Fantasy Premier League

FPL experts: Should you sell Salah for Fernandes or De Bruyne?

18 May 2023

Man Utd and Man City stars both play twice in Double Gameweek 37 while Egyptian has only one fixture

Related Articles
FPL experts: Best players to target for Double Gameweek 37
FPL Gameweek 37 Ones to watch
Who are the best Man Utd picks for Double Gameweek 37?

With Kevin De Bruyne (£12.2m) and Bruno Fernandes (£9.5m) both playing twice in Double Gameweek 37 of Fantasy Premier League, and Mohamed Salah (£13.1m) only having one fixture, is it worth selling the Egyptian for either player? The Scout's panel of experts share their thoughts.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

While I understand the desire to own De Bruyne and Fernandes for DGW37, Salah is in incredible form. He has returned 40 points in the last four matches. His average of 10 points per match is significantly higher than the 0.75 of De Bruyne and the 5.25 of Fernandes over the same period. You should keep Salah, who also has a home fixture in DGW37 versus Aston Villa.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Salah is one of the best players in the game. FPL managers should be able to afford Manchester United stars without the need to sell him.

Even their most expensive player, Fernandes, should be affordable by selling other players. Manchester City rotation has been rife in recent matches and I think De Bruyne is unlikely to start both matches in DGW37.

Pras (@Pras_FPL)

I don't see the upside of selling Salah, especially for De Bruyne, who may have the title wrapped up after his first match of DGW37 against Chelsea - or even before that, depending on Arsenal's result against Nottingham Forest. Fernandes, however, has something to play for and is on penalty duties.

Geoffrey Dance (@GeoffreyDance)

Most managers would run the other way from selling Salah, especially given his current form. While managers should try to make their transfers without losing the Egyptian, if owning De Bruyne or Fernandes could help them improve their mini-league positions - because those they are up against don't own them - it could be worth considering. 

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Salah's home form has been sensational of late. He hasn't blanked at Anfield since GW21 and, with Liverpool on a seven-match winning streak, I wouldn't sell him. Fernandes and De Bruyne are great players to own, but I'd have them alongside Salah, rather than instead of him.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@zophar666)

Liverpool are on fire and Salah has blanked only once over their last eight matches. He could match or outscore De Bruyne or Fernandes, especially when the Gameweek 38 fixture at Southampton is factored in.

DGW37 deadline: 11:00 BST, Sat 20 May

Also in this series

Part 1: FPL experts: Best players to target for Double Gameweek 37
Part 2: The Scout's best Man Utd picks for Double Gameweek 37
Part 4: The Scout's best Chelsea picks for Double Gameweek 37
Part 5: The Scout's best Man City picks for Double Gameweek 37
Part 6: FPL experts: Who to target for Man City's Double Gameweek

Latest Videos

More Videos