Welcome to my new FPL Power Rankings feature. Each week I will be listing 10 players on the rise and 10 that are falling down in the rankings.
It’s important to note that a player’s ranking doesn’t always fully tell the story and I highly recommend you read the explanations to each player below. Hopefully, it can help some of you throughout the season.
ON THE TOP
1-2. Leroy Sane tops our list going in to Gameweek 24 but in truth it was a toss up between him and Raheem Sterling. Following a rest in their last 2 Cup games, they should both be raring to go this weekend and should be very popular additions to many teams ahead of Man City’s Double Gameweek in GWK25.
3. Diogo Jota can feel a little hard done by this week as if it wasn’t for the Double Gameweek announcement, he would have topped our rankings. He has been on every FPL manager’s lips this last week since his impressive hat-trick against Leicester in the previous Premier League match. At just £6m he could prove to be a wise investment ahead of their decent run of fixtures.
4. Ederson completes our triple up on Manchester City assets in the rankings this week. Ahead of the double Gameweek in 25, the City shot stopper seems to be the most likely to complete both matches and has a decent fixture vs Newcastle this weekend too.
5. Marcus Rashford is still flying high and now sits at number 5. The United striker is not just in fine form but is the most transferred in player for the second gameweek running. Now that he is featuring regularly in a more attacking United side, at just £7.7m, the United number 10 is incredibly under valued.
6. Mohamed Salah has now scored double figures in 6 of his last 8 matches! Enough said.
7. It’s no secret how well Paul Pogba has been playing since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford and he trails only Marcus Rashford in the Transfers in table for the second Gameweek running.
8. Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson remains at number 8 this week. He impressed yet again last weekend, returning 5 points despite conceding 3 goals.
9. Shane Duffy of Brighton is in at number 9 this week. Brighton’s fixtures are looking great with no matches against the top 6 until April! Duffy at £4.6m is our Brighton player of choice but fellow centre back Lewis Dunk at £4.5m is another smart pick with both offering clean sheet and goal scoring potential.
10. Completing the Top 10 is Heung-Min Son who has come back from the Asian Cup much earlier than anticipated after South Korea were defeated by Qatar. He is firmly on our radar but could this Gameweek prove one too early for Son who has been described as “so tired” upon his return.
ON THE DROP
1. Top of the drops this week is Aboubakar Kamara. The Fulham striker has gone from bad to worse, being banned from the club after being arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm. It doesn’t look like he will be playing in the Premier League again any time soon.
2. Nobody has fallen as far as Dele Alli in the last week. He suffered an unfortunate hamstring injury in his last match and now looks set to be on the sidelines with Kane until March.
3. Harry Kane still remains near the top of the drops this week due to his injury. If you still have him in your team I would advise to use those funds elsewhere as he is not likely to play again until March.
4. Héctor Bellerín picked up a nasty Knee injury last weekend and it looks unlikely that he will play again this season. If you have him in your team, get him out asap.
5. Watford’s Roberto Pereyra has found himself at the wrong end of the rankings this week. 68,000+ managers have removed them from their teams this week – most likely due to his poor returns over the last 4 weeks. Watford also have some tricky fixtures on the horizon.
6. Spurs striker Fernando Llorente has also fallen a lot this weekend. Anticipation was high when he started last weekend’s match but he failed to score (in the right goal) and hasn’t done much to warrant a start this weekend. With Son now back in the squad, we think Llorente’s minutes will be affected and unless he does something this weekend, could well find himself on the bench most of the time.
7. Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has continued to be a popular transfer out this week. I certainly would be looking elsewhere if I had him also, as I feel there are better options in his price bracket at this time.
8. After another poor return, Marcos Alonso now finds himself even lower down the rankings. The Spaniard has not registered an attacking return in the last 12 matches and owners would expect more for their investment. An impressive performance by Emerson in the Cup in Alonso’s position has also got many wondering if his playing time could be affected.
9. Felipe Anderson is now the 4th most transferred out this week following another poor return of FPL points.
10. Finally, Richarlison . He would be further down the rankings if it wasn’t for the upcoming Double Gameweek that Everton now have in Gameweek 25. He hasn’t registered a score over 5 in the last 7 matches and many managers are right to be frustrated. Our conclusion if you have him is that he may well be worth holding on to with a game against Huddersfield this week before a Double Gameweek next. It’s a tough call that only you can really make yourself.
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