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FPL transfer trends: The most popular moves

By The Scout 12 Dec 2022
Aleksandar Mitrovic, Fulham

The Scout assesses which players are being bought the most ahead of Gameweek 17 in Fantasy

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The Scout takes a look at the most up-to-date transfer trends in Fantasy Premier League ahead of the season resumption in two weeks time.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.8m)

The Fulham forward is proving a popular pick in Fantasy Premier League with the season restart on Monday 26 December now only 14 days away.

Mitrovic is the most-bought player over the last 24 hours as managers look to replace the injured Gabriel Jesus (£8.0m).

See: Best Gabriel Jesus replacements in Fantasy

The Cottagers' Double Gameweek 19 boosts his appeal, with 10,000 new owners snapping him up.

Mitrovic will return to domestic duties in fine form, scoring in each of his last two outings for Serbia in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Jesus' injury has been the driving force behind a number of managers' recent moves, with Ivan Toney (£7.4m) and Darwin Nunez (£9.0m) also among the five most-bought players in the last 24 hours.

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England's quarter-final loss to France has also proven a big factor.

The Three Lions' key players now have two weeks' rest before 2022/23 resumes, which limits the likelihood of domestic rotation.

Marcus Rashford (£6.7m), Bukayo Saka (£8.0m) and Harry Kane (£11.6m) all feature in the 10 most-bought players in the last 24 hours.

Most signed - last 24 hours
Player Transfers  Player Transfers
Mitrovic FWD 10,135 Dalot DEF 4,665
Toney FWD 8,338 Almiron MID 4,530
Rashford MID 5,473 Salah MID 4,155
Saka MID 4,916 Kane FWD 3,883
Darwin FWD 4,774 Odegaard MID 3,659

Interest in Rashford has escalated recently, with the Manchester United player the most-bought midfielder in that period.

By contrast, he is only the seventh most-bought midfielder in the current unlimited transfers period.

Having played only 137 minutes for England during the winter tournament, Rashford will be refreshed ahead of a very favourable mid-term schedule for Man Utd.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), seven of their next 10 matches score only two.

Man Utd's next 10 fixtures
17 NFO (H) 2 22 CRY (H) 2
18 WOL (A) 2 23 LEE (A) 2
19 BOU (H) 2 24 LEI (H) 2
20 MCI (H) 5 25 BRE (H) 2
21 ARS (A) 4 26 LIV (A) 5

That run of opponents has also made Diogo Dalot (£4.8m) a top target over the last 24 hours.

The Portuguese was another key Fantasy pick to be eliminated at the last-eight stage over the weekend.

Indeed, he is the only defender to feature in the list above.

Elsewhere, the competition between Arsenal's midfielders is intensifying.

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Both Saka and Martin Odegaard (£6.4m) are among the top 10 most-bought players, while Gabriel Martinelli (£6.8m) is the sixth most-sold in the same period.

Just one point separates the trio this season, with Odegaard and Martinelli edging ahead of Saka by 77 points each to 76.

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