Trades can make or break your Fantasy EPL season. Fact. A successful Fantrax Draft Premier League manager needs to be active in the trade market, always sniffing out a deal to improve their roster. Be it trading in a player before they explode, or trading out a player who just isn't performing, our Gameweek 4 Trade Advice article has all of your needs covered!
Get out there and use the below advice for Fantrax trades this week. Trading is fun!
Gameweek 4 Trade In Advice
Here we're going to be recommending Fantasy EPL players to trade into your side. These may be Premier League players who are performing consistently well and are likely to continue to do so. Or they could be players who are currently underperforming but are likely to improve their points haul in the near future. These are your "buy low" players.
Prospects: Harrison has been one of the best players in the EPL season, and is showing no signs of slowing down. While he isn't exactly your typical "buy low", he is someone I believe should be actively traded in before he hits even higher ceilings. Until mid-October, Leeds have a very friendly schedule where he can easily average 10+ PPS. He is basically a lock in the XI, but could face 1 game of rotation, where Marsch hinted he will rotate his team in the midweek fixture when games are packed in. Other than that there is no reason to worry about Harrison. A lot of people did fear he would struggle to get minutes with Sinisterra coming in, but the tables have been turned. The attacking trio of Aaronson, Rodrigo, and Harrison seem to be Marsch's favourites with really 1 spot up for grabs between James, Bamford, and Sinisterra. Harrison gets his fair share of set pieces with Aaronson, and is very active on and off the ball. He should be considered a MID1 come the end of the season.
Verdict: It will be tough to trade him in, but an opening offer of Trossard + Tarkowski/Davies might have a chance of being thought on or even accepted. If you need to "jump up a level" I would be okay offering players such as: Odegaard, Mount, and Gundogan in deals for Harrison.
Prospects: Kulusevski had a great opening weekend, but hasn't replicated that 25 pointer since. He is still very much one of Conte's favourites, but has to show he will still contribute with goals or assists or risk being rotated. He looked very good in the 2nd half vs. Wolves which gives me confidence we aren't too far away from another big performance. Spurs have a great next 3 games, and now could be the lowest Kulu's value will be in quite some time. Spurs offence looked much better at the end vs. Wolves and Conte will look to build on that in the game vs. Nottingham Forest... a team who concede a ton of chances and rely on their goalkeeper to bail them out all game. Kulusevski has the potential for a double digit ghost point outing, and if you are looking to bring him in for the short term, this is the week to do so.
Verdict: Kulusevski was a 2nd round pick for the most part, but you can probably get a slight discount on him if the right players are in the deal. An opening offer of Perisic/Gross + Cash will probably have a chance of being accepted. You can also look to trade players including: Trossard, Neves, Andreas, Wilson, and Zinchenko in deals for Kulusevski.
Gameweek 4 Trade Out Advice
Here we're going to be recommending Fantasy EPL players to trade out of your side. These may be Premier League players who are performing badly and are likely to continue to do so. Or they could be players who are currently overperforming and are likely to decline in value of the coming weeks. These are your "sell high" players.
Team: Aston Villa
Prospects: Watkins will be very goal dependent this season, and Villa haven't exactly impressed. Watkins last 2 games look good enough that you will be able to get decent value for him in a trade. He has 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 2, but Villa as a whole look lucky to have scored even 1 goal this season. Villa's next three games vs. West Ham, Arsenal, and Manchester City will be tough, and Watkins could fail to get a return in any of those games. I do think now is the time to ship him out, and place your bets on attackers that look part of teams that will not battle relegation this season. Yes, I do think Villa will be in a relegation battle based on their very poor defence and lack of chance creation in the attack.
Verdict: I would try to target forwards such as Wilson, Neto, and Zaha. If you have 2 other starting forwards you could look to bring in a midfielder such as: Eze, Bernardo, and Eriksen.
Prospects: Odegaard got himself on the scoresheet twice in the win vs. Bournemouth, making it his first returns of the season. I think Arsenal look great this year, and should have a real chance to finish in the top 4, but I am worried about Odegaard in fantasy. He looks great on the pitch, but based on the eye test isn't racking up the peripheral stats needed to translate into good Fantrax scoring. While he should pop up with the occasional big return as we have seen here, he will struggle for ghost points and consistency. You will surely have no trouble finding a very good deal for Odegaard, especially if you target the overly confident Arsenal fan in your league. Odegaard is a lower end MID2 in my opinion this season, but if put in the right package to the right manager can probably land you a MID1.
Verdict: I would look to package Odegaard with DEF2/3s or another MID5 to try and get an upgrade. Target players such as: Saint-Maximin, Foden, Kulusevski, Harrison, and Maddison.
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