Fantasy Premier League GW17 was one of the most chaotic in recent history.
Due to the multiple postponements, we are going for a reduced version in three takeaway points, instead of the usual five.
With that said, postponements is dominating the FPL discussion right now, and justifiably so. Therefore it would be remiss to not start with them.
More Postponements to come? Save those transfers
This gameweek showed us more than anything to hold onto your transfers until the very last minute. This is to allow all fantasy managers in gathering as much team news as possible, to impact their decision-making.
Although Brentford v Man Utd match was postponed prior, another two games were called off during the gameweek. They were Leicester v Spurs and Burnley v Watford.
This of course meant owned players from these sides won’t get you any points this game week. These matches will be rescheduled to a double gameweek later in the season.
Popular players, such as Emmanuel Dennis and Cristiano Ronaldo both didn’t have a game, albeit delivering returns the gameweek before.
In addition (currently), five other PL games have been called off for GW18, meaning all sides in effect have blanks. The games affected are; Man Utd v Brighton, Watford v Crystal Palace, West Ham v Norwich, Everton v Leicester and Southampton v Brentford.
Variance in Man City midfielders
The league leader’s astounding 7-0 rout against Leeds taught us the Man City midfielders to target will vary throughout the campaign.
Pep Roulette was once again a factor, to the surprise of few. However, what was a surprise was the three most in-form City players heading into the game (Bernardo, Cancelo and Sterling) combining for a solitary point.
Bernardo came off at half time as a precautionary measure, Cancelo was suspended and Sterling was left on the bench.
It was the differentials who shined, with three players all owned with less than 10% TSB feasting on the attacking returns.
Phil Foden (£8.0m, 9% TSB) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m, 3% TSB) both ticked along, each registering a goal and an assist. Meanwhile, Kevin de Bruyne got back to his form from seasons before, scoring a brace and clinching maximum bonus points.
There also may be more golden opportunities for Man City’s men in the middle. City’s five of their next eight fixtures have a rating of two in the FDR.
Mason with his Mount-ain of returns
It’s the wonderful month of December, where certain players step it up a another level. Mason Mount appears to be one of these players.
Chelsea’s once-academy product produced another attacking return this gameweek, making it a goal scored on his last four outings. In that spell, he has also registered two assists to complement his goalscoring form.
His stats in attacking intent shows why this is no surprise. Mount has had 11 shots (1st) and created seven chances (ranked top four) in the last three gameweeks.
Mount has produced 42 points in his last six outings, which is the same amount he tallied up from his first 11 gameweeks. This ranks him sixth as the most in-form player in Fantasy Premier League.