at least one of his current centre backs with Luiz. Of course, he could play in a defensive midfield position that also looks unlikely given the players Chelsea have in that position already.

Whatever your take on this move, it looks likely that Luiz will be playing for Chelsea against Swansea next weekend – and he is a good pick if you can stomach the £6m fee – personally I think there are better alternatives in other squads that offer more going forward. Sorry, but it’s another one to watch – the fee ruling him out for me!

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