Fantasy Premier League tips: Who will you sign and sell ahead of GW6?
Fantasy football managers have very little time to sort out their squads following a packed week of European action, with GW6 getting underway tonight.
Southampton host Bournemouth at 8pm this evening, just 24 hours after a trio of Premier League clubs kicked off their Europa League group stage campaigns.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Wolves were all in action yesterday while Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City played their first Champions League matches of the season earlier this week.
With so much football to digest and a looming Fantasy Premier League deadline on the horizon, Express Sport have given FPL bosses a helping hand with some last minute tips and hints – so who should you sign and hand the captain’s armband to this weekend?
Top FPL transfer tips for GW6
DEF: Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) – £5.4m
The clash with Watford last Sunday came too soon for Tierney but the Scottish full-back is in training and closing on a Premier League debut.
Unai Emery did not risk Tierney in the Europa League so a home match against Aston Villa on Sunday could provide a perfect opportunity for his first start – if he is fit.
MID: Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) – £9.6m
The South Korean burst back onto the radar of FPL managers with a brace against Crystal Palace last weekend.
A hefty £9.5m price tag will put some bosses off but Son plays as a second striker under Mauricio Pochettino and will be well worth the investment, particularly after he was rested against Olympiakos.
FWD: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) – £7.3m
Abraham’s price has already risen considerably after his hat-trick against Wolves moved him on to seven goals for the campaign.
Sunday’s opponents Liverpool have just a single clean sheet so far this season so the Chelsea striker will fancy his chances of adding another strike next time out.
Fantasy Premier League tips: Tammy Abraham scored a hat-trick last time out against Wolves
In-form FPL players for GW6
MID: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 10.0 form
Salah wasn’t at his best against Newcastle but still got on the scoresheet in the 3-1 win, taking his season tally four goals already.
The Egyptian failed to fire against Napoli in midweek but will be eyeing a leaky Chelsea defence that has conceded 11 times in five games.
FWD: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) – 10.2 form
All seven of Abraham’s Premier League goals have come in his last three appearances, showing he has definitely found his feet at Stamford Bridge.
Another striker who failed to find the net in Europe this week, but Liverpool have just one clean sheet so far this campaign so the Chelsea ace will fancy his chances.
FWD: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 11.7 form
Aguero is joint-top in the race for the Golden Boot with seven strikes, including consecutive doubles against Bournemouth and Brighton before his effort against Norwich last week.
The Argentine was given the night off against Shakhtar Donetsk so he should be fully rested when City look to get back to winning ways domestically against Watford.
Fantasy Premier League tips: Sergio Aguero has produced attacking returns in every match this season
Best-value FPL players for GW6
MID: Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) – 5.5 points per million
Victory over Manchester City last week has seen the value of Norwich assets soar, with Cantwell’s goal against the champions significantly boosting his points per million.
Over 23 per cent of managers now own the Canaries playmaker, with his price rising to £4.9m.
FWD: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) – 5.8 points per million
Abraham’s ownership has skyrocketed in recent weeks thanks to his flurry of goals, with the Chelsea frontman having pocketed 42 FPL points already this season.
The Blues striker now costs £7.3m but represents excellent value as a guaranteed starter in a traditional top six club.
FWD: Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) – 6.9 points per million
Pukki was back among the goals against City and now has six this season, one behind the likes of Aguero and Abraham.
The Canaries frontman will cost new owners £7.1m, but his value cannot be argued with.
Fantasy Premier League tips: Teemu Pukki offers best value for money in FPL
Most-transferred FPL players for GW6
OUT – 5. Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) – 101,873
OUT – 4. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 107,134
OUT – 3. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) – 114,287
OUT – 2. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – 125,502
OUT – 1. Raul Jimenez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – 141,477
IN – 5. Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) – 183,128
IN – 4. Mason Mount (Chelsea) – 240,318
IN – 3. Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) – 288,251
IN – 2. Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) – 306,003
IN – 1. Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) – 487,669
Fantasy Premier League tips: Abraham has scored seven goals in his past three matches
Who should I captain in FPL GW6?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) vs Aston Villa (H)
Injury to Alexandre Lacazette has left Aubameyang as Arsenal’s sole natural striker, meaning the Gabon international is almost guaranteed to lead the line against Villa.
Three goals in his last two indicate a man in form, and don’t be surprised if he adds to that tally this weekend.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) vs Chelsea (A)
Plenty of managers have abandoned Salah in favour of team-mate Sadio Mane, but the Liverpool winger is still matching his strike partner’s output.
Chelsea one of the worst defensive records in the Premier League this season, and the Egyptian should take advantage this weekend.
TOP CHOICE: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) vs Watford (H)
Aguero was an unused substitute against Shakhtar Donetsk, meaning Pep Guardiola is almost certain to pick the Argentine from the off against Watford.
Attacking returns in every game so far suggest the City frontman is a reliable choice to wear the armband.
Fantasy Premier League tips: Aguero is our top captain pick this weekend