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 7 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!
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.
Virgil van Dijk
Prospects: van Dijk seems to have picked up where he left off pre injury, and continues to be a top defender in Fantrax. I would expect van Dijk to be a Top 5 defender, and potentially push for Top 3. He will consistently have a very high floor, and offer a ceiling of 30+ due to his threat from set plays and likelihood for a clean sheet almost every gameweek. Although this may not be your usual buy low target, I think one of the best times to look to trade him in is right before Liverpool play Manchester City. Especially since they just conceded three goals. van Dijk was Liverpool's top scoring defender last week even over Robertson who got an assist.
Verdict: I would offer any defender not named Cancelo and Trent 1:1 for van Dijk. His consistency week in, week out will provide better value than upside players like Digne and Shaw.
Team: Manchester United
Prospects: Rashford is very very close to a return, and could join full team training as early as Friday. I would expect him to make the bench in Gameweek 8 and potentially see a start as early as Gameweek 9/10 depending on results and injuries. Rashford was Ole's go-to guy last season, and should still see plenty of starts especially with United being very inconsistent in attack. Sancho's slow start, and the disappearance of Martial, should see Rashford be first choice for the left wing slot while Pogba drops back into midfield. I do believe Sancho and Greenwood will rotate heavily with each other based on form and opponent, and when fully fit Rashford is a lock in the XI.
Verdict: Once Rashford gets a start, it will be very difficult to get him in your squad, now is the time to trade him in. I would offer a MID3 + FWD2 in a deal for Rashford try packaging players such as: Moura, Zaha, Kovacic, Smith Rowe, Ings, and Sterling in a deal to get Rashford.
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.
Prospects: The reign of Alonso is surely coming to an end sooner rather than later after a horrible performance against Manchester City. Alonso has been one of the first names on the team sheet for Tuchel this season, but I suspect it may be time that Chilwell gets a look in. If Alonso starts midweek I think there's very little chance he's in the XI for the weekend. Now is the time to capitalize on that great form and all the minutes he has been getting. With Chelsea's incredible schedule I would recommend trading him out to the Chilwell manager with the potential backup enticing them during this run of games.
Verdict: I would look to get back a DEF2 or MID3/4 in a deal for Alonso. Aim for players including: Maguire, Cash, Coufal, Tomiyasu, Moura, and Soucek.
Prospects: Townsend has had a great start to life at Everton, and has really taken the attacking leadership on without DCL or Richarlison. I do expect to see some rotation and a slight dip in form when these two return. Although Townsend should still see a majority of starts, Iwobi will still get the odd game, and probably cut into his minutes from the bench. To add to that, Townsend will no longer be the go-to guy in the attack. He should still take his fair share of set pieces, but Everton are entering a tougher run of games, so selling high on Townsend could be the right move.
Verdict: I would look to package Townsend and 1-2 other players in a deal for a lower end MID1/MID2. If you can package Townsend with the likes of Bowen, Tielemans, and Saka you could aim for players such as Mount, Pogba, Saint-Maximin, and for a reach Bruno or Grealish. I would happily settle swapping Townsend 1:1 for the likes of Foden.
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