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FPL experts: What to do with Saka?

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The Scout's panel of Fantasy Premier League experts share their thoughts on what to do with Arsenal midfielder Bukayo Saka (£9.1m), who has blanked in five of the last six Gameweeks.

What the FPL experts say
Utkarsh Dalmia (@ZopharFPL)

Saka's numbers are actually up from earlier in the season, but the blanks are mounting up, while he has spoken about how he's found it more difficult this season with opposition teams often doubling up on him.

He's a sell because there are much better explosive options now in midfield, such as Diogo Jota (£7.9m) and Richarlison (£7.0m).

Advice: Sell 

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

With lots of other good options around, it might be time to sell Saka, although I wouldn't consider it a priority.

He's not been quite the same since he missed the Gameweek 8 match against Manchester City due to injury, only registering six or more points in a Gameweek on four occasions since then, and no double-digit hauls.

Advice: Possible sell

Pranil Sheth (@Lateriser12)

Saka was encouragingly taking up a lot more central positions than usual against Crystal Palace.

He is never an immediate sell and his output will improve, particularly given he has enticing fixtures against Nottingham Forest and Burnley coming up. But with the Double Gameweek 25 for Man City and Mohamed Salah (£13.1m) and Son Heung-min (£9.7m) likely to be back in the mix over the coming weeks, his time may be up soon. 

Advice: Keep for now

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Saka doesn't need to be sold because of his form, as this will likely turn around. But if you're prioritising players like Kevin De Bruyne (10.5m), Phil Foden (£8.0m) and Jota, and you need the money, he's a reasonable sell.

Advice: Possible sell 

Nick Harris (@WGTA_Nick)

Saka's FPL returns have been disappointing in recent weeks, but that doesn't change anything in terms of his raw talent and the dangerous threat he presents.

At the moment, with the likes of Son and Salah still absent, there's enough budget and space in my midfield for him. But this will likely change when both return to club duty.

Advice: Keep for now

Gianni Buttice (@GianniButtice)

While Saka has a good run of fixtures ahead, three of the next four are away from home and Arsenal attackers are sharing the goal contributions as much as I can remember, with no clear talisman.

A lot rests on my appetite to buy De Bruyne and what I decide to do with Salah, but Saka is definitely vulnerable in my team and has been for a few weeks.

Advice: Possible sell

Mark McGettigan (@FPLGeneral

Saka is likely to stay for the Forest fixture, but my patience is wearing thin. A certain De Bruyne is breathing down his neck for that spot in my midfield.

Advice: Keep for now

Pras (@Pras_FPL)

Unless you're in the luxurious position of having no other issues in your team to fix (needing to sell Son or Salah, for example), then Saka is a hold for me.

The attacking output hasn't been there - and perhaps he wouldn't make my Wildcard team if I was making one, but he just isn't one of the weakest links in my team.

My priorities are to replace Salah and fund a move to Erling Haaland (£13.9m) soon. So Saka stays.

Advice: Keep

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