Many big names fell short of expectations after game week one, and with the smaller names coming out and exceeding expectations, managers had to clear some dead weights and invest in new players. These are the top 15 most transferred out players after the first round.
15Bellerín Arsenal Defender £5.5 63561 Transfers Out
The decision to transfer out Bellerin must tactical as the Arsenal defender cannot be trusted to keep a clean sheet against Chelsea. Also, there are many other cheaper alternatives like Wan-Bissaka, Shaw, Holebas who can provide good value for money and have proved so in GAme week one.
14Sessegnon Fulham Midfielder £6.5 63829 Transfers Out
Fulham faces Tottenham and Burnley in their next two matches after losing 2 nil to Crystal Palace in their opening game. Managers have decided to let go of the Fulham midfielder for options like Fraser (Bournemouth), Pedro (Chelsea), Pereyra (Watford) Richarlison (Everton) and Neves (Wolves) who have proven themselves to be much more valuable and effective.
13Lingard Manchester United Midfielder £7.0 64489 Transfers Out
Jesse Lingard didn’t feature for Manchester United against Leicester and it seems like the midfielder might not play against Brighton & Hove Albion. 66448 managers have decided the £7.0 price tag is rather a hefty price to pay for a bench warmer when there are a plethora of performing midfielders like Richarlison that can be acquired for a lower fee.
12Firmino Liverpool Foward £9.5 64775 Transfers Out
It was the defenders and midfielders that turned up in game week one, and Firminho only managed an assist as teammates Salah and Mane found the back of the net. Many must have opted to ditch him and invest in his teammates and also attackers like Wilson, Zaha and Vardy who cost less.
11Eriksen Tottenham Midfielder £9.5 64834 Transfers Out
Didn’t have the best game against Newcastle and many fear he may not turn up against Fulham. His price tag might be one of the reasons why many managers are ditching him, after all, there is a certain Ruben Neves that cost way less and is delivering for his team. Don’t take it away from Eriksen though; we hope he finds his form soon
10Kane Tottenham Foward £12.5 64846 Transfers Out
While it was a quiet week for the forwards, for this Tottenham man, it looks like it is going to be a quiet month. Harry Kanes has not scored for club and country in the month of August for about four years and around 14 games. Many managers think the Kane’s Kurse is set to continue hence the rush to ditch him for alternatives.
9Otamendi Manchester City Defender £6.5 65991 Transfers Out
Pep Guardiola might be a technical genius, but his rotation policy is Fantasy PL manager’s nightmare. Otamendi did not feature for Manchester City as they defeated Arsenal in game week one and many managers doubt if they will see him play anytime soon. Only Alonso (Chelsea) is as expensive as Otamendi on the top 10 defenders after game week 1 in a list that contains Mendy £6.1, Holebas £4.6 (Watford), Wan-Bissaka
£4.1, Schlupp £4.5, van Aanholt £5.5 (Crystal Palace), Alonso £6.5, Rudiger £6.0 (Chelsea), Robertson £6.0 (Liverpool), Shaw £5.1 (Man United) and Vertonghen £6.0 (Spurs)
8Shaqiri Liverpool Midfielder £7.4 77637 Transfers Out
Eclipsed by Keita, Mane and Salah, many managers should not be surprised to see why he is on this list. His price may have also been a factor giving that there are other bargains that have proven themselves for a lesser fee.
7Mkhitaryan Arsenal Midfielder £7.0 79381 Transfers Out
Defeated against Manchester City, many managers don’t see him surviving against Chelsea when they face each other this weekend at Stamford Bridge. Mkhi can perform on his best days but every other day; he is like a magician in the midfield, he disappears.
6Aubameyang Arsenal Forward £11.0 79981 Transfers Out
Picked by many managers due to his form last season, Aubameyang was caged against Manchester City. The trip to a defensive-minded Chelsea will not help his value much as it will be tough to break the Blues defence on Saturday. His price tag means he is worth Ruben Neves who delivered two goals for his club last week.
5Sané Manchester City Midfielder £9.5 104336 Transfers Out
Another victim of Pep’s rotation policy. Picked by many managers to start against Arsenal last week as he wasn’t selected to take part in World Cup duties in Russia but Pep decided to use him for a bit part role in the second half. Nobody knows if he will start against Huddersfield hence the need to sell him. Managers are tired of praying to Pep to have mercy on them.
4Lovren Liverpool Defender £5.0 118062 Transfers Out
Lovren is out injured and will not be back till September. Might keep an eye out for this one.
3Trippier Tottenham Defender £6.0 139134 Transfers Out
Wasn’t named in the team against Newcastle. Nobody wants a player that didn’t even make the team when he is not injured.
2Son Tottenham Midfielder £8.4 191305 Transfers Out
Son has gone to represent the South Korean team at the Asian Games. His return date is unknown and the only thing worse than a player that did not make the team is the one that is not around to play for his team.
1De Bruyne Manchester City Midfielder £9.9 564072 Transfers Out
Kevin was a star for the City side last season with double digits assist contributing to over 20 goals for the blue side of Manchester last season. His knee injury might see him out till November 17th, and nobody is waiting that long. His value may have dropped by then too.
All transfer statistics and values are from the Fantasy Premier League website and are correct as at 1 PM on 17th August 2018.