Updated: Nov 9, 2021
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 9 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.
Prospects: Lukaku has shown some poor form, by the looks of his fantasy points, but in my opinion he has been unlucky. In his last 2 games he could have easily had 1-2 goals in each and potentially an assist against Brentford. I expect the floodgates to open as soon as he hits the back of the net again. I would be fairly confident in an attacking return vs. Norwich on Saturday. For me, Lukaku is still a top 3 player, and will only increase in value from here. The poor form of Chelsea's creative outlet, Mason Mount, and an injury to Reece James has hampered the service Lukaku is getting. I expect both those players, and the directness of the returning Pulisic, to help Lukaku stake a claim for the golden boot this year.
Verdict: It will be tough to get Lukaku before Norwich, but I would offer players such as Ronaldo, Antonio, Vardy, or Adama to get in Lukaku.
Prospects: Moura seems to be a lock in the first choice XI for now, and continues to rack up a really solid floor of points. What is lacking is some goals and assists. Very soon, Spurs will enter a friendly schedule where Moura should hopefully change that. Right now, Moura is performing as a solid set and forget MID3, but he has the upside to be a low end MID1 if the returns start coming. As long as Moura is in the XI, he is an every week starter for me, especially as Nuno starts to improve that Spurs attack.
Verdict: I would give up an over-performing Midfielder in a deal for Lucas. Try offering players such as Gallagher, Kovacic, Bernardo, or McGinn.
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: Leicester City
Prospects: Tielemans had a great showing in the win vs. United, scoring a goal and finishing with 26 points. This is the perfect time to look to trade him out on a high. Tielemans has three double digit scores in his last 5 games, but all of them either involved a goal or assist. While Youri still takes his fair share of set pieces and will offer very solid MID2/3 value over the rest of the season, I do think now is the time to try and get a MID1 using Tielemans as the main piece in a package deal.
Verdict: Look to offer Tielemans in package deals for the likes of Bruno, Pogba, Saint-Maximin, Grealish, or De Bruyne. I would package Tielemans with the likes of Kovacic, Buendia, Saka, Soucek, or potentially Ward-Prowse (if you are aiming for Bruno) in these deals.
Prospects: Gross has been pretty solid this season, but hasn't really shown he has a high ceiling. He offers a steady floor due to his prominence on set pieces, but only has one score of more than 15 points this season. Gross still holds "name value", and has a good schedule after the Manchester City and Liverpool games. Brighton just don't seem to score many goals these days even against teams you would expect them to. Gross should offer MID2/3 value this season, but he could become a rotation risk when everyone is fit.
Verdict: I would look to target players with more upside in a trade with Gross. Aim for players such as Jesus, Jimenez, Reece James, or Bowen.
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