FPL managers will own several players from those teams, leaving many struggling to field a full team. Chips are in play, with both wildcard and free hit viable options this week, as FPL outlined the actions taken affecting managers who activated a chip in GW7 before all games were postponed.
From the FPL website: “Any FPL manager who played their Free Hit, Triple Captain or Bench Boost chip for Gameweek 7’s postponed matches will have had them automatically reinstated. Any Wildcards played prior to the Gameweek 7 deadline will be rolled over into Gameweek 8. Normal rules apply to transfers across Gameweeks 7 and 8.”
Transfer decisions will be team dependent as managers could be facing having their entire defence out with a blank fixture, but here Express Sport looks at four must haves for your team this week.
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The Newcastle defender has picked up 30 points already this season, and is currently the most transferred player in this week, joining over 180,000 new teams. Eddie Howe’s side are one of the favourites to keep a clean sheet this week, and home to Bournemouth has been a plentiful fixture that managers have been able to target this season.
Kieran Trippier takes the majority of Newcastle’s set pieces and coupled with his attacking threat from open play, increases not just his ability to return, he is also a bonus point magnet. The England international has already taken four bonus points from his opening six games this season.
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has been worth his £12.0 pricetag and more, recording 67 points from his first six games and has not yet failed to return in a Premier League game. Despite questions over rotation now that Champions League games have become a factor, Haaland is the most-owned player in the game, overtaking Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus.
Haaland is expected to be the most-captained player once again despite a tricky early Saturday trip to Wolves following their Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, meaning a short turnaround that Pep Guardiola has already claimed will affect his team selection.