To Keep or Not to Keep: Expert Insights on Premier League Fantasy Stars
The experts have spoken, and it’s all about the decisions surrounding Arsenal’s trio – Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, and Gabriel Martinelli – as well as Manchester United’s dynamic duo – Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes. We’ve got the scoop on who’s staying, who’s going, and why.
Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)
For me, Fernandes and Saka are keepers. They’ve proven themselves in Gameweek 3 and are penalty heroes. But if I had Martinelli, I’d consider swapping him for either Raheem Sterling or James Maddison. The edge goes to Sterling, but it’s a close call.
Pranil Sheth (@lateriser12)
Hold tight with Fernandes, Saka, and Rashford. However, Martinelli’s situation is a bit trickier. I’d trade him for someone like Phil Foden. Brace yourselves – this season might demand letting go of some quality players.
Utkarsh Dalmia (@ZopharFPL)
Fernandes and Saka are non-negotiable keeps. They’ve kicked off the season well and their underlying stats are solid. Odegaard, Martinelli, and even Rashford could be swapped for Sterling and Maddison.
Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)
No defense investment from either team, but attacking returns are imminent. Man Utd against Brighton looks tempting due to counter-attack potential. Arsenal’s run is tougher, so stick to one Gunners attacker – Saka’s the top choice.
Gianni Buttice (@GianniButtice)
Fernandes and Rashford are delivering in FPL points and stats. The Arsenal midfielders, though, aren’t on the same page. Saka’s a keeper, but Martinelli and Odegaard can make way for the wealth of midfield talent this season offers.
It’s tempting to swap out Arsenal and Man Utd midfielders for new, shiny options. Yet, remember their history of producing strong attacking data. However, if you have two free transfers, consider parting with an Arsenal midfielder not named Saka.
Mark McGettigan (@FPLGeneral)
Currently holding both Saka and Martinelli alongside Rashford and Fernandes. Ready to release one for Maddison – likely Martinelli or Rashford. My lean is towards saying goodbye to the Brazilian.
Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)
My squad boasts Fernandes and Saka. Their recent performances make them keepers, though I also have Maddison. Priorities this week seem to be Maddison and Sterling. So, selling an Arsenal or Man Utd midfielder to make room might be savvy.
Nick Harris (@WGTA_Nick)
The triple Arsenal-Man Utd midfield strategy might be overkill. It’s time to diversify, considering other teams’ better fixtures. While selling may not warrant hits, reallocating towards Chelsea, Spurs, and Man City players could pay off.
In a season filled with tough choices, the consensus among experts is clear: certain players demand retention, while others might have to make way for fresh talents. As the FPL landscape evolves, strategic swaps and a keen eye on fixtures are key.